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Office of Certification and Educational Support Services
(School of Education and Allied Human Services)
Advises teacher education, pupil services personal and educational administrators regarding program and certification requirements. Studies offered at the bachelor’s, master’s and 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); and special education, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, and speech and language disabilities. Non-teaching areas include pupil personnel services and school building and district leadership.
In addition to fulfilling educational requirements, the New York State Education Department requires that all individuals being recommended for school-based programs receive instruction for the purpose of preventing child abuse, maltreatment and child abduction and preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. In addition a seminar on SAVE legislation, and a seminar on safety education and fire and arson prevention are required in accordance with Education Laws. These program requirements must be fulfilled in order for the degree to be conferred.
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. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services 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 program.
All prospective early childhood (Birth-Grade 2), elementary (Grades 1-6), and secondary (Grades 7-12) and special subject teachers are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by National Evaluations Systems, Inc. For examination requirements students should consult with the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study. Hofstra University has maintained an overall passing rate (2005-2006) of 98% on these examinations. The total number of program completers for the 2005-2006 academic year was 636.
Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applications for teaching, administrative and pupil service personnel certification and prospective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) undergo a fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all student teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are permitted to enter a school setting. Obtaining fingerprinting clearance will facilitate our ability to place you in educational settings that are required for a degree program. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to a program. Fingerprinting can be completed through the fingerprinting sessions arranged by the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services each semester. Contact the office at (516) 463-5747. Additional sites include the local police stations and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification.
The Hofstra Computer Center offers computing support services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Center’s staff provides computing, voice and video services to the community including technical, software and training support for all computing activities on campus.
Located in McEwen Hall, the Computer Center supports LINUX, UNIX, Macintosh and PC platform applications. High-speed data communications are available through Hofstra’s communication backbone, a Gigabit Ethernet network with an OC-3 connection to the Internet. More than 100 software applications are available on the network from centralized servers and can be accessed from individual student accounts.
Research computing is supported on a 96 CPU, 400 GigaFlop, Linux Beowulf supercomputer cluster. A campus grid computing initiative is also available to provide additional research computing options.
Student Computing Services manages the following computer labs:
Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall with 80 IBM PCs.
The Hammer Lab with 95 IBM PCs is located in the East Wing of the Axinn Library. The Hammer Lab is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week excluding major holidays.
In addition to the two open access labs, there are workstations located in 48 academic labs. Technology-enriched classrooms are available throughout campus. Additionally,
C.V. Starr Hall and Hagedorn Hall contain state-of-the-art computer equipment used for instruction. Wireless access is available throughout the campus.
Computer Center personnel are available to provide training and assistance to students and faculty. Training seminars are regularly scheduled. For more information visit www.hofstra.edu/cc or www.hofstra.edu/scs.
Language Learning Center (LLC)
Located in Calkins 207 (44 PCs), 205 (18 PCs), and a wireless room equipped with a smart board 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 round 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 Libraries collections are housed in five 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, and the Film and Media Library is in Memorial Hall. The University Libraries collections include approximately 1.4 million print volumes and extensive online resources and non-print media.
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library’s print collections total approximately one million volumes 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 (http://libweb.hofstra.edu/search/Y). 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. The Axinn Library houses these additional collections:
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library
The Harold E. Yucker Reference Library located within the Axinn Library, contains a comprehensive reference collection of over 40,000 volumes, many available remotely at any time via the Internet. Services include interlibrary loan with electronic document delivery, reference assistance 93 hours per week via e-mail, telephone and in person. Reference library faculty provide assignment-based and credit-bearing classes in research and information-seeking skills.
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository, located on the second floor within the Axinn Library, houses approximately 341,000 federal and state government publications in a variety of formats (print, microform, CD-ROM) and provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library contains approximately 558,000 volumes and provides online access to Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other legal databases via a wireless network.
The Hofstra Electronic Library
The Hofstra Electronic Library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 130 databases, 29,500 full-text journals, and 26,000 electronic books via the Internet. Among the online index and abstract databases available are: America: History and Life, Art Index, Historical Abstracts, Philosophers Index, PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts. Full text journal access is available for electronic resources such as ACM Digital Library, Emerald, Grove Music Online, JSTOR, ARTstor, LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, Project Muse, PsycARTICLES and many others. All electronic resources can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page (www.Hofstra.edu/Libraries).
