All facilities are closed to observe Memorial Day (May 26) and Independence Day (July 4).
Hofstra recognizes the role of academic advising as a critical component of an undergraduate education. Students have the ultimate responsibility of satisfying the entire sequence of courses required for their degrees, but the process is enhanced by careful and informed discussions with the appropriate professionals who work in partnership with the students.
Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for University Advisement supports Hofstra undergraduate students in the pursuit of their educational goals by assisting them in making informed academic decisions. The Center for University Advisement provides general academic advisement to current and prospective undergraduate students, both full- and part-time, from admission through graduation. All undergraduate students are assigned a dean in University Advisement to serve as their general academic adviser throughout their time at Hofstra. In addition, when students declare a major, they will also work closely with a faculty adviser in their academic department for all concerns related to the major. Hofstra students who are continuing their studies during the summer may speak with their advisement dean in 101 Memorial Hall or the 107 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. Advisement deans will address non-major specific academic questions or concerns students may have about academic program planning, degree progress, academic policies, procedures and deadlines. For major-specific questions in these areas, students should meet with their faculty adviser in their major department.
Visiting students may meet with an advisement dean to discuss any question or concerns about their course selection for the Hofstra summer session. Students are responsible for consulting with their college or university for approval of transfer credits to meet home school degree requirements.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Center for University Advisement is open Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer, beginning May 19, hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deans in University Advisement are available during the summer on an appointment-only basis. Students with quick five-minute questions can come during drop-in hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 9 a.m. and Monday to Thursday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For further information or to set up an appointment students can call University Advisement at 516-463-6770/516-463-7222 or email Advisement@hofstra.edu.
Continuing Education students, once admitted to one of the certificate programs in accounting, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, labor studies, marketing, information technology, or the post-baccalaureate premedical program, should go the academic department administering of their certificate program for advisement questions or concerns.
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, the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository, and Special Collections. The Hofstra Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. The Health Sciences Library is located in the Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University. 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 million print volumes and extensive online resources and non-print media.
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library: The main 11-story library building located at the south end of the Unispan across Hempstead Turnpike, houses the circulating book collection (floors 3-8), the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library on the main floor, the Periodicals Reading Room on the ground level, and Special Collections, also on the ground level. There are small group study rooms on floors 4-8 available on a first-come, first-served basis; keys may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Additionally, there are rooms on the ground and second floors, which can be reserved in advance at libcal.hofstra.edu. Carrels for private study are available in the Reference Reading room on the main floor. Group study areas are available on the main floor and ground level. Two student lounges and areas for group study are available on the second floor and on the ground level, and the ground level lounge includes an open-access reading collection and an art gallery for student work. The main floor contains a café, and there is a computer lab and a 24-hour study area across the east lobby on the main floor. The library contains approximately 1 million print volumes. Access to online information databases is available throughout the library via a wireless network and wired workstations, and more than 150 databases and 100,000 journals are available online. The Axinn Library houses these additional collections:
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: Located within the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library is a comprehensive reference collection of more than 40,000 volumes in a quiet, convenient setting with individual lighted carrels. Additional electronic resources are available through remote access at any time, from any location. In addition to full-service stationary computers, the Yuker Reference Library is fully Wi-Fi, and provides electrical plug-ins for laptops, comfortable seating and study tables. Services include in-person telephone and electronic reference services (including instruction on the use of specific databases), interlibrary loan services and document delivery. Reference and collection development faculty also provide information literacy instruction through a variety of assignment-based classes and credit-bearing courses.
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.
Special Collections: Located on the lower level of Axinn Library is three separate divisions with their own print and manuscript collections. All these materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the library and have separate finding aids and shelf lists:
Long Island Studies Institute: Houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history from before the American Revolution to the present, including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records and archival collections.
Rare Books and Manuscripts: Collections include the art and history of the book, the history and teaching of reading, the rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, the Weingrow Dada and Surrealist Collection as well as the Avant-Garde Art, Poetry and Literature Collection, examples of rare books from different centuries and a variety or private presses.
University Archives: Maintains the historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University, including materials documenting various events on campus, official publications, newsletters and bulletins, audio and video tapes, photographs, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community.
