The Office of Advising
Academic advising at Hunter College is a student-centered teaching and learning process dedicated to student success. Advising teaches students the information, skills and competencies necessary to make informed choices about their college experience. Through a variety of venues, including online orientation, individual advising, group advising, and electronic communications, advisers help students to understand academic requirements, clarify their goals, access resources and devise action plans. Realizing that connections to the Hunter community contribute to student success, Advising staff members prepare students to engage with faculty, staff and fellow students. In addition, the Office of Advising provides additional resources including small group registration and special programming for first year students, the Peer Advisor Network, Project Success, Student Veteran Services, and the Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center.
First-year students entering in the fall semester begin their college careers by enrolling in a cluster of courses called a Learning Community. Each Learning Community consists of four or five introductory-level courses designed to introduce students to areas of study or majors offered at the college. By enrolling in and completing these courses, first year students begin to explore potential areas of study as well as completing some of the Hunter Core courses needed to fulfill degree requirements for graduation. Additionally, since small groups of students are enrolled in many of the same course sections, these Learning Communities are designed to bring students together and make connections with peers who share their learning experiences and academic interests. Participation in a Learning Community does not limit a student’s future area of study and can be tailored to fit a student’s educational history.
Honors Scholar Programs
140 North Building
Hunter College provides scholarships, support, and enrichment activities through academically themed cohort programs for incoming freshmen who demonstrate high academic achievement and potential. Programs offer 4-year renewable scholarships, dedicated advisors and faculty and/or peer mentors, priority registration, priority access to residential housing, and an enriching academic experience through first-year seminar, common readings, and special co-curricular programming. There are six cohort programs:
Muse Visual and Performing Arts
Yalow Scientific Research and Medicine
Roosevelt Civic Issues and Public Policy
Nursing Leadership in the Field of Nursing
Athena Philosophy and the Liberal Arts
Daedalus Computer Science
The Office of Scholar Programs also houses Jenny Hunter and Janovic Scholars.
Career Development Services
The Office of Career Development Services helps Hunter College students to compete in the job market through a variety of services:
Career Counseling Career counseling is an interactive process where students are assisted in discovering the career that will provide optimum personal satisfaction. Counselors meet with students individually and in small groups to explore and evaluate the student’s academic strengths and concentration, additional training, work history, interests, skills and personal traits. Counselors help uncover underlying factors that may impede progress toward decision making. Counselors also help the student develop a resumé, interviewing skills and job search skills. Alumni are also encouraged to use the services for assistance in job search and career change.
Internships Internships provide the opportunity to gain pre-professional work experience in a setting related to a student’s major course of study. Interns work in corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In addition to gaining work-related skills, students develop contacts for future employment and acquire job related experience to enhance their resumé and interview presentation and earn academic credit or stipends.
Employer Recruiting Representatives recruit and interview students both on and off campus from a wide variety of fields to meet the employment needs of students in all majors.
Employer Visits Employers and successful professionals, including alumni, come to Hunter to discuss career opportunities in their respective areas. Panelists explore current trends in various fields, offer suggestions for preparing for the competitive job market and describe their own careers. From these experiences, students learn about specific companies, their products and services, hiring trends and career opportunities.
The On Campus Recruiting Program Graduating seniors have the opportunity to enroll in the On Campus Recruiting Program. Approved resumés are made available to participating employers for review. Employers select those candidates in whom they are interested and conduct interviews on and off campus.
CAREERHUNTER Job and Internship Data Base Businesses and organizations in a wide variety of fields post part- and full-time jobs and internships with the Career Development Services office. Students and alumni can register in CAREERHUNTER, create a profile, upload a resumé, access the listings, and send the resumé directly to employers.
Career Resources A wide variety of career information is available both online and inhouse: skills and interest inventories, industry and job market information, employment trends, resumé and cover letter writing, interviewing and job search skills.
Counseling & Wellness Services
Counseling Services offers free and confidential assessment and short-term counseling to enrolled Hunter College students. Professional counselors assist students with personal and emotional difficulties that may interfere with academic progress and success. Additional services include crisis intervention and referrals to community agencies and resources. Counselors are also available to provide consultation services to the entire Hunter College community. 1123 East (212) 772-4931
Immunization Records is responsible for processing student immunization records, and offers health-related information and resources. 307 Hunter North (212)-772-4800
Health Promotion & Education offers a variety of workshops and programs designed to enhance and advance the mental health and well-being of students in support of personal and academic success. Workshops designed to support student well-being are also offered to faculty and staff. 307 Hunter North (212)-772-4909
Office of AccessABILITY (for Students with Disabilities)
1214 Hunter East; 212-772-4857
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, the Office of AccessABILITY ensures the availability of variety of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities or medical conditions who are currently registered at Hunter College. Disabilities include (but may not be limited to):
Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Medical or and Psychological conditions.
Our office also accommodates students with temporary disabilities caused by an accident or short-term health conditions. To be eligible for reasonable accommodations, it is necessary for students to provide supporting documentation from a “qualified professional” (Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Clinical Social Worker).
Under the auspices of the Office of AccessABILITY, the Access and Technology Center, located in room 300 North building, houses equipment with adaptive software and hardware technologies and functions as a student hub, study area and testing accommodation center.
For more information regarding our services, please call (212) 772-4857/VP (646) 755-3129 or visit our Web site.
The Section 504 Coordinator at Hunter College, Professor Bonnie Keilty, is responsible for enforcement of the provisions of Section 504. She may be contacted in 929 Hunter West, (212) 772-4709. There is a 504 Grievance Procedure for students with disabilities at Hunter College. Students may obtain the necessary form, which contains instructions for filing, from the Office of Student Services in Room 1119 Hunter East. Students with disabilities at the School of Social Work may contact the director of admissions at (212) 396-7574 for assistance.
