For students who are remaining on campus for Thanksgiving the Division of Student Affairs is hosting a Thanksgiving Day celebration from 12pm – 2pm on the 13th floor of Vander Poel Hall. All Hofstra students are welcome to attend. Students will need to show their ID cards at the entrance of Vander Poel Hall in order to attend this event. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Other Thanksgiving initiatives sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs include:
The Hofstra Interfaith Office has been successfully running the Thanks (& Giving) Project throughout the holiday season. The goal of the project is to encourage all members of the University community to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by writing notes of thanks. Often these notes are addressed to Hofstra community members who may not often hear expressions for the work they do. Over the years, large numbers of cards have come in addressed to custodial staff, plant staff, public safety, dining services staff, faculty, academic advisors, among others. Ten thousand were distributed to students and offices throughout campus. The cards are returned to the Hillel office, where they are sorted and then delivered. Last year, the office received 700 cards. This year , Hillel has to date received over 1,600 cards, and they are still coming in. Participants are also encouraged to make a donation that goes to the Interfaith Nutrition Network and Island Harvest.
The Multicultural & International Student Programs Office (MISPO) hosted programs for all Hofstra students to celebrate the holiday. The Thanksgiving Celebration for International Students held on Friday, November 21, 2014, featured a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving crafts and offered the opportunity to learn more about this U.S. Holiday.