Educational Services and Facilities
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.
Center for University Advisement
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 matriculated 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.
The Center for University Advisement provides a variety of services designed to support students’ academic progress. These include major and career exploration, academic success programs, study skills assistance, and academic support for student athletes, first-year students, and students in academic jeopardy. In addition, pre-professional advisement is available through this office for students contemplating graduate studies in either law or health-related professions, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine. Such students should register immediately with the Center for University Advisement and meet with the pre-law adviser or the pre-health adviser to discuss the current requirements necessary for various law and health professions. For more information please see the pre-law or pre-medical/pre-health professional studies sections in this Bulletin.
Information regarding hours of operation can be on the Center for University Advisement website. The Center has two main locations on campus: 101 Memorial Hall and 107 Mack Student Center, and can be reached by calling 516-463-6770 or 516-463-7222.
Academic Success Program
Hofstra’s Academic Success Program (ASP) also oversees the University Tutorial Program (UTP), which provides free tutoring for Hofstra undergraduates and is accredited by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The objective of the Academic Success Program is to provide convenient and innovative support for our current generation of learners. The program’s creation is a direct response to what students express as their most important academic concerns. Our comprehensive website makes vital academic strategies and tools accessible to students 24/7, and our in-person workshops run throughout the semester, all providing solutions that target typical challenges encountered by undergraduate students during the college experience. Topics include:
- Time management
- Learning styles
- Study skills and test-taking tools
- Goal-setting and motivation
- Stress management
- Communication and etiquette with professors
- Public speaking
Basing the program on what students want and need from their education, ASP helps students “learn to learn” – a skill that will propel them into success, and last a lifetime. Whether a student is doing well in school or is struggling, he/she can attend the ASP workshops and use the ASP website to increase their strengths and confidence.
University Tutorial Program
The University Tutorial Program (UTP) is a unit of the Academic Success Program, under the auspices of Center for University Advisement (CUA) designed to provide academic support to Hofstra undergraduate students. Individual and group tutoring are available.
How can I get started?
You can make an appointment with a tutor through TutorTrac by logging in to the Hofstra portal. Instructions for making an appointment can be found on our website.
When can I receive tutoring?
For most subjects, students can begin scheduling tutoring appointments in the second week of each academic semester, and continue until the last week of classes.
What subjects offer tutoring?
The UTP works to assist all undergraduate students in all subjects to the best of its abilities. While most classes have one-on-one tutoring available, some classes are offered in a group tutoring format. If a student can’t find the tutor or subject they’re looking for, they should come to UTP to let us know! We will work to find a tutor for that specific course.
How many classes can I be tutored in during a semester?
Students are provided individual tutoring in up to three classes per week, and are entitled to 1.5 hours of tutoring per course, per week. Individual tutors are not offered for courses in business analytics (BAN), chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, and some biology, but students may attend group tutoring in these subjects for as many hours as needed. The group tutoring schedules are updated every semester and can be found online or via Tutor Trac.
Other programs that work with the UTP include:
Certification: The UTP is internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ successful work. In addition, CRLA’s tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors.
Students requiring assistance and/or additional information may visit the University Tutorial Program in 012 Memorial Hall or call 516-463-4953.
Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic
The Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Counseling and Mental Health approach to treatment is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Typical issues addressed at the Clinic include: parent/child relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, couple issues, sexual performance, chronic illness, and bereavement. Psychoeducational and support groups are available for adults and children experiencing difficulties with transitional life events. The Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic is staffed by graduate students who are directly supervised by New York State Licensed Practitioners. The Clinic provides low-cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island community to afford its services. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic
The Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic offers diagnostic, counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families exhibiting a wide variety of problems related to learning, job performance, personal adjustment, stress and family harmony. The Clinic is staffed by supervising psychologists and graduate students in the clinical and school psychology and school/community psychology doctoral programs. Low-cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important psychological services to the Long Island community. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support services to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Instructional services are designed to allow students to take risks and gain confidence as they move toward developing mature control of literacy skills. Affiliated with the Literacy Studies program of the Department of Specialized Programs in Education , the clinic is committed to valuing students’ linguistic and cultural lives, and to incorporating students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths and identities as readers and writers. All of our classes are taught by New York state-certified educators, who carefully craft each session to develop a flexible set of reading and writing strategies to use while reading or composing texts. Weekly after school or Saturday morning small-group or individual sessions are available during the academic year, and our summer program offers a variety of scheduling options.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech, language communicative disorders. Comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing-aid evaluation and aural rehabilitation programs are offered. The services of the Clinic are available to Hofstra students, faculty, staff and to the community at large. Referrals by self, faculty or other professionals are accepted. The Clinic is staffed by certified professionals who provide direct supervision to graduate students fulfilling practicum requirements. The Clinic, located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 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.
Drama and Dance Rehearsal and Performance Spaces
The Drama and Dance Department has five acting/rehearsal/movement/dance classroom spaces. The spaces vary in size but are all equipped with dance flooring, full-length rehearsal mirrors and dance bars. Performances take place in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse (an 1,105 seat proscenium theater with orchestra and balcony), the Black Box Theater (the space is a 50 foot, clear square with 20 feet of vertical clearance, with seating for 140 to 200 patrons, a technical mezzanine level surrounding the entire space, and a state-of-the-art lighting system), or the off-Broadway-sized Spiegel Theater (which seats 108). The department also maintains special areas for scene and costume construction.
Located in McEwen Hall, the Information Technology Department (previously known as the Computer Center) provides technology services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Information Technology (IT) staff is committed to providing professional information technology support for all members of the Hofstra community. The IT Department houses all of the University’s central computing resources, which support approximately 4,000 computers and 539 printers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices.
Student Computing Services (SCS) provides support for all Hofstra students to utilize the available technology, whether it is for a general usage or for school assignments. Our dedicated teams, such as Technical Support, Computer Repair Center, and Learning Support Center provide service and support as it relates to technology for students. For contact information and other details on these services, visit hofstra.edu/scs. Call SCS at 516-463-7777, Option 1. SCS also supports two (2) open-access campus labs: Hammer Lab and Calkins Lab. With a valid HofstraCard, students can access these labs, which are equipped with Windows and Mac workstations and printers (including 3D printing) as well as available electrical outlets for those who choose to work with their own mobile devices. Hammer and Calkins labs facilitates collaboration, providing space and equipment for groups to come together to accomplish projects. Further, these open access labs have staff that can help with technical inquiries, conduct training sessions, and other services. For locations, hours of operation, and more details on services, visit www.hofstra.edu/about/it/itscs/itscs_open_access_labs.html. In addition to the open-access labs, there are approximately 28 academic computer labs for specific areas of study around campus.
PridePrint enables students to print and make paper copies almost anywhere on campus 24/7. There are 42 PridePrint stations in 23 locations around campus. For more information, visit http://www.hofstra.edu/prideprint.
Wireless access is extensively deployed around the campus. Wireless hotspots can be found, with hotspots in most common areas, athletic fields, the arena, stadium, and in all of the residence halls. For more information, visit http://www.hofstra.edu/wireless.
