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Office of Certification and Educational Support Services
School of Education, Health and Human Services
This office advises teacher education, pupil services personal and educational administrators regarding 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: dance, fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); and special education, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, and speech and language disabilities. Non-teaching areas include pupil personnel services and school building and district leadership.
In addition to fulfilling educational requirements, the New York State Education Department requires that all individuals being recommended from school-based programs receive instruction for the purpose of preventing child abuse, maltreatment and child abduction and preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. In addition, a seminar on SAVE legislation and a seminar on safety education and fire and arson prevention are required in accordance with educational laws. These program requirements must be fulfilled in order for the degree to be conferred.
Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved, school-based 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 Certification and Educational Support Services 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 program.
All prospective early childhood (Birth-Grade 2), elementary (Grades 1-6), secondary (Grades 7-12) and special subject teachers are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by National Evaluations Systems, Inc. For information regarding examination requirements, students should consult 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 (2007-2008) of 97% on these examinations. The total number of program completers for the 2007-2008 academic year was 568.
Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applications for teaching, administrative and pupil service personnel 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 recommend 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. Contact the office at (516) 463-5747. Additional sites include the local police stations and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification.
The Hofstra Computer Center offers computing support services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The center’s staff provides computing, voice and video services to the community, including technical, software and training support for all computing activities on campus.
Located in McEwen Hall, the Computer Center supports LINUX, UNIX, Macintosh and PC platform applications.
Student Computing Services manages the following computer labs:
- Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall, is complete with 80 IBM PCs.
- The Hammer Lab, with 95 IBM PCs, is located in the East Wing of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. The Hammer Lab is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, excluding major holidays.
In addition to the two open access labs, there are workstations located in 48 academic labs. Technology-enriched classrooms are available throughout campus. Additionally, C.V. Starr Hall and Hagedorn Hall contain state-of-the-art computer equipment used for instruction. Wireless access is available throughout the campus.
Computer Center personnel are available to provide training and assistance to students and faculty. Training seminars are regularly scheduled. For more information, visit hofstra.edu/cc or hofstra.edu/scs.
Language Learning Center (LLC)
Located in 207 Calkins Hall (44 PCs), 205 Calkins Hall (18 PCs), and a wireless room equipped with a Smartboard and seating for 12 students in 215 Calkins Hall (rooms 205 and 215 are reserved for advanced language courses), the Language Learning Center (LLC) offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages and English as a Second Language (ESL). The LLC provides students, faculty and Hofstra employees (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 LLC because it is a quiet environment with state-of-the-art facilities where they can get their work done.
The Writing Center is administered by the Department of Writing Studies and Composition. The Center, located in 102 Mason Hall, serves all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to develop their writing skills. The Center’s writing faculty and writing fellows come from many academic disciplines and provide assistance with all parts of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing discussions, improving grammar and usage, editing papers and revising drafts. One-on-one and small-group sessions are available. Rather than proofreading papers, the Center’s staff help students learn to identify errors and revise and edit their own work with the goal of producing not only better writing but also better writers. For further information, you may contact the Writing Center at (516) 463-4908; to schedule an appointment with a tutor, log in with your Hofstra username and passwork to rich37.com/hofstra.
The Hofstra University library collections are housed in four locations on campus: the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the South Campus, Hofstra’s main library that houses circulating book and journal collections; the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library; the John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository; and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the School of Law. 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 1.2 million print volumes and extensive online resources and nonprint media. The library provides interlibrary loan services and document delivery to students and faculty. Library faculty also provide information literacy instruction through a variety of assignment-based classes, workshops, and credit-bearing courses.
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library’s print collections total approximately 1.2 million volumes housed on six open-stack floors. The print periodicals collection of about 2,500 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 (libweb.hofstra.edu/search/Y). The HofstraCard serves as a student’s library card. Students can check out books in the circulating collection for up to four weeks. Students are responsible for items they check out.
Harold E. Yuker Reference Library
The Harold E. Yucker Reference Library, located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, consists of the Reference Room and the Reference Desk on the main floor. The Reference Room contains a comprehensive reference collection of more than 40,000 volumes and is a quiet, convenient setting with lighted carrels for individual study; additional electronic resources are available through remote access at any time, from any location. The Reference Desk is staffed by library faculty for approximately 93 hours per week, who provide in-person, telephone and e-mail reference services, including instruction on the use of specific databases.
John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository, located on the second floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, houses approximately 170,000 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 Special Collections department, located on the lower level of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, includes three separate divisions with individual print and manuscript collections. All materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the Axinn Library. Special Collections maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.
