Programs and Initiatives for Students

The Dean of Students’ Office cultivates and maintains student-focused programs and services, and partners with other areas in Hunter to create college-wide initiatives and programs.


Hunter College Mentor Program

Hunter’s alumni have made their mark in virtually every field, including the arts, business, education, law, medicine, health-care, science, and social work. Through a collaboration with Office of Alumni Relations, we manage a Mentor Program that connects current students with a diverse group of Hunter alumni and friends of the College. The program includes formal and informal events that promote career exploration, networking, and professional development opportunities.


Commencement

Commencement is a monumental milestone in the lives of our students and a source of tremendous pride for their families. We coordinate two graduation ceremonies each academic year (Winter and Spring), and a variety of related events. Visit the commencement website for more details about Hunter’s two-day graduation fair, ticket distribution, and faculty participation.


Voter Registration

The Office of Student Activities is your resource for student voter registration and election information.

Who Can Register to Vote
You must meet all criteria:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A New York City resident for at least 30 days
  • 18 years of age before the next election
  • Not imprisoned for a felony conviction
  • Not claiming the right to vote elsewhere

How to Register

  1. You can register to vote, or update your registration, online, in person, or by mail.
  2. The New York City Board of Elections must receive your new or updated registration at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.
  3. If you registered to vote in the past, and you have changed your political party, your name, or your home address, you will need to submit an updated registration form. You will also need to re-register if you have been in prison for a felony.

Forms and Information

Accessible Voter Registration Forms

Once the form is completed, you need to print the form, sign and date it, and mail the form to your county board of elections.

Voter Registration Coordinator for Hunter students
Teneia Wooten, twooten@hunter.cuny.edu, Assistant Director, Office of Student Activities

Board of Elections
For more information on voting, elections dates and voting/campaign policies, visit the Board of Elections

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Voter Advocacy

NYPIRG supports their mission of student advocacy by conducting voter registration drives and tabling events. Visit NYPIRG of Hunter College – https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-NYPIRG-48076862486/

Vote Better NY is a coalition of community and advocacy organizations and good governance groups from across New York that advocate for increased voter participation and improvements in the voting process.
Vote Better NY – http://www.votebetterny.org/

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Become a Poll Worker

Because of COVID-19, New York is experiencing a critical shortage of poll workers for upcoming elections. Poll workers get paid for training and each day they work. You are eligible to become a poll worker if you are a New York State registered voter.
https://www.elections.ny.gov/BecomePollworker.html


Citizenship Assistance

CUNY Citizenship Now

Provides free, high quality, and confidential citizenship and immigration law services to all New Yorkers.

CUNY Citizenship Now – http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/

Naturalize NY

Are you eligible to become a US citizen and live in NY but don’t have the money to apply? Naturalize NY helps serve New Yorkers who face economic obstacles to becoming naturalized citizens.

Naturalize NY – http://www.naturalizeny.org/