The Hofstra Law Library: The Hofstra Law Library contains more than 592,000 volumes and provides online access to a variety of research databases via a wireless network.
The Hofstra Electronic Library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 150 research databases, more than 100,000 full-text electronic journals, and 115,000 electronic books via the Internet. Among the online databases available are: Academic Search Premier, ARTstor, Business Source Premier, Communication and 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.
The Health Sciences Library: Located on the second floor of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, this library provides access to more than 39,000 current online journals, more than 1,680 online books, 37 databases specific to the health sciences, and a curriculum focused print book collection. The library is open 24/7 for use by medical school students, faculty, and staff. The space includes study carrels, individual study rooms, computer workstations and areas for collaborative learning.
The 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. The collection consists of both print and non-print 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. Non-print 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 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 video content supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 10,000 VHS and DVDs may be searched through the online catalog. Approximately 15,000 titles are available through streaming video databases and these are also included in the online catalog. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms.
Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center provides a multifaceted program of social services which consists of two independent, but complementary components:
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute serves children from eight weeks to five years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education 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 general community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While the program is predominately full-time, there are a few part-time slots available for Hofstra students, staff and faculty. For an application or additional information, call 516-463-5194.
The Clinical Services Division is composed of four specialized clinics and institutes:
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, 516-463-5234
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic, 516-463-5804
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, 516-463-5656
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic,516-463-5660
Student Counseling Services, 516-463-6791/6793
For more information about Clinic services, call 516-463-6535.
Student Computing Services
Hofstra provides students technical support, learning support (for use of academic software in classes), hardware repair, and printing services. Hammer Lab and Calkins Lab both offer both PCs and Macs, and access to more than 70 software applications, laser printers and scanners. Technical help and hardware repair services are located within Hammer lab; for detailed information visit hofstra.edu/scs. The Hammer Lab is located across from the main entrance to the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. Though Calkins Learning Lab is closed except for orientation activities in summer, other collaborative spaces are also available on the second and ground floors of the Axinn Library. In addition, more than 22 specialized computer labs are available in various academic departments.
Hofstra’s PridePrint service provides convenient printing access around campus. Currently there are 42 PridePrint printers in 23 buildings on campus; find out how you can use this service at hofstra.edu/prideprint.
Wireless access is available throughout campus, in residential and academic buildings. “HU PREFERRED” is the recommended network for students and other members of the Hofstra community; it is secured and requires you to log in with your University credentials, just as the portal at My.Hofstra.edu does. Student Computing Services can help you troubleshoot if you have difficulty connecting to any of our resources; give us a call at 516-463-7777.
The My.Hofstra.edu portal provides access to Hofstra email; saved files; the Hofstra Online Information System for registering, paying bills, and receiving grades; Blackboard for classes; and a wealth of other information. Hofstra’s email accounts for students stay with them when they graduate. Other IT services are also provided for alumni – see hofstra.edu/scs for details.
For any technical help, learning support, or questions about printing, the portal, wireless, or any technology resource at Hofstra, you can always visit hofstra.edu/scs, email email@example.com, or for quickest service, call 516-463-7777.
- Hammer Lab: Open 24 hours
- Technical Support Center (inside Hammer): Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-midnight**
- Computer Repair Center (inside Hammer): Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Calkins Lab: SUMMER SESSION: Closed (Fall and Spring: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.)
*Hours very occasionally changed for construction or similar; please refer to hofstra.edu/scs for up-to-date hours.
**Technical Support Center will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and their fullest educational development. Individual and group counseling is available to enrolled students who are having difficulty with emotional, behavioral, adjustment or academic concerns. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions. Services are provided by a professional staff in a relaxed and confidential environment. Counseling is available to all students at no charge for a limited number of sessions. General information may be obtained by calling 516-463-6791 or by visiting the Saltzman Community Services Center located on the South Campus. During the summer, the office of Student Counseling Services is available to students, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Emergency screening during hours that the office is not open can be initiated by contacting Public Safety at 516-463-6789. For more information regarding Student Counseling Services, please visit hofstra.edu/studentcounseling.
