Educational Services and Facilities
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 Advising supports Hofstra undergraduate students in the pursuit of their educational goals by assisting them in making informed academic decisions.
Center for University Advising
The Center for University Advising provides general academic advisement to current and prospective undergraduate students, both full- and part-time, from admission through graduation. All matriculated undergraduate students are assigned a dean in University Advising 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.
The Center for University Advising provides a variety of services designed to support students’ academic progress. These include major and career exploration, and academic support for student athletes, first-year students, and students in academic jeopardy. In addition, pre-professional advisement is available through this office for students contemplating graduate studies in either law or health-related professions, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine. Such students should register immediately with the Center for University Advising and meet with the pre-law adviser or the pre-health adviser to discuss the current requirements necessary for various law and health professions. For more information please see the pre-law or pre-medical/pre-health professional studies sections in this Bulletin.
Information regarding hours of operation can be on the Center for University Advising website. The Center has two main locations on campus: Room 101 Memorial Hall and Room 107 Mack Student Center, and can be reached by calling 516-463-6770 or 516-463-7222.
Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic
The Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Counseling and Mental Health approach to treatment is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Typical issues addressed at the Clinic include: parent/child relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, couple issues, sexual performance, chronic illness, and bereavement. Psychoeducational and support groups are available for adults and children experiencing difficulties with transitional life events. The Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic is staffed by graduate students who are directly supervised by New York State Licensed Practitioners. The Clinic provides low-cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island community to afford its 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 Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic
The Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic offers diagnostic, counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families exhibiting a wide variety of problems related to learning, job performance, personal adjustment, stress and family harmony. The Clinic is staffed by supervising psychologists and graduate students in the clinical and school psychology and school/community psychology doctoral programs. Low-cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important psychological services to the Long Island community. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support services to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Instructional services are designed to allow students to take risks and gain confidence as they move toward developing mature control of literacy skills. Affiliated with the Literacy Studies program of the Department of Specialized Programs in Education , the Clinic is committed to valuing students’ linguistic and cultural lives, and to incorporating students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths and identities as readers and writers. All of our classes are taught by New York state-certified educators, who carefully craft each session to develop a flexible set of reading and writing strategies to use while reading or composing texts. Weekly after school or Saturday morning small-group or individual sessions are available during the academic year, and our summer program offers a variety of scheduling options.
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 practicum requirements. The Clinic, located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 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 graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Drama and Dance Rehearsal and Performance Spaces
The Drama and Dance Department has five acting/rehearsal/movement/dance classroom spaces. The spaces vary in size but are all equipped with dance flooring, full-length rehearsal mirrors and dance bars. Performances take place in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse (an 1,105 seat proscenium theater with orchestra and balcony), the Black Box Theater (the space is a 50 foot, clear square with 20 feet of vertical clearance, with seating for 140 to 200 patrons, a technical mezzanine level surrounding the entire space, and a state-of-the-art lighting system), or the off-Broadway-sized Spiegel Theater (which seats 108). The department also maintains special areas for scene and costume construction.
Located in McEwen Hall, the Information Technology Department (previously known as the Computer Center) provides technology services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Information Technology (IT) staff is committed to providing professional information technology support for all members of the Hofstra community. The IT Department houses all of the University’s central computing resources, which support approximately 4,000 computers and printers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices. The IT Department also maintains data networks and telecommunications for the entire campus.
Within IT, the Educational and Research Technology Services Group (Ed Tech) provides leadership and expertise in the use of educational and instructional technologies to Hofstra’s faculty and students. We strive to inspire faculty and students by facilitating and supporting the innovative use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. Ed Tech is comprised of three units; Student Technology Services, Faculty Technology Services, and Teaching, Learning, and Technology Innovation. The EdTech resource pages can be found at: https://edtech.hofstra.edu.
- Student Technology Services is formed by two teams, namely the Student Help Desk and the Repair Center both housed in Hammer Open Access Lab. The Help Desk provides technology support for all Hofstra students. The Repair Center is staffed with certified employees to repair student computers (fees may apply). The unit also supports PridePrint, the University’s student printing service. This service makes available over 50 printers in 30 locations across campus.
- Teaching, Learning, and Technology Innovation assists faculty in the use and integration of technologies for teaching and research. Instructional designers are available to discuss; (1) best practices for technology integration, (2) select appropriate instructional design methods, (3) recommend curriculum-appropriate technologies, and (4) provide pedagogical and technical training and support. This unit also supports the development of online and hybrid programs and courses. Teaching, Learning and Technology Innovation also supports Learning Support for students. The Calkins Open Access lab offers one-to-one software training for students as well as support for obtaining Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. This unit also supports student technology events such as MakerPark, Hack-A-Thon and 3D Printing.
- Faculty Technology Services provides support for classroom technologies, facilities planning and implementation, academic software licensing and training, data analytics and visualization, application development and support for exploratory technologies. This unit also supports the University’s Blackboard Learning Management System. The Faculty Technology Center is supported by both the Teaching, Learning and Innovation and Faculty Technology Services teams. The center is located in McEwen 215 and offers faculty a place to work, meet one-to-one with an instructional designer, receive technology support, and explore innovative technologies hands-on. Numerous professional development workshops are also offered at the center.
Wireless service (Wi-Fi) is available to the Hofstra community. For access information, go to www.hofstra.edu/wireless.
For hours of operation and contact information:
Language Learning Center (LLC)
The Language Learning Center (LLC) is located in Room 207 Calkins (44 PCs), Room 205 Calkins (12 PCs), and Room 215 Calkins (a wireless room equipped with a Smartboard and seating for 10 students. Both Rooms 205 and 215 Calkins are reserved for advanced language courses. The LLC offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages, including English as Second Language (ESL). All on campus language placement tests are scheduled and proctored at the LLC (https://llweb.hofstra.edu/object/show?id=45529). The Center provides students and faculty (within password protected environment) seamless intranet and Internet access to audio and video language resources in Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. The LLC is available for students around the clock both on and off campus. Many students find it more convenient to come to the center because it is a quiet environment with state-of-the-art facilities where they can get their work done.
Hofstra University Libraries’ collections are housed in four locations on campus. The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the south campus, our main library, houses circulating book and journal collections, the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library, and Special Collections. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall, and the Film and Media Library is in Memorial Hall. 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 Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The University Libraries’ collections include approximately 1 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 4-8), the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library on the main floor, the Periodicals Reading Room on the ground level, and Special Collections and the Curriculum Materials Center (also on the ground level). There are group study rooms on floors 4-8 available on a first-come, first-served basis; keys may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Additionally, there are rooms on the ground and second floors that can be reserved in advance. 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 cafe, and there is a computer lab and a 24-hour study area across the east lobby on the main floor. Access to online information databases is available throughout the library via a wireless network and wired workstations. The Axinn Library houses these additional collections:
- The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: Located on the main floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, the Yuker Reference Library offers a comprehensive reference collection of more than 30,000 combined print and electronic sources. The Yuker Reference Library is fully WI-Fi enabled and laptop friendly. Additionally, full-service stationary computers are available, along with printing stations, comfortable seating and study tables. The Reference Reading Room offers a quiet setting with private study carrels for students to pursue their scholarship. Reference librarians provide walk-up reference services as well as research support via Chat, text, email and telephone. Reference faculty also offer private, one-on-one research consultations by appointment. Other library services include speedy interlibrary loan, online print book reservation and renewal, and scanning and electronic delivery of print journal articles.
- The Curriculum Materials Center, located on the lower level of 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, and periodicals. Nonprint items include software, 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
- The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information from the federal government as well as the New York State government.
- Special Collections: Located on the lower level of Axinn Library, composed of 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 Electronic Library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 150 research databases, over 150,000 full-text electronic journals, and 175,000 electronic books via the Internet. These online resources provide curricular support across all major academic disciplines and can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page.