The Long Island Studies Institute houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history from before the American Revolution to the present, and includes books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records and archival collections. The institute is open to the general public as well as Hofstra students and faculty.
The Rare Books and Manuscripts collections include the art and history of the book, history and teaching of reading, rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, Weingrow Avant-Garde Art and Literature Collection, and examples of books from a variety of private presses.
The University Archives maintains historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and videotapes, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use.
Curriculum Materials Center
The Curriculum Materials Center, located on the lower level of Hagedorn Hall, is geared toward the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education, Health and Human Services. The collection consists of both print and nonprint items. Print materials include curriculum guides, textbooks, professional books, children’s and young adult literature, periodicals and master’s theses in teaching math, science and technology. Nonprint items include software, videocassettes, DVDs, and a variety of games, kits, puppets and manipulatives. The collection covers pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in every subject area and also includes materials related to special education and counseling. Most materials are interfiled regardless of format and are arranged on open stacks to provide both ready access and the ability to browse in a particular subject area.
Film and Media Library
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 10,000 nonprint items – mainly including VHS and DVDs – can be searched through LEXICAT. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms. Video editing and duplication (within compliance with U.S. copyright law) are available.
Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library contains more than 560,000 volumes and volume equivalents and provides online access to a variety of research databases.
Hofstra Electronic Library
The Hofstra electronic library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 155 databases, 49,000 full-text journals, and 42,000 electronic books via the Internet. Online databases available include: Academic Search Premier, ARTstor, Business Source Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Congressional Universe: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection and U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Education Full Text, Factiva, Film Literature Index, GeoRef, Grove Music Online, JSTOR, LexisNexis Academic, Naxos Music Library, New York Times Historical, PsycINFO, Women and Social Movements in the United States, WorldCat, and many others. All electronic resources can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page (hofstra.edu/libraries).
The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
The 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 to achieve fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Issues are explored, such as: parent/adolescent relationships; anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems; family therapy with chronically ill family members; bereavement; and many others. Groups are also available for men, women, adolescents, singles, divorcees, remarriage, 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 at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling (PERC) Clinic
The PERC 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.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and is located at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
Located at the Joan and Arnold 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
The 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, and research and demonstration projects.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech and 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 at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 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.
Student Services and Facilities
The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 109,000 alumni who are spread throughout all 50 states and in more than 100 nations. The office is located in the Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, next to James M. Shuart Stadium. The staff works closely with 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 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.
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 the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library and other campus facilities. For more information on the Alumni Card contact the Alumni Relations Office.
Hofstra University alumni stay connected with one another by volunteering to serve as committee members for their reunions, and by visiting the Hofstra Web site 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 “Alumnus of the Month” section of the Web site to see a detailed Q&A with a fantastic alumnus each month.
The Hofstra University Alumni Organization provides unique opportunities to remain involved with former classmates, current students, and new friends.
Be sure to visit hofstra.edu/alumni, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs at (516) 463-6636.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The nine-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 training facility are home to the Pride men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.
The 1,000-seat Physical Education Building is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. Even though the Physical Education Bulding is a multipurpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the Northeast.
The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Building and the Swim Center. The Hofstra University Soccer Stadium was renovated in 2009, as a press box was installed as well as chairback seating. In 2007, the Hofstra Field Hockey team began play in their new complex on the North Campus across from the Hofstra University Soccer Stadium. The field hockey complex includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, press box and turf field.
University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride Baseball team, has recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field. The nine-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, features 1,000 seats, a new 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.
The Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to men’s and women’s tennis team. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.
Located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, the Hofstra University Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, school supplies, dorm items, magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of textbooks and trade material for the School of Law. For current store hours, visit hofstra.bncollege.com or call (516) 463-6654. Post Office hours are typically Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call (516) 463-6313 for current Post Office hours.
The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the South Campus, provides career planning and employment services to all students and alumni, aimed at helping them select career objectives, effectively communicate goals, and plan for job searches 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.
Career Counseling Appointments
Career counseling appointments can be made by calling (516) 463-6060 or visiting The Career Center. Office hours are 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.
Career Counseling Services
Self-assessments are one of the first steps in career planning and are meant to assess interests, skills, accomplishments, and work values. The Career Center at Hofstra University administers several assessments by appointment. The Career Center encourages all students to contact the office to make an appointment for an appropriate assessment, whether deciding on a major, deciding what to do after college, or undergoing a career change. The online assessments are for initial guidance only, and should be followed up with any appointment at The Career Center to discuss the results.
