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Welcome Week 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020  to Sunday, August 23, 2020 (updated dates)

Hofstra University's Welcome Week is a week-long schedule of events that is designed to introduce you to the Hofstra campus, the rigor of academic life, our rich culture and traditions, on-campus resources, and the exciting diversity of Hofstra and the community around us. You will have the opportunity to participate in academic, social, athletic and community events. We have planned an exciting week filled with programs and activities that will help you get better acquainted with Hofstra's campus and become an engaged and involved student.

You and thousands of other students who call Hofstra their home can now gain access to campus resources, over 200 student clubs and organizations, and the many social, cultural and career opportunities of the New York metropolitan area.

Note:  The university will be following re-opening protocols as guided by New York State.  This means that many of Welcome Week programs will be virtual and when permitted by regulations, in person and always observing safety guidelines.

Check In

All students living on campus in residence halls should check their Hofstra email regarding the specific dates and time of move-in.

Commuter students will also receive updates through their Hofstra email about the programs during Welcome Week.

Technology Used for Welcome Week

Virtual programming during Welcome Week will use Zoom.  Please make sure you are familiar with using the version of Zoom that authenticates with your Hofstra account. Here is a quick how to tutorial on how to use zoom correctly using your Hofstra log in information.

The full detailed Welcome Week schedule will be available for download via the Guidebook app, which is available via the App Store and Google Play Store. We are currently updating the content for 2020.

Questions? Find answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For more information, please email OSLE[at]hofstra.edu

Hofstra Welcome Week


Frequently Asked Questions


Accessing the Welcome Week Schedule

The full detailed Welcome Week schedule will be available for download via the Guidebook App, which is available via the App Store and Google Play Store. More information to come.


Welcome Week Staff

Welcome Week Staff

Meet the staff that make the hundreds of events run smoothly during Welcome Week!


Welcome Week Photos

Welcome Week 2018