The Film and Media Library provides faculty and students with video content supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 80,000 streaming videos and 10,000 VHS and DVDs may be searched through the online catalog. In-house facilities for use of these DVDs and VHS tapes include individual carrels and small-group rooms.
The Health Sciences Library: Located on the second floor of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, this library provides access to more than 40,000 current online journals, more than 44,000 online books, 57 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 library staff provide information literacy training, support systematic review research, and track the scholarly publications of all medical school faculty and students.
The Hofstra Law Library: The Hofstra Law Library contains more than 540,000 volumes and provides online access to a variety of research databases.
Music Rehearsal and Practice Space
Students in the Department of Music enjoy practicing in our state-of-the-art rehearsal space. This facility is acoustically exceptional, and doubles as an intimate performance venue for both small ensemble and solo recitals. Practice rooms are numerous, well equipped and comfortable. Several practice rooms offer two pianos to rehearse piano duets and others are large enough to accommodate small groups. Monitored practice rooms are available to students 24/7. The department maintains an extensive recording studio, keyboard laboratory, and two fully equipped percussion rooms. The Music Library houses an extensive on-line Naxos Music Library. Performances are scheduled in either the recently renovated Helene Fortunoff Stage in the Monroe Lecture Center or Adams Playhouse. Both sites are well maintained and provide the perfect atmosphere for our small ensemble, large ensemble, and opera productions.
Office of Educational Support Services (SOE)
This office advises teacher education, pupil services personnel and education administrators about program and certification requirements. Studies offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels are available in the following school-based areas: early childhood (birth-grade 2); elementary education (grades 1-6); secondary education (grades 7-12); special subjects: business, dance, family and consumer science, fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); students with disabilities, gifted, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, speech and language disabilities, and coordinator of work based learning extension. Non-classroom areas include pupil personnel services and school building, district and school district business leadership.
Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Educational Support Services the semester in which the student is graduating. There will be opportunities to attend a certification workshop during the student’s final semester, to receive all the necessary information regarding applying for certification. 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 differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.
All prospective early childhood (birth-grade 2), elementary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-12) and special subjects teachers are required to pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE), including the Educating All Students Test (EAS), Content Specialty Test(s) (CST) and the edTPA. School building, district and school district business leaders are required to pass the appropriate New York State School Leadership exam and the EAS. For more information regarding state testing, please contact the Office of Educational Support Services at 516-463-5747 or visit www.nystce.nesinc.com.
Students should consult with the Office of Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study.
Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applicants for teaching and administrative and pupil services personnel certification and perspective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) must undergo 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 placed in educational settings that are required for this degree program. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to the program. Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification. For information on how to register to be fingerprinted, visit http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/colleges/soeahs/CESS/cess_requirements_fingerprints.html.
In addition to fulfilling the required courses of study, the Commissioners Regulations mandate that all prospective teachers, pupil personnel and education leaders receive instructions regarding:
- Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Fire and Arson Prevention
- School Violence Prevention and Intervention
- Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse
- Highway and School Safety/Prevention of Child Abduction
- Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York state legislation also requires all persons seeking certification in special education, speech and language disabilities or school administrators working with students with disabilities, to have training in the area of children with autism. Hofstra University offers the above listed educational law seminars through the Office of Educational Support Services. All of these seminars must be completed before the conferral of the degree and recommendation for certification.
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Facilities
Located west of the Roosevelt Quad is The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication , which is composed of the Departments of Radio, Television, Film and Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations . It also houses a highly sophisticated television film and media production/post-production facility with two large studios and over 50 non-linear digital editing workstations linked by a state-of-the-art Central Storage system. In addition to the studio facilities, the students utilize the latest professional-quality digital production equipment for audio, video and film production. In the “NewsHub” there are specialized news services available for research such as the Associated Press, ENPS newsroom software, and CNN NewsSource. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication also supplies the entire campus with almost 100 channels of cable TV services, as well as student-produced programming on Hofstra’s own cable system. Also located here is the University’s award-winning radio station (WRHU-FM/88.7), audio and music studios, and Protools audio editing. Other resources of the school include an 88-seat HD 7.1 surround-sound screening room, an audio finishing/color-correction/Foley-ADR production suite, equipment distribution center, three computer laboratories, and classrooms.
- Students in the Department of Biology participate in molecular, cellular and ecology research both as part of laboratory courses and in independent research projects. The department contains a variety of state-of-the-art equipment including
- An imaging center with a scanning electron microscope, a laser confocal microscope, fluorescence microscopy, a macroscopic imaging camera and mapping tools for detailed analysis of samples at resolutions ranging from atomic to global.
- A tissue culture laboratory for the study of transport across membranes of cancer cells and neurons.
- Camera traps, tagging systems and mapping software that are part of wildlife conservation programs focusing on native turtle, fish, shellfish and tree populations.
- Modern microbiology equipment, including a liquid handling robot and bioreactors. Projects include searching for new targets for antibiotics and environmental microbiome studies.
- Three types of soil analysis equipment for the study of physical and microbiological characteristics of local salt marshes, sand dunes and vineyard soils.
- Sectioning equipment to study neurotransmitter localization in vertebrate brains.
- Regular and Quantitative PCR equipment and bioinformatics software for the analysis of large data sets of DNA and RNA sequences.
- A neurophysiology lab for recording intracellular and extracellular electrophysiological activity of single neurons and small neural networks.
- An animal facility that houses fish, aquatic invertebrates, birds, reptiles and mammals.
- Two rooftop greenhouses and several sophisticated plant growth chambers for the detailed analysis of plant growth in response to environmental stress
- The Department of Chemistry houses sophisticated laboratory instrumentation such as:
- JEOL ECS 400 MHz FT-NMR spectrometer
- Agilent LC-MSD
- Agilent and Waters HPLCs
- Hewlett-Packard 5890 GC-MS
- Agilent 7820 GC-FID and GC-ECD with autosampler
- Bruker Scion TQ GC-MS/MS with Peak hydrogen generator
- Two Bruker Alpha FT-IR spectrophotometers with single- and multi-bounce ATRs
- Varian Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
- Thermo Nanodrop microscale fluorescence spectrophotometer
- Bruker PicoFox total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (TXRF)
- Four advanced UV-Vis spectrophotometers
- Molecular Devices SpectraMax Plus 384 UV-Vis microplate reader
- Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 UV-Vis and Fluorescence microplate reader
- AKTA Prime Plus FPLC
- Biovia Discovery Studio software for protein modeling and simulations
- Bio-Rad and MJ research thermal cyclers
- Agilent capillary electrophoresisAgilent Bioanalyzer microchip electrophoresis
- Two Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeters (DSC)
- PCR workstation
- Two Buchi Rotavaps
- Two vacuum drying ovens
- A dozen analytical balances
- Melles Griot Argon laser
- Wyatt Laser Light Scattering Photometer
- Waters Size Exclusion Chromatograph
- Brookfield Rotational Viscometer
- A thermal gravimetric analyzer
- Johnson-Matthey MSB-1 Magnetic Susceptibility balance
- ChemDraw 15 and Spartan 10 Molecular Modeling software
A computer laboratory is maintained within Berliner Hall by the Chemistry and Physics departments with 16 student stations, one instructor computer, and one research computer. Students have access to all the American Chemical Society journals as well as other selected chemical literature online, in addition to the large collection of chemical books and journals available in the University’s main library.
