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Office of Certification and Educational Support Services
(School of Education, Health and 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: dance, 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 from 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, school-based 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), 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 (2006-2007) of 96% on these examinations. The total number of program completers for the 2006-2007 academic year was 596.
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 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.
The Writing Center is administered by the Department of Writing Studies and Composition. The Center, located in 102 Mason Hall, serves all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to develop their writing skills. The Center’s writing faculty and writing fellows come from many academic disciplines and provide assistance with 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. Rather than proofreading papers, the Center’s staff help students learn to identify errors and revise and edit their own work with the goal of producing not only better writing but also better writers. For further information, you may contact the Writing Center at (516) 463-4908 or to schedule an appointment with a tutor, log-in to www.rich37.com/hofstra.
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, the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository 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 (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 a variety of research 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, 35,700 full-text journals, and 30,000 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 (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, Health and 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, 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 covers pre-kindergarten through grade 12 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 Special Collections department located on the lower level within Axinn Library, 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 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, family therapy with chronically ill family members, bereavement and many others. Groups are also available for men, women, adolescents, singles, divorce, remarriage, 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 (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 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.
The Clinic is 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
The Center, An administrative unit within the areas of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, the Center 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 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. 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.
Student Services and Facilities
The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 109,000 alumni who are spread throughout all 50 states and in more than 100 other nations. It is located in Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, next to James M. Shuart Stadium. The staff works closely with 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. 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 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.
Alumni may use select campus facilities once they have obtained an Alumni Card with a gift of $50 or more ($25 or more for Graduates Of the Last Decade-GOLD). Some of the benefits of an Alumni Card include a modest discount to the campus bookstore, the opportunity to register for AlumNet-the electronic alumni newsletter, an annual calendar of University-sponsored events as well as limited access to Axinn Library and other campus facilities. For more information on the Alumni Card contact the Alumni Affairs Office.
Hofstra University alumni stay connected with one another by volunteering to serve as committee members for their reunions, by visiting the Hofstra Web site where they link to University events and news as well as the alumni section. Alumni can update their contact information online, as well as make a gift to the University, request a transcript and review job listings. Be sure to view the Alumnus of the Month section of the Web site to see a detailed Q&A with a fantastic alumnus each month.
The Alumni Organization has unique opportunities to remain involved with former classmates, current students, and new friends.
Be sure to visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office for Alumni Affairs at (516) 463-6636.
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.
Located in the Student Center, the Hofstra Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, school supplies, dorm items, magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of text books and trade material for the School of Law. For current store hours, visit our Web site at www.hofstra.bncollege.com or call 516-463-6654. Post Office hours are normally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 516-463-6313 for current post office hours.
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 stay connected by joining the Zarb Graduate Business Center Services portal group to stay informed on current 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 System for all students and alumni. Students and alumni may visit www.hofstra.edu/zarbcareers 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, Health and 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.
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, Health and Human Services, and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The CCI is accredited by the National Association for the Education of 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 and Community Development, the Interfaith Center, Orientation and New Student Programs, Student Leadership and Activities, Recreation and Intramurals, Multicultural and International Student Programs, and Commuting Student Affairs. 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 opportunities for community service. The Dean of Students Office also serves as a liaison for students to other areas of the University. Any questions, problems or suggestions regarding any facet of student life may be discussed with the dean or one of the associate deans. Contact the Dean of Students Office at (516) 463-6913 or at DeanofStudents@hofstra.edu.
Available to the Hofstra community on the North Campus are the following locations:
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.
Java Connect: featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee, located in the Netherlands is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kate & Willy’s: located in Hofstra USA is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with table service, late night menu from
11 p.m.- 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Brunch, noon to 4 p.m.
Maui Tacos: located in the Atrium of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.
Mediterranean Market: located in the Atrium of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center offers kosher food and is open Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Netherlands Cafe: located on Oak Street is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday,
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Netherlands Express: a convenience store located in the Netherlands: Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight.
Pizza Exchange: located in the atrium of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is open Monday through Friday,
11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.
Pura Vida Coffee: located in the atrium of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to
9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Rathskellar: located in the lower level of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to
Student Center Café: located in the Sondra and David S. Mack 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.
Subway: located in the Netherlands Cafe open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
University Club: recently renovated, the club is located in David S. Mack Hall near the entrance to the North Campus and is open Monday through Friday. Call (516) 463-6648 for information and reservations.
Available to the Hofstra community on the South Campus are the following locations:
Axinn Library Café: located on the main floor of the Axinn Library is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
Law School Kiosk: located on the main floor of the Law School, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Starr Café: located on the main level in C.V. Starr Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
Health and Wellness Center
At the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center, located on the North Campus in Republic Hall, confidential medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. During the academic year, the Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., with shortened hours during January and Summer sessions. Health care providers are available for appointments during these times. Women’s health, allergy clinic and immunization services are also available.
