Hofstra University Campus Tour

Hofstra University Campus Tour

October 20, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Just 25 miles from the career and cultural
mecca of New York City, Hofstra University is a vibrant 240 acre campus of 11,000 students
from 49 states and 66 countries. Our 10 colleges include School of Engineering,
Law and Medicine, 140 undergraduate programs and more than 100 dual-degree options. Most of our academic buildings are located
on the picturesque south campus, which is a nationally-recognized arboretum that blooms
with tens of thousands of tulips every spring, a nod to our Dutch heritage. Hofstra’s facilities are technoogically-advanced
and geared toward experiential learning from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
and Adams Playhouse, to the 11-story Axinn Library and the Martin G, Greenberg Trading
Room. The Trading Room, located in C.V. Starr Hall is the centerpiece of the Frank
G. Zarb School of Business. It is equipped with 34 Bloomberg terminals
where students have access to real-time financial information and analytics. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
is home to three film studios, modern post-production facilities, a cutting-edge converged newsroom,
called NewsHub, and WRHU Radio Hofstra University, ranked as the top college radio station in
the country. In Adams Hall and Weed Hall, you’ll find the
School of Engineering and Applied Science, where newly-renovated labs are equipped with
state of the art technology, including a supersonic wind tunnel, a 3D printer and an atomic-force
microscope. Hofstra’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
offers drama and dance students eight theaters and performance spaces, the largest being
the 1,200-seat Adams Playhouse. Calkins Hall is home to fine arts studios
and shops, including wood, metal and welding shops along with ceramics, photography, painting
and inmdustrial design studios. The study of natural sciences and mathematics
is centered in Gittleson Hall and Berliner Hall, which have advanced lab equipment, with
superior scientific research tools and instruments, such as stereo and polarizing light microscopes
and scanning electron microscopes. On the roof of Berliner Hall, the Hofstra
Observatory has Celestron telescopes and computerized charge-couple device cameras. The School of Education’s main building is
Hagedorn Hall, with technology classrooms and a hands-on science, technology, math and
engineering (or STEM) studio. Students in the School of Health Sciences
and Human Services work in modern research labs and clinical examination rooms, in a
variety of settings, including Hofstra’s Saltzman Community Services Center and the Hofstra
Northwell School of Medicine. But campus life is not all about the classes
and studying. There are 35 residence halls that offer high-rise
towers and garden-style apartments, and Living/Learning communities for first-year students. There are 18 dining options, including Nathan’s
hot dogs, S’arro’s and Au Bon Pain. Hofstra fields 17 Division I sports teams
in both men and women, about 100 clubs, an active intermural sports program and about
20 local and national fraternities and sororities. The new state-of-the-art Fitness Center boasts
63 cardio machine, an indoor track, six basketball hoops and group exercise classes, including
spinning, yoga and pilates. Hundreds of social, cultural and academic
events are held every year, from our annual Fall Festival concert, carnival and comedy
show to lectures by top economic and political leaders. Hpp the Hofstra Shuttle to the Long Island
Railroad, which takes less than a half-hour to get to New York City, with all its cultural,
recreational and internship and professional opportunities. On Long Island, Hofstra is just minutes from
some of the world’s best beaches and shopping, and two international airports. Hofstra University: where you’re meant to
be.