More than 1,700 first-year students will arrive on campus Friday, kicking off Welcome Week 2015, a five-day slate of activities to introduce the university’s newest students to the Hofstra community, its traditions, academic and social life.
First-year students who are living on campus will move into their residence halls on Friday morning, followed by a video welcome from President Stuart Rabinowitz at the Mack Arena that afternoon. Returning sophomores, juniors and seniors will move back into the residence halls over the weekend. Classes begin on Sept. 2.
Welcome Week 2015 highlights will include a discussion and book signing with playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog. The play was this year’s common reading assignment for first -year students. Other activities include a Class of 2019 group photo, a campus barbecue, trips to New York City, a campus movie screening, socials and dance parties, as well as workshops and information sessions about majors and clubs.