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 annoucements 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.
Each year, The Career Center hosts about 400 employer visits to interview graduating students and/or candidates for internships and/or summer employment, either through the PrideRecruiting campus interview programs, Education Recruitment, or the annual Fall and Spring Job Fairs.
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.
The Career Center Library and hofstra/edu/career
The Career Center provides 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 Center Library. Users have direct access 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 at The Career Center 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.
FRANK G. ZARB GRADUATE BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES
Graduate Business Career Services, located in the south wing of The Career Center, is devoted to assisting M.B.A./M.S. and E.M.B.A. students and alumni in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business with career planning, development and management activities. The professional services available to all M.B.A./M.S. students begin with individual career assessments and career advising. New students are introduced to the Career Management Program, a required series of career workshops, seminars and programs designed to prepare graduates with lifelong career planning skills leading to related business career opportunities. Each semester a wide range of career-related programs are offered, including the Executive Speaker Series, Industry Round-Table Seminars, Corporate Connection Programs, and corporate visits with New York area employers. Various CEOs, executive 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 of these events. Students and alumni also have access to the Zarb M.B.A./M.S. Alumni Career Network that connects students with alumni for career informational interviews. All students stay connected by joining the Zarb Graduate Business Center Services portal group to stay informed on current activities and events.
Each fall and spring semester, graduating students are welcome to participate in the online corporate recruiting and interviewing program, where employers select candidates for posted full-time and internship opportunities. Hofstra sponsors Job/Internship Fairs each semester and students are also invited to attend various professional conferences, nationally sponsored job/internship fairs and corporate networking events promoted through the Zarb Graduate Business Career Services. Each year more than 600 nationally recognized corporate executives receive the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Online M.B.A./M.S. Resume Book, which contains resumes from the graduating class. Annually, thousands of full-time job and internship opportunities are posted through the Pride-Career Management System for all students and alumni. Students and alumni may visit hofstra.edu/zarbcareers for detailed information about services, and to view the Calendar of Career Events, and domestic and international job search Web links.
Center for Gerontology
The Center is an administrative unit within the School of Education, Health and Human Services that serves as a resource for professionals in the field of gerontology and related disciplines, as well as senior members of the community and their families. In addition to conferences, workshops, seminars, and informational materials, the Center also provides consultations for community members. The Ruth F. Gold Endowment supports guest speakers on topics of interest to older persons, their families and professionals in the field. Through the Lazarus Endowment, funding is available for day programs in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Advisory Board coordinates activities in collaboration with the graduate gerontology program in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation .
Child Care Institute
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center serves children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education, Health and Human Services , and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The CCI is accredited by the National Association for the Education of 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 243 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, the Dean of Students Office is responsible for the administration of Residential Programs and Community Standards, Student and Community Development, the Interfaith Center, Orientation, Student Leadership and Activities, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Multicultural & International Student Programs, and Off-Campus Housing and Commuting Student Services. The Dean of Students Office also serves as a liaison for students to other areas of the University. Any questions, problems or suggestions regarding any facet of student life may be discussed with the dean or one of the associate deans. The Dean of Students Office is ready to assist you with any problems and/or direct you to someone who can help. Contact the Dean of Students Office at (516) 463-6913 or DeanofStudents@hofstra.edu.
- NORTH CAMPUS DINING LOCATIONS
- Dutch Treats: located in Hofstra USA, is a convenience store offering groceries and a deli, open 24/7 when classes are in session.
- Java Connect: featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee, located in The Netherlands Café, is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- The Netherlands Cafe: located on Oak Street, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Kate & Willy’s: located in Hofstra USA, is s full-service restaurant open Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-9 p.m.; and serves Saturday and Sunday Brunch, Noon-4 p.m.
- Netherlands Express: a convenience store located in the Netherlands Complex. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Subway: located in The Netherlands Café, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- California Pizza Kitchen: Located in the Mack Student Center Atrium; open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Noon-2 a.m. Delivery hours are Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., by calling (516) 463-6595.
- Taro13: A unique Asian fusion concept and sushi bar, located in the Mack Student Center Atrium; open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Eli’s Kosher Kitchen: Located in the Mack Student Center Atrium; open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Pura Vida Coffee: Located in the Mack Student Center; open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Student Center Café: Located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center; open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- The Rathskellar: Located in the lower level of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center; open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Hofstra University Club: Located in David S. Mack Hall near the entrance to the North Campus; open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and for breakfast by reservation only. Call (516) 463-6648 for information or to make a reservation.
