Sep 22, 2018  
2007-2008 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Facilities and Services

Facilities and Services

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Educational Services


Advisement Services


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. The Center for University Advisement in Memorial Hall provides a variety of services designed to support students’ academic progress. The Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and when classes are in session, has extended evening hours Monday through Thursday until 7 p.m.

Center for University Advisement


The Office of Academic Advisement provides academic advisement to new and prospective students, both full- and part-time, and to all undergraduate students who have not yet declared their majors. The office also offers many services for students with declared majors, including career exploration, study skills assistance, and academic support for students with physical disabilities, student athletes, first-year students, and students in academic jeopardy. In addition, preprofessional advisement is available through this office for students contemplating graduate training in either law or health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine. Such students should register immediately with the Office of Academic Advisement and meet with the prelaw adviser or the prehealth adviser to discuss choice of major and requirements necessary for entering the various schools. For Prelaw or Premedical/Prehealth Professional Studies, see the program information section in this Bulletin.

University Tutorial Program


The University Tutorial Program is a unit of the Center for University Advisement designed to provide academic assistance to Hofstra’s undergraduate students. Individual, group and lab-based tutoring are the focus of the program. Students enrolled in the program may request tutorial assistance during a semester for as many as three (3) courses, and are entitled to a 1 and ½ hour tutoring session per course per week, for those courses where tutoring is available on an individual or group basis.

Beginning the second week of classes, those interested in enrolling in the program may fill out an Application to Receive a Tutor, which can be obtained in the Center for University Advisement. Once a completed application has been received, an appropriate tutor is assigned. Tutors are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire application process takes approximately one week. No new applications are accepted during the last two weeks of the semester.

In addition to individual and group tutoring, several academic departments sponsor tutoring in a laboratory-type setting in conjunction with the University Tutorial Program. All tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantitative Methods and Core Business Classes is offered exclusively in this laboratory setting. This arrangement provides students with yet another way to obtain academic assistance. Applications must still be completed for admittance to the tutorial labs.

Students enrolled in the NOAH Program receive academic support services through the University Tutorial Program. These services include the assistance of English and reading specialists, as well as individual and group tutoring in all subjects. (A detailed description of the NOAH Program can be found by using the index in this Bulletin.)

The athletic component of the University Tutorial Program is administered by the Coordinator of the University Tutorial Program and addresses the academic needs of Hofstra’s student-athletes, working closely and in conjunction with the Athletic Department and with the Assistant Deans of Advisement for Student Athletes. This component includes academic advisement, the monitoring of degree progress, and the mandatory Study Hall Program for all freshmen, first-year transfers and those with a 2.3 GPA and below.

Students requiring assistance and/or additional information may contact the University Tutorial Program in 101 Memorial Hall or call (516) 463-3500.

Office of Certification and Educational Support Services (School of Education and Allied Human Services)


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 provided in the following teaching areas: early childhood (birth-grade 2); elementary education (grades 1-6); secondary education (grades 7-12); special subjects: fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); special education, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, and speech and language disabilities. Non-teaching areas include pupil personnel services and school building and district 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. Certification applications must be submitted to the Advisement and Certification Office the semester in which the student is graduating. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements may differ from those in Hofstra’s registered 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) administered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc. For state certification requirements, students should consult with the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study. Hofstra University has maintained an overall passing rate (2004-2005) of 96% on these examinations. The total number of program completers for the 2004-2005 academic year was 568.

Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applications for teaching and administrative certification and prospective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) undergo a fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all student teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are permitted to enter a school setting. Obtaining fingerprinting clearance will facilitate our ability to place you in educational settings that are required for a degree program. Therefore, we request that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to a program. Fingerprinting can be completed through the fingerprinting sessions arranged by the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services each semester at (516) 463-5747 or in Hagedorn Hall, Room 129. Additional sites include the local police stations and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) in Garden City. Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification.

Computer Center


Located in McEwen Hall, the University Computer Center provides computing services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Center’s staff is committed to providing professional support for all computing activities on campus. The Computer Center houses all of the University’s central computing resources, which support more than 5,500 computers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices. Research computing is supported by a new 96 CPU, 200 Gigaflop, Linux Beowulf cluster, and a grid computing initiative is underway to provide other resources.

Student Computing Services provides software and hardware support for commuting and residential students. Additionally, Student Computing Services manages two conveniently located, open-access campus computer labs. These labs are staffed by trained assistants and are available to all students with a valid HofstraCard. Students use these labs for general use, completing class assignments and to increase their personal computer skills. These labs provide students on campus with access to over 200 PC workstations. Hammer Lab is located on the first floor of the East Wing of the Axinn Library, and is open every day, 24 hours a day; and Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall, is open extended hours. In addition to the open-access labs, there are approximately 20 specialized computer labs with over 800 computers, which are managed by different departments across campus. These include the Fine Arts Lab (containing Macintosh G5s) in Calkins Hall with an extensive collection of multimedia and graphics software, and the Dionne Lab in McEwen Hall, a specialty lab featuring the most current PC multimedia software and hardware. C.V. Starr Hall, which opened in the fall of 2000, contains 15 technology-enriched classrooms with over 350 computers for instruction. Hagedorn Hall was completed in the fall of 2003 and features wireless access throughout, SmartBoard interactive whiteboards in every classroom, portable laptop labs and a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility as well as a PC computer lab. Wireless access is being deployed around the campus and there are now over 80 hotspots available.

