Mar 20, 2018  
2006-2007 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2006-2007 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Facilities and Services

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Educational Services


Advisement Services


Hofstra recognizes the role of academic advising as a critical component of an undergraduate education. Students have the ultimate responsibility of satisfying the entire sequence of courses required for their degrees, but the process is enhanced by careful and informed discussions with the appropriate professionals who work in partnership with the students. The Center for University Advisement in Memorial Hall provides a variety of services designed to support students’ academic progress. The two offices that comprise the Center are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and when classes are in session, have extended evening hours Monday through Thursday until 7 p.m.

Office of Academic Advisement


The Office of Academic Advisement provides academic advisement to new and prospective students, both full- and part-time, and to all undergraduate students who have not yet declared their majors. The office also offers many services for students with declared majors, including career exploration, study skills assistance, and academic support for students with physical disabilities, student athletes, first-year students, and students in academic jeopardy. In addition, preprofessional advisement is available through this office for students contemplating graduate training in either law or health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine. Such students should register immediately with the Office of Academic Advisement and meet with the prelaw adviser or the prehealth adviser to discuss choice of major and requirements necessary for entering the various schools. For Prelaw or Premedical/Prehealth Professional Studies, see the program information section in this Bulletin.

University Tutorial Program


The University Tutorial Program is a unit of the Center for University Advisement designed to provide academic assistance to Hofstra’s undergraduate students. Individual, group and lab-based tutoring are the focus of the program. Students enrolled in the program may request tutorial assistance during a semester for as many as three (3) courses, and are entitled to a 1 and ½ hour tutoring session per course per week, for those courses where tutoring is available on an individual or group basis.

Beginning the second week of classes, those interested in enrolling in the program may fill out an Application to Receive a Tutor, which can be obtained in the Center for University Advisement. Once a completed application has been received, an appropriate tutor is assigned. Tutors are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire application process takes approximately one week. No new applications are accepted during the last two weeks of the semester.

In addition to individual and group tutoring, several academic departments sponsor tutoring in a laboratory-type setting in conjunction with the University Tutorial Program. All tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantitative Methods and Core Business Classes is offered exclusively in this laboratory setting. This arrangement provides students with yet another way to obtain academic assistance. Applications must still be completed for admittance to the tutorial labs.

Students enrolled in the NOAH Program receive academic support services through the University Tutorial Program. These services include the assistance of English and reading specialists, as well as individual and group tutoring in all subjects. (A detailed description of the NOAH Program can be found by using the index in this Bulletin.)

The athletic component of the University Tutorial Program is administered by the Coordinator of the University Tutorial Program and addresses the academic needs of Hofstra’s student-athletes, working closely and in conjunction with the Athletic Department and with the Assistant Deans of Advisement for Student Athletes. This component includes academic advisement, the monitoring of degree progress, and the mandatory Study Hall Program for all freshmen, first-year transfers and those with a 2.3 GPA and below.

Students requiring assistance and/or additional information may contact the University Tutorial Program in 101 Memorial Hall or call (516) 463-3500.

Advisement and Certification Office (School of Education and Allied Human Services)


Advises teacher education, pupil services personnel and education administrators about program and certification requirements. Studies offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels are provided in the following teaching areas: early childhood (birth-grade 2); elementary education (grades 1-6); secondary education (grades 7-12); special subjects: fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); special education, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, and speech and language disabilities. Non-teaching areas include pupil personnel services and school building and district leadership.

Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. Certification applications must be submitted to the Advisement and Certification Office the semester in which the student is graduating. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements may differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.

All prospective early childhood (birth-grade 2), elementary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-12) and special subjects teachers are required to pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Students should consult with the Advisement and Certification Office regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study. Hofstra University has maintained an overall passing rate (2003-2004) of 97% on these examinations. The total number of program completers for the 2003-2004 academic year was 655. The office is located in Hagedorn Hall, Suite 129, (516) 463-5747.

Computer Center


Located in McEwen Hall, the University Computer Center provides computing services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Center’s staff is committed to providing professional support for all computing activities on campus. The Computer Center houses all of the University’s central computing resources, which support more than 5,500 computers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices. Research computing is supported by a new 96 CPU, 200 Gigaflop, Linux Beowulf cluster, and a grid computing initiative is underway to provide other resources.

Student Computing Services provides software and hardware support for commuting and residential students. Additionally, Student Computing Services manages two conveniently located, open-access campus computer labs. These labs are staffed by trained assistants and are available to all students with a valid HofstraCard. Students use these labs for general use, completing class assignments and to increase their personal computer skills. These labs provide students on campus with access to over 200 PC workstations. Hammer Lab is located on the first floor of the East Wing of the Axinn Library, and is open every day, 24 hours a day; and Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall, is open extended hours. In addition to the open-access labs, there are approximately 20 specialized computer labs with over 800 computers, which are managed by different departments across campus. These include the Fine Arts Lab (containing Macintosh G5s) in Calkins Hall with an extensive collection of multimedia and graphics software, and the Dionne Lab in McEwen Hall, a specialty lab featuring the most current PC multimedia software and hardware. C.V. Starr Hall, which opened in the fall of 2000, contains 15 technology-enriched classrooms with over 350 computers for instruction. Hagedorn Hall was completed in the fall of 2003 and features wireless access throughout, SmartBoard interactive whiteboards in every classroom, portable laptop labs and a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility as well as a PC computer lab. Wireless access is being deployed around the campus and there are now over 80 hotspots available.

Faculty Computing Support (FCS) maintains a large collection of software for student and faculty use. Major programming languages (C, C++, Java, Visual Studio, COBOL) are supported, as well as popular application software such as WordPerfect and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). FCS also offers software and support for multimedia programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere, and Macromedia Director, Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver, which are available in select labs. In addition to serving as a call center for tech support, the Help Desk and Student Computing Services provide scheduled training seminars and one-on-one training sessions.

The Help Desk is open Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The Help Desk can be reached by calling (516) 463-7777 (x3-7777 on campus).

For more information about training seminars for students, please contact Student Computing Services at x3-7777 or by visiting Faculty can contact Faculty Computing Support at x3-6894 or via e-mail at, or the Help Desk at

Language Learning Center (LLC)


Located in Calkins 207 (44 PCs), 205 (18 PCs), and a wireless room equipped with a SmartBoard and seating for 12 students in 215 (rooms 205 and 215 are reserved for advanced language courses), the LLC offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages and English as Second Language (ESL). The LLC provides students, faculty, and Hofstra employees (within password protected environment) seamless intranet and internet access to audio and video language resources in Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. The LLC is available for students around the clock both on and off campus. Many students find it more convenient to come to the center because it is a quiet environment with state-of-the-art facilities where they can get their work done.



