Educational Services and Facilities
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 Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.
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 539 printers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices.
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 Education and Research Technology Services Group (Ed Tech) is dedicated to supporting Hofstra students and faculty to utilize the available technology for academic pursuits. Ed Tech comprises of three units namely Student Technology Services, Faculty Technology Services, and Teaching, Learning, and Technology Innovation.
- 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.
- The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Innovation Unit, based in Calkins Open Access lab, supports faculty with instructional design and development, innovative technologies for teaching, and online learning. The unit also supports students by encouraging the use of technology to maximize the value of their stay in Hofstra. This includes one-on-one software training with students, hosting events such as MakerPark, and providing support for obtaining a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
- Faculty Technology Services provides services that ensure faculty can enhance their teaching with technology. This includes support for the Learning Management System, the Faculty Technology Center in 216 McEwen Hall, classroom technology, academic software, and other consulting services.
Wireless service (Wi-Fi) is available to the Hofstra community. For access information, go to www.hofstra.edu/wireless.
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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 a 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 three 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, Special Collections, Curriculum Materials Center and the Film and Media Library. 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 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, Special Collections, and the Curriculum Materials Center 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. 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 scholarships. 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 loans, 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 Axinn Library 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 is composed of three separate divisions with its 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 of 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 videotapes, 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 129,000 streaming videos and 12,285 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 is 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, 60 databases specific to the health sciences, and a curriculum-focused print book collection. The library is open all hours that the medical school building is open and is for use by students, faculty, and staff of the medical school. The space includes study carrels, individual study rooms, computer workstations, and areas for collaborative learning. The library staff provides information literacy training, supports systematic review research, and tracks the scholarly publications of all medical school faculty and students.
The Hofstra Law Library provides assistance with legal research and access to a variety of legal databases.
School of Education, Dean’s Office
This office, located in Hagedorn Hall, 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. 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 School of Education Dean’s Office 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 prospective 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 Commissioner’s 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 Dean’s Office. 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 (Avid and Media Composer). 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 DirecTV 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). Other resources of the school include an 88-seat HD 5.1 surround sound screening room, an audio finishing/color-correction/Foley-ADR production suite, an equipment distribution center, three computer laboratories, and classrooms.
Our mission at the Writing Center is to work with current Hofstra undergraduate and graduate student-writers of varying experience, learning styles, and linguistic backgrounds. We work in and across disciplines. We support students’ growth as writers through one-on-one sessions with tutors trained in collaborative learning practices.
Located in Mason Hall, Room 102, the Writing Center offers free, confidential one-on-one writing support to all Hofstra students, both online and in-person. Our diverse staff of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty tutors helps 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 the 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 email@example.com, 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 22-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 team trains and develops their student-athletes. The 14,000-square-foot practice facility features a new court with eight baskets, a sound system, a filming system with a 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 the right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind the 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 22-year-old Bill Edwards Stadium (formerly 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 Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Courts, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, also serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s tennis teams and feature nine courts. 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 PowerPoint access and whiteboards 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 textbooks and reference materials for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. A post office and package pick-up service is also available, open Monday-Thursday, Noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, Noon – 3:45 pm. 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.
Center for Career Design & Development
The Center for Career Design & Development is located on the first floor of Weller Hall. The Center for Career Design and Development educates and inspires students to create an individualized and evolving career path focused on exploration, preparation, and professional growth. We offer one-on-one advising services, in-person, and online workshops to groups, career fairs, 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 through Navigate on the My Hofstra portal or by visiting or calling the Center for Career Design and Development 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.
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 Center for Career Design & Development at Hofstra University administers several assessments by appointment in our office. We encourage students to make an appointment for an appropriate assessment, whether they 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, UCAN, FirstHand, and other resources accessed through the Hofstra Career Hub. 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 Center for Career Design & Development 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 Center for Career Design & Development 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 Handshake, available in the Hofstra Career Hub.
Contact the Center for Career Design & Development at 516-463-6060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hofstra.edu/career.
The Center for Career Design & Development 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 Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University.
Frank G. Zarb Graduate Business Career Relations
Graduate Business Career Relations (GBCR), located in Suite 202 of Leo A. Guthart Hall, is dedicated solely to serving full-time and part-time MBA, MS, JD/MBA, EMBA, Online MBA, and Manhattan MBA degree candidates and alumni in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. The professional staff provides individualized career planning through in-person, virtual, or phone appointments.
