All facilities are closed to observe Memorial Day (May 27) and Independence Day (July 4).
Hofstra recognizes the role of academic advising as a critical component of an undergraduate education. Students have the ultimate responsibility of satisfying the entire sequence of courses required for their degrees, but the process is enhanced by careful and informed discussions with the appropriate professionals who work in partnership with the students.
Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for University Advisement supports Hofstra undergraduate students in the pursuit of their educational goals by assisting them in making informed academic decisions. The Center for University Advisement provides general academic advisement to current and prospective undergraduate students, both full- and part-time, from admission through graduation. All undergraduate students are assigned a dean in University Advisement to serve as their general academic adviser throughout their time at Hofstra. In addition, when students declare a major, they will also work closely with a faculty adviser in their academic department for all concerns related to the major.
Hofstra students who are continuing their studies during the summer may speak with their advisement dean in Memorial Hall, Room 101 or the Student Center, Room 107. Advisement deans will address non-major specific academic questions or concerns students may have about academic program planning, degree progress, academic policies, procedures and deadlines. For major-specific questions in these areas, students should meet with their faculty adviser in their major department.
Visiting students may meet with an advisement dean to discuss any question or concerns about their course selection for the Hofstra summer session. Students are responsible for consulting with their college or university for approval of transfer credits to meet home school degree requirements.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Center for University Advisement is open Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer, beginning May 17, hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deans in University Advisement are available during the summer on an appointment-only basis. Students with quick five-minute questions can come during drop-in hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 9 a.m. and Monday to Thursday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For further information or to set up an appointment students can call University Advisement at 516-463-6770/516-463-7222 or e-mail Advisement@hofstra.edu.
Continuing Education students, once admitted to one of the certificate programs in accounting, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, labor studies, marketing, information technology, or the post-baccalaureate premedical program, should go the academic department administering of their certificate program for advisement questions or concerns.
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 Hofstra Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. The Health Sciences Library is located in the Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University. 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 1.2 million print volumes and extensive online resources and non-print media.
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library: The main 11-story library building located at the south end of the Unispan across Hempstead Turnpike, houses the circulating book collection (floors 3-8), the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library on the main floor, the Periodicals Reading Room on the ground level, and Special Collections and Archives, also on the ground level. There are small group study rooms on floors 4-8 which can be reserved at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Carrels for private study are available in the Reference Reading room on the main floor, group study areas are available on the main floor and ground level. Two student lounges and areas for group study are available on the second floor and on the ground level, and the ground level lounge includes an open-access reading collection and an art gallery for student work. The main floor contains a café, and there is a computer lab and a 24-hour study area across the east lobby on the main floor. The library contains approximately 1 million volumes. Access to online information databases is available throughout the library via a wireless network and wired workstations, and more than 150 databases and 53,000 journals are available online. The Axinn Library houses these additional collections:
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: Located within the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library is a comprehensive reference collection of more than 40,000 volumes in a quiet, convenient setting with individual lighted carrels. Additional electronic resources are available through remote access at any time, from any location. In addition to full-service stationary computers, the Yuker Reference Library is fully Wi-Fi, and provides electrical plug-ins for laptops, comfortable seating and study tables. Services include in-person telephone and electronic reference services (including instruction on the use of specific databases), interlibrary loan services and document delivery. Reference and collection development faculty also provide information literacy instruction through a variety of assignment-based classes and credit-bearing courses.
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.
Special Collections: Located on the lower level of Axinn Library is three separate divisions with their own print and manuscript collections. All these materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the library and have separate finding aids and shelf lists:
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.
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 Dada and Surrealist Collection as well as the Avant-Garde Art, Poetry and Literature Collection, examples of rare books from different centuries and a variety or private presses.
University Archives: Maintains the historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University, including materials documenting various events on campus, official publications, newsletters and bulletins, audio and video tapes, photographs, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community.
The Hofstra Law Library: The Hofstra Law Library contains more than 592,000 volumes and provides online access to a variety of research databases via a wireless network.
