Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vigil for the Boston Community

The Hofstra University community is deeply saddened by the recent tragedy that occurred in Boston during the Boston Marathon.  As a community, we mourn for those who died or were injured in the senseless violence.

The division of student affairs, along with our students, is hosting a vigil tomorrow, Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. outside Hofstra Hall to honor all those affected by this tragedy. The rain location will be the Student Center Atrium.  Everyone is invited to participate.

In addition, as a reminder, listed below are a few of the campus resources available to you:
Student Counseling Services: Counselors are available by appointment, please call (516) 463-6791.  If you are experiencing a psychological emergency during non-business hours, please contact Hofstra's Public Safety office at (516) 463-6789, and they will put you in contact with a crisis counselor immediately.  Staff from the Student Counseling Services will be present at the vigil.  More information can be found here.

Residential Programs Staff: If you are a residential student, you are encouraged to speak with your Resident Director or Resident Assistant should you need someone to talk to or connect you to other resources.

Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services Staff:  If you are a commuter student please do not hesitate to contact Anita Ellis, Director for Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services at, who can also assist in connecting you to supportive campus resources.

And of course, please don't hesitate to contact the Student Affairs office at 516-463-6933 or at if we can assist you in any way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected and with the entire Boston community.

Sandra S. Johnson, Ed.D
Vice President for Student Affairs


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