University Relations

Getting the Message Out

The Office of University Relations at Hofstra serves as a communications hub for news generated by the entire Hofstra community – faculty, staff, administration, students, alumni, and friends. That news ranges from the receipt of prestigious faculty and student awards to the introduction of new academic programs to the retirement of a longtime colleague – and includes everything in between.

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To help you better understand and use the services of University Relations, we have put together this collection of resources, which outlines what we do, the procedures for creating a publication, and the varied resources available to help you communicate your message.

The Creative Services Process

A guide to creating a publication through Hofstra's publications process, including Creative Services, Editing, and Print and Mail Services.


Request Photo and Video Coverage

University Relations offers access to photo and video services on a request basis. There may be a cost involved, depending on your needs. Please note, making a request does not guarantee coverage.


Editorial Style Guide

Hofstra University's editorial style ensures consistency in all communication media. This Editorial Style Guide includes information of interest to writers and content producers, including guidelines for capitalization, punctuation, appropriate and gender-neutral language, spelling, and usage, as well as Hofstra-specific editorial matters and Associated Press Stylebook entries.

Visit the Style Guide

Design Guidelines

Designing your own publication? We provide a list of guidelines to keep in mind as you tackle your project.

View Design Guidelines

Web Tools

For information on using any of these tools to enhance your online presence, contact Webwork via the Outlook address book.

  • Flickr
    Share slideshows of high-resolution photos via a Flickr embed on your pages.
    View an Example
  • Google Forms
    You can collect non-confidential information easily through Google Forms and share it with your group.
    View an Example
  • Issuu
    Post designed PDFs on your pages that users can flip through without a browser plug-in.
    View an Example
  • YouTube
    Share video and audio files on your site through our YouTube channel.
    View an Example

Gifts for speakers, class guests

Small Hofstra branded gifts are available for guest speakers in classes and public sessions. Small gift bags are also available. If you are interested, please contact Johanna Farrell via email or at 516-463-8809 – generally gifts may be picked up the same day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hofstra Hall.

Overview of Outreach Services

If you're looking for help getting your message out, check out our guide.

Download Getting the Message Out [PDF]

Branding Guide

This book is your guide to the Hofstra brand and graphic standards. If you have questions about any of the elements contained herein, please contact Melissa Connolly, vice president for University Relations, at 516-463-4160.

Download Brand Guide [PDF]

Logo Usage

Know how to use logos correctly with our logo usage guides.

Print Templates

Make flyer and trifold brochure creations quicker and easier by starting with our templates.

View Print Templates

PowerPoint Templates

Download these PowerPoint templates to use for your presentations.

Available to Hofstra employees only.

Research Poster Templates

Use these templates for research posters printed through WebCRD to receive a discount.

Download Templates

Available to Hofstra employees only.