- Students in the Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department have access to a variety of facilities and equipment to support their studies and research. The department maintains a student garden and support shed, rooftop greenhouses, and indoor green walls for research in urban agriculture. Laboratory facilities for sediment core and soil analysis are equipped with a Malvern Mastersizer laser particle analysis system, a Lachat autoanalyzer, which can analyze nutrients in both water samples and soil extracts, and a portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for measuring elements and toxic metals in rock and soil samples. A geoinformatics laboratory provides student access to supercomputers for data-intensive analyses, modeling, and simulation. Also housed in the department are laboratories for x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence analysis of minerals, as well as rock sample and thin section preparation and petrographic and paleontological analysis using binocular and petrographic microscopes equipped for digital imaging. A newly renovated classroom and student computer lab provide state-of-the-art spaces and equipment for laboratory instruction.
- The Department of Physics and Astronomy has dedicated laboratory classrooms, a shared computer lab and a well equipped Laser Research Laboratory which supports research in laser spectroscopy. The Advanced Physics Laboratory houses benches and high-end PCs for advanced student projects. The Hofstra Observatory is a teaching observatory located on the roof of Herman A. Berliner Hall. The Hofstra Observatory includes various sized Celestron telescopes, a Coronada solar telescope and computerized CCD cameras.
- The Department of Computer Science underwent a major facilities renovation in 2014 during which the following six labs were built:
- Computer Science and Computer Engineering Laboratories:
- Big Data Lab – This laboratory is used for advanced classes in data analytics, semantic web, distributed computing, security, operating systems and networking classes. It is equipped with: 1 64 CPU; 21 x Big Data Servers (420TB combined servers storage, 20TB per big data server); 20 x Linux Workstations; 10 x 10TB NAS storage (100TB combined); 5 x routers/switch; 2 x 60TB of High Performance SAN storage; and 60KW UPS.
- Gaming and graphics Lab – This laboratory is used for gaming, graphics, and real-time rendering classes. It is equipped with 16 graphics machine with NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, Unity game developing software.
- Computer architecture and Embedded Systems Lab – This laboratory is used for computer architecture, embedded systems, assembly language, mobile application development, and robotics classes. It is equipped with: 16 Macs; 2 Calliope autonomous robots with camera and robotic arm; iPads and Samsung tablets; Digitized Oscilloscopes with Spectrum Analyzers; Digitized Function Generators; Digitized Power Supplies; Digital Circuit Design and Microcontroller Boards (EasyAVR and BigAVR Microprocessor boards, Easy 8501 development boards); Rasberry PIs; and Protoboards.
- Systems Lab – This laboratory is used for advanced classes such as Artificial Intelligence, Data mining, Database systems, Software Engineering, and Web application development. It is equipped with 21 Windows machines with specialized application software such as Microsoft MSDNA development software and Matlab.
- Linux Lab – This laboratory is used for introductory programming classes. It is equipped with 30 machines with Linux operating systems and associated software development tools for Java, Python, C++.
- Research and Innovation Lab – This laboratory is for entrepreneurial and research projects. It is equipped with 1 server and 4 Linux/Windows machines.
- The Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center provides a ‘war room’ environment with a cyber range and virtual environment where students can engage in cyber-attack scenarios. The lab is equipped with 36 workstations, 5 wall-mount LCD displays, 11 servers, 17 routers/switches, 2 x 200TB of High Performance NAS storage, 5KW UPS and IoT devices, including VR headsets and Smart Speakers. This facility is jointly administered with the Zarb School of Business.
- Facilities for the Department of Engineering include 13 laboratories, supporting the various degree programs administered by the department. Some highlights of major equipment available for use by undergraduates in laboratory courses and in special research work are as follows:
- Tissue Engineering Laboratory: Atomic force microscope, fluorescent microscopes and imaging system, flow cytometer, UV and visible light and fluorescence spectrophotometers, protein liquid chromatography system, rheometer, lyophilizer, microtome, environmental shaker, BSL-2 cabinet, mammalian cell incubators, ultralow freezer, and several 3D printers and pumps.
- Ultrasound Research Laboratory: Scanning acoustic microscope and layer imaging system, micro-scan ultrasonic inspection system, low frequency sonicator for nanoparticle dispersion, creating emulsions, cell lysis and homogenization, inverted microscope with deconvolution, research imaging software and Instron biomaterials testing system.
- Civil/Environmental Engineering Laboratory: Shake table, spectrophotometer, concrete mixer, concrete compression testing machine, aerobic digester, soil consolidation apparatus, unconfined compression tester for soils.
- Electrical and Signal Processing Laboratory: Digitized oscilloscopes with spectrum analyzers, digitized function generators, digital circuit design and microcontroller boards.
- Advanced Communication Laboratory: Broadband network analyzers, optical spectrum analyzers, RF function generators, slotted waveguides, lasers and laser controllers.
- General Engineering Laboratory: First-year student design projects
- Engineering Computer Laboratory: 40 work stations, software including AutoCAD, MatLab, Comsol, and other program-specific software packages
- Aerodynamics & Transport Phenomena Laboratory: Low turbulence subsonic wind tunnel, supersonic wind tunnel, low speed wind tunnel, particle image velocimetry system, open channel water tank, flow visualization tank.
- Materials Analysis Laboratory: Several Instron test stands, fatigue testing system, impact system, heat treatment furnace, metallurgical microscope, Rockwell hardness tester, Tinius Olsen test stands, scanning electron microscope.
- Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory: The Mechatronics Studio is an integrated classroom / laboratory with large video screens and white board. It consists of 12 two-person stations. Each station is equipped with an oscilloscope, waveform generator, multimeter, LCR meter, power supplies, and computer with MatLab / Simulink and LabVIEW. In addition, each station has an Arduino microcontroller, the myDAQ data acquisition device, and the myRIO real-time controller. Assorted electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, op-amps, and transistors) are available at each station together with a brushed dc motor, brushless dc motor, and step motor. The studio has a 5-axis industry gantry system and an Adept Hornet robot, in addition to assorted electromechanical systems (e.g., rotary inverted pendulum, H-bot robot with step motors), pneumatic systems (e.g., planar x-y positioning system, translational inverted pendulum system), and hydraulic systems (e.g., opposing hydraulic cylinders).
- Thermodynamics Laboratory: Heat exchangers, air conditioning design testing unit, heat pump, HVAC design tools.
- Applied Science Student Workshop: Six project assembly benches for up to 24 students, full array of power and hand tools,soldering stations, hardware and assembly materials.
- Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory: ABS Standard and High Resolution 3D Printing, Laser cutting and engraving, design prototyping.
- Design & Fabrication Laboratory: CNC milling machine, lathes, metal fabrication equipment, industrial band saws, sanders, grinders, table saw, drill press.
Our mission at the Writing Center is to work with student writers of various experience levels, learning styles, and from across all disciplines in an effort to support their growth as readers, thinkers, and writers. We aim to accomplish this through one-on-one sessions with tutors who are trained to assess both the writer and the writing and to utilize strategies that inform, empower, and promote independence.
Located in Mason Hall, Room 102, the Writing Center offers free, confidential one-on-one writing support to Hofstra students. Our diverse staff of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty tutors help writers at any stage in the writing process, including brainstorming ideas, organizing paragraphs, using evidence, and employing strategies for revision. For further information, call the Writing Center at 516-463-4908 or visit our website at www.hofstra.edu/writingcenter.
Student Services and Facilities
The Office for Development and Alumni Affairs serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 131,000+ 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 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 in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Florida West Coast (Tampa/Clearwater), South Florida, Boston, 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 website 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 Alumni of the Month section of the website 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 hofstra.edu/alumni, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs at 516-463-6636.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The 16-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program.
The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium, formerly Hofstra Stadium, and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride men and women’s lacrosse programs. The 1,000-seat David S. Mack Physical Education Center is home to the Hofstra volleyball program. Even though the Physical Education Center is a multipurpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the east. A dedicated basketball practice facility in the north end of the Physical Education Center was completed in July 2014 and provides the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs with around-the-clock access as the teams train and develop their student-athletes. The 14,000-square foot practice facility features a new court with eight baskets, a sound system,a filming system with smart TV for video, signage and graphics.