The Curriculum Materials Center
The Curriculum Materials Center located on the lower level of Hagedorn Hall, the CMC is geared to the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education and Allied Human Services. The collection consists of both print and non-print items. Print materials include curriculum guides, textbooks, professional books, children’s and young adult literature, and periodicals and master’s theses in teaching math, science and technology. Non-print items include software, videocassettes, DVDs, and a variety of games, kits, puppets and manipulatives. The collection cover pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in every subject area as well as materials related to special education and counseling. Most materials are interfiled regardless of format and arranged on open stacks to provide both ready access and the ability to browse in a particular subject area.
The Film and Media Library
The Film and Media Library located in Memorial Hall, provides faculty and students with audiovisual services supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 7,000 non-print items | mainly including VHS, laser disc and DVDs
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. Audio and video editing and duplication, and l6mm film-to-video transfer are available.
The West Campus Library, Special Collections
The Special Collections department includes three separate divisions with their own print and manuscript collections. All of these materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the building:
The Long Island Studies Institute houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history from before the American Revolution to the present, including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records and archival collections. The Institute is open to the general public as well as to 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, the Weingrow Avant-Garde Art and Literature Collection, and examples of books from a variety of private presses.
The 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. The Archives maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic offers therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing wide varieties of issues relating to individual, couple, and family harmony. Groups and workshops are also available. Please call (516) 463-5234 for a listing of times available. The focus is on empowerment and exploration–one that encourages persons to develop effective ways of accomplishing satisfying relationships.
The MFT Clinic is staffed by experienced supervising psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and senior graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Programs who are also available as speakers.
Low cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important marriage and family therapy services to the surrounding community. Scholarships may be available for clients who normally would be unable to afford these services.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center on the South campus. Created in 1990, the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is an integral part of the Department of Health Professions and Family Studies in the School of Education and Allied Human Services.
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.
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling (PERC) Clinic
The PERC 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 Lynn Ann Motta Scholarship Fund has been established to provide psychological evaluations and psychotherapy services for patients who normally would be unable to afford these services. The clinic is also engaged in state-of-the art research in psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention.
The Clinic, located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Clinic is located in Saltzman Community Services Center, and it provides child-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 how he/she 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
The 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.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is administered by the department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and provides screening, diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling, and referral services to individuals from infancy through geriatric years. Services are provided to individuals and/or groups of children, adolescents and adults who exhibit a wide range of speech, language and other communicative disorders examples include language-learning disabilities, pragmatic language disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders, aphasia and other neurogenic disorders, motor speech disorders, and hearing impairment. Comprehensive audiological services include hearing evaluation including central auditory processing, hearing-aid evaluation and dispensing. Aural rehabilitation programs are available.
Low cost services of the Clinic are available to students, faculty and staff from the Hofstra community, and to the community-at-large. Self-referrals, referrals from faculty and off-campus professionals are welcome. The Clinic is staffed by certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Our clinicians provide direct supervision to graduate students who are working toward fulfilling their clinical and academic requirements for certification and licensure.
The Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, and is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Evenings hours (up to 8 p.m.) and Saturday morning hours may be arranged. Please call (516) 463-5656 for further information.
The Writing Center, which is administered by the Composition Program, welcomes all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to develop their skills in writing. The Center’s writing faculty and writing fellows are dedicated and trained specialists from many academic disciplines. They will work with you in exploring any and all parts of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing discussions, improving grammar and usage, editing papers, and revising drafts. One-on-one and small-group sessions are available. The Center is located in Mason Hall, Room 102. Please call (516) 463-4908 or further information.
Student Services and Facilities
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 more than 102,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and more than 64 countries. The staff works in partnership 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. Homecoming, reunions, networking receptions, and regional gatherings provide opportunities to meet fellow alumni and friends of the University. Alumni services include: auto and home insurance, term life insurance, Hofstra MBNA MasterCard, Hofstra-New York state custom license plates, online message board, Swim Center membership discounts, and complimentary subscriptions to the Hofstra Update alumni magazine, published three times annually, and AlumNet, a monthly e-newsletter. Auditing privileges and transcript services as well as access to the Axinn Library, Recreation Center and The Career Center are also available. New Web-based services for alumni include the alumni portal as well as the ability to update contact information, make a donation, find a classmate, and submit classnotesâ¬”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 Arizona; northern and southern California; central, southeast and west coast Florida; Georgia; New England/Boston area; North Carolina Triangle; Mid-Atlantic/Washington, DC area; New York City; and Suffolk County (NY). From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut; Illinois; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; and Westchester County (NY).