Each semester, a wide range of employer and alumni career events are offered, including the Zarb Executive Speaker Series, industry and corporate connection programs, and corporate visits and information sessions with New York-area employers. Various C-Suite executives, managers, professional consultants, and distinguished alumni have shared corporate views, trends in business, and career histories with our students at these programs. Additionally, students are able to network and build professional relationships with Zarb alumni who participate in many career panels, corporate visits, mock or informational interviews, and alumni networking nights.
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND RECRUITMENT:
Each fall and spring semester, students participate in online corporate recruiting and interviewing programs, as well as the Hofstra Career Fairs, through the Handshake system, where hundreds of regional and Fortune 500 employers select candidates for posted full-time and internship opportunities. Annually, thousands of full-time job and internship opportunities from regional, national and international employers are also posted for viewing on the 24/7 Handshake System. Students are also invited to attend all national MBA career conferences and fairs promoted through the Zarb Graduate Business Career Relations.
Students have access to the latest technologies, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance their resumes and prepare for corporate interviews. Visit www.hofstra.edu/zarbcareers to see the services targeted to MBA/MS students highlighting speaker events, student success stories, and targeted industry/job sites. Other career resources are found through the Hofstra Career Hub including Handshake, Hiration, BigInterview, CareerLeader, and more.
Call or email Zarb GBCR if you have any questions at 516-463-6259 or email@example.com.
Fred DeMatteis Graduate Career Services and Facilities
Students in the Master of Science programs in the Department of Computer Science (MS in Computer Science, MS in Cybersecurity) and in the Department of Engineering (MS in Engineering Management) are eligible to participate in the Co-op program operated by the DeMatteis School, which partners with over 200 technology firms mostly in the New York metropolitan area, and offers an optional six to eight-month paid work experience. This Co-op experience is to be completed in any consecutive semester plus summer time frame prior to at least one semester of coursework required to obtain the degree. Graduate students doing research with faculty receive financial support for presentations at conferences.
Throughout the academic year, the school hosts a robust Executive Speaker Series, as well as an annual Executive-in-Residence program, affording graduate students the opportunity to interact with successful professionals. Networking with an active DeMatteis alumni association is encouraged, as is participation in the DeMatteis Career Fair, which brings over 50 companies to campus each Fall semester to recruit students completing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- 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 machines 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 a 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.
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 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
The Dean of Students Office at Hofstra University assists students as they work toward completing their academic and personal goals. Members of the Dean of Students Office can help you by serving as a resource on campus, resolving a problem, helping you get involved on campus, supporting your club or organization’s events, or putting you in contact with the appropriate personnel or department on campus. The Dean of Students has direct oversight of the following areas: Residence Life, Residential Operations, Student Leadership and Engagement (including Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, Interfaith Center, Orientation and New Student Programs), HofstraCard Services, Recreation, and Intramural Sports, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, and Community Standards. The office also works closely with Dining Services, Facilities Management, and Public Safety and provides 24-hour emergency, on-call response for the University. It also sponsors a variety of educational, social, and cultural programs each year, as well as the Dean’s Initiative Fund to support student programs. The Dean of Students Office is available to all students and is conveniently located at Room 243 Mack Student Center. Please call 516- 463-6913 or email DeanofStudents@hofstra.edu if you need assistance.
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 13 venue locations and over 20 dining concepts. 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
- Cafe Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes, featuring Red Mango
- Dutch Treats, featuring Built Pizza, Create Sandwich, and Create Salad
- Hof USA
- Medical School Café
- Netherland’s Café, featuring Oak Street Grill
- Dunkin’ Donuts on the Quad
- Einstein Brothers Bagels featuring Caribou Coffee
- Student Center Café featuring G-8, The Grill, Yo Bowl Asian, Innovation Kitchen, The Egg Shop, Cucina, Fresko Kosher and Halal (grab and go) and The Deli
- Freshens Fresh Food Studio – Student Center
- Starbucks – Student Center
- Revolution Noodle and Sushi – Student Center
- Create Salad – Student Center
- Brooklyn Slice Pizza – Student Center
- University Club
For more information about dining at Hofstra please visit our website at www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/studentservices/dining.
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 Fidel Velasquez at email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.hofstrauniversityclub.com.
Health and Wellness Center
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-transferrable. Unauthorized use, alteration or duplication warrants confiscation and/or disciplinary action. The HofstraCard becomes invalid upon the 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, the enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. The Hofstra University Athletics program is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from South Carolina to Boston. Hofstra wrestling competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, which is consistently among the top wrestling conferences in the country.