The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Physical Education Center and the Hofstra Swim Center. The Hofstra Soccer Stadium features a FieldTurf playing field, the preferred artificial playing surface of professional and collegiate teams worldwide, and a state-of-the-art lighting system for night games. The Hofstra field hockey team plays in the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium, which is located on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The stadium includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field.
University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark. The field underwent a turf replacement following the 2013 season and now features a FieldTurf playing surface on the infield.
The 16-year-old Bill Edwards Stadium (formally known as Hofstra Softball Stadium), adjacent to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, is one of the top facilities in the northeast. The stadium, which was renamed in 2015 to honor Hall of Fame Coach Bill Edwards, has 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages, a press box and a lighting system for night games.
The eight-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University, also serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s tennis 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.
In addition to facilities for athletic competition, Hofstra student-athletes also have a dedicated academic facility to call their own as well. In 2010 The Fried Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened on the second level of James C. Metzger Hall. The center houses the offices of the academic advisement staff as well as the assistant athletic director for student-athlete services and life skills development. A large computer lab with printer access for use by Hofstra student-athletes, a quiet study area with wireless Internet access and two group study/tutor rooms with power point access and white boards are also available.
Located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, the Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Look for textbooks (rental, used, new and digital), general reading books, Hofstra apparel and gifts, sundries, supplies, magazines, candy and greeting cards. Visit us online at hofstra.bncollege.com, like us on Facebook (search for “Hofstra University Bookstore”) or call us at 516-463-6654. We also stock a full line of text books and reference materials for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. A post office and package pick-up (for resident students) service is also available, open Monday-Thursday, Noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, Noon - 3:45 p.m. Regular semester store hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Check our website, hofstra.bncollege.com, for special hours and updates.
The Career Center
The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career development support services to all undergraduate students and graduate students except for those students in graduate programs in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University. The Career Center helps students explore, prepare, connect and share. We do this by providing services that empower students to develop and pursue career-related goals and complete meaningful practical experiences. We offer one-on-one advising services, in-person and online workshops to groups, career fairs, creative connection and networking events to connect students to alumni and other professionals, field trips to companies, collaboration with departments and campus partners, and much more.
Career Advising Appointments: Career advising appointments can be made using Student Success Connect on the Hofstra student portal or by visiting or calling The Career Center at 516-463-6060. Advising sessions help students with career exploration, articulation, preparation and connection throughout their time at Hofstra and after graduation. For specific information about hours of operation and services please visit the website (hofstra.edu/career).
Career Assessment 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 Handshake System, accessed through the Hofstra Career Hub (http://hofstra.edu/careerhub). These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive online career resources listed on the Hofstra Career Hub, the centralized source for career resources at Hofstra.
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 Events and Workshops: The Career Center offers a variety of special events throughout the year, covering a wide range of industries and topics, including various job fairs and career nights, major and career exploration, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and professional skill development and etiquette. A calendar of events can be found on the Handshake System, available in the Hofstra Career Hub (http://hofstra.edu/careerhub).
We want to connect with students throughout their time at Hofstra, and toward that end, we provide services to help students explore, prepare, connect and share. We are excited to help you develop and pursue your goals and have meaningful career-related experiences.
Contact The Career Center at 516-463-6060, email email@example.com, or visit hofstra.edu/career.
Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is dedicated to helping students achieve success in their academics and overall college experience. The CAE promotes improved academic performance and student persistence through strategies that lead to active learning, engagement and self-regulation. The CAE staff work closely with students, faculty, and other departments within the Division of Student Affairs and throughout the University to proactively and efficiently identify and implement strategies to bolster students’ academic and personal success. Academic Success Programs (ASP), including the Undergraduate Tutorial Program (UTP), are available to all enrolled undergraduate students. One of the keys to academic success is learning to ask for help early and using the resources that are available on our campus.
Student Success Advisors
Every matriculated, undergraduate student is assigned to a success advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence. Students are encouraged to meet with their success advisors to discuss their academic plans and to better understand the resources available to them to help achieve their goals. Students should reach out to their success advisors if they experience any academic or personal concerns. Our success advisors will connect students to appropriate campus resources depending upon the nature of the concern presented (tutoring, academic success workshops, advising, counseling services, access services, residential programs, student financial services, academic departments, etc.). Student success advisors will also proactively and deliberately reach out to students for whom faculty report academic concerns, such as poor attendance or low grades on quizzes, exams, or papers. Our goal is to help students identify and address obstacles or situations that may be interfering with their academic performance. Overall academic success requires students to identify their academic strengths and weaknesses and to actively engage with available support resources.
Programs Within the Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence offers various support services to help students strengthen their learning strategies and academic skills. Through group workshops and occasional one-on-one meeting opportunities, students gain a better understanding of how to approach their course work and which strategies and resources to incorporate into their own academic routines. Group workshops that are offered by the CAE vary throughout the semester but are likely to include the following topics: time management, stress management, study strategies, the importance of mindset on achievement, how to manage a college budget, and effective communication strategies.
Undergraduate Tutorial Program
The Undergraduate Tutorial Program strives to provide accessible and quality tutorial support to Hofstra undergraduate students in both individual and group settings. In collaboration with various academic departments on campus, the UTP recruits students who are formally endorsed by Hofstra faculty to tutor their peers in high-demand subjects. Accredited by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), the UTP strives to maintain a student-centered learning environment while also providing professional development opportunities for tutors to build their leadership skills. All members of the UTP are committed to upholding the values of personal and academic integrity, while empowering students to reach their goals for success.
- Group Tutoring - The UTP works with several academic departments to provide group tutoring, which is a schedule of walk-in hours, for many of our high-demand undergraduate courses. The group setting provides an opportunity for students to actively engage with the material with the support of their tutors and classmates. While the subjects may vary by semester, group tutoring is generally available for the following courses: BCHM 162, BCHM 163, BIO 011, BIO 012, BIO 135, BIO 137, CHEM 003, CHEM 004, CHEM 135, CHEM 137, and several astronomy, computer science, and physics courses. The schedules are advertised at the beginning of each semester and undergraduate students are welcome to attend any and all walk-in hours for courses in which they are currently enrolled.
- Individual Tutoring - Individual tutoring is available for undergraduate students enrolled some of the high-demand subjects for which group tutoring is not offered. Tutors are often available for business, foreign languages, music, political science, psychology, and speech-language-hearing sciences. Students can review available subjects and schedule one-on-one appointments with a tutor through the My.Hofstra.edu Portal, using Student Success Connect.
Students can schedule appointments for up to three courses for which the UTP offers individual tutoring. Each appointment is 45 minutes and students are allowed two appointments per course, per week. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with a tutor before they experience serious academic difficulty. Tutors can provide guidance on problem solving and study strategies, which can aid a student in better understanding the course material. Appointments are most successful when students come prepared with specific questions and goals they would like to achieve.
For more details about the Center for Academic Excellence, please call 516-463-2000, visit hofstra.edu/cae, or stop by the Axinn Library, third floor, South Campus.
The Office of Community Standards is responsible for the development and oversight of the Code of Community Standards, which outlines student rights and responsibilities of all student members of the Hofstra community. The Community Standards staff works with students who have violated University policy to encourage and support better decision-making skills and personal choices. The office also provides guidance to students who report a violation of their rights. Students are expected to take an active role in encouraging all members of the community to maintain Hofstra’s behavioral standards. Residential students in particular are expected to take a shared responsibility in developing behavioral expectations and monitoring and enforcing these expectations within their floor/house/residence hall.
