Spring 2020 International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation for students beginning their program in Spring 2020 will take place from Tuesday, January 21 through Thursday, January 23, 2020.  All new international students must attend each day of this required orientation. Check-in for orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Multipurpose Room of the Mack Student Center. Detailed information about orientation will be emailed to the Hofstra email address of accepted students who have received their I-20 or DS-2019. International Student Orientation provides important information about the Hofstra campus, immigration regulations, staying healthy and safe, academic requirements and the many campus services available to help you succeed and have a great experience at Hofstra. During orientation you will have the opportunity to get your Hofstra ID card and participate in many events, trips, and activities that will prepare you to become a member of the Hofstra community.

Please schedule your travel to arrive in time to participate in all days of orientation and make appropriate arrangements for transportation from the airport to campus after you arrive in the United States. The official day for new international students to move into the residence halls is Sunday, January 19, 2020. If you will be living on campus, you may report directly to your assigned residence hall on Sunday, January 19, 2020 between the hours of 3 p.m to 9 p.m. for move-in. 

International Student Orientation will be followed by Winter Orientation for undergraduate students on Friday, January 24, 2020. Graduate students may also have separate, program-specific activities during this week in addition to International Student Orientation. Schedules will be arranged to allow students to attend all required activities.

Please see this page for more information about International Student Orientation, and visit hofstra.edu/prearrival to learn more about how to prepare for your arrival to the U.S.

We look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation and if we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact us at international{at}hofstra.edu!

Thursday, January 23, 2020





Multipurpose Rooms East and West, Student Center
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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