The Hofstra Electronic Library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 150 databases, 53,000 full-text journals, and 70,000 electronic books via the Internet. Among the online databases available are: Academic Search Premier, ARTstor, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Congressional Universe: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection and U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Education Full Text, Factiva, Film Literature Index, GeoRef, Grove Music Online, JSTOR, LexisNexis Academic, Naxos Music Library, New York Times Historical, PsycINFO, Women and Social Movements in the United States, WorldCat, and many others. All electronic resources can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page.
The Health Sciences Library: Located on the second floor of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, this library provides access to more than 35,000 current online journals, more than 1,100 online books, 33 databases specific to the health sciences, and a curriculum focused print book collection. The library is open 24/7 for use by medical school students, faculty, and staff. The space includes study carrels, individual study rooms, computer workstations and areas for collaborative learning.
The Curriculum Materials Center, located on the lower level of Hagedorn Hall, is geared toward the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education. 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 in Memorial Hall provides faculty and students with video content supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 10,000 non-print items (mainly VHS’ and DVDs) can be searched through LEXICAT. An additional 10,000 titles are available online in steaming format; these are also included in 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.
Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center provides a multifaceted program of social services which consists of two independent, but complementary components:
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute serves children from eight weeks to five years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education 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 general community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While the program is predominately full time, there are a few part-time slots available for Hofstra students, staff and faculty. For an application or additional information, call 516-463-5194.
The Clinical Services Division is composed of four specialized clinics and institutes:
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, 516-463-5234
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic, 516-463-5804
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, 516-463-5656
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic,516-463-5660
Student Counseling Services, 516-463-6791/6793
For more information about Clinic services, call 516-463-6535.
Hofstra currently has two open-access labs, Calkins Lab and Hammer Lab, where Macs and PCs are available. These labs provide access to more than 70 software applications, laser printers and scanners. Technical help and hardware repair services are available in the Computer Repair Center, located within Hammer lab; for detailed information visit hofstra.edu/scs. The Hammer Lab is located across from the main entrance to the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. Software tutoring and collaborative workspace is available in Calkins Learning Lab, located in Calkins Hall 106; visit hofstra.edu/learningsupport for details and hours. Students can drop by or make an appointment to learn a specialized piece of software. In addition, more than 22 specialized computer labs are available in various academic departments.
Wireless access is available throughout campus, in residential and academic buildings. “HU PREFERRED” is the recommended network for students and other members of the Hofstra community; it is secured and requires you to login with your University credentials, just as the portal at My.Hofstra.edu does. Hofstra’s PridePrint service provides convenient printing access around campus. Currently there are 42 PridePrint release stations in 23 buildings on campus; find out how you can use this service at hofstra.edu/prideprint. Student Computing Services can help you troubleshoot if you have difficulty connecting to any of our resources.
The My.Hofstra.edu portal provides access to Hofstra email, saved files, the Hofstra Online Information System, Blackboard, and a wealth of other information. Hofstra’s email accounts for students stay with them when they graduate. Other IT services are also provided for alumni – see hofstra.edu/scs for details.
For further information please visit Student Computing at hofstra.edu/SCS or call 516-463-7777. For help with learning software, for class or career purposes, please visit Learning Support at hofstra.edu/learningsupport or call 516-463-2500.
Summer Session Hours for Open Access Labs and Repair Center*
Hammer Lab: Open 24 hours a day except for major holidays**
Calkins Lab: Closed
Computer Repair Center: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Hours subject to change; please refer to hofstra.edu/SCS for up-to-date hours.
**Hammer lab will be closed the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides personal, psychological, 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, or adjustment goals. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, and develop active solutions within a short-term treatment approach. Services are provided by a professional staff in a relaxed and confidential environment. Counseling is available to all students free of charge for a limited number of sessions. General information may be obtained by calling 516-463-6791 or by visiting the Saltzman Community Services Center located on the South Campus. During the summer, the office of Student Counseling Services is available to students, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Emergency screening and counseling during hours that Student Counseling Services is not open can be initiated by contacting Public Safety at 516-463-6606.
Students should come visit The Career Center at their earliest opportunity, and make the most of career planning during their time at Hofstra! Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff provides assistance with career goals, career exploration, skills assessments and decision making. It is our goal to support students during their transition to internships, summer jobs, graduate school planning and/or full-time employment. Through our website, on-campus interview programs, job fairs, and job and internship posting services, we coordinate more than 400 employer visits to campus each year and post thousands of job and internship opportunities. The Career Center offers a variety of programs and special events covering a wide range of industries and topics, including major and career exploration, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and professional etiquette.
