Athletics and Recreation: Hofstra offers an extensive intercollegiate and intramural sports program as well as recreational facilities in the Physical Fitness Center. An Olympic-sized swimming pool is available for student use. The 93,000-square foot Hofstra Arena hosts basketball, volleyball, wrestling, concerts and other events.
Conferences: The Hofstra Cultural Center organizes and sponsors conferences and symposia on a variety of subjects. Beginning in 1982, the Presidential Conference Series has thus far examined the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
Films: The Student Center Theater screens many feature films during the academic year. Other film events are presented by various departments as well.
Fine and Performing Arts: Each year a formal program of plays, operas, operettas and concerts is held, reaching a climax each spring with the nationally known Shakespeare Festival. Law students with musical interests are welcome to audition for the University’s Concert Band, Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Mixed Chorus, Opera Theater, and the Music Repertory Company Jazz Ensemble.
The Hofstra Museum is fully accredited and coordinates approximately 12 exhibitions annually. Calkins Hall has a student art gallery. Other exhibition areas include the David Filderman Gallery and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, both located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library.
Language Laboratory: This laboratory has every modern facility to help a student practice or brush up on a foreign language.
Library: The Hofstra University Libraries are comprised of a total collection of 1.6 million volumes and extensive online and other non-print resources. The four libraries are the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, which houses the circulating and journals collections; the West Campus Library, which includes the Long Island Studies Institute/Rare Books & Manuscripts; the University Archives and Technical Services, the Curriculum Materials Center and Media Services audiovisual facilities located in Monroe Hall; and the Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library. The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library and the John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository are also located in the Axinn Library. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, Hofstra’s online public catalog. In addition to LEXICAT, a broad array of electronic information databases is available via the Web and through a Local Area Network. A valid HofstraCard serves as the student’s library card.
Student Center and Activities: The Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is the social center of campus, housing a bookstore and a Rathskeller, as well as meeting rooms, a theater and a Multipurpose Room for special events.
University Club: Law students are eligible for membership, currently $25 per year. The club has a restaurant for lunch and dinner, bar and lounge, and sponsors special events from time to time.
Wellness Center: The Hofstra University Wellness Center is located on the north side of campus in Republic Hall. During the academic year the Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses staff the Hofstra Wellness Center. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (516) 463-6745. Walk-in care, as well as some specialty care, is also available. A current HofstraCard must be presented at each visit. All medical care is confidential, and information is released only at the written request of the student.
Counseling Services: Personal, career and educational counseling services are available to all students at the Saltzman Center. Individual and group counseling, evaluations for academic difficulties and career interest testing are among the services provided. Counseling services are confidential and administered by a staff of psychologists and psychology interns. During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Counseling appointments may be scheduled by calling (516) 463-6791. In the event of an emergency, when the office is closed, on-call counselors may be reached a round the clock by calling Public Safety at (516) 463-6789.
Neither medical nor psychological evaluation is part of a student’s Hofstra record.
Housing: Housing for law students is available in three distinct living environments.
- Alliance Hall: Students live in doubles, singles and super singles in a traditional residence hall on floors reserved for law and graduate students. All rooms open onto a common corridor and share large common bathrooms.
- New Complex: Hofstra’s newest residence hall is a four-story suite building that houses approximately 100 students in super-single rooms.
- Twin Oaks Apartments: Students live in one or two-bedroom apartments, fully equipped with a kitchen and private bath. It is located one-half mile from the main campus. A Hofstra courtesy bus operates free of charge to transport students to and from the main campus. The bus also makes daily trips to the train station for ease of access to the rest of Hempstead and New York City.
Accepted students interested in applying for University housing must complete a housing application and submit a $300 prepayment fee. Assignments for housing are made according to the date each application is received. Further information may be obtained from the Office of Residential Life at (516) 463-6930.
Hofstra University encourages students to consider living on campus. However, students interested in other housing may visit the Office of Residential Life to browse through the listings of available off-campus options not affiliated with Hofstra.
Parking: A limited number of parking spaces for students, faculty and staff are provided in designated areas. All vehicles must be registered with the Public Safety Office. Parking stickers, which are to be displayed on the front and rear of each vehicle, and a copy of campus vehicle regulations may be obtained at registration or at the Public Safety Office.
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute
Children of Hofstra students are eligible to enroll in the Child Care Institute on campus. The facility offers infant day care as well as an educational program for children 2 to 5 years of age, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For further information please call (516) 463-5194.
Hofstra Policy Regarding Commercial Vendors
It is Hofstra University School of Law policy that no student organization, without permission, may sponsor any group at the School of Law that solicits funds from students for products or services.