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New Student Orientation is designed to ease the transition of new undergraduate students into the academic, social and extracurricular communities of the University. Beginning with the New Student Orientation program and Welcome Week, our office aims to help students acclimate to the Hofstra campus and to develop the tools needed to succeed in their first year.

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement coordinates several orientation programs for the undergraduate student population. Summer orientation is a three-day/two-night program in which new students are invited to live on campus and begin preparation for the fall semester. Students entering Hofstra in the spring semester are invited to attend a one-day Winter orientation before the beginning of the semester.

To learn more about dates and an overview of the orientation program, select the menu on the top left of this page, then "New Student Programs" and then "Summer Orientation". The frequently asked questions section (FAQ) should answer most questions new students and their parents may have

If you have questions that have not been answered by the FAQ, please contact us at 516-463-4874 or by e-mail. The Orientation Staff looks forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation!


New Student Programs

Select one of the links above for more information about the different orientation programs.

Join Our Staff!

2020 Orientation Leader Information Sessions

The orientation staff are the backbone of our New Student Orientation and Welcome Week programs. They are representatives of Hofstra University and one of the first connections our new students make on campus. We are seeking motivated undergraduate students to join our team of Orientation Leaders and Welcome Week Coordinators! Attend one of the information sessions listed below. Information sessions will give more details about employment requirements and dates, as well as compensation and benefits.

12/4/19 Wednesday 4 PM Student Center Room 143
12/11/19 Wednesday 11:15 AM Student Center Room 141
2/10/20 Monday 5:30 PM Student Center Plaza Middle
2/11/20 Tuesday 4:45 PM Student Center Plaza West
2/12/20 Wednesday 11:30 AM Student Center Plaza Middle
2/13/20 Thursday 6 PM Student Center Plaza Middle
2/14/20 Friday 11 AM Student Center Plaza West
2/14/20 Friday 2 PM Student Center Room 141

Still have questions? Call us at 516-463-4874.