Hofstra University Library collections are housed in five separate locations on campus. The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the south campus, our main library, houses circulating book and journal collections, the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library and the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository. The West Campus Library at 619 Fulton Avenue houses Technical Services and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Law School. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall. Media Services is located in Monroe Hall. The University Libraries total collections include approximately 1.6 million volumes and extensive resources in non-print media. The libraries also provide extensive online resources both on campus and off.

Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library: contains approximately 542,000 volumes and provides online access to Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other legal databases via a wireless network.

Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library: print collections total approximately one million volumes. The circulating book collection is housed on six open-stack floors. The periodicals collection of some 4,000 titles is housed on the ground floor. Most current periodicals are available on open shelves and the remainder of the collection is in closed stacks, with paging service provided. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, the online public catalog (, and the library Web page ( provides links to a wide range of online full-text and abstract/indexing databases. Your HofstraCard serves as your library card. Students can check out books in the circulating collection for four weeks. Students are responsible for items they check out.

Hofstra Electronic Library: provides electronic access to 120 databases, 17,000 full-text journals, and 18,700 electronic books on campus and at home via the Internet. Among the online index and abstract databases available are: Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Factiva, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Philosophers Index, PsycInfo, ScienceDirect, ValueLine and WorldCat. Full text access is available for EBSCO, Emerald, JSTOR, LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, The New York Times, Oxford Reference Online, Project Muse, and PsycARTICLES.

Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: located within the Axinn Library contains a comprehensive reference collection of over 40,000 volumes. Additional reference services include interlibrary loan and electronic document delivery.

John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository: located on the second floor within the Axinn Library, houses 340,788 items (hardcopy and microform) and 47,821 maps and provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.

Curriculum Materials Center: located in Hagedorn Hall and primarily geared to the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education and Allied Human Services. The collection consists of print and non-print items including curriculum guides, textbooks, children’s and young adult literature, software, and a variety of games, kits, puppets and manipulatives. It covers PreK through grade twelve in every subject area as well as materials related to special education and counseling. Materials are interfiled regardless of format and arranged on open stacks to provide easy browsing access.

Media Services: in Monroe Hall, provides faculty and students with audiovisual services supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 7,000 non-print items - including VHS, laser disc and DVD video programs, audiocassettes and CDs, and CD-ROMs - can be searched through LEXICAT. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms equipped for use of all formats represented in the collection. A full range of audiovisual equipment can be delivered to most classrooms or checked out by students. Other services provided include overhead transparency and 35mm slide production, in-class audio- and videotaping, audio and video editing and duplication, and 16mm film-to-video transfer.

Special Collections: in the West Campus library includes three divisions, the University Archives, the Long Island Studies Institute, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection. None of the materials in these collections circulates.

University Archives: maintains historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and video tapes, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use within the Archives facility. The Archives maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.

Long Island Studies Institute: houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records, and archival collections. In addition, the Institute conducts seminars and conferences, publishes books and articles on various topics related to Long Island history. The Institute is open to the general public as well as Hofstra students and faculty.

Rare Books and Manuscripts: collections include the art and history of the book, the history and teaching of reading, the rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, and the avant-garde movement in art and literature.


Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic


Provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Marriage and Family Therapy model is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Issues are explored such as: parent/adolescent relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, sex therapy, family therapy with chronically ill family members, bereavement and many others. Groups are also available for men, women, adolescents, singles, divorce, remarriage, anger management, etc. The Clinic provides low cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island Community to participate in the Clinic services. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marriage and Family Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.

Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic


Offers diagnostic, counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families exhibiting a wide variety of problems related to learning, job performance, personal adjustment, stress and family harmony. The Clinic is staffed by supervising psychologists and graduate students in the clinical and school psychology and school/community psychology doctoral programs. Low cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important psychological services to the Long Island community. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.

Reading/Writing Learning Clinic


Located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic provides child-friendly, family-friendly professional reading and writing evaluations. The evaluation culminates with the development of a “biographic literacy profile,” which provides a detailed appraisal of a learner’s reading and writing strengths. The profile is useful for parents and teachers who wish to understand how a learner makes use of reading strategies and uses literacy to solve problems. The profile is also helpful when advocating for a learner is necessary in the education decision-making process. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic also provides a variety of reading and writing courses designed to foster and support literacy growth and to build confidence in a learner’s reading and writing abilities. Services are provided directly by New York state-certified literacy specialists, for children, adolescents and adults. Graduate students serve as interns at the Clinic to fulfill practicum requirements.

Special Education and Rehabilitation Center


An administrative unit within the areas of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, is concerned with research and special projects in rehabilitation counseling and in the education of children and adults with disabilities. Center activities include short term training institutes, consultations with schools and agencies in the community, research and demonstration projects.

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic


Provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech, language communicative disorders. Comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing-aid evaluation and aural rehabilitation programs are offered. The services of the Clinic are available to Hofstra students, faculty, staff and to the community at large. Referrals by self, faculty or other professionals are accepted. The Clinic is staffed by certified professionals who provide direct supervision to graduate students fulfilling practical requirements. The Clinic, located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 4 p.m.; some evenings until 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings. The Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic provides clinical education for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences whose program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Writing Center


Administered by the Department of English and Freshman Composition, is located in room 208 Calkins Hall and offers free, one-on-one instruction concerning challenges such as writer’s block, essay organization, and revision. Tutors assist students working on critical essays or research papers for their courses as well as cover letters or personal statements for applications to graduate schools or employers. Rather than proofreading papers for students, tutors teach students to identify errors, edit, and revise their own writing. In this way, tutors work to produce better writers as well as better writing. Students enrolled in English Composition courses receive guidance from their instructors and, if they need additional help, can enroll in one-credit tutorials, such as English 1A or 2A. Consequently, although the Writing Center serves the entire Hofstra University community, tutors do not work with students on assignments for composition courses. For further information, please contact the Center by telephone at (516) 463-5463 or by e-mail at

Student Services and Facilities


Alumni Relations


The Office of Alumni Relations is located in Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, next to James M. Shuart Stadium, and serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 105,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and more than 64 countries. The staff works closely with the Hofstra University Alumni Organization, which represents all alumni and is the official body through which former students can remain involved with their alma mater.