The Office of Community Standards works closely with Residence Life, Public Safety and a number of other departments to uphold community standards and carry out the student conduct process in a manner that respects both the rights of the individual and those of the community at large. If a student violates these standards, Hofstra University may take appropriate disciplinary action.
The Code of Community Standards not only outlines proper conduct, but it also illustrates all the policies and procedures in our student conduct process. Students charged with violating University policy may face sanctions as a result of their actions. A complete version of the Hofstra University Code of Community Standards is available in the Guide to Pride and can be found at Hofstra.edu/guidetopride.
Contact The Office of Community Standards at 516-463-6913, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit room 240, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Dean of Students Office
In order to help students reach their academic, professional and personal goals, the Dean of students Office directly supports the staff members who direct the following offices: Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, Community Standards, HofstraCard Services, the Interfaith Center, Commuter Student Services and Community Outreach, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Residence Life, and Student Leadership and Engagement, which includes Orientation and New Student Programs, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, LGBTQIA Programming and Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The Office of the Dean of Students fosters an inclusive environment that encourages holistic student engagement, development, and success inside and outside of the classroom. Through the creation of a strong campus community in which people from all cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives feel welcome and celebrated. We encourage students to become active and engaged citizens of Hofstra, local and global communities.
Contact The Dean of Students at 516-463-6913, email DeanofStudents@hofstra.edu or visit room 243, Mack Student Center, North Campus.
Campus Dining by Compass strives to exceed expectations by tailoring programs, services, and dining venues to meet the needs of the students and the entire Hofstra community. Through customer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, comment boards, and an open-door policy, communication and feedback is encouraged. Monthly programs and services reflect the diversity and spirit of Hofstra University.
There are multiple meal plan options available varying in points to fit any lifestyle on campus, for part-time and full-time students. In addition, there are plenty of eateries to choose from; Hofstra’s dining program boasts 15 venue locations and over 30 dining concepts, as well as a 24-hour dining service. Each location has its own identity with numerous food platforms and a large variety of grab & go items that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.
Available to our Hofstra community are the following dining options:
- Au Bon Pain
- Axinn Library Café, featuring Green Mountain coffee
- Breslin Kiosk
- Cafe Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes, featuring Red Mango
- Cyber Café
- Dutch Treats, featuring Outtahere and Mondo’s Subs
- Eli’s Kosher Kitchen (featuring Kosher cuisine)
- Freshens Fresh Food Studio
- Hof USA
- Law School Kiosk
- Medical School Café
- Mondo’s Subs
- Netherland’s Café, featuring Subway, Nathan’s Famous, and Java Connect
- Sbarro Pizza
- Starbucks at Café on the Corner
- Starbucks at Café on the Quad
- Starr Café, featuring Peets Coffee and Tea
- Student Center Café
- University Club
For more information about dining at Hofstra please visit our website at www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/studentservices/dining.
Health and Wellness Center
At the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center is located on the north side of campus in University College Hall. Confidential emergent medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. Nurse Practitioners and Registered Professional Nurses staff the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center and appointments can be scheduled by calling the Health and Wellness Center at 516-463-6745.
Medical information is not part of the student’s academic record. All Hofstra students are required to have a student medical 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. Visit us online.
The HofstraCard is your photo identification for Hofstra University. It is also used to access facilities and your dining plan at the University. When entering various facilities on campus, staff members will ask you to present your HofstraCard, or you may be required to swipe through a magnetic card reader. Facilities requiring the HofstraCard for access include, but are not limited to, the following: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University, David S. Mack Fitness Center, Swim Center, computer labs, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, certain classrooms, and all residence halls. The HofstraCard also serves as the Hofstra University Libraries’ borrower’s card. In addition, your HofstraCard is required in order to utilize a dining plan, Dutch Debits and PridePrint services.
All currently registered students and current employees (faculty, staff and administrators), are required to have a HofstraCard. The HofstraCard is the property of Hofstra University. It must be carried at all times while on campus and presented to University officials upon request. The HofstraCard is non-transferable. Unauthorized use, alteration or duplication warrants confiscation and/or disciplinary action. The HofstraCard becomes invalid upon termination of affiliation with the University and must be surrendered upon request.
To acquire your HofstraCard, visit the Office of HofstraCard Services, located in Room 110 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, and bring a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.). The staff will process your paperwork, take your photo and produce your HofstraCard. There is no charge for your first HofstraCard, but replacement cards may be subject to fees. For more information visit the HofstraCard Services website.
HofstraCard Services also provides Passport Photo Services. A set of two printed passport photos, or the digital image file of the photograph, may be purchased in their office. Passport photos are printed in minutes and digital image files are sent via email.
Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. The Hofstra University Athletics program is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from South Carolina to Boston. Hofstra wrestling competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), which is consistently among the top wrestling conferences in the country.
Hofstra sponsors 17 intercollegiate athletic programs with eight men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Pride teams have had a great deal of recent success, winning several conference championships and advancing to postseason play including trips to the NCAA Tournament in softball, volleyball, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and wrestling, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) in men’s basketball and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in women’s basketball over the past decade. Numerous Pride student-athletes have earned All-America accolades including Leah Galton (women’s soccer), Joseph Holland (men’s soccer), Claudia Marin Samper (field hockey) and Juan’ya Green (men’s basketball) in 2015-16. Hofstra had three student-athletes – Galton, Holland and Green named CAA Player of the Year in 2015-16, while Finn Sullivan (men’s lacrosse) was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and Hanna Klemm (volleyball) was the CAA Setter of the Year. In addition, Men’s Soccer Coach Richard Nuttall was the CAA Coach of the Year. Academically, 21 student-athletes compiled 4.0 grade point averages in 2015-16 and more than 200 earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in both the fall and spring semesters. Stella Schoen (field hockey) was a first team Academic All-American, while Alan Hetherington (men’s cross country) earned Academic All-District accolades. Five student-athletes – Klemm, Schoen, Hetherington, Sam Llinares (men’s lacrosse) and Chloe Fitzgerald (softball) – were named the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport, while many others earned academic recognition from other organizations.
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 meet all applicable Progress Toward Degree requirements as per NCAA legislation. Specifically, students who are entering their second year of enrollment must successfully complete 24 credit hours and achieve a minimum 1.8 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their third year of full-time enrollment must have a declared degree, successfully complete 40% of that degree and achieve a minimum 1.9 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their fourth year of enrollment must successfully completed 60% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students who are entering their fifth year of enrollment must have successfully completed 80% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students must also pass six credits in order to be deemed eligible for the next term and achieve 18 credit hours each the academic year (fall and spring). A first-time freshman must receive a full academic and amateur certification result in order to be eligible for practice, competition and athletic aid (if applicable).
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state-of-the-art facilities. The 16-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program. The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium and the Margiotta Hall facility are home to the Pride men and women’s lacrosse programs. The Hofstra field hockey team plays at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field. The 1,000 seat David S. Mack Physical Education Center is home to the Hofstra Volleyball program, which had their competition court renovated in 2008. The Hofstra Basketball Practice Facility, located in the north end of the Mack Physical Education Center, opened in July 2014. The Pride men and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Physical Education Center and the Hofstra Swim Center. The stadium was renovated in 2009, as a press box was installed along with chairback seating. In 2013 new FieldTurf was installed. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, recently received a new FieldTurf infield, a scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark. The 16-year old Bill Edwards Stadium (formerly known as Hofstra Softball Stadium), adjacent to the Mack Sports Complex, features 1,000 seats, an inning-by-inning scoreboard, batting and pitching cages, and a press box which gives the Pride one of the top collegiate softball facilities in the Northeast. In 2011 a lighting system was installed that enables the team to play night games. The Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to Hofstra’s men and women’s tennis team. 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, as well as a dedicated academic center.