The role of The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, expands beyond one-on-one career counseling and workshops. The Career Center programs and services are designed to assist students in understanding, investigating and exploring career and professional development opportunities with the goal of positioning students to be the most desirable candidates for employment. Our model of career development gives students a structured plan (Path of PRIDE), along with professional assistance – such as counseling, networking and coaching – in addition to educational programs to provide greater support as it relates to career planning and decision making.
There are seven career exploration steps that make up the Path of PRIDE. We encourage all students to explore theses steps in-depth with a staff member at The Career Center.
STEP 1: Visit with a career counselor.
STEP 2: Take a Career Assessment.
STEP 3: Research careers.
STEP 4: Begin to make connections.
STEP 5: Develop your career skills.
STEP 6: Search and Apply for Internships.
STEP 7: Establish post-graduation goals and plans.
Our Services to Help You Along Your Path of PRIDE:
- Individual career counseling and coaching
- Career assessments
- A.S.K. – Alumni Student Konnection
- Employer and alumni networking opportunities
- Interview skills development
- Workshops and seminars
- Job fairs and special events
- Employment interview programs on campus
- Various online career and job/internship seeking resources, including our Pride-Career Management System
- Online management of letters of recommendation
- Online instructional videos
- Walk in “Quick Question” hours
Contact The Career Center at 516-463-6060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hofstra.edu/career.
Office of Student Employment
Students who are interested in working on campus while attending summer classes can take advantage of the large number of part- and full-time jobs that are available throughout the University. Jobs are posted on the University’s website. Students who are graduating and are not enrolled in a Hofstra graduate program for 2012-2013 are ineligible for student employment after graduation. The Office of Student Employment, located in the Human Resources Center, across from the Student Center near the main entrance to North Campus, is available to assist you on a walk-in basis during regular business hours. For further information call 516-463-6782.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
In the summer, as well as during the rest of the year, the hub of student activities is the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. Located on the North Campus, the Mack Student Center is the main communication center for all students. To find out what’s happening on campus, stop by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, located in Room 260.
Students are welcome to stop by the Dean of Students Office located on the second floor with any questions or concerns. The Mack Student Center is a great place to meet people and become involved in campus life. Below are a few of the services available within the Student Center:
Bookstore: Located in the Student Center Atrium, the Bookstore carries a complete line of academic supplies and books, as well as clothing, toiletries, greeting cards, magazines and candy. The Bookstore is open daily during all summer sessions, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are extended hours for the first week of each summer session.
Hair Salon: Hofstra’s HX Salon, located on the second floor of the Mack Student Center, is a reasonably priced, unisex salon. Manicures are also available at HX Salon. The phone number is 516-463-7647.
Post Office: Located on the lower level of the Mack Student Center is the Hofstra University Post Office where students can purchase stamps or send packages. The summer hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also located within the Student Center are the Office for Student Leadership and Activities, student organization offices, the Chaplains, Residential Programs, the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, and Event Management.
David S. Mack Fitness Center
The beautifully designed, state-of-the-art David S. Mack Fitness Center, located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square, includes:
- 63 cardio pieces
- 50+ Cybex strength training pieces
- ADA-certified circuit
- Cycle Studio
- Yoga/Pilates Studio
- Aerobics Studio
- Indoor track
- Lounge and computer station
- Six basketball hoops
- and much more!
Students are encouraged to utilize the fitness facilities on campus and live a healthy lifestyle. During the summer, the David S. Mack Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7:50 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. For more information, visit hofstra.edu/recreation or call 516-463-4037. You can also find information on Facebook at “Hofstra Rec and Intramurals” and on Twitter @hofstrafitness. A valid HofstraCard is required at all times upon entry.
David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center
The David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center is located at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. It is the headquarters for the Department of Public Safety which works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure the well-being of the Hofstra community. Several of the services provided by the Department of Public Safety are listed below. For assistance or information, call 516-463-6606. In an emergency, call 516-463-6789.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: The annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and on public property that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report is available at hofstra.edu/campussafetyreport. You may also stop by the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center to obtain a copy, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 516-463-6606.