A variety of events, programs and services enable alumni to direct their energies toward specific areas of interest. Reunions, homecoming, networking receptions, and regional gatherings provide opportunities to meet fellow alumni and friends of the University. Alumni services include: auto and home insurance discounts, term life insurance, Hofstra MasterCard, Hofstra-New York state custom license plates, discounts on Swim Center memberships and on emblematic merchandise at the Hofstra bookstore, and complimentary subscriptions to the quarterly alumni magazine Hofstra Update and AlumNet, a monthly e-newsletter. Auditing privileges and access to the Axinn Library, Recreation Center and The Career Center are also available for graduates. Alumni stay connected to Hofstra and to one another through the Hofstra Alumni Portal, where graduates can update contact information, make a donation, find a classmate, request transcripts, update resumes, and review job listings - all online.

While many alumni in the New York/metro region take advantage of their proximity to campus, those who live further away may participate in Regional Chapters established in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Florida West Coast (Tampa/Clearwater), South Florida, Boston, North Carolina Triangle, Nassau County (NY), Suffolk County (NY), and New York City. From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Westchester County (NY), and other areas.
Across the country, hundreds of alumni help recruit new students through the HART (Hofstra Alumni Recruitment Team) program. More than 700 alumni volunteer through Hofstra CAN! (Career Assistance Network), where they participate on career panels, mentor students, and provide leads for jobs and internships. Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) organize educational, social and networking activities for young alumni.

Alumni interest groups include: Allegro Con Brio (music), Black/Hispanic, Book Club, Booster, Concerts, Estabrook, Gray Wig, Political Science, Pride Club (athletics), Q8 (Pershing Rifles), Radio, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rowing, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, School of Law, Zarb School of Business (includes MBA/MS and EMBA subgroups), Veterans, and fourteen fraternity/sorority affiliates.

In addition to offering cultural, social and networking events, many alumni groups support annual or endowed scholarships for Hofstra students. The Hofstra Alumni Organization awards several legacy scholarships annually.

The University recognizes alumni for distinguished professional accomplishments and extraordinary service to Hofstra with the Alumnus of the Year Award, Award for Alumni Achievement and Young Alumnus Award, or through the bestowal of honorary doctoral degrees. Special friends of the University may be designated Honorary Alumni.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office: (516) 463-6636, or

Ambassador Program


A student-volunteer program designed to introduce prospective students to the campus and to answer questions about campus life at Hofstra. An Ambassador visit can be arranged and includes attending classes, meeting faculty and other students. If desired, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls can also be arranged. The Ambassador Program Director can be reached at (516) 463-6798.

Athletic Facilities


Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The six-year old 90,000 square foot Hofstra Arena serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program.

The 15,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium, formerly Hofstra Stadium, and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s field hockey programs. The 1,500-seat Physical Fitness Center is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. Even though the Physical Fitness Center is a multi-purpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the east.

The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the new 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the Swim Center. The Hofstra Soccer Stadium features a FieldTurf playing field, the preferred artificial playing surface of professional and collegiate teams worldwide, and a state-of-the-art lighting system for night-time television broadcasts.

The Hofstra Baseball Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, is in the second phase of a multi-phase renovation and upgrade project that has included a new artificial turf infield, a new Stadium gateway and new sunken dugouts.

The six-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Hofstra Arena, is home to the CAA champions. With 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages and a press box, the Hofstra Softball Stadium is one of the best collegiate softball facilities in the northeast.

The nine-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the New York Jets facility, also serves as home to Pride teams. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.



Located in the Student Center, the Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, newspapers and magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of text books and trade material for the School of Law. A full service post office is also available. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Career Center


The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career planning and employment services to all undergraduates and alumni, aimed at helping them to select their career objectives, effectively communicate their goals and plan their job search campaigns or graduate school applications. Services include individual career advisement, employment interview programs and workshops on resume preparation, interview skills and other aspects of planning for life after Hofstra. An annual fall Career Week offers more than 20 career-related programs and events, culminating in the annual Fall Job and Internship Fair.

On-Campus Recruitment: Each year The Career Center hosts some 400 employer visits for the purpose of interviewing graduating students and/or candidates for internships and/or summer employment, either through the PrideRecruiting campus interview program or the annual Fall and Spring Job Fairs.

Full-time Career, Internship, Part-time, Summer and Temporary Job Posting Services: Students and alumni are welcome to visit The Career Center to review position announcements received by The Career Center. Thousands of job notices from both regional and national employers are made available both via the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal, and via postings in The Career Library. These Hofstra-specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive additional Internet links to job posting resources, ultimately making tens of thousands of current opportunities available on a daily basis.

Education Career Services: Qualified candidates are encouraged to participate in the School District On-Campus Recruiting Program held on campus each spring. In addition, job opportunity notices are e-mailed to registered candidates throughout the year. Workshops offered during the practicum semester provide job search advice as well as detailed information about the aforementioned services.

Credentials File Services: Any student or alumnus may open an online credentials file to store and provide University forwarding letters of recommendation. These services are best utilized by undergraduates and alumni seeking admission to graduate and/or professional schools, candidates seeking teaching positions, and doctoral degree candidates/recipients seeking professional positions.

Career Library: An extensive collection of materials, available to all students and alumni, includes employer directories, print and electronic job listings, informative guides to a wide variety of career fields, job search guides, and professional periodicals. The “career services” section of the Hofstra University home page and the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal, are electronic extensions of the Career Library, making direct access available from any personal computer with Internet access to job postings, employer information and other career development materials. Several computers are available for student use to explore job postings and career reference materials. Students may access Career Library materials during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., plus extended hours to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. To schedule individual appointments or for additional information, call (516) 463-6060 or visit The Career Center.

Career Counseling Services


Information on careers, such as salaries, job requirements and duties performed are also considered during the counseling process. Following the initial counseling session, tests of vocational interests, aptitude and other relevant measures are usually given. Additional counseling interviews along with test results are used to help students establish educational and vocational goals.

The Office of Career Counseling Services is located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. Any full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Hofstra University may utilize the service. During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for abbreviated hours on Saturday. For appointments and additional information, call (516) 463-6788 or come to Room 120, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.