Self-service help is also available in our documentation wiki, http://hofstralearn.org. Feel free to visit it any time.
- Hammer Lab (across from Axinn Library entrance): 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: Fall and Spring: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.
(Summer sessions Calkins Lab is CLOSED to general use as it is used for placement exams and orientation.)
*Hours very occasionally change 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.
Faculty Computing Services (FCS) provides Hofstra faculty with technological assistance to enhance the potential of their courses. The staff of Faculty Computing Services (FCS), consisting of full-time employees as well as students, constantly searches for different ways to apply its resources to the learning process while staying up-to-date with the rapid changes of modern technology. FCS manages academic software and hardware, and provides instructional design services, including for hybrid or fully online classes. A full list of services is at http://hofstrateach.org/service. For more information, visit http://www.hofstra.edu/fcs. Call FCS at 516-463-7777, Option 2, or email FCSHelp@hofstra.edu.
Faculty can access the University’s software catalog in their portal at My.Hofstra.edu; click on the “Faculty” tab, then “Support & Services,” and “Faculty Computing Services” in the left-hand menu. This is also where you can find a list of equipment provided in specific classrooms and instructions on its use.
Our staff is fully equipped to train faculty and help with any instructional technology, including materials such as Blackboard, Smartboards, or the 3D Printer; digital audio or video; public software such as Twitter or WordPress; or discipline-specific software. FCS assists in the acquisition and deployment of instructional software or hardware as well.
The Faculty Support Center in 215 McEwen Hall is the hub of faculty support services from FCS, answering your phone calls, emails, or drop-in questions, and providing emergency classroom support.
Faculty Support Center (215 McEwen Hall): Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Summer hours are the same except closing at 4 p.m. Friday; when classes are not in session (during final exams etc.) the Faculty Support Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
*Hours very occasionally change for construction or similar; please refer to hofstra.edu/scs for up-to-date hours.
The Help Desk provides administrative and faculty technical support (for students, please see Student Computing Services section). We can be reached by calling 516-463-7777 (x3-7777 on campus). The Help Desk is located in 108 McEwen Hall. Hours of operation and more information can be found at http://www.hofstra.edu/helpdesk.
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. For more information about training seminars for students, please contact Student Computing Services at x3-7777 or visit hofstra.edu/scs. Faculty can call Faculty Computing Services at x3-7777 (Option 2, then 1) or email FCSTraining@hofstra.edu or the Help Desk at Training@hofstra.edu.
Language Learning Center (LLC)
The Language Learning Center (LLC) is located in 207 Calkins (44 PCs), 205 Calkins (12 PCs), and 215 Calkins (a wireless room equipped with a Smartboard and seating for 10 students. Both 205 and 215 Calkins are reserved for advanced language courses. The LLC offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages, including English as Second Language (ESL). All on campus language placement tests are scheduled and proctored at the LLC (https://llweb.hofstra.edu/object/show?id=45529). The Center provides students and faculty (within 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, the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository, and Special Collections. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall, and the Film and Media Library is in Memorial Hall. 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 Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University. 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 group study rooms on floors 5-8 available on a first-come, first-served basis; keys may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Additionally, there are rooms on the ground and second floors that can be reserved in advance 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. 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 enabled, and provides electrical plug-ins for laptops, comfortable seating and study tables. Services include in-person, telephone and electronic reference, 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, delivered in-person and online.
- 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 Electronic Library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 150 research databases, over 100,000 full-text electronic journals, and 115,000 electronic books via the Internet. These online resources provide curricular support across all major academic disciplines and can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page.
The 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 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 17,500 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.
The Health Sciences Library: Located on the second floor of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, this library provides access to more than 39,000 current online journals, more than 2,500 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 Hofstra Law Library: The Hofstra Law Library contains more than 589,000 volumes and provides online access to a variety of research databases via a wireless network.
Music Rehearsal and Practice Space
Students in the Department of Music enjoy practicing in our state-of-the-art rehearsal space. This facility is acoustically exceptional, and doubles as an intimate performance venue for both small ensemble and solo recitals. Practice rooms are numerous, well equipped and comfortable. Several practice rooms offer two pianos to rehearse piano duets and others are large enough to accommodate small groups. Monitored practice rooms are available to students 24/7. The department maintains an extensive recording studio, keyboard laboratory, and two fully equipped percussion rooms. The Music Library houses an extensive on-line Naxos Music Library. Performances are scheduled in either the recently renovated Helene Fortunoff Stage in the Monroe Lecture Center or Adams Playhouse. Both sites are well maintained and provide the perfect atmosphere for our small ensemble, large ensemble, and opera productions.
Office of Educational Support Services (SOE)
This office advises teacher education, pupil services personnel and education administrators about program and certification requirements. Studies offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels are available in the following school-based areas: early childhood (birth-grade 2); elementary education (grades 1-6); secondary education (grades 7-12); special subjects: business, dance, family and consumer science, fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); students with disabilities, gifted, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, speech and language disabilities, and coordinator of work based learning extension. Non-classroom areas include pupil personnel services and school building, district and school district business leadership.
Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Educational Support Services the semester in which the student is graduating. There will be opportunities to attend a certification workshop during the student’s final semester, to receive all the necessary information regarding applying for certification. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.
All prospective early childhood (birth-grade 2), elementary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-12) and special subjects teachers are required to pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE), including the Educating All Students Test (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty Test(s) (CST) and the edTPA. For more information regarding state testing, please contact the Office of Educational Support Services at 516-463-5747 or visit www.nystce.nesinc.com.
Students should consult with the Office of Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study.
Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applicants for teaching and administrative and pupil services personnel certification and perspective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) must undergo fingerprint supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all student teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are placed in educational settings that are required for this degree program. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to the program. Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification. For information on how to register to be fingerprinted, visit http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/colleges/soeahs/CESS/cess_requirements_fingerprints.html.
In addition to fulfilling the required courses of study, the Commissioners Regulations mandate that all prospective teachers, pupil personnel and education leaders receive instructions regarding:
- Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Fire and Arson Prevention
- School Violence Prevention and Intervention
- Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse
- Highway and School Safety/Prevention of Child Abduction
- Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York state legislation also requires all persons seeking certification in special education, speech and language disabilities or school administrators working with students with disabilities, to have training in the area of children with autism. Hofstra University offers the above listed educational law seminars through the Office of Educational Support Services. All of these seminars must be completed before the conferral of the degree and recommendation for certification.
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Facilities
Located west of the Roosevelt Quad is The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication , which is composed of the Departments of Radio, Television, Film ; Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations ; and Rhetoric . It also houses a highly sophisticated television film and media production/post-production facility with two large studios and over 50 non-linear digital editing workstations (Avid and Media Composer). In addition to the studio facilities, the students utilize the latest professional-quality digital production equipment for audio, video and film production. In the “NewsHub” there are specialized news services available for research such as the Associated Press, ENPS newsroom software, and CNN NewsSource. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication also supplies the entire campus with almost 100 channels of DirecTV as well as student-produced programming on Hofstra’s own cable system. Also located here is the University’s award-winning radio station (WRHU-FM/88.7), audio production studios, Protools audio editing, an 88-seat film/video screening room, film editing rooms, four computer laboratories, and classrooms.