Faculty Computing Support (FCS) maintains a large collection of software for student and faculty use. Major programming languages (C, C++, Java, Visual Studio, COBOL) are supported, as well as popular application software such as WordPerfect and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). FCS also offers software and support for multimedia programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere, and Macromedia Director, Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver, which are available in select labs. In addition to serving as a call center for tech support, the Help Desk and Student Computing Services provide scheduled training seminars and one-on-one training sessions.

The Help Desk is open Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The Help Desk can be reached by calling (516) 463-7777 (x3-7777 on campus).

For more information about training seminars for students, please contact Student Computing Services at x3-7777 or by visiting Faculty can contact Faculty Computing Support at x3-6894 or via e-mail at, or the Help Desk at

Language Learning Center (LLC)


Located in Calkins 207 (44 PCs), 205 (18 PCs), and a wireless room equipped with a SmartBoard and seating for 12 students in 215 (rooms 205 and 215 are reserved for advanced language courses), the LLC offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages and English as Second Language (ESL). The LLC provides students, faculty, and Hofstra employees (within password protected environment) seamless intranet and internet access to audio and video language resources in Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. The LLC is available for students around the clock both on and off campus. Many students find it more convenient to come to the center because it is a quiet environment with state-of-the-art facilities where they can get their work done.



Hofstra University Libraries’ collections are housed in five locations on campus. The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the south campus, our main library, houses circulating book and journal collections, the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library and the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository. The West Campus Library at 619 Fulton Avenue houses Technical Services and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Law School. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall, and the Film and Media Library is in Memorial Hall. The University Libraries’ collections include approximately 1.4 million print volumes and extensive online resources and non-print media.

The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library: print collections total approximately one million volumes housed on six open-stack floors. The periodicals collection of some 4,000 titles is housed on the ground floor. Most current periodicals are available on open shelves, and the remainder of the collection is in closed stacks with paging service provided. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, the online public catalog ( Your HofstraCard serves as your library card. Students can check out books in the circulating collection for four weeks. Students are responsible for items they check out. The Axinn Library houses these additional collections:

The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: located within the Axinn Library, contains a comprehensive reference collection of over 40,000 volumes, many available remotely at any time via the Internet. Services include interlibrary loan with electronic document delivery, reference assistance 93 hours per week via e-mail, telephone and in person. Reference library faculty provide assignment-based and credit-bearing classes in research and information-seeking skills.

The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository: located on the second floor within the Axinn Library, houses approximately 341,000 federal and state government publications in a variety of formats (print, microform, CD-ROM) and provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.

The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library: contains approximately 558,000 volumes and provides online access to Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other legal databases via a wireless network.

The Hofstra Electronic Library: provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 130 databases, 29,500 full-text journals, and 26,000 electronic books via the Internet. Among the online index and abstract databases available are: America: History and Life, Art Index, Historical Abstracts, Philosophers Index, PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts. Full-text journal access is available for electronic resources such as ACM Digital Library, Emerald, Grove Music Online, JSTOR, ARTstor, LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, Project Muse, PsycARTICLES and many others. All electronic resources can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page (

The Curriculum Materials Center: located on the lower level of Hagedorn Hall, the CMC is geared to the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education and Allied Human Services. The collection consists of both print and non-print items. Print materials include curriculum guides, textbooks, professional books, children’s and young adult literature, and periodicals and master’s theses in teaching math, science and technology. Non-print items include software, videocassettes, DVDs, and a variety of games, kits, puppets and manipulatives. The collection cover pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in every subject area as well as materials related to special education and counseling. Most materials are interfiled regardless of format and arranged on open stacks to provide both ready access and the ability to browse in a particular subject area.

The Film and Media Library: in Memorial Hall, provides faculty and students with audiovisual services supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 7,000 non-print items - mainly VHS, laser disc and DVDs - can be searched through LEXICAT. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms equipped for use of all formats represented in the collection. Audio and video editing and duplication, and l6mm film-to-video transfer are available.

The West Campus Library, Special Collections: the Special Collections department includes three separate divisions with their own print and manuscript collections. All of these materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the building:

Long Island Studies Institute: houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history from before the American Revolution to the present, including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records and archival collections. The Institute is open to the general public as well as to Hofstra students and faculty.

Rare Books and Manuscripts: collections include the art and history of the book, the history and teaching of reading, the rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, the Weingrow Avant-Garde Art and Literature Collection, and examples of books from a variety of private presses.

University Archives: maintains historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and video tapes, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use. The Archives maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.



Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic


Provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Marriage and Family Therapy model is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Issues are explored such as: parent/adolescent relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, sex therapy, family therapy with chronically ill family members, bereavement and many others. Groups are also available for men, women, adolescents, singles, divorce, remarriage, anger management, etc. The Clinic provides low cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island Community to participate in the Clinic services. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marriage and Family Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.

Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling 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


Located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic provides child-friendly, family-friendly professional reading and writing evaluations. The evaluation culminates with the development of a “biographic literacy profile,” which provides a detailed appraisal of a learner’s reading and writing strengths. The profile is useful for parents and teachers who wish to understand how a learner makes use of reading strategies and uses literacy to solve problems. The profile is also helpful when advocating for a learner is necessary in the education decision-making process. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic also provides a variety of reading and writing courses designed to foster and support literacy growth and to build confidence in a learner’s reading and writing abilities. Services are provided directly by New York state-certified literacy specialists, for children, adolescents and adults. Graduate students serve as interns at the Clinic to fulfill practicum requirements.