Center for New Student Support Services


Formerly known as the Office of Freshman Advancement, the Center for New Student Support Services provides ongoing support services for new students. Beginning with the New Student Orientation program, the office works to provide services designed to aid in a smooth transition from high school to college. The office assists with any concern related to a student’s first-year experience. As a central resource for new students, the office often acts as a liaison with other areas on campus such as Admissions, Residential Life, Financial Aid, Academic Records, Student Activities, Academic Advisement and academic areas. Services include programming to accommodate adjustment issues, counseling, academic concerns, and referrals to other campus resources.

Publications designed to assist first-year students include the New Student News newsletter and the First-Year Student Survival Guide. The Center for New Student Support Services also sends out a weekly e-mail to inform new students about news, events and deadlines. To join the e-newsletter, students may e-mail

During the fall semester, the Center for New Student Support Services coordinates outings and events through the Explore Next Door Program. The calendar of events includes outings to Broadway shows, professional athletic events, museum trips, hiking excursions, and visits to historical sites, to name a few. These trips offer new students an opportunity to meet other new students while being entertained. They also offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the surrounding areas, including New York City and Eastern Long Island.

Outreach efforts are coordinated through the R.E.A.C.H. program. R.E.A.C.H. is the Request for Early Assistance and Coordinated Help. Faculty members are asked to identify students in need and refer them to New Student Support Services staff. Administrators reach out to these students, providing assistance and support services.

New Student Support Services coordinates the Peer Mentor Program. This offers new students an opportunity to engage in activities and acclimate to the campus. It brings new students together with upper-class student mentors in a social environment. Each fall, the Peer Mentor Program coordinates several gatherings for mentors and new students, in conjunction with the informal meetings that they each share.

The Center for New Student Support Services recognizes the outstanding achievement of undergraduate students through the Freshman/Sophomore Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the academic achievements of students coupled with service and participation in co-curricular activities on campus.

The Center offers similar opportunities for transfer students. The transfer student newsletter, New 2 Hofstra, is published each semester, and transfer students can have their Hofstra questions answered by e-mailing Transfer students are invited to participate in both the Explore Next Door and Peer Mentor programs.

The Center helps new students acclimate to college by providing the resources necessary for a successful collegiate experience. We welcome first-year students and encourage students to stop by the office and utilize our services. The office is located in 242 Student Center. Staff are available to meet with students by appointment or walk-in basis. Students can reach the Center for New Student Support Services by calling (516) 463-6320 or e-mailing



The Interfaith Center, located in the Student Center, is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University and work closely with each other and with students. Spiritual guidance and assistance is offered; social events, dinners, religious services, celebrations of holidays, guest speakers, community service projects, informal and formal personal and academic counseling, retreats, international trips are only a few of the very diverse offerings of the Center.

Child Care Institute


The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute in the Saltzman Community Services Center serves children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education and Allied Human Services, and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The Institute is open to all members of the Hofstra family as well as to the outside community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information regarding fees, schedules and enrollment, call (516) 463-5194.

Dean of Students Office


Located in Room 243 of the Student Center, the Dean of Students Office is responsible for the administration of the University Judicial System, Residential Life, the Health and Wellness Center, the Interfaith Center, Center for New Student Support Services, New Student Orientation, Student Activities, Recreation and Intramurals, the International Students Office, and the Office of Commuting Student Affairs. Any questions, problems or suggestions regarding any facet of student life may be discussed with the Dean. The Dean of Students Office is eager to assist you with any situation you may encounter and can be reached in person, via phone or through e-mail at The Dean of Students Office also serves as a liaison for students to other areas of the University.

The Dean of Students Office provides a variety of social and educational programs designed to assist students’ growth and development. In addition, information is available for students interested in Study Abroad, Student Government Association, clubs, fraternity or sorority organizations, general campus activities and volunteerism.

Dining Services


Available to the Hofstra community on the North Campus are the following locations:

University Club: located in David S. Mack Hall near the entrance to the North Campus, is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and for private functions.
Student Center Cafeteria: located in the Student Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Rathskellar: located in the lower level of the Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sbarro’s Italian Eatery: located in the Atrium of the Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 2 a.m.

Burlaps Gourmet Coffee: located in the Atrium of the Student Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nature’s Organic Grille: located in the Atrium of the Student Center offers vegetarian, vegan and organic foods is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mediterranean Market: located in the Atrium of the Student Center offers Kosher food. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Netherlands: located on Oak Street is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kate & Willy’s: located in Hofstra USA is open Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; additional Saturday and Sunday hours, Noon to 4 p.m. Brunch.

Dutch Treats: located in Hofstra USA is a convenience store offering groceries and a Deli, open 24 hours 7 days a week when classes are in session.

Available to the Hofstra community on the South Campus are the following locations:

Bits & Bytes Café Bistro: located in Memorial Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hofstra Deli, located on California Avenue: Next to Roosevelt Hall, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Breslin Kiosk: located on the main floor of Breslin Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Café on the Quad: located on Roosevelt Quad featuring Starbucks coffee is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starr Café: located on the main level in CV Starr Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cyber Café: located in Hagedorn Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

George Dempster Hall for Communications


Located west of the Roosevelt Quad, this is the home of the School of Communication, with departments of Audio/Video/Film; Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations; and Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies. It also houses a highly sophisticated television production/post-production facility with two broadcast-quality studios and control rooms; extensive non-linear digital editing and cuts-only video work stations. In addition to the studio facilities, the students utilize the latest professional/broadcast-quality field production equipment. Three satellite dishes with C/Ku capability are available, one dish providing special news feeds for the broadcast journalism room, which also has access to Associated Press, Nexis-Lexis, Free Speech TV and Dow Jones services. In addition, the facility is capable of broadcasting student-produced programming to the entire campus on our own cable channels. Also located here is the University’s radio station (WRHU-FM/88.7), audio production studios, a film/video screening room, film editing rooms, a computer laboratory, a speech performance studio, and a large dance studio.

Health and Wellness Center


Confidential medical care is provided to Hofstra students at the Hofstra University Health and Wellness Center. Health Services: all students are required to provide a physician’s medical history and physical examination which includes the New York state-required proof of immunization against measles (two injections), mumps and German measles. New York state also requires that you receive information concerning meningococcal meningitis and the available vaccine. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available on a daily basis and hours are posted. Women’s health as well as other services are available throughout the week. Nurses are available for emergencies and a physician is on call during hours of operation. If hospital care is necessary, transportation to a local hospital is provided by public safety.

Medical treatment or evaluation is not part of a student’s Hofstra record.