- The Department of Biology has eight teaching laboratories. All teaching labs are equipped with computer technology, internet access, and various projection facilities to provide students with the latest technologies for studying biological processes. Teaching labs include various equipment for the study of animal behavior and inter species interactions; cell and tissue structure and function; characterization of sub-cellular and molecular components through genetic and protein analysis, Supporting teaching and research activities are infrastructure facilities which include a greenhouse, animal facility, autoclave room, electron microscopy suite, and computer facility.
- The Department of Chemistry houses sophisticated laboratory instrumentation such as:
- JEOL ECS 400 MHz FT-NMR spectrometer
- Agilent LC-MSD
- Agilent and Waters HPLCs
- Hewlett-Packard GC-MS
- gas chromatographs equipped with flame-ionization and thermal-conductivity detectors
- FT-IR spectrophotometers
- Varian fluorescence spectrophotometer
- Varian atomic absorption spectrophotometer
- UV-Vis spectrophotometers
- Bio-Rad capillary electrophoresis
- Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
- Melles Griot Argon laser
- Wyatt Laser Light Scattering Photometer
- Waters Size Exclusion Chromatograph
- Brookfield Rotational Viscometer
- a thermal gravimetric analyzer
A small computer laboratory is maintained within Berliner Hall by the Chemistry and Physics departments. Students have access to all the American Chemical Society journals as well as other selected chemical literature on-line, in addition to the large collection of chemical books and journals available in the University’s main library.
- The Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department facilities include a micropaleontology laboratory with dual-head stereoscope for foram separation and teaching species identification; an x-ray mineralogy laboratory equipped with computer-controlled panalytical x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for chemical anaylsis of rocks and minerals, and computer-controlled twin goniometer x-ray diffractor for mineral identification and for mineral unit cell refinement; a thin-section preparation laboratory with ingram rock-trimming and grinding equipment needed for petrographic thin-section preparation, and lapidary equipment for preparation of polished thin sections; a geochemistry laboratory equipped with a dry and wet chemical testing facility and a dedicated computer system, mineral powders, standard storage and equipment; a petrotography laboratory with stereoscopic and petrographic microscopes with digital camera and dedicated computer; a cartography laboratory with computer-driven flat bed and film scanners, drawing tablet and xerography equipment; a rock-cutting laboratory equipped with rock saws, rock-crushing, and particle-sifting and sorting apparatus; and a sedimentology/paleotempestology laboratory equipped with fume hood and positive pressure clean bench for sample preparation.
- The Department of Physics and Astronomy has dedicated laboratory classrooms, a shared computer lab and a well equipped Laser Research Laboratory which supports research in laser spectroscopy. The Advanced Physics Laboratory houses benches and high-end PCs for advanced student projects. The Hofstra Observatory is a teaching observatory located on the roof of Herman A. Berliner Hall. The Hofstra Observatory includes various sized Celestron telescopes, a Coronada solar telescope and computerized CCD cameras.
- The Department of Computer Science underwent a major facilities renovation in 2014 during which the following six labs were built:
- Computer Science and Computer Engineering Laboratories:
- Big Data Lab – This laboratory is used for advanced classes in data analytics, semantic web, distributed computing, security, operating systems and networking classes. It is equipped with: 1 64 CPU; 21 x Big Data Servers (420TB combined servers storage, 20TB per big data server); 20 x Linux Workstations; 10 x 10TB NAS storage (100TB combined); 5 x routers/switch; 2 x 60TB of High Performance SAN storage; and 60KW UPS.
- Gaming and graphics Lab – This laboratory is used for gaming, graphics, and real-time rendering classes. It is equipped with 16 graphics machine with NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, Unity game developing software.
- Computer architecture and Embedded Systems Lab – This laboratory is used for computer architecture, embedded systems, assembly language, mobile application development, and robotics classes. It is equipped with: 16 Macs; 2 Calliope autonomous robots with camera and robotic arm; iPads and Samsung tablets; Digitized Oscilloscopes with Spectrum Analyzers; Digitized Function Generators; Digitized Power Supplies; Digital Circuit Design and Microcontroller Boards (EasyAVR and BigAVR Microprocessor boards, Easy 8501 development boards); Rasberry PIs; and Protoboards.
- Systems Lab – This laboratory is used for advanced classes such as Artificial Intelligence, Data mining, Database systems, Software Engineering, and Web application development. It is equipped with 21 Windows machines with specialized application software such as Microsoft MSDNA development software and Matlab.
- Linux Lab – This laboratory is used for introductory programming classes. It is equipped with 30 machines with Linux operating systems and associated software development tools for Java, Python, C++.
- Research and Innovation Lab – This laboratory is for entrepreneurial and research projects. It is equipped with 1 server and 4 Linux/Windows machines.
- Facilities for the Engineering include ten laboratories, three for all engineering majors and seven designed to support the specific needs of the individual majors as listed:
- Biomedical Engineering: Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab – This lab contains the following equipment:
- HR-1 Discovery Rheometer – Demo Model, HR-2 Discovery Rheometer
- DHR & AR-Series Smart Swap Peltier Plate
- 260 Connex 3D Printer Bundle
- BF 200 with 200 well interface
- Primo Vert with integrated monitor
- Axio Observer Z1 Stand Mot.
- Scanning Stage 130x85 mot. P; CAN
- X-Cite 120Q Iris FL Light Source
- Incubator XL S1 with CO2 Kit for Axio Observer
- ApoTome.2 slider for Axio Observer
- Axio Observer.A1 12V/100W Package
- Attune Acoustic Focusing Cytometer
- Stepone Plus 96 Well RT PCR System, Laptop
- BD FACSVerse 2L 6c System with Acc Kit
- MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope
- Nanodrop 2000 with Laptop
- CorSolutions PeriPump
- Biomedical and Electrical Engineering: Ultrasound Research Lab – This lab contains the following equipment:
- VUE 400-P Scanning Acoustic Microscope (SAM)
- ODIS 3-Axis Scanning Software (with VUE 400-P System)
- Scanning Acoustic Layer Imaging (SALI) Software (with VUE 400-P System)
- Through Transmission Ultrasonic Transducers (10, 20, 50, 110, 150 MHz)
- Dual Monitor Computer and Data Acquisition System (with VUE 400-P System)
- SONIX Micro-Scan Ultrasonic Inspection System
- PANAMETRICS Model 5800 Computer Controlled Ultrasonic Pulser-Receiver
- Dual Monitor Computer and Data Acquisition System (with SONIX System)
- Q500 – QSONICA 500 Watt Sonicator System
- Sound Enclosure with Converter Holder (for QSONICA System)
- Titanium (1/2”, 120 micron displacement tip) Horn-Probe (for QSONICA System)
- Nikon Eclipse Ti-E Inverted Microscope with Deconvolution
- Epi-Fluorescence Module (TiFL) (for Nikon Eclipse)
- Nikon Motorized Stage (TiSE)
- Systems Condenser-5 Position Motorized (TiCTE)
- NIS-Elements Research Imaging Software
- Imaging Workstation Elite i7-Extreme Series
- INSTRON Model 5967 Biomaterials Testing System, Capacity 30 kN (3000 kg, 6750 lb)
- Two HP Z420 Workstations with Monitors
- Air Sentry Fume Hood (Lab Crafters)
- Civil Engineering: Civil/Environmental Engineering Lab – This laboratory is used for instruction and experiments in the environmental engineering component of the civil engineering program. In the lab, the measurement of engineering properties of soils and for examining the selected environmental treatments for water and wastewater.
