Service & Maintenance Staff
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
- Barbara and Maurice A. Dean Law Library
- Film and Media Library
- Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
Popular Places to Chill
- Café on the Quad
- Hofstra USA
- Memorial Quad
- Student Center
Bar on Campus
- Hofstra USA
- Kate & Willy's
Coffeehouse on Campus
- Café on the Quad
- Cyber Café
- Starr Café
Movie Theater on Campus
Student Center Theater
There are many on-campus efforts to create a more sustainable way of life. There is a reusable mug and sports bottle program that offers a 10% discount on all fountain and coffee beverage purchases. Hofstra is also a Styrofoam-free campus.
- Bits `n' Bytes: Former name of what is now Café Bistro, but referred to mainly by the old name by students
- Blue Beetle: The Hofstra University bus
- The Chronicle: Hofstra University's student-run newspaper
- Common Hour: No classes are scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday.
- C-Square: Colonial Square, residence halls
- DAR: Degree Audit Report, notifies students of credit status
- Dempster Rats: TV students who spend the whole day in the School of Communications building
- HCC: Hofstra Cultural Center
- HFC: Hofstra Filmmaker's Club
- The Hub: The NewsHub, where students in the School of Communication do live broadcasts, edit reels, and other things relating to journalism and television
- MAP: Motorist Assistance Program
- Nonsense: Hofstra humor magazine
- OCS: Organization of Commuting Students
- PSOs: The University's Public Safety officers
- The Rat: The Rathskellar, eatery in basement of Student Center occupied mainly by frats and sororities
- ResNet: Hofstra's computer services and support center for resident students
- RSR: Resident Safety Representative, the students you'll see at each dorm's main entrance
- SGA: Student Government Association
- The Towers: Hofstra's six high-rise dormitories
- Dutch Festival: Each spring, Hofstra puts on a festival to celebrate its Dutch heritage. Students and visitors can enjoy cultural entertainment ranging from fine foods to unique arts and crafts. Hofstra uses this as an opportunity to showcase the campus itself, as it is planned so that the 100,000 tulips will bloom just in time for the festival.
- Float Building and Bonfire: The week leading up to Homecoming is very hectic for all of the organizations building floats. They often work late into the night and early morning. At the end of the week, all of the extra wood and scraps are transformed into a huge bonfire outside of the Student Center. It's open to all students regardless of whether you worked on a float or not.
- Hofstra Film Festival: At the end of each spring semester, Hofstra holds its own annual film festival in order to showcase the work of its students. It's open to all students and family, and it is held in the Student Center Theater.
- Homecoming/Family Weekend: During October of each year, Hofstra combines the football game, alumni events, and family events into one giant weekend. From the parade to the game to the announcement of Homecoming King and Queen, Hofstra offers a rare and unique look at the school for many parents.
- Irish Festival: The University's newest cultural festival boasts top-name Irish bands and step-dancing troupes from around the world. There are also a wide variety of Irish food and craft vendors.
- Italian Festival: Once a year, Hofstra draws in thousands of people from the tri-state area to celebrate Italian contributions to American culture. It is one of the largest and most unique festivals around, providing entertainment including, but not limited to, dancing, singing, native food vendors, wine-tasting, and craft exhibitions. Note: Information for these festivals can be obtained by calling (516) 463-6812.
- Kick-Off Week: The first week of every fall semester is filled with fun games and activities, primarily intended for incoming freshmen. Among the planned activities are parties, drive-in movies, carnivals, and a giant barbeque. Upperclassmen are present as volunteers to help coordinate events and to help freshmen adapt to their new environment.
- Hofstra is connected by a network of underground tunnels.
- Hofstra spent more than $1 million on a single tree.
- Hofstra's campus is home to more than 1,000 stray cats.
- New College is only for "slower" students.
Favorite Things To Do
Hofstra USA has the most stuff going on throughout the year. Whether it's frat parties or comedy and talent shows, Hofstra USA is definitely the happening place on campus.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are many different organizations on campus, from academic clubs to student media to religious and political groups. No matter your interest, you should be able to find a niche.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organizations
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theater
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Hofstra has organizations for everything from accounting to belly dancing.