More information about Hofstra Athletics can be found at www.GoHofstra.com.
Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion
The programming in the area of the Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion aims to work closely with students, faculty, administration and staff to develop programs and initiatives that enables the campus community members to explore identity, to enhance intercultural competence, and to develop skills to build an inclusive campus climate. Coordinating cultural-themed heritage months for the University, the staff is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the community at Hofstra. In addition, the staff creates programming focused on LGBTQIA awareness and advocacy.
The Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion staff works closely with student cultural clubs and organizations, which provide students with the opportunity to explore their cultural identity and find community through peer support, while also learning about other cultures. The staff welcomes everyone, no matter how they identify, to come to the office to explore diversity.
The office is located in Room 263 Mack Student Center, North Campus. For more information, visit our website, join us on Facebook, or email us at OSLE@hofstra.edu.
The Interfaith Center, located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center (Suite 213), 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. For more information regarding the center, please visit our website at www.hofstra.edu/interfaith.
International Student Affairs
With more than 1,000 international students from more than 65 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, the office of International Student Affairs provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of our international student population. The International Student Affairs staff encourages international students to make the office one of their “homes away from home.”
The staff provides comprehensive immigration support, including producing the immigration documents needed to study in the U.S., helping international student understand and maintain their lawful status, and aiding them with authorization paperwork for off-campus employment during their studies and post-graduation.
The staff also offers a variety of transition programs and services to aid the international student community with their academic, social, and cultural adjustment. One such program is International Student Orientation, which provides new international students with information on immigration, academic requirements, information about the required health insurance, and the numerous other services and resources available at Hofstra. Each undergraduate international student is assigned a Global Mentor, who offers peer-to-peer support during the international student’s first semester at Hofstra.
For more information, visit our website, join us on Facebook, come by Room 202 Roosevelt Hall, call us at 516-463-6796 or email us at email@example.com.
Commuter Student Services and Community Outreach
The Office of Commuter Student Services and Community Outreach
supports commuting students’ academic, social and civic engagement at Hofstra. Our office seeks to assist commuting students in learning how to live safely, successfully, and independently in the communities that surround the University. We offer programs and seek opportunities that mutually benefit the Hofstra community and those beyond our campus. The office is located in Room 221 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center.
Office of Student Employment
Students who are interested in working on campus while attending classes can take advantage of the large number of part-time jobs that are available throughout the University. The Office of Student Employment provides job information and a listing of positions for undergraduate and graduate students, for both institutionally funded and Federal Work-Study jobs. Information and current openings are listed at the Hofstra website.
Parent and Family Programs
The Office of Parent and Family Programs in the Division of Student Affairs informs and serves parents and families of undergraduate students about Hofstra University services, programs and deadlines through the Parent and Family Programs’ website at hofstra.edu/parents; Family Link, a monthly e-newsletter; the Parent and Family Handbook, which is mailed to parents of incoming first-year students; Family Connection Blog; and the Hofstra Parents Facebook and Twitter pages. The Office of Parent and Family Programs organizes events including Family Orientation, Family Weekend, Siblings Day, Tulip Tour & Tea, and Commencement Cruise. The family members of Hofstra students are invited to volunteer, join the Parent Council and subscribe to the e-newsletter.
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 516-463-7878. In an emergency, call 516-463-6789.
The Department of Public Safety provides information to the campus community through a dynamic web site, an annual security report and numerous training sessions related to campus safety. Individuals are encouraged to review this information so that they are familiar with emergency procedures while on campus, as well as the various services the Department of Public Safety provides to community members. A few such services are highlighted below:
- Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal laws. The report is intended to inform the campus community of University policies and procedures related to campus security, as well as to share statistics relating to crime and fire safety on campus for the three previous years. The reported incidents are categorized as having occurred on campus, in residence halls, and on public property, which is property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
- Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN): CANN is a comprehensive notification structure to alert the campus community in the event of an emergency. Students and employees can sign up for CANN notifications online at My.Hofstra.edu by providing their personal telephone contact information. The CANN utilizes one or more of the following methods of communication:
- Public address system will broadcast emergency information
- Text and/or voice message is sent to a telephone number supplied by the campus community member
- Alert is posted on the campus alert page of the Hofstra website
- Alert is sent to the Hofstra community member’s Hofstra email account
- Emergency information is posted on the HOFCAST network
- Broadcasts via the Hofstra television service and Hofstra radio station (WHRU-88.7 FM)
- An instant message will be sent to all computers
- A recorded message is placed on the campus alert hotline, 516-463-1234
- Emergency Response Procedures and Plans: Information on emergency response procedures and plans are available at Hofstra Alert.
- Emergency Telephones: There are over 50 emergency telephones located throughout the campus that when activated immediately connect to the Hofstra Information Center dispatch.
- Lost and Found: Lost and Found is located in the Hofstra Information Center and open 24 hours a day. Items can be claimed by producing proper identification.
- Parking/Vehicle Registration: Parking permits are issued by the Department of Public Safety at the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center. During the fall and spring semesters, parking permits are issued Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the summer, parking permits are issued Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In order to register a car, individuals must present a valid HofstraCard (Hofstra ID card) and the car must be parked in the Public Safety parking lot in order to obtain the permit. There is no fee for this service.
- Student Escort: Student Escorts are available from dusk to dawn to walk any member of the Hofstra community to his or her car, residence hall, or academic building. Please call 516-463-6606 to request an escort.
- Transportation: Hofstra University provides various shuttle service to assist community members in accessing the campus and surrounding areas. The Hofstra shuttle provides transportation to the Hempstead and Mineola Long Island Rail Road stations. There is also an entertainment shuttle which provides rides to and from local shopping centers and dining and entertainment venues. Finally, the Hofstra Night Shuttle provides daily service between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. to campus community members traveling to neighborhoods adjacent to Hofstra’s campus. (The Hofstra Night Shuttle can be tracked via mobile device by downloading the Hofstra mobile app and selecting the ‘Night Shuttle’ icon or, if on a desktop computer, it can be accessed by logging in to the portal and clicking the ‘Night Shuttle’ icon in “My Apps”.) For schedules and information, visit Hofstra Shuttle. Campus shuttle schedules are subject to change when there are changes in the train schedule or for any unforeseeable circumstances.
Campus Recreation/David S. Mack Fitness Center
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of sport activities, fitness programs and recreational facilities for the entire campus community. The office, located in the David S. Mack Fitness Center, is on North Campus, east of Colonial Square.
The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide a welcoming environment that supports the education of the campus community on the value of a healthy lifestyle. The mission also supports the physical well-being of all, particularly students. Collaboration with the entire University community offers inclusive, diversified recreational programs that along with premier facilities, encourage active participation and engagement in both a formal and informal setting. The Department of Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of different intramural leagues and special events that students can participate in throughout the year. These programs provide a unique opportunity for the Hofstra University community to participate in recreational and competitive sports leagues and tournaments in an organized environment. The intramural sports offerings include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Special events are also hosted throughout the year, with the most popular being “Hofstra’s Strongest” bench press competition, dodgeball and table tennis tournaments, NCAA March Madness Tournament Bracket Challenges and Zumba events.
The department also supports 26 club sports, which are: badminton, baseball, billiards, bowling, crew, equestrian, esports, ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s rugby, men’s soccer, men’s ultimate frisbee, powerlifting, quidditch, rock climbing, roller hockey, running, ski and snowboard, softball, tennis, volleyball, women’s lacrosse, women’s rugby, women’s soccer, women’s ultimate frisbee, and yoga. Clubs provide high quality competitive and recreational sport opportunities and enhance collegiate and educational experiences. The competitive aspect of club participation allows members to compete against other intercollegiate sport teams, while the recreational aspect offers members the chance to enhance their skills in a sport activity.