Transportation: The Hofstra University shuttle bus provides transportation throughout the campus to members of the Hofstra community. There are also scheduled stops at the Hempstead and Mineola Long Island Rail Road stations as well as at local shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Night Shuttle provides daily service between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to provide safe transportation to community members travelling to the neighborhoods adjacent to our campus. For schedules and information, visit hofstra.edu/shuttle. Campus shuttle schedules are subject to change when there are changes in the train schedule or for any unforeseeable circumstances.
Emergency Telephones: There are emergency telephones located throughout the campus.
Campus Alert Notification Network: CANN is a comprehensive notification structure to alert the campus community in the event of an emergency. Sign up online at My.Hofstra.edu by providing your personal telephone contact information. The CANN utilizes one or more of the following methods of communication:
- Public address system will broadcast emergency information.
- Text and/or voice message is sent to a telephone number supplied by the campus community member.
- Alert is posted on the campus alert page of the Hofstra website.
- Alert is sent to the Hofstra community member’s Hofstra email account.
- Emergency information is posted on the HOFCAST network.
- The Hofstra television service and Hofstra radio station (WHRU-88.7 FM) will broadcast emergency information.
- An instant message will be sent to all computers.
- A recorded message is placed on the campus alert hotline, 516-463-1234.
Emergency Response Procedures and Plans: Information on emergency response procedures and plans are available at hofstra.edu/alert.
Parking: Parking permits are issued by the Department of Public Safety at the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center. During the fall and spring semesters, parking permits are issued Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the summer, parking permits are issued Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You must have your Hofstra ID Card and the car must be parked in the Public Safety parking lot in order to obtain your permit. There is no fee for this service.
Lost and Found: Lost and Found is located in the Hofstra Information Center and open 24 hours a day. Items can be claimed by producing proper identification.
Student Escort: Student Escorts are available from dusk to dawn to walk any member of the Hofstra community to his or her car or residence hall.
Hofstra University has the following dining facilities open during the summer. They are:
Café Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes: Located on the south campus offers a wide range of food concepts, such as a made-to-order grill station, a chopped salad area, house-made pizza, and a wonderful assortment of grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, wraps and fresh fruit. Red Mango, located within the Bistro, offers probiotic frozen yogurt and smoothies.
Student Center Café: Centrally located; offers fresh seafood; omelets; crépes; vegan, vegetarian and organic cuisine; authentic Chinese food; wraps and sandwiches made to order; and Charcoals Grill with southwestern steak sandwiches, grilled hamburgers and chicken and many other seasonal specialties. It also includes a large salad bar with a wonderful variety of local fruits and vegetables and house-made dressings. In addition the Café offers a vast grab-and-go selection of salads and sandwiches.
Au Bon Pain: Located at the former Hofstra Deli site, featuring all of the Au Bon Pain signature sandwiches and salads, delicious soups, coffee and freshly brewed teas, fresh danish and bakery specialties, a large assortment of grab-and-go items and seasonal features.
Hofstra University Club: Open daily for lunch. Features a seasonal menu with fresh made-to-order entreés of fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, grilled selections and daily specials. A full-service white tablecloth dining experience.
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 4:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:45 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.
Prescriptions, consultation fees, laboratory fees and X-ray charges are the responsibility of the patient.
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All students are required to have a HofstraCard. This card is necessary in order to withdraw books from the libraries, gain access to the David S. Mack Fitness Center, Swim Center, residence halls, Computer Center and other facilities of the University. The card also serves as a dining card for those individuals who are dining plan holders. Dining points can be used only in the dining facilities on campus. You may also add Dutch Debits to your card which can be used at the bookstore, copiers, drink and snack vending machines, laundry rooms, computer repair center and special events except in the dining facilities. New cards are issued at the Office of HofstraCard Services, 104 Mack Student Center, 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 U.S. 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 the first lost, stolen, or damaged card if the damage is not a result of normal wear and tear. For the second lost or stolen card, thee fee is $25. For additional replacement cards, the fee is $50. For further information, call 516-463-6942 or visit us online.