Across the country, HART (Hofstra Alumni Recruitment Team) volunteers help the Admissions Office recruit new students and more than 850 Hofstra CAN! (Career Assistance Network) volunteers help mentor students. Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) organize educational, social and networking activities for young alumni.
Alumni interest groups include: Allegro Con Brio, Black/Hispanic, Booster, Concerts, Estabrook, Gray Wig, Political Science, Pride Club, Radio, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rowing, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, School of Law, Zarb School of Business (which includes M.B.A./M.S. and E.M.B.A. subgroups), Veterans, and sixteen fraternity/sorority affiliates.
In addition to offering cultural, social and networking events, many of these alumni groups support annual or endowed scholarships for Hofstra students, and 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 by phone (516) 463-6636, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The five-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 nighttime television broadcasts.
The Hofstra Baseball Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, is currently 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 five-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.
The Bookstore, which is located in the Student Center, provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, 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. Visit www.hofstra.bkstore.com.
The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, assists students and alumni in career planning and investigation of appropriate professional opportunities. Graduate students are urged to establish a relationship with the Career Center early in their academic residence in order to take full advantage of services and to benefit from early identification of appropriate opportunities. Services include individual career advisement, employment interview programs and workshops on resume preparation, interview skills and other aspects of planning for life after Hofstra.
PRIDE CAREER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Pride-CMS) is an online job posting system that Hofstra students and alumni can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Hofstra Portal. Users have access to full- and part-time off-campus job and internship postings, various job fair details, and professional career opportunities for both graduating students and alumni at all experience levels. In addition, some graduate students in their final year of study may wish to explore the PrideRecruiting on-campus interview program. Participation in PrideRecruiting is limited to those who have completed a required orientation.
Education Career Services
Students and alumni seeking teaching and/or administrative positions in education may take advantage of the Professional Credential Registry to assist in their job searches. Qualified candidates are encouraged to participate in the School District 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.
FRANK G. ZARB GRADUATE BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES
Graduate Business Career Services, located in the south wing of The Career Center, is devoted to assisting M.B.A./M.S. and E.M.B.A. students and alumni in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, with career planning, development and management activities. The professional services available to all M.B.A./M.S. students begin with individual career assessments and career advising. New students are introduced to the Career Management Program, a required series of career workshops, seminars and programs designed to prepare graduates with lifelong career planning skills leading to related business career opportunities. Each semester a wide range of career-related programs are offered including the Executive Speaker Series, Industry Round Table Seminars, Corporate Connection Programs and corporate visits with New York area employers. Various C.E.O.s, executive managers, professional consultants, and distinguished alumni have shared corporate views, trends in business and career histories with our students at these programs. Additionally, students are able to network and build professional relationships with Zarb alumni who participate in many of these events. Students and alumni also have access to the Zarb M.B.A./M.S. Alumni Career Network that connects students with alumni for career informational interviews. All students receive the Zarb Graduate Business Career Services E-Newsletter regularly to stay current on activities and events.
Each fall and spring semester, graduating students are welcome to participate in the online corporate recruiting and interviewing program, where employers select candidates for posted full-time and internship opportunities. Hofstra sponsors Job/Internship Fairs each semester and students are also invited to attend various professional conferences, nationally sponsored job/internship fairs and corporate networking events promoted through the Zarb Graduate Business Career Services. Each year over 600 nationally-recognized corporate executives receive the Frank G. Zarb School of Business On-line M.B.A./M.S. Resume Book, which contains resumes from the graduating class. Annually, thousands of full-time job and internship opportunities are posted through the Pride-Career Management On-line System for all students and alumni. Students and alumni may visit www.hofstra.edu/career and click on Graduate Business Career Services to view the Calendar of Career Events, domestic and international job search web links, and a listing of all services.