The Career Center can help students:
- Choose the right major.
- Select or refine career objectives and establish goals.
- Develop resumes, cover letters and thank-you letters.
- Find and apply for internships and part-and full-time employment.
- Practice interviewing skills.
Career Counseling Appointments: Career counseling appointments can be made by contacting The Career Center at (516) 463-6060 or by visiting The Career Center. Hours are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., plus extended hours during the fall and spring semesters. Daily drop-in/quick question hours are also available.
Career Counseling Services: Self-assessments are one of the first steps in career planning and are meant to assess your interests, skills, accomplishments, and work values. The Career Center at Hofstra University, administers several assessments by appointment in our office. The Career Center encourages all students to contact The Career Center to make an appointment for an appropriate assessment, whether you are deciding on a major, deciding what to do after college, or undergoing a career change. Call us at 516-463-6060.
Job and Internship Services: Thousands of job and internship notices from regional, national, and international employers are made available via the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal. These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive internet resources listed on The Career Center home page, ultimately making tens of thousands of current opportunities available on a daily basis.
On-Campus Recruitment: Each year The Career Center hosts hundreds of employer visits for the purpose of interviewing students for internships or full time jobs, through various on-campus interview programs, education recruitment, networking events or career fairs.
Special Programming, Job Fairs, Webshops: The Career Center offers various workshops, events and job fairs covering a wide range of industries. Programs and events cover topics such as, major and career exploration, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and professional etiquette. Additionally, via The Career Center homepage www.hofstra.edu/career students can register for The Career Center class on Blackboard, located on the Hofstra Portal, allowing them to watch a large variety of career preparation webshops online.
Credentials File Services: Any student or alumnus may open an online credentials file to request, store, and mail letters of recommendation. This service is best utilized by undergraduates and alumni seeking admission to graduate and/or professional schools, candidates seeking teaching positions, and doctoral degree candidates/recipients seeking professional positions. This service is available via The Pride Career Management System.
Office of Student Employment
Students who are interested in working on campus while attending summer classes can take advantage of the large number of part- and full-time jobs that are available throughout the University. Jobs are posted on the University’s website. Students who are graduating and are not enrolled in a Hofstra graduate program for 2012-2013 are ineligible for student employment after graduation. The Office of Student Employment, located in the Human Resources Center, across from the Student Center near the main entrance to North Campus, is available to assist you on a walk-in basis during regular business hours. For further information call 516-463-6782.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
In the summer, as well as during the rest of the year, the hub of student activities is the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. Located on the North Campus, the Mack Student Center is the main communication center for all students. To find out what’s happening on campus, stop by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, located in Room 260.
Students are welcome to stop by the Dean of Students Office located on the second floor with any questions or concerns. The Student Center is a great place to meet people and become involved in campus life. Below are a few of the services available within the Student Center:
Bookstore: Located in the Student Center Atrium, the Bookstore carries a complete line of academic supplies and books, as well as clothing, toiletries, greeting cards, magazines and candy. The Bookstore is open daily during all summer sessions, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are extended hours for the first week of each summer session.
Hair Salon: Hofstra’s HX Salon, located on the second floor of the Mack Student Center, is a reasonably priced, unisex salon. Manicures are also available at HX Salon. The phone number is 516-463-7647.
Post Office: Located on the lower level of the Mack Student Center is the Hofstra University Post Office where students can purchase stamps or send packages. The summer hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also located within the Student Center are the Office for Student Leadership and Activities, student organization offices, the Chaplains, Residential Programs, the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, and Event Management.
David S. Mack Fitness Center
The Hofstra Fitness Center is open throughout the year, Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m to 8:50 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. The Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment, a spin studio, aerobics studio, yoga studio, six basketball hoops, an indoor track, lounge, and computer area. We also offer group exercise classes, including Cycle, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Boot Camp. Everyone must present a valid HofstraCard to use the facility. For more information, call 516-463-4037 or visit our website.
David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center
The David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center is located at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. It is the headquarters for the Department of Public Safety which works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure the well being of the Hofstra community. Several of the services provided by the Department of Public Safety are listed below. For assistance or information, call 516-463-6606. In an emergency, call 516-463-6789.
