Hofstra University is very pleased and proud to host the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26. We have already begun work on a month-long schedule of debate-themed lectures, performances, volunteer opportunities, public events and watch parties to engage our community in the weeks leading up to the debate. However, our annual Fall Festival: Parent and Alumni Weekend, which was scheduled to be held on September 23-24, must be moved to Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, due to the logistics and security necessary for the international broadcast of a presidential debate.
By moving Fall Festival, we will be able to host the same type and size festivity as we have over the past five years, with a full-scale carnival, concert, Family Weekend activities, and our new Pride Expo, without downsizing or compromising the community spirit of this signature annual celebration.
The Annual Alumni Awards dinner will remain on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Garden City Hotel.
To those who may have already made plans to attend Fall Festival, we apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause. If you have specific concerns, please call the Parent Office at (516) 463-4698. Thank you and watch your email and social media news feeds for updates about Fall Festival and our public debate programming calendar.