An extensive collection of materials, available to students and alumni, includes employer directories, print and electronic job listings, informative guides to a wide variety of fields, job search guides and employer information files. Employer files include annual reports, position descriptions, recruiting brochures and electronic resources. In addition, several computers are available for student use to explore job postings and career reference materials via the Internet. The career services section of the Hofstra University home page, which can be accessed at www.hofstra.edu/career, constitutes an electronic extension of the Career Library making direct access available from home, any university computer laboratory or residence hall room to thousands of job postings, employer information and other career development materials. Students may access Career Library materials during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus one evening per week. For individual appointments or for additional information, call (516) 463-6060 or visit The Career Center.
Center for Gerontology
The Center is an administrative unit within the School of Education and Allied Human Services which serves as a resource for professionals in the field of gerontology and related disciplines, as well as senior members of the community and their families. In addition to conferences, workshops, seminars, and informational materials, the Center also provides consultations for community members. The Ruth F. Gold Endowment supports guest speakers on topics of interest to older persons, their families and professionals in the field. Through the Lazarus Endowment, funding is available for day programs in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Advisory Board coordinates activities in collaboration with the Graduate Gerontology Program in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation.
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 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 Residential Programs and Community Standards, Student & Community Development, the Health and Wellness Center, the Interfaith Center, Orientation and New Student Programs, Student Leadership and Activities, Recreation and Intramurals, Multicultural & International Student Programs, and 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 DeanofStudents@Hofstra.edu 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 the Student Government Association, clubs, fraternity or sorority organizations, general campus activities and volunteerism.
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, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, dinner 5:30 p.m. and or 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 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 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 9 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. to 8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 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 Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kate & Willy’s: located in Hofstra USA is open Sunday 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 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.
The Hofstra Deli: located on California Avenue next to Roosevelt Hall is open Monday to 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.
Cafe 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 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Starr Cafe: 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 Cafe: located in Hagedorn Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Axinn Library Cafe: located on the main floor of the Axinn Library, featuring Kobricks coffee, is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday 8 a.m. to
9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Health and Wellness Center
Confidential medical care is provided to Hofstra students at the Hofstra University Wellness Center and is not part of a student’s Hofstra academic record.
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. Students are also required by law to give a response to the information provided 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. If hospital care is necessary, transportation to a local hospital is provided by public safety. The Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer months, the Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 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.
The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a limited late night menu from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. In addition, there are theme nights and Student Activity programming to create a destination spot for all students.
Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. Hofstra University Athletics is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from Georgia 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.
In the last seven years Hofstra teams have captured 26 conference championships, made 32 postseason appearances and won 19 postseason games in NCAA, NIT and WNIT play. Pride teams in football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, softball and volleyball have 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.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The seven-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports Complex 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 and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride football, and men and women’s lacrosse programs. In 2007 the Hofstra field hockey team will begin play on a new turf field on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The recently renovated 1,200-seat Physical Fitness Center is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. The Pride men and women’s soccer programs play in the three-year old, 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the Swim Center. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, has recently received new Competition Turf and a new scoreboard in right-center field. The seven-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports Complex, features 1,000-seats, batting and pitching cages and a press box, and gives the Pride one of the top 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, serves as home to Pride. 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.
Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs is dedicated to enriching both international and multicultural student life at Hofstra. For international student life, the Office does this by playing a major role in the student collegiate experience by offering various academic, social, cultural programs for the international student community. There are more than 400 international students from more than 60 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, and the Office provides leadership with all immigration and international student related issues. All international students meet with Office staff several times a year to ensure compliance with all immigration related issues and concerns. 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.
From a multicultural student life perspective, the Office is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of multicultural awareness and diversity education programming for entire student community at Hofstra. The Office works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra remains a diverse campus that embraces its multicultural The Office is also responsible for coordinating various cultural-themed heritage months for the University, and the staff advises over twenty student cultural clubs and organizations. For further information please contact Ryan M. Greene, director, Office of International and Multicultural Programs, Student Center, Room 240, (516) 463-6796, Fax: (516) 463-5328, or E-mail: International@Hofstra.edu, or visit our Web site at www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/OIS.
Students interested in Study Abroad programs, see Program Coordinator.
School of Law
Study abroad opportunities also exist for students at the Hofstra Law School. The Law School holds a summer law program at the University of Nice in Nice, France and at Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento, Italy. In addition, a winter intercession law program is offered at the University of the Netherlands Antilles in Curacao. Special rules govern these programs for law students. The Law School’s study abroad programs are open to law students and law graduates. Graduate students in other disciplines may also be eligible. Interested students should inquire at the Law School through the Dean’s Office, 2nd floor, Law School.