During the fall and spring semesters, hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A registered professional nurse is also available to see emergencies on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the summer months, hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on the North Campus, first floor of Republic Hall: (516) 463-6745.

Intercollegiate Sports


Hofstra’s athletic programs are competitive on a national level. In recent years, enthusiasm about and involvement in the athletic programs at Hofstra have continued to grow. Within the programs there are opportunities for all men and women student-athletes to compete in well-financed, quality Division I programs. Hofstra University Athletics is proud to be a member in two of the nation’s top athletic conferences. All programs, except football, compete in the 12-university Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), with league members from Atlanta to Boston. Hofstra’s I-AA football program competes in the 11-school Atlantic 10 Football Conference, with members from Virginia to Maine.

Hofstra sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic programs evenly divided with nine men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. All of Hofstra’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete on the NCAA Division I level and face opponents from around the country.

Since 2000, Hofstra teams have captured 21 conference championships and appeared in 24 NCAA Championship Tournaments. Pride teams in football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball captured conference championships.

Hofstra University hosts approximately 150 intercollegiate athletic events annually at its numerous facilities. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge to all regular season athletic events.

To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, a continuing student must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit in the preceding academic year. This minimum shall not include grades of F, W, NC or INC. A first-year student entering from high school must meet the core curriculum standards as required by NCAA regulations.

International Students


The International Students Office is concerned with all aspects of the international student life at Hofstra: academic, social, cultural, legal, and financial. The Office provides an orientation program a week before classes begin that introduces new students to registration procedures, the English Language Program, academic policies, residential life, health services, social activities, and general University information. In addition, the Office provides information on United States immigration regulations and acts as a liaison with the United States and overseas governmental and educational organizations. The Office assists with immigration counseling and applications for optional practical and curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, visa renewals, as well as travel assistance.

The Office plans trips and events throughout the year which are specifically targeted to the international community and sponsors the International Student Mentor Program, a student-run program to help new international students with adjustments to campus life and American culture. The Office also offers the Hofstra international community a wide range of support services ranging from assistance with adjustment concerns to adherence of immigration regulations. Students are encouraged to join one of the international student organizations on campus that sponsor social and cultural events which are of interest to the entire Hofstra community: the Organization of International Students (OIS) and the Graduate Organization of International Students (GOIS).

International Study


Study abroad is one of the most effective ways of learning about our world. Hofstra students have many opportunities to earn credits while studying in other countries. Undergraduate students can choose from a number of programs that have been developed over the years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New College, the Zarb School of Business and the School of Communication.

A brief description of Hofstra programs is listed below; all Hofstra undergraduates who meet the specific prerequisites of any program are eligible and welcome to apply. Information on these programs is available in the International Students’ Office, 240 Student Center, or from the individual Dean’s Office, indicated below.

Students who want to pursue programs not listed below can be advised by the International Students Office about available programs elsewhere. To be eligible to receive credit toward a bachelor’s degree, students must have courses approved in advance on the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Form, available from the International Students Office or the deans’ offices.

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs awards three full-tuition scholarships for a year of study in the University of Amsterdam’s program in European History and Culture. Students receive Hofstra credit for courses in European history, geography, economics, politics and Dutch language. (All courses are taught in English.) The program is recommended for students who have achieved junior status at Hofstra (a minimum of 58 credits), and have obtained better than a 3.5 grade point average. For more information, contact Jennifer A. Marsalis, Director, Office of International Students, Study Abroad Programs, 240 Student Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, Phone: (516) 463-6947, Fax: (516) 463-5328. E-mail:

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Dean’s Office, Second floor, Heger Hall. Each summer, Hofstra offers language and literature/culture programs in Nice, Madrid, and Montepulciano, Italy. The Nice program involves a month of classes, Monday through Friday, which earns the student six credits in French. The Madrid and Montepulciano programs involve five weeks of classes, Monday through Friday, which earn the student six credits in Spanish or Italian. Students reside with local families during their studies, thereby profiting from an invaluable experience of daily language learning. Multiple cultural excursions round out these other programs.

Come and experience the wonder and history of Pablo Neruda’s native Chile. Santiago is a modern, cosmopolitan city set in the breathtaking Andes Mountains, yet it is only a one-hour trip to the beach resorts of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Chile is a prosperous, friendly, and progressive country that welcomes visitors with world-renowned hospitality. For more information, contact Dr. Miguel-Angel Zapata, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. Phone: (516) 463-4766; e-mail: January programs are offered in London and Venice. The London program concentrates on contemporary British theater. Students are housed in hotels and meet with a Hofstra professor over a three-week period to study current plays. They then see those plays performed on the stage; discussion of the performances forms an important element of the course work. Three credits in English can be earned in this program.

The three-week Venice program gives students the opportunity to earn three credits in one of the following disciplines: comparative literature, art history and architecture, or Italian. Classes meet Monday through Thursday mornings. Side trips to Florence, Padova, Burano, Murano, Torcello and cultural tours around Venice supplement classroom work. Students can enjoy weekend travel to Rome, Bologna, Milan, Verona and other Italian cities.

Another Hofstra program in Europe is in Athens. The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of Acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. It was the site of a three-week journey offered by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2005. In creating this program, we provide a curriculum-related opportunity for our students to interact with the landscape and an environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics, aesthetics of their own cultures. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Lekatsas, Department of Comparative Literature Languages, 303 Calkins Hall 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. Phone: (516) 463-6553, Fax: (516) 463-7082, e-mail:

In another Hofstra Study Abroad program, discover modern Japan through a three-week study abroad program. Our three-week journey begins with a week in glitzy, neon-lit Tokyo. We then travel from Tokyo to the Fuji-Hakone region. After visiting Japan’s mountain resort areas, we journey to western Japan to the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Following our stay in historic and beautiful Kyoto we head for Hiroshima, where we visit the Peace Museum and other memorials to the 1945 atomic bombing. We then escape to beautiful Miyajima Island, the site of Itsukushima shrine, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Japan. We then travel back to Tokyo for the final days of our adventure. Optional side trips include an overnight stay at Nikko, where we visit famous shrines, the Kegon Waterfall, and learn about the ancient craft of lacquerware.

