International Student Orientation

All new international students must attend the required International Student Orientation, which introduces students to their immigration responsibilities, the Hofstra campus, academic requirements, and all the numerous services available to help students make the most of their educational experience at Hofstra. During orientation you will have the opportunity to participate in many events, trips, and activities that will prepare you to become a member of the Hofstra community!

International Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, January 22nd - Thursday, January 24h, followed by Winter Orientation activities for undergraduate students ONLY on Friday, January 25th. Detailed information about orientation will be emailed to accepted students in January. Students should check in to International Student Orientation on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room West of the Mack Student CenterĀ (Building #31 on the Campus Map).

Please note that international students are allowed to enter the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the program start date listed on their I-20. The official day for new international students to move into the residence halls is Sunday, January 20th between the hours of 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to the Office of Residence Life. Please note that there will be no orientation activities on Monday, January 21st as the university will be closed due to a national holiday.

We look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation! For more information, please contact International Student Affairs at 516-463-6796 or at international{at}

Tuesday, January 22, 2019



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


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