Schedule A Middle School Visit
🎉CUNY Explorers Fall Registration is Now Open! 🎉
HOW TO REGISTER
Remote Visit Policies
- CUNY Explorers remote visits are only available to DOE 6th-10th grade students (with the exception of D75 & D79 schools) as well as CBO’s serving students in those grades.
- Reserve only the number of visits needed for your school’s middle school enrollment. If you need to cancel a session, you must give the Campus Coordinator at least 1 week notice; this allows time to offer the date to other schools.
- If you are late to a remote session, let the Campus Coordinator know. If you are unable to begin at the start time indicated, you may have to forfeit a part of the session. If your class is a “no-show,” the Campus Coordinator may not be able to re-accommodate you.
- A teacher must be present during the remote visit and monitor student behavior. CUNY staff are not
responsible for behavior management. Unsafe online behavior will lead to the cancellation of a session.
- Please view our best practices and guidelines for middle school remote visits here.
SCHEDULE BY CAMPUS
At Baruch College, our Visit Guides share their experiences of being the first to attend college in their families and taking on challenging obstacles in their college journey. The goal of our visit is for students to join us on the path of early college awareness. Through competition-style activities, students, teachers, and staff will be able to learn about the majors, clubs, and events that make up our Baruch Community. In addition, students will be able to discover Baruch programs they can join as early as in middle school to prepare for college.
At Bronx Community College (BCC), students will have the opportunity to experience a virtual tour of the college campus and learn about interests, careers, and majors from the perspective of current college students. Through the BCC STEM experience, students will participate in activities such as: using purple cabbage as an indication to test pH levels in foods, a virtual dissection of the human body and learning about the function of each organ, or learning about one’s blood type and its importance. In the BCC non-STEM experience, students will learn about the different artistic landmarks in New York City and view different dance moves that contribute to the Afrobeat experience.
At Brooklyn College, students will learn about what it is like to be a college student through activities and critical thinking exercises that will equip them with knowledge about the college process. Visit Guides will share their college experiences with students and how they overcame their obstacles. These sessions will cover key information to know when it comes to helping students prepare for college, including college terminology, types of schools, and financial and academic aid. We will also answer any questions students and teachers might have in order to make the college process more understandable.
At the City College of New York (CCNY), students are invited to take part in multiple workshops to learn about the different opportunities the college offers. By the end of the session, students will learn that they can start taking steps NOW to prepare for the college of their choice, by learning how to apply to a variety of opportunities programs offered in high school and college. CCNY workshops are led by college students who will share their middle school, high school, and college experiences through interactive games and activities.
At Hostos Community College, students will learn from Visit Guides enrolled in programs like Media Design: Digital Design & Animation and Allied Health: Nursing & Dental Hygiene. Visit Guides will share unique stories about their college experiences, provide insightful resources, and discuss the steps necessary to prepare for college success. Students will also participate in a game called “Guess That Graduate”, that allows students to recognize and relate to some of today’s most influential pop cultural icons who also went to college. Students will walk away from this experience with a better understanding of the early steps they can take towards a successful college career, and of the lifelong opportunities that can be cultivated at Hostos.
At John Jay College, students will learn about our Criminal Justice programs. Students will participate in a campus tour and hear from Visit Guides majoring in Forensic Psychology, Anthropology, and Law & Society. As a college determined to create Fierce Advocates of Justice, students will also help Detective Scruff solve a homecoming mystery that shakes the John Jay campus. By the end of the session, students will discover the importance of attending John Jay College to pursue a career in the criminal justice field.
At Kingsborough Community College, students will learn about our unique campus programs: Maritime Technology and Surgical Technology. Students will participate in a simulated operating room and learn about the various instruments used in Surgical Technology. For Maritime Technology, students will learn the basic nautical knots and participate in a tour of our ship simulator! By the end of the session, students will discover the importance of each major and their related career options.
At LaGuardia Community College, students will learn about our campus’ focus on preparing students to become vital assets in their communities. Students will learn about college through a virtual campus tour, or participate in an activity that will ask them to shape their future college student. As a college dedicated to giving back to the community, students will learn about the efforts that Visit Guides have taken in their college journey. Students will leave the session with a better understanding of LaGuardia Community College and its commitment to students.
At Lehman College, students will go on a virtual tour that brings awareness to the responsibilities of a college student. Students will participate in a kinesthetic warm up and learn about financial aid, tuition, and high school preparation. Visit Guides will use storytelling to provide insight on approaches middle schoolers can take as they begin to think about college.
At Medgar Evers College, students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and expectations of college from our Visit Guides. Some topics covered during our tour are: college admission requirements, paying for college, and the college application process. As the only Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) in CUNY & New York City, civil rights and social justice are the pillars of our institution. Our tour provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about the college’s namesake, civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers. By the end of our session, students will have a better understanding of what to expect and what is expected of them as they embark on their journey to college.
At City Tech, students will learn about the college experience from our engaging Visit Guides. During our visit, students will learn about how to prepare for college, about different majors, and about college life through the personal stories of college students at City Tech. Students will come away with information on our health majors, STEM majors, and our unique culinary and communication design programs. Students will also learn about the varied resources at the college, such as tutoring, financial aid, student development and accessibility services.
At Queens College (QC), students will learn about our campus’ main attractions, campus life, and academics. As QC aims to make the campus a home away from home, students will hear about our clubs, NCAA Division II sports teams, and on-campus apartments. Throughout the campus tour, students will be introduced to college terminology, college readiness, and financial aid. Visit Guides will share their college experiences, tips, and advice. Students will participate in a game to review all the important information they have learned during their visit. After their visit, students will leave with more knowledge about Queens College and ways to start preparing for college.
Go full S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ahead with Team QCC as we take you on a ride around campus to learn about what makes Queensborough Community College so special. Before we go on our tour, students will first have to help us save the campus from being taken over by aliens. When we safely return, students will have a chance to hear more about college life from Visit Guides majoring in S.T.E.A.M fields. Team QCC wants to help build students’ confidence in their ability to attend and be successful in college. We also want to ignite interest in S.T.E.A.M by making connections to careers and showing how the study of it can be meaningful and applied to every day life.
At York College, students will engage in a remote “Majors and Minors” campus tour led by Visit Guides. They will learn about the differences between a major and minor, hear from Visit Guides about their own middle school challenges and college experiences, and learn how to choose a college that would best fit their needs.