In addition, a tropical marine biology program is offered in Jamaica, West Indies. For a description of our facility, see Marine Laboratory listed below. Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an exciting study abroad program in the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador. Students have the opportunity to spend three weeks studying the geology and evolutionary ecology of the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadorian rainforest. The program is multidisciplinary and is run by faculty from the departments of biology and geology. Highlights of the program include 10 days touring the Galápagos Islands by yacht, a one-day excursion to the Cotopaxi stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, and four days at a lodge in the Amazon rainforest. All students, regardless of major, are eligible to enroll in tropical marine biology courses. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught each summer.

Courses other than biology, such as location photography offered by the Fine Arts Department, and solar energy offered by the Engineering Department, have also used the facility. The laboratory is available for internships, individual projects and graduate research. For information, contact Associate Professor Morrissey in the Biology Department.

New College: Off-Campus International Education Office, Second floor, Roosevelt Hall. The Off-Campus International Education Program is an academic option open to Hofstra University students that affords undergraduates the opportunity to design and execute full- or part-time field projects as interns or apprentices for academic credit. Students may also opt to take a full semester of course work abroad.

Through Educational Programs Abroad, students have the opportunity to attend semester length courses while participating in internships in London, Brussels, Bonn/Cologne, Paris, Edinburgh, Berlin and Madrid. Academic courses in the liberal arts and internships are available in many areas: advertising, business studies, education, health care, law, medical research, museum and art galleries, pressure groups and politics, retail, social sciences, theater and town planning.

Through the Institute for the International Education of Students, students may earn credits by studying, living and working for a semester or an entire academic year at one of the IES centers. These centers are located in a number of cities in the following countries: Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Russia, as well as in Australia/New Zealand, China, Japan, Argentina/Chile, Ecuador, the European Union and the Netherlands.

Select New College students at Hofstra University are eligible to study for one semester or an academic year at Oxford University. Students will enjoy all the main privileges of studying at an Oxford College and participating in English university life.

New College offers its exciting European Odyssey program for undergraduate students during the second half of the spring semester. Students travel with faculty by minivan throughout western and eastern Europe for approximately two months in a mobile classroom setting. Students receive eight Hofstra University credits for this course on contemporary European politics and the European Union. Each year the focus of the program changes slightly. For example, the emphasis may be on the view of Europe from the north, and more time will be spent in Scandinavia; the view from the south explores more of the Mediterranean cultures, etc. For more information, contact Professor Linda Longmire, Department of Political Science, 103A Roosevelt Hall. Phone: (516) 463-5828 Fax: (516) 463-4832 E-mail:

Accompanied by Political Science Professor Linda Longmire, students fly to Mexico City and then travel by minivan or car to Oaxaca and throughout south Central Mexico during the January session. This course is intended to provide an intensive introduction to contemporary Mexico s political, economic and cultural life. It gives special attention to the economic forces at work in the current restructuring of Mexican society, the evolving women s movement and indigenous peoples movement, and the implications of the growing interdependence between Mexico and the United States. Students have the opportunity to interview politicians, policy experts, and ordinary citizens.

The other Hofstra program in Italy is in Sorrento. This interdisciplinary program offered through New College is based in the picturesque town of Sorrento, Italy, located on the Amalfi Coast at the southern tip of the Bay of Naples. The program includes excursions to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, Rome, Naples, Paestum and Ravello, and the island of Capri. It will also include a wonderful sampling of Italian culture, cuisine and traditions. The Bay of Naples and nearby Mount Vesuvius provide fascinating geological and ecological adventures. The six credit Summer in Sorrento program is comprised of two three-credit Hofstra courses: From Rome to Renaissance: An Intellectual Odyssey, taught by Professor Linda Longmire and Prof. John Teehan, and a second course to be determined (the second course changes yearly). The program fee includes the flight to and from Naples with ground transportation to and from Sorrento, housing for the three-week program (in private apartments with full kitchen facilities) as well as all field trips that are part of the program, plus an array of special events, including welcome and farewell parties, and the use of the facilities of Sorrento Lingue, our host institution. For information contact Professor Linda Longmire, (516) 463-5828 or Professor John Teehan, (516) 463-6412; e-mail

Frank G. Zarb School of Business: Dean’s Office, Third floor, Weller Hall. The Hofstra-Erasmus University Joint International Summer Program is offered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Every summer, Hofstra University’s AACSB-accredited Zarb School of Business offers Hofstra students the opportunity to study international marketing and principles of international financial management at Erasmus University. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural context of the program, since 50 percent of each class includes students from The Netherlands and other countries. In addition, classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which allows students to take advantage of travel opportunities on long weekends.
The Zarb School also offers Hofstra students the opportunity to study international business at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. Classes are held three days a week, allowing ample time for students to study and travel.

School of Communication: Dean’s Office, Third floor, Dempster Hall. The School encourages its students to participate in the University’s study-abroad programs whenever possible. On occasion, the School has offered a program in Israel focusing on that country’s mass media. Communication faculty have also participated in University programs in Montepulciano, Nice and Venice. Information about School involvement in this year’s international programs can be obtained in the Dean’s office.

Marine Laboratory


Hofstra’s own facility, located on the north coast of the West Indian island of Jamaica, consists of a fleet of boats, a two-story laboratory building and its own hotel. All students, regardless of major, are eligible to enroll in tropical marine biology courses. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught each summer.

Courses other than biology, such as location photography offered by the Fine Arts Department, and solar energy offered by the Engineering Department, have also used the facility. The laboratory is available for internships, individual projects and graduate research.

For information, contact Assistant Professor Williams in the Biology Department.

Office of Student Employment


Students who are interested in working on campus while attending classes can take advantage of the large number of part-time jobs that are available throughout the University. The Office of Student Employment provides job information and a listing of positions for undergraduate and graduate students, for both institutionally funded and Federal Work-Study jobs. Information and current openings are listed at the Hofstra Web site under “Job Opportunities.” For information regarding off- campus part-time employment or internships, please see the description for The Career Center.

Parking Privileges


Parking privileges are available to all vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety. Only by prompt registering of vehicles (including changes in state license plate numbers when necessary), the proper display of the University parking permit, and the adherence to all parking regulations, will these privileges be assured. Parking stickers must be affixed to the rear driver’s side window and to the front and rear bumpers. There is no fee for parking permits. Copies of campus vehicle regulations and parking permits may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety at the Information Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m..

Recreation and Intermural Programs


Provides students, staff and faculty with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of organized activities.

The program organizes competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid HofstraCard is necessary in order to participate in the programs and to use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is available. The Recreation Center (Rec Center) is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square.