Hofstra University Spirit Support is overseen by the Department of Campus Recreation and is a unique and exciting association composed of the Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Pep Band and Mascots. The major role of Spirit Support is to increase spirit and student involvement at Hofstra University campus wide events. Although its main purpose is to support Hofstra’s athletic teams, Spirit Support is also active in the community and at special events. This commitment is a strong indication of the unity so common among Hofstra students. Participating in these activities is a great way to become active on campus, meet fellow students, and increase your leadership and co-curricular involvement at Hofstra University.
Finally, there are group exercise classes taught daily at our beautifully designed David S. Mack Fitness Center. These classes — Cycle, Yoga, Zumba, Hardcore Abs, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Bootcamp, and Cardio Kick — are taught by caring, certified instructors who are dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals. Students may register for classes online through their portal by visiting www.hofstra.edu/fitcenterclasses.
The beautifully designed, state-of-the-art David S. Mack Fitness Center includes:
- 63 state-of-the-art cardio pieces
- 50+ Cybex strength training pieces
- ADA-certified circuit
- Cycle studio
- Yoga/Pilates studio
- Aerobics studio
- Indoor track
- Lounge and computer station
- Six basketball hoops
Students are encouraged to utilize the fitness facilities on campus, participate in the many recreational programs offered, and live a healthy lifestyle. The David S. Mack Fitness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to midnight.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.hofstra.edu/recreation or call 516-463-4037. You can also find information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @HofstraRec. A valid HofstraCard is required at all times upon entry.
Hofstra’s residence halls offer a variety of living environments that focus on student and community development. Six of the residence halls are traditional, corridor style high-rise buildings with one serving as the Honors College residence. There are also four suite-style residence halls. Stuyvesant Hall is a four-story building reserved for first-year students with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk halls, home to the Themed-Living Communities, are six-story buildings, each containing a common area lounge on the main floor and floor lounges at the end of each hallway. Colonial Square is also a suite-style complex consisting of 10 individual houses. Each house has approximately 16 suites; students have the option of choosing suites with or without lounges. The Netherlands is similar to Colonial Square, with 11 houses in total, all of which are reserved exclusively for first-year students. In the Netherlands, we have living learning communities in business; communications; leadership; performance arts; fine arts; health sciences; international exploration; first-generation student and math, science and engineering.
Undergraduate students can apply for housing in any of the residential buildings except for the Graduate Residence Hall. Graduate, law school, and medical student housing is offered in the Graduate Residence Hall. Amenities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities with unlimited usage, vending machines, community lounges, and study areas. All residence hall rooms offer wireless internet access. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.
Residence Life is managed by live-in staff, including resident directors, gradute assistants and resident assistants who are available to assist students and initiate activities and programs for students. Programs in the residence halls are facilitated on a regular basis to enhance the student experience. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year.
For further information on the residential life at Hofstra, visit our website; stop by our office located in Room 126 Wellness and Campus Living Center, call us at 516-463-6930, or email us at Reslife@Hofstra.edu.
Student Access Services
Student Access Services, SAS, works to ensure that Hofstra University is an accessible environment where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities, and other opportunities. Students who have a disability and register with SAS 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 separate 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 SAS registration process. For more information about Student Access Services, call 516-463-7075 or visit our website.
In addition to the reasonable accommodations afforded to all qualified students, SAS offers the following optional, fee-based services:
Program for Academic Learning Strategies (PALS)
Under the umbrella of SAS), the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) provides eligible students with an opportunity to work in partnership with a learning specialist on a weekly basis in one-to-one sessions. These individualized sessions address unique educational challenges and develop supplemental learning strategies, time management, and executive function skills, all of which encourage students to become independent, lifelong learners. PALS students agree to a one-year commitment, but continue to have access to a learning specialist throughout their academic career at Hofstra.
Students are admitted to PALS through a deliberative process involving Hofstra’s Office of Admission and Student Access Services. Students complete the undergraduate admission application, and indicate on the application that they are interested in applying for PALS enrollment. In addition to the required admission materials, students submit comprehensive documentation of their specific disability and may be interviewed in person by SAS staff.
Students must indicate their interest in PALS when they apply to the University. Although there is no extra fee for reasonable accommodations, there is an additional fee for PALS for the first year only. This fee is in addition to other University tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. For additional information about PALS documentation requirements, call 516-463-7075 or visit our website.
Hofstra students who are registered with SAS can enroll in an optional fee-based academic coaching program on a semester-by-semester basis. The program is designed to assist participants in developing their academic and study skills through regular one-on-one appointments with a learning specialist. The student and learning specialist will develop a customized individual action plan and work on mutually agreed upon goals over the course of the semester. The program is designed for returning students, or for incoming students whose disability is outside the parameters of those served by the PALS program.
Depending on the student’s individual needs, topics addressed by the action plan may include (but is not restricted to):
- Social adjustment to the college environment and its demands
- Time management
- Problem solving
- Executive function/planning strategies
- Note-taking, text reading and/or test-taking strategies
- Disability management skills
The fee for the academic coaching program is in addition to other University tuition fees. For additional information, please visit us online or call 516-463-7075.
Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness
The office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness provides a coordinated community approach to support students in critical areas such as substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse, violence prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices. Integrating early intervention, preventative education, environmental management, and assessment strategies, the department works to inform and ensure the safety of the entire Hofstra community.
Contact the Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness at 516-463-6555, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Leadership and Engagement
The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) provides services to all new undergraduates and ease their transition to the academic and social communities at Hofstra, works to engage all students in co-curricular life, leadership opportunities, and establishes and promotes campus traditions to foster campus community. Students’ contact with the office begins with Summer New Student Orientation and Welcome Week at the start of the fall semester, which serve to acclimate new students to the Hofstra campus and develop the tools they will need to be successful students.
The office strongly encourages student involvement through participation in one or more of the nearly 200 clubs and organizations Hofstra offers, engaging in our numerous leadership and community service opportunities, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and attending some of the hundreds of conferences, lectures, workshops, cultural programs, seminars, concerts, and social events that take place at Hofstra each semester. Students are also encouraged to attend campus-wide traditional Hofstra events, including Fall Festival, Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays, and programs especially designed for each class.
During the fall and spring semesters, OSLE coordinates outings and events through the Explore Next Door (END) Program. END trips have included outings to Broadway shows, professional athletic events, museum trips, hiking excursions, and visits to historical sites, to name a few. These trips offer new and continuing students an opportunity to meet other students while experiencing the diversity of the surrounding community.
With all that Hofstra offers, all you need is the motivation and desire to get involved. Through your involvement, you will not only enjoy your college experience, but you will develop invaluable leadership, organizational, and communication skills. There are many clubs and organizations in the following categories: academic, intercultural, fraternity and sorority, governance, media, performance, politically and socially active, pre-professional, faith based, social/general interest, service, and club sports. For more specific information on organizations please log in to Hofstra Online, click on “my apps” and then choose “Get Involved HU.”
The Sondra and David S. Mack 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 Pride Den, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, a game room, a hair salon and several congenial lounge areas, the Center is home to many of our offices of the Division of Student Affairs.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and their fullest educational development. Individual and group counseling is available to all enrolled students who are having difficulty with emotional, behavioral, adjustment or academic concerns. Services are provided by a professional staff in a relaxed and confidential environment. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions. Our staff works within a brief evidenced-based model. Students are encouraged to identify primary providers in the local community for longer term psychotherapy support. Consultation and referral services are offered for this purpose. For students arriving on campus with existing mental health service needs, early identification of treatment providers and medication requirements is recommended.