- Sieve Shaker
- Proctor compaction apparatus
- Hach Spectrophotometer
- Armfield Aerobic digester
- Electrical Engineering: Electrical and Signal Processing Laboratory – This laboratory is used for the teaching of introductory and advanced level electrical engineering concepts, including the design of electronic and digital circuits. All engineering students utilize this lab in their introduction to electrical engineering through hands-on instruction in oscilloscope use, transient and steady-state analysis, and the design of operational amplifiers.
- Digitized Oscillisopes with Spectrum Analyzers
- Digitized Function Generators
- Digitized Power Supplies
- Digital Circuit Design and Microcontroller Boards
- Computers for Data Acquisition and Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Engineering: General Engineering – This laboratory is used for teaching of the lab sections of ENGG 015: Designing the Human Made World . Students in the course meet in teams weekly in the lab and perform hands-on design experiences. These design experiences culminate at the end of each semester in the grand design challenge, a team-based design competition.
- Engineering: Engineering Computer Lab – This laboratory is used for the instruction of specific engineering-based software packages. When the laboratory is not being utilized for instruction, it serves as a general computer laboratory for all engineering students.
- 40 work stations
- Software includes: AutoCAD
- Other engineering design software
- Mechanical Engineering: Fluids Engineering Lab – In this laboratory, mechanical engineering students perform experiments in fluid mechanics. The subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels as well as the water channel and water table are used for hands-on instruction in laboratory experiments.
- Low turbulence subsonic wind tunnel and Mach 3.2 supersonic wind tunnel (with data acquisition)
- Water channel for open channel hydraulics
- Water table for flow visualization and shock simulation
- Mechanical Engineering: Materials Lab – This laboratory is utilized by all students in the civil and mechanical engineering programs in a laboratory course on the experimental determination of the properties of engineering materials. The laboratory equipment is used to apply axial, flexural, and torsional stresses to test samples as well as non-destructive testing of materials.
- Tinius Olsen testing machines (one large frame, one small frame)
- Heat treatment furnace
- Com-ten bench-top materials test stand
- Rockwell hardness tester
- Metallurgical sample preparation equipment
- Metallurgical microscope
- Mechanical Engineering: Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Lab –This lab was created in 2014 for all students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science to give them experience in multidisciplinary systems engineering with a combination of academic rigor and best industry practices. The lab will instill a human-centered, model-based approach to real-world problem solving and rapid prototyping. Equipment in the lab includes:
- Complete six-work-cell automation facility with two robots, conveyor, and vision system
- Ten two-person lab stations with the latest measurement and control hardware and software
- Mechanical prototype tester;
- Coordinate measuring arm
- Laser cutter
- Three-dimensional printer
- Printed circuit board fabricator
- Mechanical Engineering: Thermal Engineering Lab – This laboratory is used for instruction of mechanical engineering students in the design of systems that produce power or refrigeration. Laboratory experiments are designed for applying the theories of thermodynamics and thermal engineering with thermal and energy equipment.
- Heat exchangers
- Air conditioner design testing unit
- Heat pump
- HVAC design tools
The Writing Center is administered by the Department of Writing Studies and Composition . The main Center, located in 102 Mason Hall, and our satellite offices, located in 201G Axinn Library (for evening and weekend appointments) and in the Fried Athletic Center (for Hofstra’s NCAA athletes), offer free online and in-person writing support to all members of the Hofstra community — undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Writing Center faculty, graduate fellow, and peer tutors come from many academic disciplines and provide assistance with all parts of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing discussions, quoting and citing correctly, strengthening arguments, improving grammar and usage, editing papers, and revising drafts. Writing Center staff members help clients learn to identify errors and revise and edit their own work with the goal of producing not only better writing, but also better writers. The Writing Center is also currently partnering with research librarians from Axinn Library to offer research assistance with dissertations, theses, research papers, and grant proposals on select days. For further information, you may call the Writing Center at 516-463-4908; to schedule an appointment with a tutor, visit www.hofstra.edu/writingcenter and click on the “schedule an appointment” button. Click on “click here to register” and fill out the one-time registration form; then, log in with your email and the password you’ve selected and click on a white square indicating a free appointment time on the schedule. Videos on the Writing Center, how to have an tutoring online appointment, and how to use the “wait list” on our schedule when appointment times are tight are also available on our main Web page at www.hofstra.edu/writingcenter.
Student Services and Facilities
The Office for Development and Alumni Affairs serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 118,000+ 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. While many alumni in the New York/metro region take advantage of their proximity to campus, those who live further away may participate in regional chapters established in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Florida West Coast (Tampa/Clearwater), South Florida, Boston, Nassau County (NY), Suffolk County (NY), and New York City. From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Westchester County (NY), and other areas.
Alumni may use select campus facilities once they have obtained an Alumni Card with a gift of $50 or more ($25 or more for Graduates Of the Last Decade-GOLD). Some of the benefits of an Alumni Card include a modest discount to the campus bookstore, the opportunity to register for AlumNet-the electronic alumni newsletter, an annual calendar of University-sponsored events as well as limited access to Axinn Library and other campus facilities. For more information on the Alumni Card, contact the Alumni Affairs Office.
Hofstra University alumni stay connected with one another by volunteering to serve as committee members for their reunions, by visiting the Hofstra website where they link to University events and news as well as the alumni section. Alumni can update their contact information online, as well as make a gift to the University, request a transcript and review job listings. Be sure to view the Alumni of the Month section of the website to see a detailed Q&A with a fantastic alumnus each month.
The Alumni Organization has unique opportunities to remain involved with former classmates, current students, and new friends. Be sure to visit hofstra.edu/alumni, email email@example.com, or call the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs at 516-463-6636.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The 14-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program.
The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium, formerly Hofstra Stadium, and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The 1,000-seat Physical Education Center is home to the Hofstra volleyball program. Even though the Physical Education Center is a multipurpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the east. A dedicated basketball practice facility in the north end of the Physical Education Center was completed in July 2014 and provides the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs with around-the-clock access as the teams train and develop their student-athletes. The 14,000-square foot practice facility features a new court with eight baskets, a sound system, a filming system with smart TV for video, signage and graphics.
The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Center and the Hofstra Swim Center. The Hofstra Soccer Stadium features a newly installed FieldTurf playing field, the preferred artificial playing surface of professional and collegiate teams worldwide, and a state-of-the-art lighting system for night games. In 2007 the Hofstra field hockey team began play in their new complex on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field.
University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark. The field underwent a turf replacement following the 2013 season and now features a FieldTurf playing surface on the infield.
The 14-year-old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, is one of the top facilities in the northeast. The Stadium has 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages, a press box and a lighting system for night games.
