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Hofstra Facilities and Operations

129 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11550 (516) 463-6619 (Located at Baldwin Court and Uniondale Avenue)

Hofstra Facilities and Operations provides services for the campus community on the 240-acre campus year-round. Contact us at (516) 463-6619 for more information.

Winter/Spring 2019 Events

Arboretum Tour and Information Sessions May 4, 2019
Join Patrice Dimino, Landscape Designer and Assistant Curator and Fred Soviero, Director of Grounds and the Hofstra Arboretum on May 4, 2019 for information sessions and tours of the seasonal plantings in the Hofstra Arboretum. Open to the public, event registration begins at 12:45pm in the David S. Mack Student Center Atrium on May 4, 2019. 

Hofstra Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies
The Hofstra Commencement Office will host ceremonies for all schools beginning on May 13th.   Visit the Commencement website for more information or contact the office at (516) 463-4343.

Winter/Spring 2019 News

Hofstra Work Requests with WebTMA
The Facilities and Operations staff coordinate campus work requests. Hofstra Faculty, Staff and Resident Students can now access the WebTMA Work Request form via the Hofstra Portal to request maintenance tasks:

  • Resident student – Log onto the Hofstra Student Portal Applications Menu and choose the WebTMA Work Request Form to report a problem in the Residence Halls. Contact the Office of Residential Life for time-sensitive issues at (516) 463-6930, or the Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day.
  • Non-Resident Student- Report issues in any campus location to the nearest Hofstra Office, or the Department of Public Safety for time-sensitive issues at (516) 463-6606.
  • Staff – Log onto the Hofstra Employee Portal Applications Menu and choose the WebTMA Work Request Form, or the Facilities and Operations Service Desk for time-sensitive issues at (516) 463-6619 during regular business hours.  (Phones are forwarded to the Department of Public Safety when University offices are closed.)

Questions? Contact the Facilities and Operations Service Desk at (516) 463-6619 for more information.

Hofstra Becomes a Tree Campus USA
A Tree Campus is designated by the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501c (3) non-profit conservation and education organization, to recognize current efforts to plant, nurture and celebrate trees! For the third year, Hofstra meets the five Tree Campus standards. Activities are sponsored on campus across the country with a million members who support programs to make the world greener and healthier.

View the Arbor Day 2019 planting of four flowering dogwood trees at the new School of Business facility assisted by students and the Hofstra Arboretum and Grounds Department staff.

REV Campus Challenge Achiever
The REV Campus Challenge promotes clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting New York State colleges and universities that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus. Hofstra is designated an Achiever, among 40% of colleges and Universities in New York State committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with dedicated staff to focus on clean energy investments. Over the past few years, the University has increased our total campus power purchases generated from clean, renewable, off-site energy sources to the current 30%.

Campus Renovations and Construction

Visit the Engineering, Design and Construction webpage for more information about current and future projects on the Hofstra University Campus.

Recent Project Completion

  • Frank G. Zarb School of Business- 52,000 Square Foot building on the East Campus
  • Herman Berliner Hall- two additional Chemistry Labs
  • Dining Facilities- Introduction of Einstein Bagels in CV Starr Hall and Dunkin Donuts in Roosevelt Quad
  • Maurice A. Deane Hofstra School of Law- 24- hour micro marketplace
  • Wellness and Campus Living Center – new location of Student Health Services and Office of Residential Life
  • Oak Street Center –new location of the University College for Continuing Education and ROTC
  • Residence Halls- Refresh of Bill of Rights Hall, Estabrook Hall, Colonial Square East Townhouses (5) - Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, New York and Norwich
  • Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library- Au Bon Pain Express restaurant and relocation of the Center for Academic Excellence
  • Gittleson Hall- Upgrades of classroom lighting, furnishings, systems and laboratories

Coming In 2018/2019

  • Student Center Renovations and Bank Closure- Dining and Gathering Space upgrades. See Campus Construction page for more information
  • Residential Townhouses- Renovations in Quincy and Providence Houses
  • Gallon Wing- Physician Assistant Program expansion and space improvements
  • Student Center- East Plaza landscaping improvements
  • New Engineering School Environmental Assessment
  • Weller Hall renovations
  • Relocation of the Hofstra Career Center
News from Hofstra Facilities and Operations

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Visit the Hofstra Campus!

Contact the Office of Admissions for walking tours
Take the Admissions Office Virtual Tour
View the Interactive Campus Map

Hofstra Labyrinth

Hofstra Labyrinth

It was 1999 when the Hofstra Labyrinth, an adaptation of the famous medieval labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France was created at the west entrance of CV Starr Hall by the Hofstra Grounds department. It was designed and the construction was supervised by Grounds and Arboretum Director Fred Soviero and Landscape Designer Patrice Dimino. With gravel, bluestone and red shale chip, the plaza with six sitting walls and gardens was completed in 2001. Said the then-Dean of University Studies, Mr. David Christman, “Visitors to the Hofstra Labyrinth are encouraged to walk its path - which will take them to the center rosette pattern slowly. Walking the path requires a focus on self and space and provides an opportunity for freedom from the distractions of daily life.”



The Hofstra Labyrinth celebrates many historical events and figures. The plaza is known as “The Court of Courage” and is surrounded by sitting walls. A plaque on one wall commemorates the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. A 1989 sculpture titled The Bill of Rights Colonial (HU89.10) by the artist Rhoda Sherbell (American, born 1933) is located in the adjacent garden. The bronze sculpture was funded through the New York State Legislature to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. A second wall is dedicated to the heroes of the 1943 Polish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, encouraging remembrance of the sacrifice of the Warsaw Jews who fought against the Germans. A third wall is dedicated to the courageous responders of 9/11. The Phoenix (HU2003.6), is based upon the mythical bird that rises again from the ashes, and memorializes the Hofstra University alumni, students and trustees who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Artist John Safer (American, born 1922) created this stainless steel flame sculptural work in 2003.


The plaza serves as a gathering place and garden for Hofstra students and the community. Labyrinths are rare and visitors come from distant places to visit the beautiful and unique site.