Hofstra sponsors 21 intercollegiate athletic programs with 10 men’s sports and 11 women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Hofstra teams have enjoyed a great deal of recent success. Pride teams have won CAA Championships in men’s basketball, women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, and men’s soccer over the past five years. These teams, as well as individuals from the wrestling and cross country and track teams, have all competed in the postseason competition as well. Hofstra student-athletes have earned numerous national, regional, and conference awards for their play on the field. Hofstra Athletics has also performed well academically, with the department posting record grade point averages and many student-athletes earning recognition for their academic achievements.
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 complete 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 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 2216-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 its 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 the 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 2216-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 enabled the team to play night games. The Hofstra Tennis Courts, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to Hofstra’s 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, as well as a dedicated academic center.
For more information on Hofstra Athletics, visit www.GoHofstra.com.
Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion
The programming in the area of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion aims to work closely with students, faculty, administration, and staff to develop programs and initiatives that enable the campus community members to explore identity, enhance intercultural competence, and 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 work 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 the international students 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, call us at 516-463-6796 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
The Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services provides a wide range of resources, services, and programs designed to enrich the educational experience of off-campus and commuting students. The office strives to provide an environment that helps connect students with their peers and to engage students during their time on campus. Information about public transportation schedules, navigating the off-campus experience, and other connections to off-campus resources can be found in the office. In addition, the office hosts various events to inform the commuting student population of services available to them. All students are invited to stop by the office where they can enjoy a comfortable lounge space and interact with other commuting and off-campus students. The office is located in Room 221 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. For more information, visit our website at hofstra.edu/commuting, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 516-463-3469.
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 on the Hofstra Web site under Job Opportunities. For information regarding off-campus part-time employment or internships, please see the description for The Career Center.
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 website, 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 are 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:
- The 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 is open 24 hours a day. Items can be claimed by producing proper identification.
- Parking/Vehicle Registration: Students, faculty, and staff are required to register their vehicles by logging into the Hofstra portal. There is no fee for this service and only one vehicle per person can be registered per academic year. After logging into the Hofstra portal individuals can click on the upper-right hand checkerboard to access the parking permit application. They will be asked to complete a series of questions related to the vehicle they intend to register for the academic year. Upon submission, individuals will receive an email that contains a copy of their parking permit. Faculty, staff, and commuting students will be asked to print the permit and insert it into a hang-tag holder that will be available throughout various academic departments on campus, as well as the Department of Public Safety. Resident students will simply need to print and prominently display their parking permit on the dashboard of their vehicle. Individual questions regarding the parking permit process can be emailed to ParkingPermits@Hofstra.Edu.
- 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 services 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 that 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 Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of sports activities, fitness programs, and recreational facilities for the entire campus community.
The Department of Campus Recreation is responsible for the Fitness Center, Group Exercise Classes, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Spirit Support, and the Game Room. Staff offices are located in the David S. Mack Fitness Center.
The David S. Mack Fitness Center is equipped with cardio machines, strength training pieces, a weight room, an ADA-certified circuit, an indoor track, a basketball court, locker rooms: including a gender-inclusive locker room, and three studio rooms: cycle, aerobics, and yoga. Students are encouraged to utilize the fitness center to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Group exercise classes are offered daily at the David S. Mack Fitness Center. Both live instruction and virtual training sessions are offered. Class types include cycle, yoga, and cardio/HIIT. Certified instructors are dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals. Students may register for classes through the Department of Campus Recreation events page on GetInvolvedHU.
The Department of Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of intramural sports and events for students to participate in throughout the year. These programs provide an opportunity for members of the Hofstra community to participate in recreational and competitive sports and tournaments in an organized environment. Intramural games include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
The department also supports 25 club sports: badminton, baseball, billiards, bowling, equestrian, eSports, ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s rugby, men’s soccer, men’s ultimate frisbee, quidditch, rock climbing, roller hockey, ski, and snowboard, softball, swim, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, women’s lacrosse, women’s rugby, women’s soccer, women’s ultimate frisbee, and yoga. Clubs provide high-quality competitive and recreational opportunities to enhance collegiate and educational experiences. Competitive clubs participate in the league-sanctioned intercollegiate game while recreational clubs enhance their skills with their peers.