The eight-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University, also serves as home to the Pride tennis teams. The Hofstra Golf teams have a dedicated practice area located in the basement of Margiotta Hall. The Hofstra Golf Practice Room contains several pieces of equipment that allows Pride golfers an opportunity to improve their game without having to travel to the course. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.
In addition to facilities for athletic competition, Hofstra student-athletes also have a dedicated academic facility to call their own as well. In 2010 The Fried Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened on the second level of the James M. Shuart Stadium Building. The center houses the offices of the academic advisement staff as well as the director of student-athlete services and life skills development. A large computer lab with printer access for use by Hofstra student-athletes, a quiet study area with wireless Internet access and two group study/tutor rooms with power point access and white boards are also available.
Located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, the Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Look for textbooks (rental, used, new and digital), general reading books, Hofstra apparel and gifts, sundries, supplies, magazines, candy and greeting cards. Visit us online at hofstra.bncollege.com, like us on Facebook (search for “Hofstra University Bookstore”) or call us at 516-463-6654. We also stock a full line of text books and reference materials for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. A post office and package pick-up service is also available, open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The window closes daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Regular semester store hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m Check our website, hofstra.bncollege.com, for special hours and updates.
The Career Center
The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career development support services to all undergraduate students and graduate students except for those students in graduate programs in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University. The Career Center helps students explore, prepare, connect and share. We do this by providing services that empower students to develop and pursue career-related goals and complete meaningful practical experiences. We offer one-on-one counseling services, in-person and online workshops to groups, career fairs, creative connection and networking events to connect students to alumni and other professionals, field trips to companies, collaboration with departments and campus partners, and much more.
Career Counseling Appointments: Career counseling appointments can be made on our website or by visiting or calling The Career Center at 516-463-6060. Counseling sessions help students with career exploration, articulation, preparation and connection throughout their time at Hofstra and after graduation. For specific information about hours of operation and services please visit the website.
Career Assessment Services: Self-assessments are one of the first steps in career planning and are meant to assess your interests, skills, accomplishments, and work values. The Career Center at Hofstra University administers several assessments by appointment in our office. The Career Center encourages all students to contact The Career Center to make an appointment for an appropriate assessment, whether you are deciding on a major, deciding what to do after college, or undergoing a career change. Call us at 516-463-6060.
Job and Internship Services: Thousands of job and internship notices from regional, national, and international employers are made available via the online Handshake System, accessed through the Hofstra Career Hub (http://hofstra.edu/careerhub). These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive online career resources listed on the Hofstra Career Hub, the centralized source for career resources at Hofstra.
On-Campus Recruitment: Each year The Career Center hosts hundreds of employer visits for the purpose of interviewing students for internships or full time jobs, through various on-campus interview programs, education recruitment, networking events or career fairs.
Special Events and Workshops: The Career Center offers a variety of special events throughout the year, covering a wide range of industries and topics, including various job fairs and career nights, major and career exploration, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and professional skill development and etiquette. A calendar of events can be found on the Handshake System, available in the Hofstra Career Hub (http://hofstra.edu/careerhub).
We want to connect with students throughout their time at Hofstra, and toward that end, we provide services to help students explore, prepare, connect and share. We are excited to help you develop and pursue your goals and have meaningful career-related experiences.
Contact The Career Center at 516-463-6060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hofstra.edu/career.
The Office of Community Standards is responsible for the development and oversight of the Code of Community Standards, which outlines student rights and responsibilities at Hofstra. The Code exists to define basic standards of behavior and to uphold the concepts of trust and respect among all community members. The office works closely with students who have violated University policy to provide them with the tools for effective decision-making and to promote lifelong lessons of integrity, responsible citizenship and accountability as expressed in the University’s P.R.I.D.E. Principles.
It is every student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with Hofstra’s Student Conduct Codes and all other University and departmental policies. Furthermore, it is expected that all students abide by these policies and guidelines and encourage all other community members to do the same. A complete version of the Hofstra University Code of Community Standards is available in The Guide to Pride. We encourage students to stop by our office in 240 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center or email us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns they may have about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Hofstra community.
Dean of Students Office
Located in 243 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, the Dean of Students Office is responsible for the administration of the following offices Residential Programs, Community Standards, Student Leadership and Activities, Recreation and Intramural Sports, David S. Mack Fitness Center, Multicultural & International Student Programs, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services and the Interfaith Center. 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 associate dean. 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 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Dining by Compass strives to exceed expectations by tailoring programs, services, and dining venues to meet the needs of the students and the entire Hofstra community. Through customer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, comment boards, and an open-door policy, communication and feedback is encouraged. Monthly programs and services reflect the diversity and spirit of Hofstra University.
There are multiple meal plan options available varying in points to fit any lifestyle on campus, for part-time and full-time students. In addition, there are plenty of eateries to choose from; Hofstra’s dining program boasts 15 venue locations and over 30 dining concepts, as well as a 24-hour dining service. Each location has its own identity with numerous food platforms and a large variety of grab & go items that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.
Available to our Hofstra community are the following dining options:
- Au Bon Pain
- Axinn Library Café, featuring Green Mountain coffee
- Breslin Kiosk
- Cafe Bistro at Bits ‘n’ Bytes, featuring Red Mango
- Cyber Café
- Dutch Treats, featuring Outtahere and Mondo’s Subs
- Hof USA
- Law School Kiosk
- Medical School Café
- Netherland’s Café, featuring Subway, Nathan’s Famous, and Java Connect
- Starbucks at Café on the Corner
- Starbucks at Café on the Quad
- Starr Café, featuring Peets Coffee and Tea
- Student Center Café, featuring Freshens, Sbarro, Mondo’s Subs, Grill’d, Yo! Bowl, Innovation Kitchen, Cucina, Sono, Tangiers and Eli’s Kosher Kitchen
- University Club
For more information about dining at Hofstra please visit our website at www.dineoncampus.com/hofstra.
Health and Wellness Center
At the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center is located on the north side of campus in University College Hall. Confidential emergent medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. Nurse Practitioners and Registered Professional Nurses staff the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center and appointments can be scheduled by calling the Health and Wellness Center at 516-463-6745.
Medical information is not part of the student’s academic record. All Hofstra students are required to have a student medical form on file at the Health and Wellness Center. New York state law requires that each student provide, to the University, documentation of having two measles, one mumps and one rubella vaccine as well as documentation concerning knowledge of the availability of the meningitis vaccine. Visit us online.
The HofstraCard is your photo identification for Hofstra University. It is also used to access facilities and your dining plan at the University. When entering various facilities on campus, staff members will ask you to present your HofstraCard, or you may be required to swipe through a magnetic card reader. Facilities requiring the HofstraCard for access include, but are not limited to, the following: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University, David S. Mack Fitness Center, Swim Center, computer labs, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, certain classrooms, and all residence halls. The HofstraCard also serves as the Hofstra University Libraries’ borrower’s card. In addition, your HofstraCard is required in order to utilize a dining plan, Dutch Debits and PridePrint services.
