FAQs

General Program Information

As of March 2020, all in-person campus visits have been cancelled. CUNY’s policy regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

For the 2020-2021 school year, all campus experiences will be held remotely.

All NYC DOE public schools with 6th-8th grade students are eligible, including District 75 and District 79. D75 and D79 schools may bring additional grades. Community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve DOE public middle school students are also eligible. Unfortunately, charter schools, independent, and private schools are ineligible.

Any NYC DOE public school can participate by contacting a Campus Coordinator directly via our registration website.

Currently, fourteen undergraduate campuses are involved in the program.

  • Manhattan: The City College of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Borough of Manhattan Community College and Baruch College
  • Bronx: Bronx Community College and Lehman College
  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology-City Tech, and Kingsborough Community College
  • Queens: Queens College, York College, Queensborough Community College and LaGuardia Community College

The remote experience varies by campus, but a typical session includes a virtual campus tour and an interactive activity led by CUNY college students. For campus-specific program descriptions, please visit our registration website.

Yes, each campus applies NY Common Core Standards to their activities, which you can find on the campus’ registration page. Prior to the session, the Campus Coordinator will be in communication to discuss how the session can connect to what students are learning.

Scheduling A Visit

Step 1: Visit our registration site
Step 2: Choose your preferred campus and click on an available date.
Step 3: Complete the registration form, upload a student roster, and submit.
Step 4: You will receive a welcome email with additional instructions.

Please note that a scheduled visit is not a confirmation. Only the coordinator can confirm a visit with the middle school. If you did not receive a welcome email from the coordinator, please contact them.

It depends on the campus and the day you plan your remote session. Please see the campus’ registration page for more information on campus limits. D75 and D79 schools do not have a required minimum number of students.

A scheduled remote session is not a confirmation. The Coordinator will send a welcome email that confirms the date/time of your session, the agenda, and if any additional information is required for the visit. If you do not receive a welcome email from the Coordinator within 48 hours, please contact them.

Please contact the coordinator of the campus you would like to visit and ask about being placed on a waitlist. Most visit dates are added to the registration site in September and December.

If you have to cancel a scheduled visit, please contact the campus coordinator within two weeks of your scheduled visit. This allows other schools to register for that date. When a visit is cancelled within less than two weeks’ notice, all other scheduled visits at that campus will be forfeited.

For our sessions, most campuses utilize Zoom or Google Meet. Please notify the campus coordinator which platform you utilize for your classroom.

To successfully prepare for a productive session, all remote sessions should be booked at least 1 week in advance. This allows for coordinators to test any technological needs for the session beforehand.

If you are unable to schedule a remote session, check out our curriculum page coming out in October 2020. You can have access to powerpoints and videos to use in your remote classroom.

We would like to hear from you. Please contact us.