Friday, December 20, 2013

Before You Go – Check Your List and Check it Twice

Before some of you pack your bags or close your textbooks for your last final exam this week, here are some things to check-off your list before the semester draws to a close:

Book Sale & Spring Registration
ü  Got books? Finished with your exams? Sell your textbooks and earn some cash: You can earn up to 50% cash back on your returned books when you sell them at the end of the semester. So, stop by the Hofstra Bookstore today located in the Student Center and earn some cash on those textbooks. Store hours for the remainder of this week are: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.  Bookstore will be open next week on Monday, 12/23 – 10 a.m. -4 p.m. only and closed until January 2.

ü  Register for your January and/or Spring 2014 classes: Be sure to register online on the student portal here ( for your upcoming January and/or Spring 2014 classes. Get a head start in January and earn up to four (4) credits towards your degree.  You can take core classes for your major, classes from home or even classes in NYC such as “Improv in the City”. So don’t delay, registration for the January session ends on January 1.  The deadline to register for the Spring 2014 semester is February 2.

Residential Programs & Off-Campus
ü  Clear your fridge:  Whether you live on- or off-campus clear out your fridge if you will be gone for more than a week. You don’t want to return to a moldy refrigerator, so dump any foods that will mold or spoil (e.g. milk, cheese, fruit, bread).
ü  Unplug your appliances: Make sure all electronic appliances (e.g. blow dryers, space heaters) or electrical devices (e.g. chargers) are unplugged to avoid accidental fires and to save on energy.
ü  Hold your mail while you’re away:  If you live off campus and going away for more than a week it might be a good idea to hold your mail. Simply go to: and click ‘Hold Mail’ which will take you thru the steps to have your mail held for 3 -30 days. You can also conveniently drop by the Hofstra Postal Center located in the lower level of the Student Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. -5p.m. (Note: window is closed everyday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch).

ü  Know where you’re parked: Remember where you park your car if you’re leaving your car on campus or at your apartment over the break. Make sure your car is in a parking zone where parking is permitted and/or designated for students to avoid any unwantedtickets. On-campus residents can view here designated student parking and procedures on Hofstra’s campus.

ü  Graduating this semester? Congrats, you did it! Now, here’s how to check-out of your room:Graduating seniors who live on campus must remove all of their belongings from their room since $35 will be charged for any items left behind. Clean your room thoroughly as a $50 charge will be issued for a ‘dirty room’. Also, have an RA check your room. Last but not least, return your keys. You will be charged $25 for any unreturned keys and improper checkout. For more info on check out times and procedures click here.
Stay in the loop
ü  Keep up-to date with Hofstra Student life and upcoming events thru Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll see you in 2014!

  Enjoy your break!
-Yolanda Brown, Office of Student Affairs


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