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Hofstra University (U.S.)

Hempstead, New York

Last modified: 2017-08-08 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of the Hofstra University] image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 February 2006

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Description of the flag

The flag of Hofstra University in the State of New York and gonfalons of University's Colleges and Schools are presented here: According to the site: "The Hofstra flag, bearing the seal of the University, was presented to Hofstra on April 19, 1940, by Dr. Alexander Loudon, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, in the name of Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands. The seal is derived from the coat of arms of the House of Orange-Nassau."
Besides that, each of gonfalons is clickable and opens in new window with bigger picture, description and explanation.
Valentin Poposki, 17 February 2006

It is important to note that while this is the official flag for formal occasions Hofstra does make use of a completely different flag for everyday purposes. However, what the university markets to the public as the Hofstra flag, both as an actual flag and plastered over all sorts of products, is entirely different. It is an orange-white-blue vertical tricolor with the name HOFSTRA in blue bold letters on the white stripe. The flag is ubiquitous on campus whereas the "official" one is seen only on rare occasions. A photo of the flag is on another official University webpage- with a popup caption "Hofstra flag in Venice..."
Ned Smith, 17 February 2006


[Seal of Houghton College] image located by Paul Bassinson, 17 December 2016