Hofstra University

Hofstra University has housing accommodations designed specifically for first-year students and Honors College students but there are more housing options available for students in other grade levels. Explore your options here:

1. Stuyvesant Hall

Stuyvesant Hall

Address: 370 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

This residence hall is for freshman students. It’s home to the  First Generation Student Living Learning Community and L.E.A.D. Every suite in this hall also has two double rooms, a bathroom, and a lounge.

2. The High Rises

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Address: 300 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

The High Rises contain six residence halls. Here you’ll find the Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise, Vander Poel Halls. Over 225 students can be housed in these buildings since there are singles, triple and quad rooms available. For Vander Poel, only students from the Honors College are allowed to live there. This is where almost all upperclassmen are located.

3. Colonial Square

Colonial Square

Address: 385 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Colonial Square is the largest residence complex on campus with three courtyards and 11 two-story houses. Each house has a suite-style living holding 55-65 residents and it’s not exclusively for freshmen students.

4. Netherlands Complex North

Address: 360 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

The Netherlands Complex is divided into two courtyards: the North and South sides. There are 11 total two-story houses.  The North courtyard has the Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam, Tilburg Halls. This complex is reserved for freshmen and all the suites inside have double bedrooms, a bathroom and lounge. Rotterdam Hall is home to the Math, Science, and Engineering buildings.

5. Netherlands Complex South

Address: 365 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

The South courtyard of the Netherlands Complex  has theAmsterdam, Breukelen, Rensselaer, Utrecht, Orange Halls. Included is the dining hall Oak Street Cafe and the offices for Academic Advisement, Counseling Services, Residence Life.

6. Nassau Hall

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Addresses: 390 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Both Suffolk and Nassau Halls have single or double rooms for students who want a living space close to snack spots such as Smashburger and Dutch Treats. The sixth floor of the Nassau Hall has all the Themed Living Communities (TLC’s). They’re open to all students, regardless of major.

7. Suffolk Hall

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Addresses: 395 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Both Suffolk and Nassau Halls can house over 465 students. They’re also closer to the Student Health and Counseling Center for students who regularly need to visit the center and want to be nearby.

8. Graduate Residence Hall

Graduate Residence

Address: 400 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-4000

The Graduate Residence Hall is a five-story building for over 200 Graduate, Law and Medical students who need on-campus arrangements. There are different apartment/suite style living options with singles, double, three and four bedrooms suites.

9. Plymouth Hall

Colonial Square

Address: 380 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Located in the Colonial Square, Plymouth Hall is specifically reserved for graduate and law residence students. It also has varying dorm living options for those who would prefer a specific kind of living situation. There are rooms within the Colonial Square with and without lounges, suites with single rooms and with double rooms.

10. Enterprise Hall

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Address: 340 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Located in The High Rises, Enterprise Hall is one of the six high-rise residential halls north of the Student Center. For upperclassmen who want to be closer to the Fitness Center and the Student Center,The High Rises buildings are very close.

Here is Your Move-In Day Packing List at Hofstra University

1. Clothes

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  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Jackets
  • Coats
  • Jeans

2. Room Basics

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  • Desk lamp
  • Wall mirror
  • Bed linens for extra long twin bed
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets

3. Electronics


  • Television
  • Laptop
  • Alarm clock
  • Stereo
  • Printer

4. Decorations

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  • Pictures
  • Posters
  • Wall art
  • Decorative baskets
  • String lights

5. School Supplies

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  • Calculator
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Laptop
  • Calendar

6. Bathroom Essentials

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  • Body & face wash
  • Hand caddy
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Towels

7. Cleaning Supplies

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  • Dish washing soap
  • Clorox wipes
  • Towels
  • Broom
  • Trash bags

8. Snacks


  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Ready-to-go snacks
  • Granola/protein bars
  • Fruits

9. Items You Should Ask About Before Bringing

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  • Extension cords
  • Blenders
  • Window fans
  • Safes
  • Heaters

10. Items Not Allowed

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  • Candles, incense
  • Weapons
  • Pets except for fish
  • Hover boards
  • Electrical appliances: fryers, grills, toaster ovens

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