All currently registered students and current employees (faculty, staff and administrators), are required to have a HofstraCard. The HofstraCard is the property of Hofstra University. It must be carried at all times while on campus and presented to University officials upon request. The HofstraCard is non-transferrable. Unauthorized use, alteration or duplication warrants confiscation and/or disciplinary action. The HofstraCard becomes invalid upon termination of affiliation with the University and must be surrendered upon request.
To acquire your HofstraCard, visit the Office of HofstraCard Services, located in 110 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, and bring a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.). The staff will process your paperwork, take your photo and produce your HofstraCard. There is no charge for your first HofstraCard, but replacement cards may be subject to fees. For more information visit the HofstraCard Services website.
HofstraCard Services also provides Passport Photo Services. A set of two printed passport photos, or the digital image file of the photograph, may be purchased in their office. Passport photos are printed in minutes and digital image files are sent via email.
Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn 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 South Carolina to Boston. Hofstra Wrestling competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), which is consistently among the top wrestling conferences in the country.
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.
Pride teams have had a great deal of recent success, winning several conference championships and advancing to postseason play including trips to the NCAA Tournament in softball, volleyball, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and wrestling, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) in men’s basketball and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in women’s basketball over the past decade. Numerous Pride student-athletes have earned All-America accolades including Sam Llinares (men’s lacrosse) in 2014 and 2012-13 honorees Olivia Galati (softball), who owns every pitching record in program history; Shante Evans (women’s basketball), who now plays professionally in Europe; and Shaun Foster and Tyler Botte (men’s soccer). Hofstra has had numerous All-CAA selections, with 47 student-athletes earning that distinction in 2013-14. Academically, 18 student-athletes compiled 4.0 grade point averages in 2013-14 and 175 were recipients of the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award. Former baseball player Joe Burg was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship in 2012 and was an Academic All-American in 2013, becoming just the second-ever Hofstra student to be a Rhodes Scholar finalist and the 23rd Academic All-American in school history.
Hofstra University hosts approximately 150 intercollegiate athletic events annually at its numerous facilities. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge to all regular season athletic events.
To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, a continuing student must meet all applicable Progress Toward Degree requirements as per NCAA legislation. Specifically, students who are entering their second year of enrollment must successfully complete 24 credit hours and achieve a minimum 1.8 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their third year of full-time enrollment must have a declared degree, successfully complete 40% of that degree and achieve a minimum 1.9 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their fourth year of enrollment must successfully completed 60% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students who are entering their fifth year of enrollment must have successfully completed 80% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students must also pass six credits in order to be deemed eligible for the next term and achieve 18 credit hours each the academic year (fall and spring). A first-time freshman must receive a full academic and amateur certification result in order to be eligible for practice, competition and athletic aid (if applicable).
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state-of-the-art facilities. The 14-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program. The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium and the Margiotta Hall facility are home to the Pride men and women’s lacrosse programs. The Hofstra field hockey team plays at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field. The 1,000 seat Physical Education Center is home to the Hofstra volleyball program, which had their competition court renovated in 2008. The Hofstra Basketball Practice Facility, located in the north end of the Physical Education Center, opened in July 2014. The Pride men and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Center and the Hofstra Swim Center. The Soccer Stadium was renovated in 2009, as a press box was installed along with chairback seating. In 2013, new FieldTurf was installed. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, has recently received a new FieldTurf infield, a scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark. The 14-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports Complex, features 1,000 seats, an inning-by-inning scoreboard, batting and pitching cages, and a press box which gives the Pride one of the top collegiate softball facilities in the Northeast. In 2011 a lighting system was installed that will enable the team to play night games. The Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to Hofstra’s men and women’s tennis team. The Hofstra Golf teams have a dedicated practice area located in the basement of Margiotta Hall. The Hofstra Golf Practice Room contains several pieces of equipment that allows Pride golfers an opportunity to improve their game without having to travel to the course. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes, as well as a dedicated academic center.
Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion
The programming in the area of the Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion aims to work closely with students, faculty, administration and staff to develop programs and initiatives that enables the campus community members to explore identity, to enhance intercultural competence, and to develop skills to build an inclusive campus climate. Coordinating cultural-themed heritage months for the University, the staff is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the community at Hofstra. In addition, the staff creates programming focused on LGBTQIA awareness and advocacy.
The Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion staff works closely with student cultural clubs and organizations, which provide students with the opportunity to explore their cultural identity and find community through peer support, while also learning about other cultures. The staff welcomes everyone, no matter how they identify, to come to the office to explore diversity.
The office is located in 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus. For more information, visit our website, join us on Facebook, or email us at OSLE@hofstra.edu.
The Interfaith Center, located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center (Suite 213), is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University who work closely with each other and with students. Spiritual guidance and assistance is offered; social events, dinners, religious services, celebrations of holidays, guest speakers, community service projects, retreats, international trips are only a few of the very diverse offerings of the Center. For more information regarding the center, please visit our website.
International Student Affairs
With more than 1,000 international students from more than 65 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, the office of International Student Affairs provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of our international student population. The International Student Affairs staff encourages international students to make the office one of their “homes away from home.”
The staff provides comprehensive immigration support, including producing the immigration documents needed to study in the U.S., helping international student understand and maintain their lawful status, and aiding them with authorization paperwork for off-campus employment during their studies and post-graduation.
The staff also offers a variety of transition programs and services to aid the international student community with their academic, social, and cultural adjustment. One such program is International Student Orientation, which provides new international students with information on immigration, academic requirements, information about the required health insurance, and the numerous other services and resources available at Hofstra. Each undergraduate international student is assigned a Global Mentor, who offers peer-to-peer support during the international student’s first semester at Hofstra.
For more information, visit our website, join us on Facebook, come by 040 Memorial Hall, call us at 516-463-6796 or email us at email@example.com.
Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
The Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services provides a wide range of resources, services, and programs designed to enrich the educational experience of off-campus and commuting students. The office strives to provide an environment that helps connect students with their peers and to engage students during their time on campus. Information about public transportation schedules, navigating the off-campus experience, and other connections to off campus resources can be found in the office. In addition the office hosts various seminars and round-table discussions to inform the commuting student population of services available to them, as well as commuter-friendly programs. All students are invited to stop by the office where they can enjoy comfortable lounge space and interact with other commuting and off-campus students. The office is located in 221 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the off-campus and commuting student website for more information.
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 website.
Parent and Family Programs
The Office of Parent and Family Programs in the Division of Student Affairs informs and serves parents and families of undergraduate students about Hofstra University services, programs and deadlines through the Parent and Family Programs’ website; Family Link, a monthly e-newsletter; the Parent and Family Handbook, distributed to parents of incoming first-year students; Family Connection Blog; and the Hofstra Parents Facebook page. The Office of Parent and Family Programs organizes events such as Parent Orientation, Family Weekend, and Siblings Day. Parents and family members are invited to volunteer and subscribe to the e-newsletter.
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 wellbeing of the Hofstra community. Several of the services provided by the Department of Public Safety are listed below. For assistance or information, call 516-463-7878. In an emergency, call 516-463-6789.
- Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal laws and is intended to inform the campus community of University policies and procedures related to campus security as well as to share statistics relating to crime and fire safety on campus. The report contains important 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, in residence halls, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report is available at Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. 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 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. to provide safe transportation to community members travelling to the neighborhoods adjacent to our campus. Track the Hofstra Night Shuttle on your mobile device by downloading the Hofstra mobile app and selecting the ‘Night Shuttle’ icon. On a desktop computer, log in to the portal and click the ‘Night Shuttle’ icon in My Apps. For schedules and information, visit Hofstra Shuttle. Campus shuttle schedules are subject to change when there are changes in the train schedule or for any unforeseeable circumstances.
- Emergency Telephones: There are emergency telephones located throughout the campus.
- Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN): 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 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 HofstraCard (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, residence hall, or academic building. Please call 516-463-6606 to request an escort.
Recreation and Intramural Sports/David S. Mack Fitness Center
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of sport activities, fitness programs and recreational facilities for the entire campus community. The office, located in the David S. Mack Fitness Center, is on North Campus, east of Colonial Square.
The mission of the Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports is to educate the campus community on the value of a healthy lifestyle and to enhance the physical well-being of all, particularly our students. Supporting a healthy lifestyle is accomplished by offering diversified recreational programs along with premiere facilities that encourage active participation in both a formal and informal setting.
Intramural sports offerings include flag football, soccer, volleyball, softball and basketball. Various special events are held throughout the year, including “Hofstra’s Strongest,” basketball shootouts, dodgeball tournaments and the “Ready. STEP. Go.” walking challenge. The department also supports 27 club sports, including: baseball, equestrian, ice hockey, quidditch, and swimming. These clubs provide high-quality competitive and recreational sport opportunities for members of the University community. Ultimately, Club Sports enhance the collegiate and educational experiences of their members. The competitive aspect of the clubs allows students to compete against other intercollegiate sport teams, while the recreational aspect of clubs offers members the chance to enhance their skills in a sport activity. Finally, there are group exercise classes taught daily at the David S. Mack Fitness Center. These classes — Zumba, Yoga, Hardcore Abs, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Cycle, just to name a few— are taught by caring, certified instructors who are dedicated to help your student reach his or her fitness goals. Students may register for classes online through their portal by visiting www.hofstra.edu/fitcenterclasses.
The beautifully designed, state-of-the-art David S. Mack Fitness Center includes:
- 63 state-of-the-art 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
Students are encouraged to utilize the fitness facilities on campus, participate in the many recreational programs offered, and live a healthy lifestyle. The David S. Mack Fitness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 8:50 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.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.
Hofstra’s residence halls offer a variety of living environments that focus on student and community development. Six of the residence halls are traditional, corridor style high-rise buildings with one serving as the Honors College residence. There are also four suite-style residence halls. Stuyvesant Hall is a four-story building reserved for first-year students with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk halls, home to the Themed-Living Communities, are six-story buildings, each containing a common area lounge on the main floor and floor lounges at the end of each hallway. 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. In the Netherlands, we have living learning communities in business; communications; leadership; performance arts; fine arts; health sciences; and math, science and engineering.
Undergraduate students can apply for housing in any of the residential buildings except for the Graduate Residence Hall. Graduate, law school, and medical student housing is offered in the Graduate Residence Hall and in one house in Colonial Square. Amenities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities with unlimited usage, vending machines, community lounges, and study areas. All residence hall rooms offer wireless internet access. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.
Residential Programs is managed by live-in staff, including resident directors and resident assistants who are available to assist students and initiate activities and programs for students. Programs in the residence halls are facilitated on a regular basis to enhance the student experience. The Resident Student Association (RSA) organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year.
For further information on the residential life at Hofstra, visit our website; stop by our office located in 244 Mack Student Center, call us at 516-463-6930, or email us.
Services for Students With Disabilities
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 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 Services for Students with Disabilities, call 516-463-7075 or visit our website.
In addition to the reasonable accommodations afforded to all qualified students, SSD offers the following optional, fee-based services:
Program for Academic Learning Strategies (PALS)
Under the umbrella of Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD), the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) provides eligible students with an opportunity to work in partnership with a learning specialist on a weekly basis in one-to-one sessions. These individualized sessions address unique educational challenges and develop supplemental learning strategies, time management, and executive function skills, all of which encourage students to become independent, lifelong learners. PALS students agree to a one-year commitment, but continue to have access to a learning specialist throughout their academic career at Hofstra.
Students are admitted to PALS through a deliberative process involving Hofstra’s Office of Admission and Services for Students with Disabilities. Students complete the undergraduate admission application, and indicate on the application that they are interested in applying for PALS enrollment. In addition to the required admission materials, students submit comprehensive documentation of their specific disability and must be interviewed in person by SSD staff.
Students must indicate their interest in PALS when they apply to the University. Although there is no extra fee for reasonable accommodations, there is an additional fee for PALS for the first year only. This fee is in addition to other University tuition and fees . Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. For additional information about PALS documentation requirements, call 516-463-7075 or visit our website.
Hofstra students who are registered with SSD can enroll in an optional fee-based academic coaching program on a semester-by-semester basis. The program is designed to assist participants in developing their academic and study skills through regular one-on-one appointments with a learning specialist. The student and learning specialist will develop a customized individual action plan and work on mutually agreed upon goals over the course of the semester. The program is designed for returning students, or for incoming students whose disability is outside the parameters of those served by the PALS program.
Depending on the student’s individual needs, topics addressed by the action plan may include (but is not restricted to):
- Social adjustment to the college environment and its demands
- Time management
- Problem solving
- Executive function/planning strategies
- Note-taking, text reading and/or test-taking strategies
- Disability management skills
The fee for the academic coaching program is in addition to other University tuition fees. For additional information, please visit us online or call 516-463-4999.
Student Leadership and Engagement
The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) provides services to all new undergraduates and ease their transition to the academic and social communities at Hofstra, works to engage all students in cocurricular life, leadership opportunities, and establishes and promotes campus traditions to foster campus community. Students’ contact with the office begins with Summer New Student Orientation and Welcome Week at the start of the fall semester, which serve to acclimate new students to the Hofstra campus and develop the tools they will need to be successful students.
The office strongly encourages student involvement through participation in one or more of the nearly 250 clubs and organizations Hofstra offers, engaging in our numerous leadership and community service opportunities, spirit support programs, Greek life, and attending some of the hundreds of conferences, lectures, workshops, cultural programs, seminars, concerts, dance parties, and social events that take place at Hofstra each semester. Students are also encouraged to attend campus-wide traditional Hofstra events, including Fall Festival, Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays, and programs especially designed for each class.
During the fall and spring semesters, OSLE coordinates outings and events through the Explore Next Door (END) Program. END trips have included outings to Broadway shows, professional athletic events, museum trips, hiking excursions, and visits to historical sites, to name a few. These trips offer new and continuing students an opportunity to meet other students while experiencing the diversity of the surrounding community.
With all that Hofstra offers, all you need is the motivation and desire to get involved. Through your involvement, you will not only enjoy your college experience, but you will develop invaluable leadership, organizational, and communication skills. There are many clubs and organizations in the following categories: academic, cultural, fraternity and sorority, media, performance, politically and socially active, pre-professional, religious, social and sports clubs. For more specific information on organizations please log in to Hofstra Online, click on “my apps” and then choose “Get Involved HU.”