Aerobic room
Athletic fields
Badminton courts (7)
Basketball (18 indoor, 1 outdoor)
Dance studio
Indoor track (1/10 mile)
Jogging course (outdoor)
Recreation Center
Swim Center
Tennis courts (2 indoor, 12 outdoor)
Volleyball courts (8 indoor)
Weight-training room


Bench Press Competition
European Team
Flag Football
Home Run Derby
Free-throw contest
Quarterback Football Challenge
Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
STXball lacrosse
Table tennis
Touch football
Ultimate frisbee


Ab Toning
Aerobic dance
Fun Runs
General exercise
Physical conditioning with weights
Step aerobics

Special Events

Tournaments: badminton, corecreational volleyball, Sunshine Tennis

Sports Clubs

Ice hockey
Lacrosse (Men/Women)
Roller Hockey
Rugby (Men/Women)
Table tennis
Ultimate Frisbee


Residential Life


Hofstra’s Residential Life program offers a variety of living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of students. Six of the residence halls are high-rise buildings. Liberty and Republic, are low-rises offering traditional, corridor-style environments and an academic honors program. One of these high-rise residence halls, Bill of Rights, is an all-female hall. There are also four suite-style residence halls. The New Complex, the newest hall on campus, is a four-story building with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk are six-story buildings, each containing a common area lounge on the main floor. Colonial Square is also a suite-style complex consisting of 14 individual houses. Each house has approximately 16 suites; students have the option of choosing suites with or without lounges. The Netherlands is similar to Colonial Square, with 11 houses in total, six houses reserved exclusively for first-year students. Twin Oaks is a residential complex providing apartment-style housing for students and is located approximately one-half mile from the main campus. Undergraduate students can apply for housing in any of the residential buildings except for the New Complex, which is reserved for graduate/law students. Graduate student housing is only offered in the New Complex and Twin Oaks apartment complex.

Additional facilities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities, state-of-the-art vending machines, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas. Upgrades in technology now allow all students direct access to the Internet, including World Wide Web, e-mail, and news services from their residence hall room. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.

The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. Each floor has a live-in resident assistant who is available as a resource and initiates activities and programs on the floor. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas including social, educational, and recreational.

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is governed by the resident students themselves. RSA manages a budget, organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year, and serves as advocate for the rights and concerns of resident students in matters involving the University.

For further information on the residential program at Hofstra, visit our Web site at or contact us as follows: 200 Hofstra University, 244 Student Center, Hempstead, New York, 11549. Phone: (516) 463-6930; fax: (516) 463-4107; e-mail:

Student Activities


The Office of Student Activities has been designed to enhance the cocurricular life of the Hofstra community and help students become more involved. We encourage students to participate in the many clubs, organizations and campus events that Hofstra has to offer. It is our job to see that each and every student gets the most out of their college experience. We feel very strongly that the best way to become a well-rounded student is to get involved! Since Student Activities is based on this belief, we have done our best to make sure that there is something for everyone. There are hundreds of conferences, lectures, workshops, cultural programs, seminars, concerts, dance parties and socials that take place at Hofstra each semester. In addition, there are more than one hundred clubs and organizations on campus. With all that Hofstra offers, all you need is the motivation and desire to want to get involved. Through your involvement, you will not only enjoy your college experience, but you will develop invaluable leadership, organizational, and communication skills. The following is a list of all the clubs and organizations that are currently active:

Cultural Clubs

African Caribbean Society (ACS)
African Peoples Organization (APO)
Asian-American Organization (AAO)
Cultural Italian American Organization (CIAO)
Hellenic Society
Hofstra Christian Fellowship
Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA)
Islamic Organization
Organization of International Students (OIS)
Protestant Community
Spanish Club

Creative Arts Clubs

Hofstra Gospel Ensemble
Hofstra Independent Music Organization
Imani Dance Ensemble
Masquerade Musical Theatre Co.
Spectrum Players

Media Clubs

The Chronicle (newspaper)
Font (literary magazine)
Nexus (yearbook)
Nonsense (humor magazine)

Preprofessional Clubs

Accounting Society
Anthropology Club
Associate of Professional Health Oriented Students (APHOS)
Athletic Trainers Club
Economics Association
Financial Management Association
Geology Club
Hofstra Marketing Society
Hofstra Prelaw Society
Hofstra Tax Society
Information Systems Association
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
National Association of Black Accountants
National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
Rube Goldberg Club
Scabbard and Blade Army Officer Preprofessional Society
Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Women in Communications
Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)

Politically/Socially Active Clubs

African Latino Fraternal Sororal Alliance (ALFSA)
College Republicans of Hofstra University
Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council (IFSC)
Model UN Panhellenic Association
Philosophy Club
Political Affairs Club
Students for Social and Ecological Justice
Young Democrats

Service Clubs

Circle K
Class of 2000-2004
Entertainment Unlimited
Hofstra Concerts
Organization of Commuter Students (OCS)
Student Government Association
Students for Non-Alcoholic Programs (SNAP)

Sports Clubs

Hofstra Crew
Hofstra Equestrian Team
Hofstra Ice Hockey Team
Men’s Rugby
Table Tennis Club


Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Phi Alpha
Crown and Lance
Delta Sigma Phi
Epsilon Sigma
Kappa Sigma
Malik Sigma Psi
Manchester House
Pershing Rifles
Phi Iota Alpha
Pi Delta Psi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu
Sigma Pi
Tau Epsilon Phi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Zeta Beta Tau


Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi
Alpha Theta Beta
Delta Chi Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Omega Phi Beta
Phi Epsilon
Phi Sigma Sigma
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Iota Alpha
Sigma Sigma Sigma


Student Center


Provides the facilities within which the cultural aspects of our academic-social community can develop. It is the focal point of campus community life. Here commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, and the business and pleasure of student government, publications, clubs, hobbies and a wide variety of special events. In addition to dining halls, meeting rooms, the Rathskeller, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, a game room, a beauty parlor and several congenial lounge areas, the Center houses the following offices: Dean of Students, Office of Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, Office of International Students, Hofstra Cultural Center, Residential Computing, HofstraCard Services, Office of Event Management, Office of Audio Visual Services, Conference Services, Scheduling, and the Chaplains Offices.

