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 voter registration and election information. Voter registration forms are available in our office (Room C001).

Elections Information – for information on voting, elections dates and voting/campaign policies.
Board of Elections

http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/home.shtm

Did you know that you can register to vote if you are:

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

You can register or update your registration online, in person, or by mail.

If you registered to vote in the past, you will need to submit an updated registration form if you changed your political party, your name, or your home address. You also will need to re-register if you were in prison for a felony.

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.

Poll Worker Initiative

Get information on poll worker and interpreter eligibility and requirements.
Poll Worker Initiative
http://www.cuny.edu/employment/student-jobs/jobs/poll-worker-initiative.html

Advocacy

NYPIRG supports their mission of student advocacy by conducting voter registration drives and tabling events.

NYPIRG of Hunter College – https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-NYPIRG-48076862486/

Vote Better NY

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/

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/