Special Education and Rehabilitation Center


An administrative unit within the areas of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, is concerned with research and special projects in rehabilitation counseling and in the education of children and adults with disabilities. Center activities include short term training institutes, consultations with schools and agencies in the community, research and demonstration projects.

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic


Provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech, language communicative disorders. Comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing-aid evaluation and aural rehabilitation programs are offered. The services of the Clinic are available to Hofstra students, faculty, staff and to the community at large. Referrals by self, faculty or other professionals are accepted. The Clinic is staffed by certified professionals who provide direct supervision to graduate students fulfilling practical requirements. The Clinic, located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 4 p.m.; some evenings until 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings. The Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic provides clinical education for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences whose program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Writing Center


Administered by the Department of English and Freshman Composition, is located in room 102 Mason Hall and offers free, one-on-one instruction concerning challenges such as writer’s block, essay organization, and revision. Tutors assist students working on critical essays or research papers for their courses as well as cover letters or personal statements for applications to graduate schools or employers. Rather than proofreading papers for students, tutors teach students to identify errors, edit, and revise their own writing. In this way, tutors work to produce better writers as well as better writing. Students enrolled in English Composition courses receive guidance from their instructors and, if they need additional help, can enroll in one-credit tutorials, such as English 1A or 2A. Consequently, although the Writing Center serves the entire Hofstra University community, tutors do not work with students on assignments for composition courses. For further information, please contact the Center by telephone at (516) 463-4908 or by e-mail at

Student Services and Facilities

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Alumni Relations


The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 107,000 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. Alumni services include: auto and home insurance discounts, term life insurance, Hofstra MasterCard, Hofstra-New York state custom license plates, discounts on Swim Center memberships and on emblematic merchandise at the Hofstra bookstore, and complimentary subscriptions to the quarterly alumni magazine Hofstra Update and AlumNet, a monthly e-newsletter. Auditing privileges and access to the Axinn Library, Recreation Center and The Career Center are also available for graduates. Alumni stay connected to Hofstra and to one another through the Hofstra Alumni Portal, where graduates can update contact information, make a donation, find a classmate, request transcripts, update resumes, and review job listings - all online.

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, North Carolina Triangle, Nassau County (NY), Suffolk County (NY), and New York City. From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Westchester County (NY), and other areas.

Across the country, hundreds of alumni help recruit new students through the HART (Hofstra Alumni Recruitment Team) program. More than 700 alumni volunteer through Hofstra CAAN (Career Alumni Adviser Network), where they participate on career panels, mentor students, and provide leads for jobs and internships. Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) organize educational, social and networking activities for young alumni.

Alumni interest groups include: Allegro Con Brio (music), Black/Hispanic, Book Club, Booster, Concerts, Estabrook, Gray Wig, Political Science, Pride Club (athletics), Q8 (Pershing Rifles), Radio, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rowing, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, School of Law, Zarb School of Business (includes MBA/MS and EMBA subgroups), Veterans, and fourteen fraternity/sorority affiliates.

In addition to offering cultural, social and networking events, many alumni groups support annual or endowed scholarships for Hofstra students. The Hofstra Alumni Organization awards several legacy scholarships annually.

The University recognizes alumni for distinguished professional accomplishments and extraordinary service to Hofstra with the Alumnus of the Year Award, Award for Alumni Achievement and Young Alumnus Award, or through the bestowal of honorary doctoral degrees. Special friends of the University may be designated Honorary Alumni.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office: (516) 463-6636, or

Ambassador Program


A student-volunteer program designed to introduce prospective students to the campus and to answer questions about campus life at Hofstra. An Ambassador visit can be arranged and includes attending classes, meeting faculty and other students. The Ambassador Program Director can be reached at (516) 463-6700.

Athletic Facilities


Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The six-year old 90,000 square foot Hofstra Arena serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program.

The 15,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium, formerly Hofstra Stadium, and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s field hockey programs. The 1,500-seat Physical Fitness Center is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. Even though the Physical Fitness Center is a multi-purpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the east.

The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the new 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the Swim Center. The Hofstra Soccer Stadium features a FieldTurf playing field, the preferred artificial playing surface of professional and collegiate teams worldwide, and a state-of-the-art lighting system for night-time television broadcasts.

The Hofstra Baseball Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, is in the second phase of a multi-phase renovation and upgrade project that has included a new artificial turf infield, a new Stadium gateway and new sunken dugouts.

The six-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Hofstra Arena, is home to the CAA champions. With 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages and a press box, the Hofstra Softball Stadium is one of the best collegiate softball facilities in the northeast.

The nine-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the New York Jets facility, also serves as home to Pride teams. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.



Located in the Student Center, the Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, newspapers and magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of text books and trade material for the School of Law. A full service post office is also available. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Career Center


The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career planning and employment services to all students and alumni, aimed at helping them select their career objectives, effectively communicate their goals, and plan their job search campaigns or graduate school applications. Services include individual career advisement, employment interview programs and workshops on resume preparation, interview skills and other aspects of planning for life after Hofstra. An annual Career Week offers more than 20 career-related programs and events.

Career Counseling Appointments: Career counseling appointments can be made by contacting our office at (516) 463-6060 or by visiting The Career Center. Hours are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., plus extended hours during the fall and spring semesters. Drop-in/Quick Question hours are also available during the semester.