Students With Disabilities


PHED (Program for the Higher Education of the Disabled) and PALS (Program for Academic Learning Skills) are programs that serve the community of individuals with disabilities on the Hofstra campus by 1) providing appropriate support services to eligible students (such as registration assistance, reader/writer/attendant care referrals, interpreters, counseling, equipment loan, test administration, books on tape and liaison with sponsoring agencies); 2) fostering independent skills necessary for survival at Hofstra and beyond; and 3) working toward the elimination of architectural and attitudinal barriers. For further information for students with physical disabilities, contact the Director of PHED in the Office of Academic Advisement. For students with learning disabilities, contact the Director of PALS, a component of the Freshman Division, School for University Studies. For the statement of compliance with appropriate Federal and State regulations please see the Bulletin information found in both the online and print versions.

Swim Center


The indoor Olympic-sized pool, occupies the South wing of the Physical Fitness Center. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads, which can divide the pool for separate activities and complete support facilities: locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window, the most technologically advanced electronic timing system and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.

University Club


Located in David S. Mack Hall, the University Club is a private membership club for members of the Hofstra community (faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, friends and trustees). The Club offers excellent food, attractive and comfortable meeting and dining facilities as well as special events. The Club is also available on a contract basis for private social functions and business meetings. Located near the entrance to the North Campus.

University Technical Services


A division of Campus Life that is responsible for coordinating and approving, for standardization, the purchases of audio-visual and electronic equipment and the maintenance and repair of audio-visual equipment in use by both academic and nonacademic departments. The unit installs and repairs all security systems on campus and the interfacing of fire alarm systems to the Hofstra Information Center monitoring station. It designs, installs and repairs audio and video systems throughout the Hofstra community.

Cultural Resources


Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)


The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally-renowned organization which includes a Conference and Symposia Program, a Theater Program, a Music Program, the Hofstra Museum, and the publications of the proceedings of the Hofstra Cultural Center conferences and the scholarly journal Twentieth-Century Literature. The activities of each of these units augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University.

The Conference and Symposia Program develops educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and international scholars; plans and coordinates conferences in the fields of the humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The Center sponsored more than 100 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and for its Presidential Conference Series, which started in 1982 with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Conference, continued thereafter, with conferences on Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and William Jefferson Clinton. A regular series of conferences on popular culture personalities have also been included with conferences on Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and George Gershwin. Most recently, conferences have focused on Primo Levi, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Broadway musical, the films of Jean Cocteau, St. Petersburg and Don Quixote.

The Theater Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center was founded in 1985, and offers a series of performances during the fall and spring semesters, often designed to augment conferences organized under the auspices of the Conference and Symposia Program. Casts may include students, faculty, members of the administration, alumni as well as performers from the local community and professional guest artists. The Theater Program also includes Hofstra USA Productions, founded in 1983.

The Music Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center includes the International Concert Series and special musical events in conjunction with conferences and symposia. The Hofstra Cultural Center arranges concerts on campus and has developed exciting working relationships with the Consulates of Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Russia and many other countries. Musicians from these countries perform on campus as part of the International Concert Series. The Conference and Symposia Program, the Theater Program and the Music Program maintain offices in the Student Center.

The Hofstra Museum includes three dedicated indoor exhibition spaces and the outdoor sculpture on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. It has been honored with accreditation by the American Association of Museums for maintaining the highest standards in Hofstra’s continuing effort for excellence in art and artistic endeavors. The Hofstra Museum collection of more than 4,000 objects is one of the most valuable at a university in the greater New York area and contains major works of art, specializing in modern European and American painting, sculpture, photographs and prints as well as Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The Museum is responsible for over 65 pieces of outdoor sculpture in various locations throughout the 240 acre campus. Walking tour maps can be found in the galleries. The Museum coordinates about 12 exhibitions annually and provides occasional special lectures and accompanying programs. When possible, the Museum coordinates exhibitions to receive educational support through the Conference and Symposia Program. The dedicated exhibition areas of the Hofstra Museum include the Emily Lowe Gallery; the David Filderman Gallery and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall.

David Filderman Gallery (Axinn Library, Ninth floor) presents exhibitions often related to University conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions and individuals and from the Museum’s permanent collections. Hours: Monday though Friday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Emily Lowe Gallery (Lowe Hall) offers a wide variety of programs in the visual arts which deal with contemporary and historical issues. Each academic year, major temporary exhibitions serve the educational programs of the University. The Gallery also houses the permanent art collection. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and during exhibitions, the Gallery is open on Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Summer hours, when exhibits are being held (June-August): Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The main offices of the museum are housed in Emily Lowe Gallery; Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library, houses exhibitions from the University’s art collection and other sources. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Long Island Studies Institute, in addition to its research collections, sponsors workshops, meetings, conferences and publications pertaining to Long Island and its heritage.
Twentieth-Century Literature is a scholarly and critical journal entering its forty-sixth year of publication. It is published four times a year and includes articles on all aspects of modern and contemporary literature, including articles in English on writers in other languages. Edited at Hofstra, the journal publishes the works of scholars throughout the United States and abroad. Each year the Andrew J. Kappel Twentieth- Century Literature prize of $500 is awarded for the outstanding essay submitted to the journal.

Institute of the Arts


Institute of the Arts provides broad cultural programs for the benefit of University and community audiences. The Institute supports interdisciplinary programs that relate to and serve the creative and performing arts.

Musical Organizations


All musically qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Chamber Singers. Details regarding auditions, rehearsal schedules, etc., are available from the Music Department. Semester-hour credit is optional and available up to a maximum of 6 semester hours on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (See Programs section of this Bulletin.) Credit for Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Opera Theater and the Chamber Singers is earned through Music 20, Ensemble.

Music Listening Room


A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in Monroe Hall, Room 12, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 4 p.m.

Radio: WRHU-FM


Radio Hofstra University, broadcasts 30 miles in all directions to much of Long Island and New York City as well as to parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. WRHU’s federally-licensed frequency is 88.7 FM with a power of 470 watts. The station’s community radio programming has over 40 formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of three to four million people. One format is a special news and information program, “Hofstra’s Morning Wake-up Call,” 7 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, targeted primarily for the University’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni. With the exception of four professional administrators, and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. WRHU is an integral part of the School of Communication and the station’s digital quality broadcast facility is also used for academic work and professional recording projects, for which qualified students can receive stipends. The station offers a free noncredit course in audio-engineering, announcing, and production to students who are selected through an interview process. Regular work at WRHU is recommended as one of the most effective methods of learning the business of radio broadcasting and audio production since it offers a practicum not generally available in regular academic classroom learning. WRHU has an operating staff of approximately 120 people. The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.