Residence Life

Residence Halls

The Netherlands
(Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam, Tilberg, Utrecht, Orange, Rensselaer, Breukelen, Amsterdam)

  • This complex is divided into two courtyards with a total of 11 two-story houses.
  • Reserved specifically for first year students.
  • Each house accommodates approximately 55 residents.
  • All suites in this area contain two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge.
  • The Netherlands is home to our first year student Living Learning Communities. Amsterdam houses our First Generation Student LLC. Groningen houses our STUDIO LLC and Hague is home to our S.T.A.G.E. community. Leiden houses our PreP LLC. Math, Science, and Engineering is located in Rotterdam. Zarb House is located in Utrecht. L.I.V.E. is housed in Orange. Communications is located in Rensselaer.
  • The Netherlands core is also home to a dining facility, a satellite office for Academic Advisement, Counseling Services, Residence Life and academic classroom space.

Stuyvesant Hall

  • Houses first year students.
  • Stuyvesant Hall consists of suites comprised of two double rooms, a bathroom, and a lounge.
  • Stuyvesant Hall is also home to the International Exploration Living Learning Community as well as our L.E.A.D. commuity for students focusing on leadership development. For more information on this community visit hofstra.edu/LLCs.
  • Located across the parking lot from the Student Center.
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Stuyvesant Hall

The High Rises
(Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, Vander Poel)

  • Six high-rise residence halls are located directly north of the Student Center.
  • Each high-rise building accommodates between 225 to 300 students.
  • The high rises consists of single, double, triple, and quad rooms with common area bathrooms at each end of the hallway.
  • Vander Poel Hall is home to Honors College students only.
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High Rises

Colonial Square
(Williamsburg House)

  • The largest residence hall complex on the campus has three courtyards with a total of 11 two-story houses.
  • Individual houses accommodate between 55 to 65 residents per house.
  • Please note that first-year students can be placed anywhere in Colonial Square. However, Williamsburg House is reserved specifically for first-year students.
  • Each house is suite-style living.
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  • Colonial Square
High Rises

The High Rises
(Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, Vander Poel)

  • Six high-rise residence halls are located directly north of the Student Center.
  • Each high-rise building accommodates between 225 to 300 students.
  • The high rises consists of single, double, triple, and quad rooms with common area bathrooms at each end of the hallway.
  • Vander Poel Hall is home to Honors College students only.
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Nassau/Suffolk

Nassau and Suffolk

  • A six-story twin complex provides accommodations for approximately 465 undergraduate students.
  • Suite-style living comprised of 4 or 5 students with a semi-private bathroom.
  • Bedrooms are either single or double rooms with some suites having a common lounge.
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Colonial Square

Colonial Square
(Newport, Dover, Portsmouth, Quincy, Providence, Salem, Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, Jamestown and Plymouth)

  • The largest residence hall complex on the campus has three courtyards with a total of 12 two-story houses.
  • Individual houses accommodate between 55 to 65 residents per house.
  • Williamsburg House is reserved specifically for first year students.
  • Each house is suite-style living comprised of either:
    o   4 person suites- Two doubles with a shared lounge and bathroom.
    o   5 person suites- Two doubles, one single, with a shared bathroom and no lounge.
    o   3 person suites- One double and one single with a shared lounge and bathroom.
    o   2 person suites- Two “Super Singles” with a shared lounge and bathroom.
    o   Triple room with a shared bathroom and no lounge.
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Graduate Residence

Graduate Residence Hall

  • A 5-story 224 person residential facility for Graduate, Law, and Medical students.
  • Offers apartment/suite style living with multiple bedrooms, shared common spaces, kitchenettes, and bathrooms.
  • Comprised of both single and double occupied bedrooms within three basic suite types: four bedroom suites, three bedroom suites, and 2 bedroom suites.
  • Each common area includes a couch, 2 armchairs, and a coffee table.
  • The kitchenette provides a stovetop burner, refrigerator, microwave, and kitchen table with chairs. A benefit of living in GRH is each being able to have 1 coffeemaker and/or 1 toaster per apartment in the kitchen area only.
  • Graduate Residence Hall also offers energy efficient lighting and AC/Heating units.
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Residence Hall Staff

We believe living on campus is an integral part of the college experience. Our staff is committed to providing each student with a comfortable residential atmosphere that complements their academic experience at Hofstra. The programs sponsored by our office are designed to integrate formal and informal experiences to accommodate the needs of all our students through the sharing of skills, interests and ideas.

The entire Residential Programs staff is responsible for and committed to creating a positive community atmosphere within the halls. Our mission is to assist students with their personal and academic growth. To this end, the Residential Programs staff provides frequent programs for resident students. These programs have included scavenger hunts, costume parties, holiday food and clothing drives, yoga and wellness activities, stress-relief massages, pool tournaments, international food festivals, interpersonal and leadership skill development, study skills enhancement, time management workshops.

Each residential complex is supervised by a Resident Director or Graduate Resident Director. Our Resident Directors are a dynamic group of live-in professionals who are responsible for the overall management of their assigned residence hall complex. The Resident Directors oversee a staff of undergraduate Resident Assistants, coordinate necessary maintenance within the facility and assist in the facilitation of social and educational programs that take place within the residence halls. They are readily available to assist residents with roommate, personal, social, emotional and academic concerns. Our Resident Directors are trained in crisis/emergency response and work collaboratively with the Department of Public Safety to address emergencies that take place after regular business hours.

We also have Resident Assistants (RA) who live and work on each floor of our residence halls. The Resident Assistant position is an integral role within our department that fosters healthy communication and promotes a sense of belonging within their residence hall and across campus. Each Resident Assistant is a full-time student who has been selected for his/her outstanding leadership qualities and trained to assist with a variety of responsibilities related to their position. They are able to help students navigate the campus community and available resources; assist with roommate concerns and mediations; ensure a safe and healthy residential community and introduce residents to clubs and organizations of interest, among other things. Resident Assistants are also prepared to handle emergency situations that take place within the residence hall, with the support of their supervising Resident Directors and the Department of Public Safety.