An appointment may be obtained for any of these services by calling (516) 463-6745. Medical information is not part of the student’s academic record. All Hofstra students are required to have a student medical record form on file at the Health and Wellness Center. New York State law requires that each student provide, to the University, documentation of having two measles, one mumps and one rubella vaccine as well as documentation concerning knowledge of the availability of the meningitis vaccine.
The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a limited late night menu from 5 to 11 p.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.
The Interfaith Center, located in the Student Center, is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University who 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, retreats, international trips are only a few of the very diverse offerings of the Center.
Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs
Diversity at Hofstra: Our Mission
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs works closely with several other campus departments to ensure that diversity remains a top priority in all our student life programs at Hofstra. Students looking to explore multicultural and international issues during their time at Hofstra, should consider making this office one of your “homes away from home” â¬” as all Student Affairs offices are here to serve students needs. More than 500 cultural programs and events take place on campus each year, students should take advantage of all the opportunities Hofstra has to offer, and be sure to get involved. Attending college is as much about exploring your own culture as it is about exploring cultures. Please stop by our office in the Mack Student Center, Room 242.
International Student Life
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs is dedicated to enriching both international student life at Hofstra and 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 300 international students from more than 70 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.
Multicultural Student Life
This office is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the student community at Hofstra. This office works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra University remains a diverse campus that embraces its multicultural identity. This also includes providing support to historically under-represented students and groups on campus, including students of color, the LGBTQ community, women, religious minority groups, and other students that may be targets of oppression in the educational community. We are also responsible for coordinating many cultural-themed heritage months for the University including Hispanic Heritage Month, Diversity of Lifestyles Month, Black History Month, Women’s Herstory Month, and Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
For further information please contact Ryan M. Greene, Director, Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs, Mack Student Center, Room 242, (516) 463-6796, Fax: (516) 463-5328, or E-mail: International@Hofstra.edu, or visit our Web site at www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/OIS. In addition, we are available on Facebook, and our Keyword Search is “Hofstra Multicultural-International.”
Students interested in Study Abroad programs, see Program Coordinator.
School of Education, Health and Human Services
The School of Education, Health and Human Services offers study abroad programs in Sorrento, Italy during Summer Session I and II. These programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and explore issues of conflict resolution (counseling students) as well as a variety of experiences to enhance the design of instructional strategies in art and architecture, geometry, and literacy. Interested students should consult with their program advisers to ensure applicability of credit. For further information, contact the Office of Professional Development, 119 Hagedorn Hall, (516) 463-5750.
School of Law
The Law School offers study abroad opportunities including summer programs in Australia, Germany and Italy as well as a winter program in Curacao. All of these programs emphasize international and comparative law. In addition, Hofstra Law School students can take advantage of exchange programs with the University of Ghent in Belgium, University of Erasmus in The Netherlands, University of Helsinki in Finland and University of Warsaw in Poland. The Law School’s study abroad programs are open to all law students. Contact the Law School’s Executive Director of International Law Programs for more information.
Zarb School Of Business
Hofstra University in cooperation with Erasmus University offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5698 or MSQF@hofstra.edu.
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. to 5 p.m.
Radio Station (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.
Recreation and Intramural Programs
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 free-weight exercise room, an aerobics room, fully equipped locker rooms, and a lounge area. Daily activities include aerobics, Aikido, 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 Thursday 6 a.m. to midnight, Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For additional information please call (516) 463-6958 or visit our Web site at hofstra.edu/recreation.
Residential Programs and Community Standards
The Department of Residential Programs introduced its newest residence, the Graduate Residence Hall to graduate and law students during the fall 2008 semester. The Graduate Residence Hall offers an apartment/suite style of living, meeting the needs of today’s graduate students. This new five-story residential facility is located on the North Campus of Hofstra University, between Constitution and Alliance Halls. The Graduate Residence Hall is comprised of 58 furnished residential suites housing over 200 graduate and law students. Each suite has multiple bedrooms, with shared common areas, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The Graduate Residence Hall houses both single and double occupied bedrooms within three basic suite types: four bedroom suites, three bedroom suites, and two bedroom suites.
The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. The Residential Programs Office
employs over 175 staff to assist the students in its residential communities. A Resident Assistant (RA) 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 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/index.html or contact Residential Programs and Community Standards directly at (516) 463-6930 or via e-mail at ResidentialLife@Hofstra.edu.
Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD)
Services for Students with Disabilities ensures that Hofstra University is an accessible environment where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, opportunities and activities. Students who register with SSD may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to University programs, policy, and practice that “level the playing field” for students with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations include extended time on in class exams, testing in a smaller proctored environment, and supplemental note-taking services. Accommodations are based on the students individual disability related needs and careful review of comprehensive disability documentation. The student’s program requirements are also taken into consideration because not all accommodations are appropriate for all programs or courses. Reasonable accommodations are free of charge to all eligible students who complete the SSD registration process.
For more information about applying for reasonable accommodations through SSD, call (516) 463-7075 or e-mail SSD@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 these 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 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, and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.
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.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
The HCC is an internationally renowned organization which includes a Conference and Symposia Program, Music and Theater Programs 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, George Gershwin and James Bond. 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 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 production 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 (Ninth 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.