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Class of 2023

First-Year Students Timeline

June-August

  • Academics
    • Attend Orientation and register for Fall schedule.
    • Buy a planner and other supplies to help you manage your time in the upcoming semester.
  • Social
    • Research Hofstra’s many clubs and organizations.

September

  • Academics
    • Check your Hofstra Portal for all important dates and deadlines and to make sure that you are registered for all your courses. 
    • Check class Blackboard site.
    • On your first day of class, exchange contact information with a classmate in each class that will take notes for you in case you are absent.
    • Create master schedule for yourself by using all your syllabi including all test dates, assignment due dates, and projects.
    • Designate a study area where you can fully concentrate and not be disturbed.
    • Seek tutoring and/or attend professors’ office hours if you find you are having any difficulties in your courses. 
  • Events
  • Social
    • Join clubs and organizations that you researched over the summer. Get involved and make the most of your time here!
    • Sign up and attend trips through the Explore Next Door program. For more information, please contact (516) 463-6914.

October-November

  • Academics
    • Consider taking a Winter course.
    • Make an appointment with your Advisement Dean to speak about registering for Spring.
    • Meet with Major Advisor if already declared.
    • Pre Health and Pre Med students meet with your pre professional advisor.
    • Prepare for midterms and make sure to communicate with your professors to gage your progress.
    • Seek tutoring and/or attend professors’ office hours if you find you are having any difficulties in your courses.
  • Events
  • Social
    • Sign up and attend trips through the Explore Next Door program. For more information, please contact (516) 463-6914.

December

  • Finish your class assignments and prepare for finals.
  • Enjoy your winter break!

January

  • Academics
    • Complete Winter course if registered for one.
    • Prepare for upcoming Spring semester.
    • Start Spring classes.
    • Check your Hofstra Portal for all important dates and deadlines and to make sure that you are registered for all your courses.
    • Check class Blackboard site.
    • On your first day of class, exchange contact information with a classmate in each class that will take notes for you in case you are absent.
    • Create master schedule for yourself by using all your syllabi including all test dates, assignment due dates, and projects.
    • Designate a study area where you can fully concentrate and not be disturbed.
    • Seek tutoring and/or attend professors’ office hours if you find you are having any difficulties in your courses.
  • Events
    • Are you interested in Studying Abroad? If so, you should attend the Study Abroad Fair

February-March

  • Academics
    • Make a visit to the Career Center to see what resources they have to offer.
    • Make an appointment with your Advisement Dean to speak about registering for Fall and Summer classes.
    • Meet with Major Advisor if already declared.
    • Pre Health and Pre Med students meet with your pre professional advisor.
    • Prepare for midterms and make sure to communicate with your professors to gage your progress. Seek tutoring and/or attend professors’ office hours if you find you are having any difficulties in your courses.
  • Events
  • Social
    • Sign up and attend trips through the Explore Next Door program. For more information, please contact (516) 463-6914.

April

  • Events
    • Attend Academic Success Workshops.
    • Sign up and attend trips through the Explore Next Door program. For more information, please contact (516) 463-6914.
    • Enjoy Spring Break (attend Safe Spring Break events).

May

 


Resources

Important Dates

DateDay(s) 

November 11

Monday

Last day to file the Repeat Course form

Last day to withdraw from an individual course - for Undergraduate students

Note: For courses shorter than 15 weeks, the student must withdraw within the first 2/3 of the course.

November 27-December 1

Wednesday-Sunday

Thanksgiving Break - Classes not in session

December 9

Monday

Last day to completely withdraw for all courses - for Undergraduate students

December 10

Tuesday

Snow/Study/Reading day for Undergraduate classes only. Graduate classes meet.

December 11

Wednesday

Snow/Study/Reading day for Undergraduate classes only. Graduate classes meet.
Last day to withdraw from a course - for Graduate students

December 12-18

Thursday-Wednesday

Final exams for all classes

December 18

Wednesday

Semester ends

December 19

Thursday (Evening)

Commencement

January 27

Monday

Classes Begin

February 2

Sunday

Last day to register or add a class online

February 3

Monday

Department permission required to add classes. Override form required to register.

February 17

Monday

President's Break - NO classes. University Closed.

February 18

Tuesday

President's Break - NO classes. 

February 21

Friday

Absolute last day to register or add a class

February 24

Monday

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W" grade on transcript.

March 7

Friday

Last day to file the Pass/D/D+/Fail form

March 15 - 21

Sunday to Saturday

Spring Recess. Classes not in session.

April 10

Friday

Last day to file the Repeat Course form
Last day to withdraw from an individual course - for Undergraduate students.

May 6

Wednesday

Last day to completely withdraw for all courses - for Undergraduate students

May 7 & 8

Thursday & Friday

Snow/Study/Reading day for Undergraduate classes only. Graduate classes meet as normal.

May 8

Friday

Last day to withdraw from a course - for Graduate students.

May 11-16

Monday-Saturday

Final exams for all classes.

May 16

Saturday

Semester ends.

May 17

Sunday

Commencement