Important Information for All Summer Sessions Students
New York State law requires all college and university students born on or after January 1, 1957, who register for six or more credits, to show proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. This includes the measles vaccine (two doses) and one dose each of the rubella and mumps vaccines. Vaccines must have been received on or after a student’s first birthday. In addition, all students are required by New York state law to complete the Meningococcal Meningitis Information Response.
Proof of immunity must be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center either prior to or at the time of registration. Registration is considered finalized only when all documentation is submitted and approved. A form is provided in the back of the Bulletin for this purpose. Students may send the form directly to: Health and Wellness Center, 275 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2750. Copies of official health records from a former school or physician-documented history of measles or mumps are also acceptable. Serologic evidence of immunity must be accompanied by a copy of the laboratory report.
Students whose religious beliefs prohibit immunization or who qualify for a medical exemption must provide documentation from an appropriate authority. Questions concerning the immunization requirements should be directed to the Health and Wellness Center at (516) 463-6745. Medical records may be faxed to (516) 463-5161 and the original mailed to the Health and Wellness Center at the address above.
Health and Wellness Center
Located on the North Campus on the first floor of Republic Hall. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The Health and Wellness Center is staffed by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners. Appointments can be made by calling (516) 463-6745. A current HofstraCard must be presented at the time of medical care. All medical care is confidential.
Visits to the Health and Wellness Center and many medications provided by the staff are covered by the student fees. Prescriptions, consultation fees, laboratory fees and X-ray charges are the responsibility of the patient.
All students are required to have a HofstraCard. This card is necessary in order to withdraw books from the libraries, gain access to the Recreation Center, Swim Center, residence halls, Computer Center and other facilities of the University. The card also serves as a meal card for those individuals who are meal plan holders. Meal points can be used only in the dining facilities on campus. You may also add Dutch Debits to your card which can be used everywhere the card is accepted on campus except in the dining facilities. New cards are issued at the Office of HofstraCard Services, Student Center Room 104 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, at which time a picture is taken. A valid picture ID (drivers license or US passport) required for proof of date of birth. Cards become inactive upon completion of affiliation with the University. There is a replacement fee of $10 for lost, stolen, or damaged cards if the damage is not a result of normal wear and tear. For further information, call (516) 463-6942.
Whether a member of the Hofstra community or a visiting guest, you must obtain a parking permit. If you are visiting the Hofstra Admissions Center, you may obtain a temporary permit from the Center. In all other instances, permits are issued by the Department of Public Safety at the Hofstra Information Center located at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue; open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your HofstraCard as well as your car registration to obtain your permit. There is no fee for this service.