Winter Welcome 2018

New transfer and first-year students are invited to attend our one-day orientation for Spring 2018. Winter Welcome is a day of events that is designed to introduce you to the Hofstra campus, the rigor of academic life, our rich culture and traditions, on-campus resources, and the exciting diversity of Hofstra and the community around us. You will have the opportunity to participate in social activities, athletics events, and trips to New York City. Get ready to become a member of the Hofstra community.

Winter Welcome 2018 is on Friday, January 26, 2018. Students living on campus will move in on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Sign up for Winter Welcome at Please register through your Hofstra portal. 
You will need your Hofstra network ID and password. After you sign up, an email confirmation will be sent to your Hofstra email address within two business days with details on check-in times and location.

Check In
All students who have signed up for Winter Welcome should check in at the David S. Mack Student Center in the Multipurpose Room. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

View the Schedule of Events
A copy of the Winter Welcome schedule will be available in early January 2018.

Get Excited!
Our student organizations and departments have planned many events, programs and activities to help your transition to Hofstra. 

Read our FAQ or contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement:

  • Phone: (516) 463-6914
  • Email


Friday, January 26, 2018



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


Phone: 516-463-6914

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