Full-time/Part-time Job and Internship Services: Thousands of job notices from both regional and national employers are made available both via the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal, and via postings in The Career Center Library. These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive job posting Internet links on The Career Center home page, ultimately making tens of thousands of current opportunities available on a daily basis.

On-Campus Recruitment: Each year The Career Center hosts some 400 employer visits for the purpose of interviewing graduating students and/or candidates for internships and/or summer employment, either through the Pride Recruiting campus interview programs, education recruitment, or the annual Fall and Spring Job Fairs.

Workshops: The Career Center staff facilitates a variety of informative workshops and special events throughout the academic year. Workshops are related to discovering majors, resumes, interviewing, and more.

Career Library and An extensive collection of materials, available to all students and alumni, including employer directories, print and electronic job listings, informative guides to a wide variety of career fields, job search guides, and professional periodicals. The “Career Services” section of the Hofstra University home page and the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal, are electronic extensions of the Career Library. Users have direct access from any personal computer to job postings, employer information and other career development materials. Several computers are available for student use to explore job postings and career reference materials in the library.

Credentials File Services: Any student or alumnus may open an online credentials file to request, store, and mail letters of recommendation. These services are best utilized by undergraduates and alumni seeking admission to graduate and/or professional schools, candidates seeking teaching positions, and doctoral degree candidates/recipients seeking professional positions. This service is available via The Pride Career Management System.

Career Counseling Services


Following the initial counseling session, tests of vocational interests, aptitude and other relevant measures are usually given. Additional counseling interviews along with test results are used to help students establish educational and vocational goals.

The office of Student Career Counseling Services is located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. Any full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Hofstra University may utilize the service. During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for abbreviated hours on Saturday. For appointments and additional information, call (516) 463-6788 or come to Room 120, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.



The Interfaith Center, located in the Student Center, is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University and 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, informal and formal personal and academic counseling, retreats, international trips are only a few of the very diverse offerings of the Center.

Child Care Institute


The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute in the Saltzman Community Services Center serves children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education and Allied Human Services, and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The Institute is open to all members of the Hofstra family as well as to the outside community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information regarding fees, schedules and enrollment, call (516) 463-5194.

Dean of Students Office


Located in Room 243 of the Student Center, the Dean of Students Office is responsible for the administration of Residential Programs and Community Standards, Student and Community Development, the Health and Wellness Center, the Interfaith Center, Orientation and New Student Programs, Student Leadership and Activities, Recreation and Intramurals, Multicultural and International Student Programs, and Commuting Student Affairs. Any questions, problems or suggestions regarding any facet of student life may be discussed with the Dean. The Dean of Students Office is eager to assist you with any situation you may encounter and can be reached in person, via phone or through e-mail at The Dean of Students Office also serves as a liaison for students to other areas of the University.

The Dean of Students Office provides a variety of social and educational programs designed to assist students’ growth and development. In addition, information is available for students interested in the Student Government Association, clubs, fraternity or sorority organizations, general campus activities and volunteerism.

Dining Services


Available to the Hofstra community on the North Campus are the following locations:

University Club: located in David S. Mack Hall near the entrance to the North Campus, is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, dinner 5:30 p.m. and for private functions.

Student Center Cafeteria: located in the Student Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Rathskellar: located in the lower level of the Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sbarro’s Italian Eatery: located in the Atrium of the Student Center is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 2 a.m.

Burlaps Gourmet Coffee: located in the Atrium of the Student Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nature’s Organic Grille: located in the Atrium of the Student Center offers vegetarian, vegan and organic foods is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mediterranean Market: located in the Atrium of the Student Center offers Kosher food. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Netherlands: located on Oak Street is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kate & Willy’s: located in Hofstra USA is open Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; additional Saturday and Sunday hours, Noon to 4 p.m. Brunch.

Dutch Treats: located in Hofstra USA is a convenience store offering groceries and a deli, open 24 hours 7 days a week when classes are in session.

Available to the Hofstra community on the South Campus are the following locations:

Bits & Bytes Bistro: located in Memorial Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hofstra Deli: located on California Avenue, next to Roosevelt Hall, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Breslin Kiosk: located on the main floor of Breslin Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Café on the Quad: located on Roosevelt Quad featuring Starbucks coffee is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starr Café: located on the main level in CV Starr Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cyber Café: located in Hagedorn Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Axinn Library Café: located on the main floor of the Axinn Library, featuring Kobricks coffee, is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

George Dempster Hall for Communications


Located west of the Roosevelt Quad, this is the home of the School of Communication, with departments of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations; Radio, Television, Film; and Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies. It also houses a highly sophisticated television production/post-production facility with two broadcast-quality studios and control rooms; extensive non-linear digital editing and cuts-only video work stations. In addition to the studio facilities, the students utilize the latest professional/broadcast-quality field production equipment. Three satellite dishes with C/Ku capability are available, one dish providing special news feeds for the broadcast journalism room, which also has access to Associated Press, Nexis-Lexis, Free Speech TV and Dow Jones services. In addition, the facility is capable of broadcasting student-produced programming to the entire campus on our own cable channels. Also located here is the University’s radio station (WRHU-FM/88.7), audio production studios, a film/video screening room, film editing rooms, a computer laboratory, a speech performance studio, and a large dance studio.

