Residence Life

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.