Orientation Dates Summer 2018
Below are the dates for the seven sessions of new student orientation. Students will attend one of these three-day / two night sessions and will be asked to indicate their top three choices. We ask that you not make travel plans until you receive an e-mail confirmation from the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs. Confirmations are sent within three business day to your Hofstra University e-mail account. If you have difficulty accessing your Hofstra University account, please contact the Office of Student Computing Services at (516) 463-7777.
|Week 1||June 5 - 7|
|Week 2||June 12 - 14||Session Full|
|Week 3||June 19 - 21|
|Week 4||June 26 – 28||Session Full|
|No NSO during Week of 4th of July|
|Week 5||July 10 - 12||Session Full|
|Week 6||July 17 - 19||Session Full|
|Week 7||July 24 - 26|
|Transfer Orientation||July 30*|
|Week 8||July 31 - Aug 2|
Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive printed materials about New Student Orientation, sign up for dates, and receive an email confirmation for the dates you have been assigned.
If your field of study / area of interest falls into one of the below categories, please select from the preferred dates below. Note that selecting from one of the preferred dates is highly encouraged but not required.
|Category||Preferred Dates||Category||Preferred Dates|
|Cheerleaders and Dance team||Weeks 4,5,6||International Students||Week 8|
|Drama Majors||Weeks 2,3,4,5||Music Majors||Weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Dance Majors||Weeks 2,3,4,5||NOAH||Weeks 1,2,3,4|
|Hofstra University Honors College||Weeks 1,2,3,4,5||NCAA student-athletes||Weeks 1,2,3|
|Zarb School of Business||Weeks 2,3,4,5|
*Transfer students should first attend a Transfer Day sponsored by the Office of Admission. At this event, transfer students will have their credits evaluated, meet with an advising dean and register for classes.
All transfer students are then encouraged to attend the one day transfer orientation program. This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other transfer students, learn more about the Hofstra campus and traditions, and be better prepared for the fall semester. Transfer Orientation will take place on Monday, July 30, 2018 Meals will be provided. Transfer students can sign up on the portal at my.hofstra.edu. A detailed schedule will be provided at check in.
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Netherlands Complex, North Campus, on Tuesdays. Students traveling from a distance may request to check in on Monday. Check-in on Monday begins after 6 p.m. and must be requested by e-mail after you receive your New Student Orientation confirmation. Please use your Hofstra email address and email to request early check-in.
Orientation is completed on Thursday afternoon after each student registers for classes and then checks out of the Netherlands Complex. Advisement appointments are on Thursday are scheduled through 5 p.m. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive printed materials about New Student Orientation, sign up for dates, and receive an email confirmation for the dates you have been assigned.