Health and Wellness Center


Confidential medical care is provided to Hofstra students at the Hofstra University Health and Wellness Center. Health Services: all students are required to provide a physician’s medical history and physical examination which includes the New York state-required proof of immunization against measles (two injections), mumps and German measles. New York state also requires that you receive information concerning meningococcal meningitis and the available vaccine. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available on a daily basis and hours are posted. Women’s health as well as other services are available throughout the week. Nurses are available for emergencies and a physician is on call during hours of operation. If hospital care is necessary, transportation to a local hospital is provided by public safety.

Medical treatment or evaluation is not part of a student’s Hofstra record.

During the fall and spring semesters, hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A registered professional nurse is also available to see emergencies on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the summer months, hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on the North Campus, first floor of Republic Hall: (516) 463-6745.

Intercollegiate Sports


Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. Hofstra University Athletics is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from Georgia to Maine.

Hofstra sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic programs evenly divided with nine men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

In the last seven years Hofstra teams have captured 26 conference championships, made 32 postseason appearances and won 19 postseason games in NCAA, NIT and WNIT play. Pride teams in football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, softball and volleyball have captured conference championships.

Hofstra University hosts approximately 150 intercollegiate athletic events annually at its numerous facilities. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge to all regular season athletic events.

To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, a continuing student must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit in the preceding academic year. This minimum shall not include grades of F, W, NC or INC. A first-year student entering from high school must meet the core curriculum standards as required by NCAA regulations.

Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The seven-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program. The 15,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride football, and men and women’s lacrosse programs. In 2007 the Hofstra field hockey team will begin play on a new turf field on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The recently renovated 1,200-seat Physical Fitness Center is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. The Pride men and women’s soccer programs play in the three-year old, 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the Swim Center. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, has recently received new Competition Turf and a new scoreboard in right-center field. The seven-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports Complex, features 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages and a press box, and gives the Pride one of the top collegiate softball facilities in the Northeast. The nine-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the New York Jets facility, serves as home to Pride. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.

International Students


The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs is concerned with all aspects of the life of international students at Hofstra: academic, social, cultural, legal, and financial. In conjunction with the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs, the Office provides an orientation program one week before classes begin that introduces new students to registration procedures, the English Language Program, academic policies, residential life, health services, social activities and general University information. In addition, the Office provides information on United States immigration regulations and acts as a liaison with the United States and overseas governmental and educational organizations. The Office assists with immigration counseling and applications for optional practical and curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, visa renewals, as well as travel assistance.

The Office plans trips and events throughout the year which are specifically targeted to the international community and sponsors the International Student Mentor Program, a student-run program to help new international students with adjustments to campus life and American culture. The Office also offers the Hofstra international community a wide range of support services ranging from assistance with adjustment concerns to adherence of immigration regulations. Students are encouraged to join one of the international student organizations on campus that sponsor social and cultural events which are of interest to the entire Hofstra community: the Organization of International Students (OIS) and the Graduate Organization of International Students (GOIS).

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 Web site under “Job Opportunities.” For information regarding off-campus part-time employment or internships, please see the description for The Career Center.

Orientation and New Student Programs


The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) provides services designed to aid in a smooth transition from high school to college. Beginning with the New Student Orientation program and Welcome Week, the office aims to help students acclimate to the Hofstra campus and to develop the tools needed to succeed in the first year.

Publications designed to assist first-year students include the New Student News newsletter and the First-Year Student Survival Guide. ONSP also sends out a weekly e-mail to inform new students about news, events and deadlines. To join the e-newsletter, students may e-mail

During the fall semester, ONSP coordinates outings and events through the Explore Next Door Program. The calendar of events includes outings to Broadway shows, professional athletic events, museum trips, hiking excursions, and visits to historical sites, to name a few. These trips offer new students an opportunity to meet other new students while being entertained. They also offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the surrounding areas, including New York City and Eastern Long Island.

ONSP also coordinates the Peer Mentor Program. This program offers new students an opportunity to engage in activities and acclimate to the campus. It brings new students together with upperclass student mentors in a social environment. Each fall, the Peer Mentor Program coordinates several gatherings for mentors and new students, in conjunction with the informal meetings that they each share.

The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs recognizes the outstanding achievement of undergraduate students through the Freshman/Sophomore Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the academic achievements of students coupled with service and participation in co-curricular activities on campus.

ONSP offers similar opportunities for transfer students. The transfer student newsletter, New 2 Hofstra, is published each semester, and transfer students can have their Hofstra questions answered by e-mailing Transfer students are also invited to participate in both the Explore Next Door and Peer Mentor programs.

Parking Privileges


Parking privileges are available to all vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety. Only by prompt registering of vehicles (including changes in state license plate numbers when necessary), the proper display of the University parking permit, and the adherence to all parking regulations, will these privileges be assured. Parking stickers must be affixed to the rear driver’s side window and to the front and rear bumpers. There is no fee for parking permits. Copies of campus vehicle regulations and parking permits may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety at the Information Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m..

Recreation and Intermural Programs


Provides students, staff and faculty with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of organized activities.

The program organizes competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid HofstraCard is necessary in order to participate in the programs and to use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is available. The Recreation Center (Rec Center) is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square.