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 passenger window and 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 Mack Information Center, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. |5 p.m.
Program for the Higher Education of the Disabled (PHED)
This program serves the community of individuals with disabilities on the Hofstra campus by providing appropriate support services to eligible students. Students with physical and/or psychological disabilities needing assistance with such areas as registration assistance, reader/writer/attendant care referrals, interpreters, counseling, equipment loan, test administration, books on tape, or liaison with sponsoring agencies should contact the coordinator of PHED in the Center for University Advisement Office, 101 Memorial Hall.
Radio Station (WRHU-FM)
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 31 distinct 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 a.m. to 9 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 new 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. Visit www.hofstra.edu/campusl/wrhu/index_wrhu.cfm.
Recreation and Intramural Program
These Programs provide 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. These programs organize competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid I.D. card 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.
The Hofstra Recreation Center (Rec Center) includes a multipurpose gymnasium, an indoor running track, a complete Universal and free-weight exercise room, an aerobics room, fully-equipped locker rooms, and a lounge area with billiards and ping-pong tables. Daily activities include aerobics, karate, personal training and cardio-step classes. Programs and special events, ranging from volleyball to Frisbee, are designed for all members of the Hofstra community. The Rec Center is open Monday through Friday,
6:30 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. For additional information please call (516) 463-6958 or visit our Web site at www.hofstra.edu/CampusL/Intramurals.
Residential Programs and Community Standards
The Residential Programs and Community Standards Office at Hofstra University offers housing to meet the needs of our graduate student population. The first option, Alliance Hall, is a high rise residence hall located directly north of the Student Center. This building accommodates approximately 120 graduate/law students in single and double rooms with common area bathrooms at the end of each hallway.
Our first housing option for graduate students is Twin Oaks apartments. This University-owned apartment complex is located less than one-half mile west of the campus. Each building has three floors with approximately 15 apartments per floor. Studio, one, and two bedroom apartments are available. Apartments accommodate two to five students, depending on the size and configuration of the specific apartment. All apartments are carpeted and have complete kitchens (with refrigerator, range, and oven). Laundry rooms are conveniently located on each floor and each building has a lobby area with vending machines and a television.
Another option is the New Complex, our newest residence hall. It is located across the parking lot from the Student Center and accommodates approximately 100 graduate/law students. Rooms are arranged in a suite style comprised of either two super single rooms, a bathroom, and a lounge area; or two double rooms, a bathroom, and a lounge area.
Both Twin Oaks and the New Complex have similar common area amenities. Both have laundry, study, and kitchen facilities in a common area within the building. Each room is typically supplied with a bed, dresser, wardrobe or closet, desk, chair, and wastebasket for each individual student. Each student has individual access to the Internet, including World Wide Web and e-mail and each student has individual voice-mail service within their room as well. Cable television service is also provided in each room.
The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. The Residential Programs and Community Standards employs over 175 staff to assist the students in our residential communities. A Resident Assistant is assigned to each floor within every residence hall building. The RA is a full-time student who has been selected for his or her outstanding leadership qualities. Resident Assistants are trained to help students resolve any emergencies or concerns that may arise, to serve as a campus resource and to initiate activities and programs on the floor. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas including academic, social, educational, recreational, etc. In addition to the Resident Assistants, each residence hall is managed by a graduate Resident Director who supervises the RA staff of that building. Finally, each residential area is managed and supervised by an Assistant Director of Residential Life, a full-time, master’s level professional who is available to all residents within the area for any questions or issues that may arise.
For further information regarding Hofstra Housing, visit www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/ResLife/reslife_rmsel.html or contact Residential Programs and Community Standards directly at (516) 463-6930 or via e-mail at ResidentialLife@Hofstra.edu.
The 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 Leadership and Activities, Office of Residential Programs and Community Standards, Office of International and Multicultural Programs, Commuting Student Affairs, Hofstra Cultural Center, Residential Computing, HofstraCard Services, Office of Event Management, Office of Audio Visual Services, Conference Services, Scheduling, and the Interfaith Center.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological, vocational and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and the fullest educational development of each individual. Individual and group counseling is available to students who are having difficulty with emotions, behavior, academic, career or adjustment goals. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.
