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Class of 2020

SENIOR PROGRAMS

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement offers a number of events for seniors to take advantage of during the year.

Show Off Your Accomplishments! [PDF]

Senior Class Toast

Friday May 15, 2020, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Live Stream via the Hofstra University YouTube & Facebook Pages
The Senior Class Toast is a chance to gather your family and raise a glass to the Class of 2020 alongside President Rabinowitz, faculty, staff, and of course, your fellow graduates. Save the date: May 15th, 2020. Look out for more information regarding the live stream, which will be emailed to all seniors via Pride email.

Lavender Graduation Ceremony

This event has been postponed. More information regarding an August Celebration TBA
This event is a time for graduating LGBTQ+ students and their allies to celebrate their achievements.
University Club

Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Graduates of Color Graduation Ceremony

This event has been postponed. More information regarding an August Celebration TBA
This event is a time for graduating students of color and their allies to celebrate their achievements.
Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center

Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

First-Generation Student Graduation Celebration

This event has been postponed. More information regarding an August Celebration TBA
This event is a time for graduating students who are first in their family to graduate college, their families and/or their supporters to celebrate their achievements.
TBA, Mack Student Center

Questions? Please email FirstGen@hofstra.edu


Senior Class Gift Committee 2020

Want to Join a Record Breaking Team?

Last year the Senior Class Gift Committee secured 634 gifts and raised over $17,000, which is the largest amount raised by any senior class in Hofstra’s history. Think you have what it takes to beat their record? Then join the 2020 Senior Class Gift Committee!

What is the Senior Class Gift Committee?

The Senior Class Gift Committee is a group of 15-20 students who are involved on campus, leaders in their class, enthusiastic and ultimately LOVE Hofstra. Members of the committee will work together and encourage classmates to make a gift of $20.20 in honor of their class year. Gifts help provide financial aid to current and future students, fund student activities, support faculty, and improve life at Hofstra. This is not just a senior event - it's a commitment that begins a lifetime of involvement with Hofstra, and is the first step in the transition from student to alumnus/a.

Perks of Being a Senior Class Gift Committee Member

  • Make professional connections with faculty, staff and alumni
  • Build and develop skills in the areas of marketing, public relations, fundraising, and team management
  • Receive exclusive invitations to alumni events throughout the year, where you can mingle with some of Hofstra’s most influential donors
  • Strengthen the future of the Hofstra University community

For more Information about joining the Senior Class Gift Committee, please email: Julia Barry at Julia.B.Barry@hofstra.edu
More information about the Senior Class Gift


2019-20 Steps to Graduation for Seniors

Congratulations, you’re almost a Hofstra graduate! You should receive necessary steps toward graduation several times through your Hofstra Pride email account. Please keep a close eye on your inbox so you don’t miss any information. In addition, here is a summary of steps toward graduation:

APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Once your complete 90 credits (attain a senior status) you are emailed and told to apply for graduation. Deadlines to apply for graduation are:

For Spring (May) Graduation: Candidates must file by October 1. If the application is received after October 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received later than March 1, there is a $50 fee.
For August Graduation: Candidates must file by March 1. If the application is received after March 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received later than August 15, there is a $50 fee.
For Midyear (December) Graduation: Candidates must file by May 1. If the application is received after May 1, there is a $25 fee. If the application is received after October 1, there is a $50 fee.

If you believe you have senior status and have not received any notifications about graduation, please contact your advising dean. It is also good to check your Degree Works audit, available through the portal. The Center for University Advising is located in 101 Memorial Hall; their phone is 516-463-6770.


CAPS AND GOWNS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, RINGS, …

The Commencement Office sends several e-mails to graduating seniors about graduation fairs and commencements. At the graduation fair, students will have the opportunity to order their caps and gowns and order rings and announcements.

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits will be taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch. Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com using school code 87168. Questions? 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours. Portraits will be taken in your business attire, and cap & gown. Caps and Gowns will be provided. There is a $15 sitting fee collected by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch.

Senior Portrait Spring 2020 dates:

All Remaining Portrait dates have been postponed. OSLE & Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch are working together to schedule portrait dates for fall 2020 and will update this page and contact all seniors as we have more information.


COMMENCEMENT DATES

Hofstra University plans an event to celebrate our May 2020 graduates on August 23, 2020 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, in accordance with all public health, state and federal guidelines in place at the time. Further details will be forthcoming.

Information about the Spring and Midyear Commencements can be obtained at hofstra.edu/commencement. Information can also be obtained by emailing the Commencement Office at graduation[at]hofstra.edu, or contacting them at (516) 463-4346.


COMMENCEMENT TICKETS

For all ticketing information, including the additional ticket lottery process, please check out the Commencement Tickets page.