Spirit Support includes Cheerleading, Dance Team, Pep Band, and Mascots Kate and Willie. The major role of Spirit Support is to increase student spirit and involvement at Hofstra University events. Although its main purpose is to support Hofstra’s athletic teams, Spirit Support is very active in the community, competes, and holds national and world titles. Students involved in Spirit Support groups are dedicated to improving their performance skills and are active student leaders.
The Game Room is located on the lower level of the Mack Student Center. This redesigned room is a dedicated space for students to socialize and play games. Some offerings include esports (including gaming computers, Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, and plug and play options), table tennis, bubble hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, and pinball.
A valid HofstraCard is required to enter all Campus Recreation facilities. For hours of operation and for more information, visit hofstra.edu/recreation, contact us by phone at 516-463-4037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Instagram @HofstraRecreation.
Hofstra’s residence halls offer a variety of comfortable living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of Hofstra’s graduate, law, and medical students. Graduate, law, and medical student housing is offered in the Graduate Residence Hall. Graduate Residence Hall offers apartment-style living with kitchenette facilities in each suite. Bedroom options include single or double occupancy. All residence halls have wi-fi, and many of the areas offer group study rooms with technologically enhanced facilities and exercise rooms.
For further information on the residence life program at Hofstra visit our website at hofstra.edu/reslife. You can contact us by email at Reslife@hofstra.edu or by calling 516-463-6930.
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
- 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.
The Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center provide the facilities within which the cultural aspects of our academic-social community can develop. It is the focal point of campus community life. Here commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, and the business and pleasure of student government, publications, clubs, hobbies, and a wide variety of special events. In addition to dining halls, meeting rooms, the Rathskeller, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, a game room, a hair salon and several congenial lounge areas, the Center is home to many 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 evidence-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.
Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) provides services to graduate students to 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.
The office strongly encourages student involvement through participation in one or more of the nearly 30 graduate organizations Hofstra offers and engaging in our numerous leadership and community service opportunities, 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, and Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays.
For more specific information on organizations please log in to the Hofstra portal, click on “my apps” and then choose “Get Involved HU.”
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, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 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. 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.
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 (HUMA)
The Hofstra University Museum of Art is the only American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited university museum on Long Island. This honor is currently awarded to only 4% of the nation’s museums as recognition of the high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field. HUMA is a dynamic fine arts museum serving the students and faculty, as well as the entire Long Island region. The HUMA has more than 25,000 visitors annually. HUMA includes two dedicated indoor exhibition galleries as well as an outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s campus. The Museum collections are one of the most extensive university collections in the New York metropolitan area, and they contain 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 HUMA maintains approximately 70 outdoor sculptures by renowned artists such as Paul Manship, Henry Moore, and Seymour Lipton, at various locations throughout the 240-acre campus. Outdoor sculpture exploration maps (with QR codes), family-oriented sculpture exploration backpacks, and art capers are available in the Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours.
The HUMA functions as a learning laboratory for campus classes with active museum educator-led sessions taking place in the galleries year-round. Each year the Museum showcases 4-6 changing original exhibitions. Interpretive materials offered vary for each exhibition but often include fully illustrated catalogs and interactive touch-screen materials. Public educational programs include concerts, lectures, performances, symposia, and other outreach. HUMA is an active educational and cultural partner throughout the campus. The Hofstra University Museum of Art’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas includes the Emily Lowe Gallery (located behind Emily Lowe Hall) and the David Filderman Gallery (ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library). All galleries are handicapped-accessible and a large-print label copy is available for each exhibit. Information about exhibitions, programs, and collections can be found on the HUMA website - hofstra.edu/museum.
Emily Lowe Gallery: Located on the south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall, this gallery space is HUMA’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. In recent years, the HUMA has developed strong partnerships that link exhibition content to the core curriculum in a variety of disciplines. Numerous educational and public programs that enhance learning experiences and provide opportunities for personal engagement are offered to all members of the University and the public throughout the year. Admission is free to all exhibitions; some public program fees may apply. During exhibitions the Emily Lowe Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. Summer hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Emily Lowe Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses.
David Filderman Gallery: Located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library, this gallery space 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. Exhibitions often focus on aspects of the Museum’s permanent collections but may contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions as well as individual collectors. Admission is free to all exhibitions; some public program fees may apply. Year-round during exhibitions the David Filderman Gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer hours during exhibitions are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The David Filderman Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses.
HUMA Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra University Museum of Art are currently housed in the 040 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 HUMA website at hofstra.edu/museum, 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).
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