Any full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or law school student currently enrolled at Hofstra University may use our services. Personal, career, and educational counseling are available to all students free of charge for the first three sessions. A fee of $30 is charged for each counseling visit beyond the third session. Career counseling, workshops, and psychoeducational groups are provided free of charge.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, which is on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike, at the Oak Street entrance.
During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for abbreviated hours on Saturday. To obtain further information or to arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by telephone at (516) 463-6791.
The Hofstra Swim Center, located on the North Campus adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the New York Jets training complex and executive offices, contains an indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool and a one and three meter diving area. Early-morning and late-night hours make it easy for everyone to dive in!
The University Club, located in David S. Mack Hall, 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.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
The HCC is an internationally renowned organization which includes a Conference and Symposia Program, a Music Program and the publications of the proceedings of the Hofstra Cultural Center conferences. The activities of the Hofstra Cultural Center 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 has sponsored more than 130 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 H.W. 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 John Steinbeck, the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg, Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Jean Cocteau, Margaret
Thatcher, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Forthcoming conferences will include Defining Culture Through Dress, The Politics of Religion-Making, James Bond: The World of 007, Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Humor in Romance Language Literatures, Muhammad Ali and the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.
The Music Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center includes the Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series and special musical events in conjunction with the conferences and symposia.
Hofstra Entertainment, an on-campus producing company, offers a series of performances throughout the year, often designed to augment conferences and symposia organized under the auspices of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Productions include, but are not limited to, musicals, plays, one-person shows as well as concerts and original works. Casts may include students, faculty, members of the administration, alumni as well as performers from the local community and professional guest artists.
Hofstra University Museum
Hofstra University Museum is a dynamic fine arts center that includes three dedicated indoor exhibition galleries and spaces as well as an outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. The American Association of Museums has honored the Hofstra University Museum with accreditation for its high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field; an honor received by only ten percent of the nation’s museums. The Hofstra University Museum collection is one of the most valuable university collections in the New York area, and it contains over 4,600 objects including major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The Hofstra University Museum maintains and exhibits approximately 75 outdoor sculpture works by renowned artists such as Paul Manship, Henry Moore and Seymour Lipton, at various locations throughout the 240 acre campus. Walking tour maps can be found in the Emily Lowe Gallery. The Museum showcases about 12 changing exhibitions annually and provides educational programs, lectures, performances, symposia, and other public outreach. When possible, the Museum coordinates exhibitions in educational support of the Conference and Symposia Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center.
The Hofstra University Museum’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas include the Emily Lowe Gallery (Emily Lowe Hall); the David Filderman Gallery (9th Floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library) and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall (10th Floor Axinn Library).
Information about exhibitions, programs and the collection can be found on www.hofstra.edu/museum.
Emily Lowe Gallery (Lowe Hall)
This open gallery space is the Hofstra University Museum’s primary site for a variety of fine visual art exhibitions that deal with contemporary and art historical themes as well as issues of topical importance. Emily Lowe Gallery is also home to the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive collections of approximately 4,600 works of art and artifact. Each year, major changing exhibitions serve the educational needs of the University’s students, faculty and staff. A number of educational and public programs that enhance learning experiences and provide opportunities for personal engagement are offered to all members of the University and the public.
Hours: During exhibitions the Gallery is open on Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses. Summer Hours may vary call 516-463-5672 for information. The main offices of the Hofstra University Museum are housed in Emily Lowe Gallery and Adams Playhouse; Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about exhibitions, programs and the collection can be found on www.hofstra.edu/museum.
David Filderman Gallery (Axinn Library, Ninth Floor)
This gallery space features exhibitions of artistic, social, historical, and topical relevance in a variety of subjects that often relate to University conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions may contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions and individuals, and from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection. Gallery hours coincide with Library Open Hours. Please check listings for seasonal changes in Library hours.
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Located on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library, the Museum’s spaces are reserved for exhibitions of works from the permanent collection, contemporary artists, and focused themed installations. Gallery Hours coincide with Library Open Hours. Please check listings for seasonal changes in Library hours.
Music Listening Room
A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in Monroe Hall, Room 14, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All musically-qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Band, University 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.