New Student Summer Orientation -- Week 8

Your Hofstra journey begins at New Student Orientation! New Student Orientation is a three-day, two-night program where all students stay overnight on campus and get their first glimpse of life at Hofstra. During the program, you will learn about Hofstra's curriculum and campus resources, register for fall classes, tour the campus, meet faculty and staff, and begin to develop lifelong friendships with other new students. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hofstra Pride at summer orientation!


New Student Summer Orientation is only for new students and only if they register.

Day 1 - Tuesday

  • Check-in (8:45-9:30 a.m.)
  • Learn about academic requirements and expectations.
  • Meet your orientation leader and connect with students in your group.
  • Attend workshops about campus life and available resources.
  • Participate in evening activities.

Day 2 - Wednesday

  • Attend a model class.
  • Attend workshops about campus life and resources.
  • Experience 'True Life: I'm a Hofstra Student!"

Day 3 - Thursday

  • Attend academic advising and student success sessions
  • Register for fall classes.
  • Get your HofstraCard photo taken.  (You will receive your HofstraCard at Welcome Week check-in.)
  • Order your textbooks at the Hofstra Bookstore
  • Check-out (by 5 p.m.)



New Student Orientation Dates and Special Groups


Summer Orientation Website 2018


Wednesday, August 01, 2018



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