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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

United States

Phone: 516-463-6700

Fax: 516-463-5100

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Andrew Cohen
Title:Campus Experience Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Admissions Center
Bernon Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549
Admissions Office Phone:516-463-6700
Admissions Office Fax:516-463-5100
Admissions Office Email:Admission@hofstra.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:1. Mack Student Center – is the focal point of campus community life where commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, club and organizational events, a large game room, the bookstore and diverse dining venues including kosher, vegan, and a late night pizza and salad station 2. The Fitness Center ‐ Renovated and expanded in 2011, the Fitness Center has an indoor track, six basketball courts, three group exercise studios for Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, and other wellness programs. State‐of‐the‐art cardio and strength training machines, including ADA certified equipment. When not working out, students enjoy computer kiosks, a Wi‐Fi accessible lounge area, healthy snacks, and intramural sports programs. 3. Lawrence Herbert School of Communication: Home of the WRHU Radio Station, the largest noncommercial TV studio on the east coast, and a multi‐media converged newsroom. 4. “Hof USA” ‐ The newly renovated Hof USA is a multi-functional entertainment center located in the center of residential and student life on campus. The complex includes a billiards and game area, casual dining, a large performance and dance area, and Dutch Treats--open around the clock—with grab and go sandwiches and salads, grocery, and sundries. Hof USA is a favorite evening and weekend destination on campus. 5. David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex – serves as the site for Hofstra’s men’s and women’s Division I basketball team competitions, career and internship fairs, numerous national association exhibitions and shows, and is where Hofstra students and their families begin their college journey during Welcome Week and conclude the journey four years later during the commencement program.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:1. Manhattan-just 25 miles away. 2. Atlantic Ocean Beaches 3. Hamptons 4. Cultural Attractions- Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway 5. Arenas and Venues - Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium all within an hour.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday - Saturday
9am - 3pm
Phone Number:516-463-6700
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Varies
     Times:Varies
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:VisitHofstra@hofstra.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:End of September of their Junior yr.
Appointment Required:Preferred
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:30 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Please contact admissions to schedule a visit.
Email Address to Sign-Up:VisitHofstra@hofstra.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:VisitHofstra@hofstra.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:VisitHofstra@hofstra.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:1 week
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Hofstra offers complimentary campus shuttles to rail service, local shops, and entertainment, as well as Zipcars for student use. The closest airports are: John F. Kennedy Airport, La Guardia Airport and MacArthur Airport. All have taxi and limo services.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From Southern New Jersey, Southeast Pennsylvania, Maryland , Washington D.C., and Virginia: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 13. Follow Route 278 to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Take the left exit off the bridge onto the Belt Parkway east. Take that to Exit 25A (Southern State Pkwy east- Belt Pkwy splits, stay left). Take that to Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Pkwy North). Stay on the Meadowbrook Pkwy until exit M4 (signs says "Hempstead, Coliseum")-- Follow "From All Points," below. From Northwestern New Jersey, Nothern Pennsylvania, and the Middle States: Take either Interstate 78, Interstate 80, US Route 22, New Jersey Route 4, or New Jersey Route 17 to the George Washington Bridge. Proceed over the bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway onto the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," below. From Upstate New York: Take the New York Thruway over the Tappan Zee Bridge to the cross Westchester Expressway (Itnerstate 287). Stay on the Expressway to the New England Thruway. Proceed South on the Thruway to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," From New England: Proceed South to the New England Thruway (Interstate 95) and take this to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow "From the Throgs Neck Bridge," From the Throgs Neck Bridge: Take the Cross Island Pkwy. To the Grand Central Pkwy. East. The Grand Central Pkwy. Will turn into the Northern State Pkwy. Take this to exit 31A, the Meadowbrook Pkwy South. Take the Meadowbrook Pkwy. To exit M4 (Sign says "Hempstead, Coliseum"). Follow "From All Points," below. From Manhattan: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) east to exit 38, which is the Northern State Parkway East. Take this to exit 31A - The Meadowbrook Pkwy south. Take the Meadowbrook Pkwy to exit M4 (sign says "Hempstead, Coliseum".) From All Points: From exit M4 you will be on Route 24 West (also known as Hempstead Turnpike.) Stay on 24 W for about one mile. Pass the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the right. Hofstra University is on both sides of Hempstead Turnpike. You will see two overhead walkways (Unispans)Make a left at the light just after the second walkway. The Admissions Center, Bernon Hall is the first building you will see on your left.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The Long Island Marriot (101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, NY/516-794-3800); Garden City Hotel (45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY/516-747-3000); Hilton Garden Inn (575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY/1-516-683-8200).

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Admissions Center
    Bernon Hall
    Hempstead, NY 11549
    Phone: 516-463-6700
    Fax: 516-463-5100
    Email: Admission@hofstra.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available