Transportation: The Hofstra University shuttle bus provides transportation throughout the campus to members of the Hofstra community. There are also scheduled stops at the Hempstead and Mineola Long Island Rail Road stations as well as at local shopping and entertainment centers, including Stop and Shop supermarket, Roosevelt Field mall, Westbury Gallery, Target, Roosevelt Raceway movie theater and Fairway market. For schedules and information, visit hofstra.edu/shuttle. Campus shuttle schedules are subject to change when there are changes in the train schedule or for any unforeseeable circumstances.
Lost and Found: Located in the Hofstra Information Center and open 24 hours a day. Items can be claimed by producing proper identification.
Student Escort: Available from dusk to dawn to walk any member of the Hofstra community to his or her car or residence hall.
Emergency Telephones: There are 48 emergency telephones located throughout the campus.
Campus Alert Notification Network: A comprehensive notification structure to alert the campus community in the event of an emergency. Sign up online at My.Hofstra.edu by providing your personal telephone contact information. CANN includes the following methods of communication:
- Public address system
- Voice or text message
- Campus alert page of the Hofstra website
- Email sent to your Hofstra email account
- HOFCAST network
- The Hofstra television service and Hofstra radio station (WRHU-88.7 FM)
- Campus alert hotline: 516-463-1234
Hofstra University has the following dining facilities open during the summer. They are:
Café Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes: Located on the south campus offers a wide range of food concepts, such as a made-to-order grill station, a chopped salad area, house-made pizza, and a wonderful assortment of grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, wraps and fresh fruit. Red Mango, located within the Bistro, offers probiotic frozen yogurt and smoothies.
Student Center Café: Centrally located; offers fresh seafood; omelets; crépes; vegan, vegetarian and organic cuisine; authentic Chinese food; wraps and sandwiches made to order; and Charcoals Grill with southwestern steak sandwiches, grilled hamburgers and chicken and many other seasonal specialties. It also includes a large salad bar with a wonderful variety of local fruits and vegetables and house-made dressings. In addition the Café offers a vast grab-and-go selection of salads and sandwiches.
Au Bon Pain: Located at the former Hofstra Deli site, featuring all of the Au Bon Pain signature sandwiches and salads, delicious soups, coffee and freshly brewed teas, fresh danish and bakery specialties, a large assortment of grab-and-go items and seasonal features.
University Club: Open daily for lunch. Features a seasonal menu with fresh made-to-order entreés of fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, grilled selections and daily specials. A full-service white tablecloth dining experience.
Health and Wellness Center
Located on the North Campus on the first floor of Republic Hall. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday. The Health and Wellness Center is staffed by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners. Appointments can be made by calling 516-463-6745. A current HofstraCard must be presented at the time of medical care. All medical care is confidential.
Prescriptions, consultation fees, laboratory fees and X-ray charges are the responsibility of the patient.
Additional information can be found here .
All students are required to have a HofstraCard. This card is necessary in order to withdraw books from the libraries, gain access to the Fitness Center, Swim Center, residence halls, Computer Center and other facilities of the University. The card also serves as a dining card for those individuals who are dining plan holders. Dining points can be used only in the dining facilities on campus. You may also add Dutch Debits to your card which can be used at the bookstore, copiers, drink and snack vending machines, laundry rooms, computer repair center and special events except in the dining facilities. New cards are issued at the Office of HofstraCard Services, 104 Student Center, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, at which time a picture is taken. A valid picture ID (drivers license or U.S. passport) required for proof of date of birth. Cards become inactive upon completion of affiliation with the University. There is a replacement fee of $10 for the first lost, stolen, or damaged card if the damage is not a result of normal wear and tear. For the second lost or stolen card, thee fee is $25. For additional replacement cards, the fee is $50. For further information, call 516-463-6942 or visit us online.
If you are visiting the Hofstra Admission Center, you may obtain a temporary permit from the center. In all other instances, permits are issued by the Department of Public Safety at the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the summer. During the fall and spring semesters, parking permits are issued Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must have your HofstraCard and the car must be parked in the Public Safety lot in order to obtain your permit. There is no fee for this service.