The Sondra and David S. Mack 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 hair salon 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, Multicultural & 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.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and their fullest educational development. Individual and group counseling is available to all enrolled students who are having difficulty with emotional, behavioral, adjustment or academic concerns. 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. For students arriving on campus with existing mental health service needs, early identification of treatment providers is recommended.
Counseling is available to all students at no charge for the first three sessions. A fee of $30 is charged for each counseling visit beyond the third session. Workshops and psycho-educational groups are provided at no cost. To arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by calling 516-463-6791. Emergency screening by our staff during hours that the office is not open can be initiated by contacting Public Safety at 516-463-6789.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, which is on the south campus, at the Oak Street entrance. Visit http://www.hofstra.edu/studentcounseling for more information.
The indoor Olympic-sized pool occupies the South wing of the Physical Education Center. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads that can divide the pool for separate activities and complete support facilities: locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available. The Swim Center is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. There are limited hours during the summer. Hofstra faculty, staff, students and trustees have free access to the pool with their Hofstra ID cards. Family memberships are available to these individuals for $100 annually. Students may bring up to two guests to the Swim Center for $5/person/visit. All others may bring up to two guests per visit for $10/person/visit. For further information, please visit the Swim Center link on GoHofstra.com, call the Swim Center at 516-463-5081, or email Tara.Coppola@hofstra.edu.
Located in David S. Mack Hall, near the entrance to the North Campus, the University Club is an elegant, yet modern dining venue and catering hall that is open to members of the Hofstra community. The Club is perfect for any catering event, from business meetings to elaborate parties. The dining hall offers an exquisite and varied menu, thanks to the help of an extraordinary culinary team. A la carte lunch services are available, upon reservation, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Book the hall for your next meeting or event by contacting Jade Cheng at email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.hofstrauniversityclub.com .
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.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, performance arts, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. The goal of the Hofstra Cultural Center is to augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University by developing educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and scholars.
The HCC plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of the humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The Center has sponsored more than 150 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and for its Presidential Conference Series, which began 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, William Jefferson Clinton, and the forthcoming George W. Bush Conference. Conferences/symposia have also been held on popular culture personalities such as Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, James Bond and the New York Mets, to name a few, in addition to conferences on George Sand, John Steinbeck, Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Jean Cocteau, Margaret Thatcher, Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Soccer, Michel Foucault and the commemoration of the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
In addition to the conference and symposium component, the Hofstra Cultural Center is dedicated to making the HCC a thriving center of the arts (music, theater, dance performances, lectures), by introducing the Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events – which offer opportunities for us to explore who we are as a diverse culture – and by producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and educational development programs.
Our core values state:
- The HCC is dedicated to making itself a thriving center of arts activity with relevance to the Hofstra community, visitors and the larger arts community.
- The HCC believes the arts play an important role in the educational development of our students and that it is not limited to the formal classroom.
- The HCC serves the Hofstra faculty and student body through its grants and services, advocacy, and cultural programming.
HCC Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra Cultural Center is housed in 243 Gallon Wing, South Campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information about our programs please visit the HCC website or call 516-463-5669. Follow us on Twitter or Tumblr, and like us on Facebook.
Hofstra University Museum (HUM)
The Hofstra University Museum is the only American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited university museum on Long Island. This honor is currently awarded to only 4% of the nation’s museums as recognition of the high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field. HUM is a dynamic fine arts museum serving the students and faculty, as well as the entire Long Island region. The HUM has more than 24,000 visitors annually. HUM includes two dedicated indoor exhibition galleries and spaces as well as an outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. The Hofstra University Museum collections are one of the most extensive university collections in the New York metropolitan area, and they contain approximately 5,000 objects spanning 35 centuries of human endeavor and representing six continents. The collections include major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The HUM maintains approximately 70 outdoor sculptures by renowned artists such as Paul Manship, Henry Moore and Seymour Lipton, at various locations throughout the 240-acre campus. Outdoor sculpture exploration maps (with QR codes), back packs and art capers are available in the Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery. The HUM functions as a learning laboratory for campus classes with active museum educator led sessions taking place in the galleries year-round. Each year the HUM showcases 4-6 changing original exhibitions. Interpretive materials offered vary for each exhibition but often include fully illustrated catalogs, a Guide to Looking, iPod tours, and interactive touch-screen materials. Public educational programs include concerts, lectures, performances, symposia, and other outreach. HUM is an active educational and cultural partner throughout the campus. The Hofstra University Museum’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas include the Emily Lowe Gallery (located behind Emily Lowe Hall) and the David Filderman Gallery (ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library). All galleries are handicapped-accessible and large-print label copy is available for each exhibit. Information about exhibitions, programs and the collections can be found on the HUM website.
Emily Lowe Gallery: Located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall, this gallery space is HUM’s primary site for a variety of in-depth exhibitions that deal with multicultural, contemporary, and art historical themes, as well as issues of topical importance. Emily Lowe Gallery is also home to the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive collections of approximately 5,000 works of art and cultural artifact. Each year, major changing exhibitions serve the educational needs of the University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as the broader community. In recent years, the HUM has developed strong partnerships that link exhibition content to core curriculum in a variety of disciplines. Each year, numerous educational and public programs that enhance learning experiences and provide opportunities for personal engagement are offered to all members of the University and the public. Admission is free to all exhibitions; some public program fees may apply. During exhibitions the Emily Lowe Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. Summer hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Emily Lowe Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses.
David Filderman Gallery: Located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library, this gallery space features exhibitions of artistic, social, historical, and topical relevance in a variety of subjects that often relate to University events and conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions often focus on aspects of the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, but may contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions as well as individual collectors. Admission is free to all exhibitions; some public program fees may apply. Year-round during exhibitions the David Filderman Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours during exhibitions are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Noon-4 p.m. The David Filderman Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses.
HUM Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra University Museum are currently housed in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse; office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about exhibitions, programs and the collections can be found at the HUM website or call 516-463-5672 for further information or program registration.
All musically qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, String Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Sikh Music Ensemble, and 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. Credit for Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Sikh Music Ensemble, and Chamber Singers is earned through MUS 020 - (CP) 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 014. 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 Hofstra University, (88.7FM and WRHU.org) 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. WRHU FM is ranked #1 “Best College Radio Station” by the Princeton Review, and WRHU won the Marconi Award for non commercial station of the year from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The station’s community radio programming has multiple formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of 3-4 million people. WRHU-FM is the flagship radio station of the NY Islanders NHL franchise. WRHU FM radio broadcasts all Islanders games which are produced and in part hosted by current Hofstra University students. WRHU FM is also the home for Hofstra Pride sports broadcasts. Many games are broadcast on WRHU FM and/or syndicated to GoHofstra.com. WRHU-FM has a morning talk show focused on Long Island life, national news, and international issues. WRHU-FM also airs a daily half-hour live local news show called Newsline which has won multiple awards from Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and other prestigious organizations. With the exception of three professional administrators and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. WRHU is an integral part of The Lawrence Herbert 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 200 people. The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.