- SOUTH CAMPUS DINING LOCATIONS
- Axinn Library Café: located on the main floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library; open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-Midnight; Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Café Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes: located in Memorial Hall; open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Breslin Kiosk: located on the main floor of Breslin Hall; open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
- Starbucks at Café on the Quad: located on the Roosevelt Quad featuring Starbucks coffee; open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Cyber Café: located in Hagedorn Hall; open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Hofstra Deli: located on California Avenue next to Roosevelt Hall; open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Law School Kiosk: located on the main floor of the School of Law; open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Starr Café: located on the main level in C.V. Starr Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Health and Wellness Center
At the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center, located on the North Campus in Republic Hall, confidential medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. During the academic year, the Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., with shortened hours during January and summer sessions. Health care providers are available for appointments during these times. Women’s health, allergy clinic and immunization services are also available.
An appointment may be obtained for any of these services by calling (516) 463-6745. Medical information is not part of the student’s academic record. All Hofstra students are required to have a student medical record 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.
The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and a limited late night menu from 5 to 11 p.m. In addition, there are theme nights and student activity programming to create a destination spot for all students.
Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn, enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. The Hofstra University Athletics program is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from Georgia to Boston.
Hofstra sponsors 17 intercollegiate athletic programs with eight men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Since the 1999-2000 seasons, Hofstra teams have captured 35 conference championships, made 43 postseason appearances, and won 28 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.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state-of-the-art facilities. The nine-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 Margiotta Hall are home to the Pride men and women’s lacrosse programs. In 2007, the Hofstra Field Hockey team began play in their new complex on the North Campus across from the Hofstra University Soccer Stadium. The field hockey complex includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, press box and turf field. The 1,000-seat Physical Education Building is home to the Hofstra volleyball program, which had their competition court renovated in 2008. The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the five-year old, 1,600-seat Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Building and the Swim Center. The Hofstra University Soccer Stadium was renovated in 2009, as a press box was installed as well as chairback seating. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride Baseball team, has recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field. The nine-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, features 1,000 seats, a new 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. The Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to men’s and women’s tennis team. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.
The Interfaith Center, located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University, all of whom 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 Interfaith Center.
Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs
The office is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the campus community at Hofstra, and works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra University remains a diverse campus that embraces its multicultural identity. The office is also responsible for coordinating many culturally themed heritage months for the University, including Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ History Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Black History Month, Women’s “Herstory” Month, and Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The staff also plans and implements a Multicultural Film Series, the Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series, and the True Life series. The office staff advises 20 student cultural clubs and organizations and implements academic, social and cultural programs for the international student community as well. There are more than 300 international students from more than 71 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, and the office provides leadership with all immigration and international student-related issues, and also plans International Education Week at Hofstra. Visit 242 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, or call (516) 463-6796 for more information.
Students interested in Study Abroad programs should contact individual program coordinators.
School of Education, Health and Human Services
The School of Education, Health and Human Services offers three study abroad programs in Italy during Summer Sessions I and II, and one program in London, England during Summer Session II. These programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and explore issues of conflict resolution (counseling students) as well as a variety of experiences to enhance the design of instructional strategies in art and architecture, and literacy. Interested students should consult with their program advisers to ensure applicability of credit. For further information, call the Office of Professional Development Services, 119 Hagedorn Hall, at (516) 463-5750.
School of Law
The School of Law offers study abroad opportunities including summer programs in Australia, Germany and Italy as well as a winter program in Curacao. All of these programs emphasize international and comparative law. In addition, Hofstra Law School students can take advantage of exchange programs with the University of Ghent in Belgium, University of Erasmus in The Netherlands, University of Helsinki in Finland and University of Warsaw in Poland. The Law School’s study abroad programs are open to all law students. Contact the Law School’s executive director of international law programs for more information.
Zarb School of Business
Hofstra University in cooperation with Erasmus University offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5698 or MSQF@hofstra.edu.
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. to 5 p.m.
Radio Station (WRHU-FM)
Radio Hofstra University broadcasts 30 miles in all directions to much of Long Island and New York City as well as 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 more than 40 formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of 3-4 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 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.
Recreation and Intramural Programs
These Programs provide 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. These programs organize competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid I.D. card is necessary in order to participate in the programs and to use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is available. The Fitness Center is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square.
Students, faculty and staff are provided with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of planned activities. The center organizes competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all members of the Hofstra community. A valid HofstraCard is required in order to participate in programs and use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is also available. The Fitness Center is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square. For additional information, please call (516) 463-6958 or visit us at hofstra.edu/recreation.
