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2019 Summer Orientation Dates

Summer orientation for first-year students is a three day/two-night overnight program.  There will be eight of these sessions offered between June and early August.  Students will be asked to indicate their top three choices through the portal at my.hofstra.edu. Transfer students should visit the Transfer Orientation webpage for more information about their specific program.

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 days of you indicating your preferred dates 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 4-6  
Week 2 June 11-13  
Week 3 June 18-20  
Week 4 June 25-27   
Fourth of July Break – No NSO- July 1-5  
Week 5 July 9-11  
Week 6 July 16-18  
Week 7 July 23-25  
Transfer Orientation July 29  
Week 8 July 30- Aug 1  

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. Email confirmations are sent to your Hofstra email address accessible through the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu


Special Groups
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 Week 4,5,6 International Students *See note below
Drama Majors Week 2,3,4,5 Music Majors Week 3,4,5,6,7
Dance Majors Week 2,3,4,5   NOAH Week 1,2,3,4
Hofstra University Honors College Week 1,2,3,4,5 NCAA student-athletes Week 1,2,3
Zarb School of Business Week 2,3,4,5

International students wishing to attend a domestic New Student Orientation session should attend week 8. Please note that all new International Students (F-1 and J-1 students) are required to attend the mandatory international student orientation held Monday, August 26 – Wednesday August 28, 2019. For more information about international orientation, please visit: www.hofstra.edu/internationalorientation.


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.