Aerobic room
Athletic fields
Badminton courts (7)
Basketball (18 indoor, 1 outdoor)
Dance studio
Indoor track (1/10 mile)
Jogging course (outdoor)
Recreation Center
Swim Center
Tennis courts (2 indoor, 12 outdoor)
Volleyball courts (8 indoor)
Weight-training room


Bench Press Competition
European Team
Flag Football
Home Run Derby
Free-throw contest
Quarterback Football Challenge
Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
STXball lacrosse
Table tennis
Touch football
Ultimate frisbee


Ab Toning
Aerobic dance

General Exercise

Physical conditioning with weights
Step aerobics

Special Events

Fun Runs
Tournaments: badminton, corecreational volleyball, Sunshine Tennis

Sports Clubs

Ice hockey
Lacrosse (Men/Women)
Roller Hockey
Rugby (Men/Women)
Ultimate Frisbee


Residential Programs and Community Standards


Hofstra’s residential program offers a variety of living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of students. Six of the residence halls are high-rise buildings. Liberty and Republic are low-rises offering traditional, corridor-style environments and an academic honors program. One of these high-rise residence halls, Bill of Rights, is an all-female hall. There are also four suite-style residence halls. The New Complex, the newest hall on campus, is a four-story building with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk are six-story buildings, each containing a common area lounge on the main floor. Colonial Square is also a suite-style complex consisting of 14 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. Twin Oaks is a residential complex providing apartment-style housing for students and is located approximately one-half mile from the main campus. Undergraduate students can apply for housing in any of the residential buildings except for the New Complex, which is reserved for graduate/law students. Graduate student housing is only offered in the New Complex and Twin Oaks apartment complex.

Additional facilities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities, state-of-the-art vending machines, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas. All residence hall rooms offer direct Web access. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.

The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. Each floor has a live-in resident assistant who is available as a resource and initiates activities and programs on the floor. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas including social, educational, and recreational.

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is governed by the resident students themselves. An RSA manages a budget, organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year, and serves as advocate for the rights and concerns of resident students in matters involving the University.

For further information on the residential program at Hofstra, visit our Web site at or contact us as follows: 200 Hofstra University, 244 Student Center, Hempstead, New York, 11549. Phone: (516) 463-6930; fax: (516) 463-4107; e-mail:

Student Leadership and Activities


The Office of Student Leadership and Activities has been designed to enhance the cocurricular life of the Hofstra community and help students become more involved. We encourage students to participate in the many clubs, organizations and campus events that Hofstra has to offer. It is our job to see that each and every student gets the most out of their college experience. We feel very strongly that the best way to become a well-rounded student is to get involved! Since Student Leadership and Activities is based on this belief, we have done our best to make sure that there is something for everyone. There are hundreds of conferences, lectures, workshops, cultural programs, seminars, concerts, dance parties and socials that take place at Hofstra each semester. In addition, there are more than one hundred clubs and organizations on campus. With all that Hofstra offers, all you need is the motivation and desire to want to get involved. Through your involvement, you will not only enjoy your college experience, but you will develop invaluable leadership, organizational, and communication skills. The following is a list of all the clubs and organizations that are currently registered with the University:

Cultural Clubs

African Caribbean Society (ACS)
African Peoples Organization (APO)
Asian-American Organization (AAO)*
Cultural Italian American Organization (CIAO)
Hellenic Society
Hofstra Historians
Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA)
Islamic Organization*
Muslim Student Association
Organization of International Students (OIS)*
Spanish Club n/k/a HOLA*

General Clubs

Entertainment Unlimited
Hofstra Concerts
Organization of Commuter Students (OCS)
Outdoor Club
Quo Vadimus
Student Government Association

Greek Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Theta Beta
Delta Chi Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Sigma Phi
Epsilon Sigma
Kappa Sigma
Omega Phi Beta
Pershing Rifles
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Delta Epsilon
Phi Epsilon
Phi Iota Alpha
Phi Sigma Sigma
Pi Delta Psi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Iota Alpha
Sigma Lambda Beta
Sigma Pi
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Tau Epsilon Phi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Zeta Beta Tau

Media Clubs

Font (literary magazine)
In Touch Arts
Nexus (yearbook)
Nonsense (humor magazine)
Pulse Magazine
The Chronicle (newspaper)
Urban Renaissance Magazine

Paraprofessional Clubs

Accounting Society
Advertising Club
American Chemistry Society*
Anthropology Club
Association for Supervision Curriculum Development
Associate of Professional Health Oriented Students (APHOS)
Biomedical Engineering Society
Business Law Bar Association
Collegiate Women of Color
Financial Management Association
Geology Club
Hofstra Marketing Society
Hofstra Prelaw Society*
Hofstra Tax Society
Information Systems Association*
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Men in Business (MIB)
National Association for Black Accountants (NABA)
Nation Association for Black Engineers (NABE)
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)*
Pop Psy (Psychology Club)
Rube Goldberg Club
Scabbard and Blade Army Officer Preprofessional Society*
Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)*
Society For Women Engineers*
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers*
Society for the Advancement of Computing
Women in Communications
Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)*

Politicall/Socially Active Clubs

African Latino Fraternal Sororal Alliance (ALFSA)
Amnesty International
Best Buddies International
College Republicans of Hofstra University
Democracy Matters
Gay and Lesbian Alliance (PRISM)
Hofstra Gentlemen’s Club
Hofstra Monarchists Club
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council (IFSC)
Model UN*
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP
Panhellenic Association
Philosophy Club
Political Affairs Club*
Progressive Students Union
SOAR (Students for Animal Rights)
Students for a Democratic Society
Students For Life
Students for Political Dialogue
Students for Social and Ecological Justice*
Women of Action
Young Democrats a/k/a Hofstra Democrats

