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The Hofstra Cheerleading program is currently comprised of one nationally recognized co-ed squad. The squad promotes school spirit for the University's athletic teams, such as the men's and women's basketball teams. Cheer performances are also requested at University festivals and Admissions events.

The season kicks off the beginning of August with an intense summer training session for a 7 day period. During this session the squad attends a College Summer Camp hosted by UCA. In year's past Hofstra has taken 1st place in the Cheer & Chant Competition! The Hofstra Cheer team received Best Overall and the Most Collegiate award this past Summer!


Each member is required to maintain an overall 2.0 or greater GPA. Becoming a member is a full school-year commitment, starting in August and ending in May. Fall semester practices are 3-4 times per week, and spring semester practices are two times per week. The Competition Team is required to be available for two practices per day over the Inter Session. Practice times are given to the squad well in advance so that they may plan their class schedules accordingly.

Limited scholarships are available, and are offered to our veterans who demonstrate overall commitment and dedication to the program. The University provides the squad with summer-training practice clothes, other Cheer apparel, uniforms, camp costs, transportation, hotel accommodations, and the College National Competition trip!

The Small Co-ed team is highly competitive and competes nationally once per year at UCA's College Championship in Orlando, FL. The Nationals team is comprised of the program's most elite group of 12 women and 4 men. In the past 13 years, the Pride Cheerleaders have won ten UCA Small Co-ed National Championship titles; 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016!

Congratulations Hofstra Cheer for winning its 9th College National title!

Hofstra Cheer for winning its 11th College National title!

2019 Open All Girl Game Day National Champions


Christine Nowierski-Farina
Head Cheerleading Coach
Hofstra Fitness Center
235 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
E-mail: Christine.Nowierski[at]hofstra.edu