The Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is located on the north side of campus and is one of the focal points for campus life and activities. It is home to the Student Center Café, meeting rooms, student clubs and organizations, administrative offices, a theater and the Hofstra University Bookstore, where you can pick up not only books, but also convenience items and, of course, an array of Hofstra swag. The Student Center also offers on-campus ATMs.
The University's Division of Student Affairs hosts many events in the Student Center, as well as housing many offices and resources here, including Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, which offers lockers; Student Leadership and Engagement; Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion; Student Access Services; HofstraCard Services; the Interfaith Center; and the Dean of Students Hallway, which includes the Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, and the Dean of Students Office.
The atrium in the Student Center is a hub for activity, especially during the fall and spring semesters. On Wednesdays during common hour (11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.), different student organizations and advocacy groups set up display tables to share information. The atrium was also the stage for Hofstra's launch of the national It's On Us campaign to prevent sexual assault, and is home to Hofstra's annual St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser to support pediatric cancer research.
Another annual tradition, Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays, takes place in the Student Center's main dining room. This Hofstra tradition works to educate the Hofstra community about the various holidays and traditions that are celebrated worldwide. Student clubs and organizations paint the Student Center windows to display their interpretation of global holiday traditions. They create crafts in front of each window and invite local groups such as the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club to join them.
Late Night Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 students annually at the end of each semester during finals week, is served in the Student Center Café. And the Division of Student Affairs hosts its annual Student Leadership Awards and the annual Senior Class Toast for graduating seniors and their families in the main dining room.
Directions to Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
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- Travel on the Long Island Expressway to exit 38; then onto the Northern State Parkway to exit 31A; then south on the Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24)
- Travel on the Southern State Parkway to exit 22; then north on the Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24)
- Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4 West (Hempstead Turnpike). Hofstra is less than a mile to the west. At the third traffic light from the Meadowbrook, turn right onto North Campus. At second stop sign, bear left and park. Walk into the Mack Student Center (building with bell tower).
COMING FROM THE WEST ON HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE
- Travel through the Village of Hempstead on Hempstead Turnpike. Go under the second Unispan (walk-over). At the next light, make a left onto Hofstra's North Campus. At second stop sign, bear left and park. Walk into the Mack Student Center (building with bell tower).
THERE ARE NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.