Religious Organizations

Hofstra Hillel
Hofstra Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Newman Club
Protestant Community
The Community

Service Clubs

Beyond Accessibility
Circle K International
Students for Non-Alcoholic Programs (SNAP)*

Unity and Creative Arts Clubs

6th Element
Breakdance Club
Dance With Me
Drastic Measures
Fusion Dance Troupe
Hofstra Filmmakers Club
Hofstra Gamers
Hofstra Gospel Ensemble
Hofstra Independent Music Organization*
Hofstra P.O.I.S.E.
Hofstra Sakhiyan
Imani Dance Ensemble
Masquerade Musical Theater
Masquerade Musical Theatre Co.
MEISA (Music Entertainment Industry Student Association )
Photography Club
SCAFFU!! (Science Fiction Animation)
Spectrum Players
Spectrum Players
Strictly Steppin’
Thursday Night Live


Student Center


The Student Center provides the facilities within which the cultural aspects of our academic-social community can develop. It is the focal point of campus community life. Here commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, and the business and pleasure of student government, publications, clubs, hobbies and a wide variety of special events. In addition to dining halls, meeting rooms, the Rathskeller, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, a game room, a beauty parlor and several congenial lounge areas, the Center houses the following offices: Dean of Students, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, Office of Residential Programs and Community Standards, Muticultural & International Student Programs, Commuting Student Affairs, Hofstra Cultural Center, Residential Computing, HofstraCard Services, Office of Event Management, Office of Audio Visual Services, Conference Services, Scheduling, and the Interfaith Center.

Services for Students With Disabilities


PHED (Program for the Higher Education of the Disabled) and PALS (Program for Academic Learning Skills) are programs that serve the community of individuals with disabilities on the Hofstra campus by 1) providing appropriate support services to eligible students (such as registration assistance, reader/writer/attendant care referrals, interpreters, counseling, equipment loan, test administration, books on tape and liaison with sponsoring agencies); 2) fostering independent skills necessary for survival at Hofstra and beyond; and 3) working toward the elimination of architectural and attitudinal barriers. For further information for students with physical disabilities, contact the Director of PHED in the Center for University Advisement. For students with learning disabilities, contact the Office of Students Affairs for more information. For the statement of compliance with appropriate Federal and state regulations please see the Bulletin information found in both the online and print versions.

Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS)

Hofstra University has been proud of its commitment to serve highly qualified students who have been traditionally identified as learning disabled. The Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) is a limited-enrollment program designed specially for this population of students. The PALS Program seeks candidates with substantially higher than average intellectual ability, with emotional stability, who are willing to work very hard and who are socially mature, but who have experienced a variety of learning disabilities. These may be demonstrated by problems in oral and written language expression that reflect linguistic and semantic confusions, and problems with organizational skills, which are demonstrated by disorientations in space and time. These problems contribute to deficiencies in listening, reading, writing and problem solving as they relate to academic achievement.

PALS believes that these difficulties do not always stand in the way of academic success, nor should they stand in the way of entrance to a university community. The PALS Program, therefore, concentrates on selecting the best applicants and on enhancing the skills that may help them achieve academic success at Hofstra University. There is an additional charge for this program.

Operation of the Program

Candidates are accepted into PALS for a period of one academic year as full-time students of the University. Students in the Program typically enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Their academic work often allows the same options that students have in the various freshman curricula at the University.

In addition, students normally meet with a skills specialist once a week; they may also participate in specialized small group workshops during the year. These workshops and skills meetings are designed to enhance the students’ strengths and to help them develop requisite skills depending on their special area of need. These workshops receive developmental credit rather than degree credit.

As with all students registered with documented learning disabilities, students enrolled in PALS have access to those accommodations that are appropriate and necessary to help compensate for their learning deficits.

As members of the Hofstra community, PALS students may participate in all activities open to qualified undergraduate students at the University. At the end of their year in the PALS Program, students are able to continue at the University if their academic performance is judged satisfactory by the standards applicable to their specific freshman curricula. (Please note that the curriculum and retention standards for most PALS Special Admit students come from the Freshman Program of the School for University Studies). PALS students who continue at the University after their freshman year are required to meet the graduation standards for the major department into which they matriculate. Please consult the this Bulletin and its addenda for these retention and graduation standards.

Admission to the Program

PALS conducts a highly individualized admission process. Students can enter the program in one of two ways.

  1. Students with documented learning disabilities who have been accepted through regular admission may request an interview for PALS admission.
  2. Candidates with documented learning disabilities not acceptable to the University through regular admission may apply to PALS and the School for University Studies.
    In addition to the materials submitted with the original application to the University, PALS candidates are required to submit the following documents.

Required Documentation

  1. All results of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III) administered within one year of the application (the Wechsler Abbreviated Intelligence Scale- WASI-is not accepted)
  2. All results of the achievement testing used in the diagnosis of the learning disability and administered within one year of application
  3. The full psycho-educational report with the proper diagnostic statement of the learning disability
  4. Students with accompanying disabilities in attention deficits (i.e., Attention Deficit Disorder; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) must provide the results of the evaluation tools used to diagnose the condition as well as a report of a childhood history of the condition.
  5. Complete description from the student’s guidance counselor of the special education services received in high school (e.g., self-contained; inclusion; modified classes; resource room)

Once all these materials are on file, the applicant may be invited for an interview. Shortly after this interview, an admissions decision will be made. Accepted candidates will be notified by the Office of Admission.

