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Transfer Orientation

We invite all new transfer students to attend a New Student Orientation designed especially for you.  This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other transfer students, learn more about the Hofstra campus and traditions, and be better prepared for the fall semester.

Prior to attending Transfer Orientation, all transfer students should attend a Transfer Day, hosted by Transfer Admissions. You will register for classes at your Transfer Day. All transfer students are then encouraged to attend the one day transfer orientation program. This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other transfer students, learn more about the Hofstra campus and traditions, and be better prepared for the fall semester.

Transfer Orientation will take place on Monday, August 3, 2020 with an option to stay overnight from Sunday into Monday in the Netherlands Residence Complex for those who will be traveling long distances. Meals on Monday will be provided.

Please register for the session by logging into the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu (you will need your network ID and password) You may also register your parents and family members for Family Orientation, taking place on the same day.

 We look forward to seeing you soon!

Transfer Orientation Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions (and answers)

  1. Is there a cost associated with this transfer orientation?
    Your $300 Orientation fee goes towards this program, Welcome Week and programming that takes place during the fall semester.
  2. How long is Transfer Orientation?
    Transfer Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends approximately after lunch around 3:00 p.m.
  3. When will I register for classes?
    Transfer students who have attended an Admissions Office Transfer Day should have already registered for fall classes. For those students who have not yet registered for fall classes, please contact the  Center for University Advising at 516-463-6770 to arrange an appointment for registration. 
  4. When and where do I check in?
    Check in for transfer orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the David S. Mack Student Center. Date to be announced. View an interactive map of campus
  5. Will I get a confirmation after I sign up?
    Yes.  The confirmation will be sent to your Hofstra email address that can be accessed from the portal at my.hofstra.edu 
  6. Is there an orientation for the parents/guardians of transfer students?
    Yes. A one day session will run simultaneously with transfer orientation. You can sign up your parent/guardian when you sign up for transfer orientation. Check in for parents/guardians is the same as for students.