Residential Programs and Community Standards
The Office of Residential Programs offers graduate housing in both the Graduate Residence Hall and Jamestown House, located in Colonial Square. The Graduate Residence Hall offers an apartment/suite style of living, meeting the needs of today’s graduate students. This five-story residential facility is located on the North Campus of Hofstra University, between Constitution and Alliance Halls. The Graduate Residence Hall is composed of 58 furnished residential suites housing more than 200 graduate and law students. Each suite has multiple bedrooms, with shared common areas, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The Graduate Residence Hall houses both single and double bedrooms within three basic suite types: four-bedroom, three-bedroom, and two-bedroom. In addition, students may choose to live in Jamestown House, which offers traditional suite-style living. Students in Jamestown may choose to live in a suite that contains two double bedrooms or in a suite that offers two single bedrooms. For more information on housing options and photos of these living areas, please visit the Residential Programs Web site at hofstra.edu/reslife.
The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. The Residential Programs Office employs more than 150 staff members to assist students in residential communities. A Resident Assistant (RA) is assigned to each floor within every residence hall building. The RA is a full-time student who has been selected for his or her outstanding leadership qualities. RAs are trained to help students resolve any emergencies or concerns that may arise, serve as a campus resource for students, and initiate activities and programs on the floor. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas, including academic, social, educational, recreational, etc. In addition to the RAs, each residence hall is managed by a Resident Director who supervises the RA staff of that building and is available to all residents within the area for any questions or issues that may arise.
For further information regarding Hofstra housing, visit hofstra.edu/reslife or contact the Residential Programs Office directly at (516) 463-6930 or email@example.com.
Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD)
Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD) works to ensure that Hofstra University is an accessible environment where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities and all other opportunities. Students who have a disability and register with SSD 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 SSD registration process. For more information about applying for reasonable accommodations through SSD, call (516) 463-7075 or e-mail SSD@hofstra.edu.
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, Office of International and Multicultural 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.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and the fullest educational development of each individual. Individual and group counseling is available to students who are having difficulty with emotions, behavior, academic or adjustment goals. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.
Any full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or law school students currently enrolled at Hofstra University may utilize these services. Personal and educational counseling are available to all students free-of-charge for the first three sessions. A fee of $30 is charged for each counseling visit beyond the third session. Career counseling, workshops, and psycho-educational groups are provided free-of-charge.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike at the Oak Street entrance. During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. To obtain further information or arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by telephone at (516) 463-6791.
The indoor Olympic-sized pool, occupies the south wing of the Physical Education Building. 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, and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.
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.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
The Hofstra Cultural Center is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, a music program, and the publication of the proceedings of its conference and symposia. It plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of 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 activities of the Hofstra Cultural Center augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University.
The center has sponsored more than 130 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and 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, George Gershwin, James Bond, and Muhammad Ali. Most recently, conferences have focused on Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Margaret Thatcher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Darwin, Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea and The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects. Forthcoming conferences will include New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations From Home and Abroad; Child’s Play, Children’s Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Exploration; A Manifesto for Italian Studies and Italian American Studies, and 50 Years of the New York Mets. 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, 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 Hofsra 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 University Museum
Hofstra University 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 Campuses. The American Association of Museums has honored the Hofstra University Museum with accreditation for its high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field — an honor received by less than five percent of the nation’s museums. The Hofstra University Museum collection is one of the most valuable university collections in the New York area, and it contains more than 4,600 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 University 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. The museum showcases approximately 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 University Museum’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas include the Emily Lowe Gallery (behind Emily Lowe Hall); the David Filderman Gallery (Ninth Floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library), and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall (10th Floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library).
For information about exhibitions, programs and the collection, please visit hofstra.edu/museum.
Emily Lowe Gallery (Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus)
This open gallery space is the Hofstra University 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. Recent exhibits include The Greatest of All Time: Muhammad Ali; Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine; Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works From the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin; and Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood. Emily Lowe Gallery is also home to the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive collections of approximately 4,600 works of art and artifacts. 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 Emily Lowe Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 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 University Museum are located in Emily Lowe Gallery and John Cranford Adams Playhouse; office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery (Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus)
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 University Museum’s permanent collection. Gallery hours coincide with Axinn Library Hours of Operation. Please check listings for seasonal changes in library hours.
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall (Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus)
Located on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library, spaces are reserved for exhibitions of works from the permanent collection, contemporary artists, and focused themed installations. Gallery hours coincide with Axinn Library Hours of Operation. Please check listings for seasonal changes in library hours.
Music Listening Room
A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in Monroe Hall, Room 14, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All musically-qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Band, University 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.