Swim Center


The indoor Olympic-sized pool, occupies the South wing of the Physical Fitness Center. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads, which can divide the pool for separate activities and complete support facilities: locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window, the most technologically advanced electronic timing system and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.

University Club

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Located in David S. Mack Hall, the University Club is a private membership club for members of the Hofstra community (faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, friends and trustees). The Club offers excellent food, attractive and comfortable meeting and dining facilities as well as special events. The Club is also available on a contract basis for private social functions and business meetings. Located near the entrance to the North Campus.

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.

Cultural Resources


Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)


The HCC is an internationally-renowned organization which includes a Conference and Symposia Program, a Music Program and the publications of the proceedings of the Hofstra Cultural Center conferences. The activities of the Hofstra Cultural Center augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University.

The Conference and Symposia Program develops educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and international scholars; plans and coordinates conferences in the fields of the humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The Center has sponsored more than 130 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and for its Presidential Conference Series, which started in 1982 with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Conference, continued thereafter, with conferences on Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton. A regular series of conferences on popular culture personalities have also been included with conferences on Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and George Gershwin. Most recently conferences have focused on John Steinbeck, the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg, Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Jean Cocteau, Margaret Thatcher, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Forthcoming conferences will include Defining Culture Through Dress, The Politics of Religion-Making, James Bond: The World of 007, Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Humor in Romance Language Literatures, Muhammad Ali and the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

The Music Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center includes the Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series and special musical events in conjunction with the conferences and symposia.

Hofstra Entertainment


Hofstra Entertainment, an on-campus production company, offers a series of performances throughout the year, often designed to augment conferences and symposia organized under the auspices of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Productions include, but are not limited to, musicals, plays, one-person shows as well as concerts and original works. Casts may include students, faculty, members of the administration, alumni as well as performers from the local community and professional guest artists.

Hofstra Museum


Hofstra Museum is a dynamic fine arts center that includes three dedicated indoor exhibition galleries and spaces as well as an outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. The American Association of Museums has honored the Hofstra Museum with accreditation for its high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field; an honor received by only ten percent of the nation’s museums. The Hofstra Museum collection is one of the most valuable university collections in the New York area, and it contains over 4,500 objects including major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The Hofstra Museum maintains and exhibits approximately 75 outdoor sculpture works by renowned artists such as Paul Manship, Henry Moore and Seymour Lipton, at various locations throughout the 240 acre campus. Walking tour maps can be found in the Emily Lowe Gallery. The Museum showcases about 12 changing exhibitions annually and provides educational programs, lectures, performances, symposia, and other public outreach. When possible, the Museum coordinates exhibitions in educational support of the Conference and Symposia Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center.

The Hofstra Museum’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas include the Emily Lowe Gallery (Emily Lowe Hall); the David Filderman Gallery (9th floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library) and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall (10th floor, Axinn Library).

Information about exhibitions, programs and the collection can be found on

Emily Lowe Gallery: Located in Emily Lowe Hall, this open gallery space is the Hofstra Museum’s primary site for a variety of fine visual art exhibitions that deal with contemporary and art historical themes as well as issues of topical importance. Emily Lowe Gallery is also home to the Hofstra Museum’s extensive collections of approximately 4,500 works of art and artifact. Each year, major changing exhibitions serve the educational needs of the University’s students, faculty and staff. A number of educational and public programs that enhance learning experiences and provide opportunities for personal engagement are offered to all members of the University and the public. Hours: During exhibitions the Gallery is open on Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses. Summer Hours may vary, call (516) 463-5672 for information. The main offices of the Hofstra Museum are housed in Emily Lowe Gallery and Adams Playhouse; Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about exhibitions, programs and the collection can be found on

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 conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions may contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions and individuals, and from the Hofstra Museum’s permanent collection. Gallery Hours coincide with Library Open Hours. Please check listings for seasonal changes in Library hours.

Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall: Located on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library, the Museum’s spaces are reserved for exhibitions of works from the permanent collection, contemporary artists, and focused themed installations. Gallery Hours coincide with Library open hours. Please check listings for seasonal changes in Library hours.

Institute of the Arts


Institute of the Arts provides broad cultural programs for the benefit of University and community audiences. The Institute supports interdisciplinary programs that relate to and serve the creative and performing arts.

Musical Organizations


All musically qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Chamber Singers. Details regarding auditions, rehearsal schedules, etc., are available from the Music Department. Semester-hour credit is optional and available up to a maximum of 6 semester hours on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (See Programs section of this Bulletin.) Credit for Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Opera Theater and the Chamber Singers is earned through Music 20, 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 14. 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: WRHU-FM


Radio Hofstra University, broadcasts 30 miles in all directions to much of Long Island and New York City as well as to parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. WRHU’s federally-licensed frequency is 88.7 FM with a power of 470 watts. The station’s community radio programming has over 40 formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of three to four million people. One format is a special news and information program, “Hofstra’s Morning Wake-up Call,” 7 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, targeted primarily for the University’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni. With the exception of four professional administrators, and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. WRHU is an integral part of the School of Communication and the station’s digital quality broadcast facility is also used for academic work and professional recording projects, for which qualified students can receive stipends. The station offers a free noncredit course in audio-engineering, announcing, and production to students who are selected through an interview process. Regular work at WRHU is recommended as one of the most effective methods of learning the business of radio broadcasting and audio production since it offers a practicum not generally available in regular academic classroom learning. WRHU has an operating staff of approximately 120 people. The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.