Counseling is available to all students at no charge for the first three sessions. A fee of $30 is charged for each counseling visit beyond the third session. Workshops and psycho-educational groups are provided at no cost. To arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by calling 516-463-6791. In the event of an emergency on campus after regular office hours, on-call counselors may be reached by calling the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6789.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, which is on the south campus, at the Oak Street entrance. Visit http://www.hofstra.edu/studentcounseling for more information.
The indoor Olympic-sized pool occupies the South wing of the Physical Education Center. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads that 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. The Swim Center is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. There are limited hours during the summer. Hofstra faculty, staff, students and trustees have free access to the pool with their Hofstra ID cards. Family memberships are available to these individuals for $100 annually. Hofstra faculty, staff, students and trustees may bring up to two guests to the Swim Center for $5/person/visit. All others may bring up to two guests per visit for $10/person/visit. For further information, please visit the Swim Center link on GoHofstra.com, call the Swim Center at 516-463-5081, or email Conor.P.Molloy@hofstra.edu.
Located in David S. Mack Hall, near the entrance to the North Campus, the University Club is an elegant, yet modern dining venue and catering hall that is open to members of the Hofstra community. The Club is perfect for any catering event, from business meetings to elaborate parties. The dining hall offers an exquisite and varied menu, thanks to the help of an extraordinary culinary team. A la carte lunch services are available, upon reservation, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Book the hall for your next meeting or event by contacting Jade Cheng at email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.hofstrauniversityclub.com.
University Technical Services
A division of Faculty Computing Services that is responsible for installing and maintaining audiovisual systems in classrooms and conference rooms throughout Hofstra University. For standardization purposes, UTS reviews and approves audiovisual purposes. The unit installs and repairs all security systems on campus.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, performance arts, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. The goal of the Hofstra Cultural Center is to augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University by developing educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and scholars.
The HCC plans and coordinates conferences and symposia 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. It has sponsored more than 130 conferences/symposia 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 and continued thereafter. Conferences/symposia have also been held on popular culture personalities such as Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, James Bond and the New York Mets, to name a few, in addition to conferences on George Sand, John Steinbeck, Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Jean Cocteau, Margaret Thatcher, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald,Soccer, Michel Foucault and the commemoration of the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
In addition to the conference and symposium component, the Hofstra Cultural Center is dedicated to making the HCC a thriving center of the arts (music, theater, dance performances, lectures), by introducing the Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events – which offer opportunities for us to explore who we are as a diverse culture – and by producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and educational development programs.
Our core values state:
- The HCC is dedicated to making itself a thriving center of arts activity with relevance to the Hofstra community, visitors and the larger arts community.
- The HCC believes the arts play an important role in the educational development of our students and that it is not limited to the formal classroom.
- The HCC serves the Hofstra faculty and student body through its grants and services, advocacy, and cultural programming.
HCC Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra Cultural Center is housed in Room 243 Gallon Wing, South Campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information about our programs please visit the HCC website or call 516-463-5669. Follow us on Twitter or Tumblr, and like us on Facebook.
Hofstra University Museum of Art
The Hofstra University Museum of Art is a dynamic fine arts museum collaborating with and serving University students and faculty, as well as for the entire Long Island region. It is the only university museum on Long Island accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), an honor currently awarded to only 3% of the nation’s museums recognizing the highest level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field.
The Museum collections are one of the most extensive university collections in the New York metropolitan area, containing more than 5,000 objects spanning 35 centuries of human endeavor and representing six continents. The collections include 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 Museum also maintains approximately 70 outdoor sculptures by renowned artists installed throughout the 240-acre campus. Outdoor sculpture exploration maps (with QR codes), family-oriented sculpture exploration back packs and art capers are available in the Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours.
Each year, the Museum mounts 4-6 original exhibitions which often focus on aspects of the permanent collections, but may contain works loaned from other museums, institutions, individual collectors and other cultural venues including from the Special Collections of the Axinn Library. As an active cultural partner, the Museum connects to many disciplines, programs, and clubs on campus and serves as a learning laboratory with sessions led by museum educators and curators. Public programs that provide opportunities for personal engagement and learning are offered to all members of the University and the public throughout the year. Interpretive materials vary for each exhibition but often include fully illustrated catalogs, audio tours, and interactive touch-screen materials. Public programs include roundtable conversations, lectures, performances, symposia, and interactive explorations of the collections and exhibitions. Museum staff also reaches out to the community offering off-site programs. More than 30,000 people annually participate in museum visits and programs.
The Hofstra University Museum of Art galleries include the Emily Lowe Gallery (located behind Emily Lowe Hall) and the David Filderman Gallery (ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library). Both galleries are accessible to all and large-print label copy is available for each exhibit. Admission is free to all exhibitions; some public program fees may apply. The galleries are closed during University holidays and recesses.
Emily Lowe Gallery: Located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall, this gallery space is the Museum’s primary site for a variety of in-depth exhibitions that deal with multicultural, contemporary, and art historical themes, as well as issues of topical importance. Each year, major changing exhibitions serve the educational needs of the University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as the broader community. The Emily Lowe Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery: Located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library, the gallery features exhibitions of artistic, social, historical, and topical relevance in a variety of subjects that often relate to University events and conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. The Gallery is open daily 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hofstra University Museum of Art Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra University Museum of Art are in Memorial Hall; office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information about exhibitions, programs and the collections can be found at the Hofstra University Museum of Art website at hofstra.edu/museum, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-463-5672 for further information or program registration. Stay connected with the Museum and follow us on Facebook (@Hofstra University Museum), Twitter (@_Museum) and Instagram (@hofstrauniversitymuseum).
All musically qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, String Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Sikh Music Ensemble, and Chamber Singers. Details regarding auditions, rehearsal schedules, etc., are available from the Music Department. Semester-hour credit is optional and available up to a maximum of 6 semester hours on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit for Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Sikh Music Ensemble, and Chamber Singers is earned through MUS 020 - (CP) Ensemble .
Music Listening Room
Augmenting the music reference and circulating collections in the Axinn Library, the Music Library’s collection of books, scores, periodicals and sound recordings supports the curriculum of the Department of Music and provides material for general use by the Hofstra community. Books and scores may circulate outside the library; recordings do not, but can be used in the listening room.
The Music Library includes a reference/information center and has access to the Internet via six computers and four ports for laptops/ The listening room, with individual carrel seating for 13 users, features equipment for listening to CDs, LPs and audio cassettes. The collection of sound recordings includes more than 4,000 LPs and approximately 500 CDs. It consists of primarily classical recordings with a reasonable representative collection of opera, jazz and electronic music. In addition, access to the Naxos online music library, with its more than 8,800 recordings, is available through the Research Databases link on the Axinn Library Web page.
The Music Library is located on the lower level of the Monroe Lecture Center, in Room 014. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekend ours vary. Call 516-463-5492 for additional information.
Radio Hofstra University, (88.7FM and WRHU.org) 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. WRHU FM is ranked as a “Best College Radio Station” by the Princeton Review, and WRHU was the first ever student run station to earn a Marconi Award for non commercial station of the year from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The station’s community radio programming has multiple formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of 3-4 million people. WRHU-FM is the flagship radio station of the NY Islanders NHL franchise. WRHU FM radio broadcasts all NY games which are produced and in part hosted by current Hofstra University students. WRHU FM is also the home for Hofstra Pride sports broadcasts. WRHU is also the flagship radio station for the NBA D-league team, the Long Island Nets. Many games are broadcast on WRHU FM and/or syndicated to GoHofstra.com. WRHU-FM has a morning talk show focused on Long Island life, national news, and international issues. WRHU-FM also airs a daily half-hour live local news show called Newsline which has won multiple awards from Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and other prestigious organizations. With the exception of three professional administrators and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. Staff at WRHU use state of the art broadcast technology including RCS Zetta, G-Selector and QGoLive. WRHU is an integral part of The Lawrence Herbert 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 200 people. The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.