International Students Office (ISO)
The International Students Office (ISO) provides vital immigration-related information to international students, including F-1 and J-1 Exchange Visitor status or visa holders, including Fulbright students and other students with questions about their statuses to assist them in learning advocacy and status maintenance skills. The ISO also advises faculty/staff on matters of F-1/J-1 employment eligibility. Since the students’ academic progress is related to their respective immigration status, we refer all undergraduate international students to Academic Advising Services and graduate international students to their respective departments for educational planning for timely graduation from Hunter College.
The ISO is an important resource of immigration matters, such as the requirements for compliance with the Student Exchange and Visitors Information System (SEVIS) and the US Department of State. The ISO offers opportunities for off campus cross cultural and community engagement. The ISO issues SEVIS I-20/DS2019 forms to all newly admitted international students. It is also a strong liaison between the students and various offices within and off campus to help make the students’ transition to Hunter College easier. It also provides individualized advising and holds topical small group discussions throughout the academic year, such as employment options, immigration law, tax issues, and adaptation to both the United States (U.S.) educational systems and to the U.S. We assist students with change of employment authorizations. We work closely with CUNY’s Citizenship Now for matters regarding Permanent Residency and Naturalization
We warmly welcome all students. For more information, visit the International Students Office and website.
Children’s Learning Center
The Children’s Learning Center at Hunter College offers a rich, developmentally appropriate environment for your child while you attend classes. The staff members are highly qualified to provide experiences and activities necessary for your child’s development. The Center has two programs: Preschool (aged 2.5 -5), and After-school (aged 6-12). Any Hunter student who is the parent or legal guardian of a child is eligible for this program. Students can be part time, full time, undergraduate, or graduate. Fees operate on a sliding scale and financial assistance is available to eligible students. Apply in person or online.
The Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center
417 Hunter West
The Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center was created to provide a safe, friendly, educational, and supportive environment for all students and to help them create a strong foundation for their education. It offers programs, activities and services to enhance the academic experience for students. One of these is the Peer Advising Leadership Program, where trained student peer advisors work with first-year students in providing guidance throughout their first-year. Many of the Peer Advisors are also involved in a variety of campus activities, such as officers of student clubs, and members of athletic teams, social, and academic honor societies. They offer a unique perspective on what it is like to be a Hunter student. In addition to academic advising, the Center is often reserved by other student services areas to provide information about their programs. These include sessions on career exploration, internship opportunities, Pre-Law information, and other student-based events.
Center for Student Achievement
417 Hunter West
The Center for Student Achievement provides students with opportunities to develop and enhance their study methods. The Center provides assistance to students on academic probation. By offering programs such as Project Success and the Academic Success Coaching program we give students the opportunity to improve their academic skills. Project Success is a weekly seminar for students on academic probation, while the Academic Success Coaching program offers students who are academically at-risk individual meetings with a trained staff member. For more information about the services and resources, visit our Web site.
Department of Residence Life
Residence Hall Office: (212) 481-4310
Hunter College residents have the unique opportunity to enrich their learning experiences beyond the classroom by becoming involved in the Residence Life community. Residents can participate in a number of social, educational, and cultural programs designed to enhance their education and to promote positive relationships within the residences and the community at large.
Only a limited number of Hunter’s 23,000 plus students have the opportunity to live in our residences. Scholar groups are given priority access, and are assigned to a specific residence to better build community among them.
The Brookdale Residence Hall is located at 425 East 25th Street and houses approximately 650 undergraduate students. This location offers the convenience of 24 hour security, an indoor pool, a basketball court and a game room managed by the Brookdale Council. All rooms are single occupancy and contain basic furnishings. Gender neutral rooms are available. Each floor has a main lounge, bathroom facilities and a kitchen.
97th Street Residence is located at 1760 3rd Avenue at 97th Street, and houses 99 undergraduate residents. This updated residence hall is equipped with everything you would expect plus a concierge, high tech gym, and laundry facility.
92nd Street Residence is located at 1395 Lexington Ave (at 92nd Street), and houses 36 undergraduate residents. This location offers a full complimentary membership to the 92nd Street’s May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, two weight-training rooms, two gyms, an indoor track, racquetball courts, steam rooms, saunas and a 25-yard ozone-purified swimming pool. Residents can also attend 92nd Street programs, events and classes at a discount.
The Apartments at 79th Street is located at 334 East 79th Street and houses approximately 160 undergraduate and graduate students. This housing location offers furnished apartment style rooms with the convenience of 24-hour security and a laundry room. Each apartment includes air conditioning, a full kitchen, WiFi, TV, cable services, and contains basic furnishings. The Apartments at 79th Street offers doubles, triples, quads style spaces, and several suites. Gender Neutral apartments are available upon request.
Sports, Recreation and Fitness
B317 Hunter West; (212) 772-4783
The Hunter College Athletic program is the premier benchmark intercollegiate program in the New York Metropolitan region and City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). With 18 sponsored men’s and women’s teams, the Hawks compete on the NCAA Division III level with a commitment to athletic and academic progress and development each year. Student-athletes benefit from an outstanding and supportive academic environment, highly qualified coaches and superior facilities for competition and practice. Hunter College has won 10 CUNY Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cups, an award presented to the best athletic program in the conference, to lead all other CUNYAC member schools. Since 2000, Hunter Athletics has also won 129 CUNYAC Championships, joining a dozen other athletic programs to reach the 100 championship pinnacle. The athletic program also maintains an impressive average GPA of higher than a 3.0 among student athletes each year. Furthermore, 65% of student-athletes boast a 3.0 GPA or better.
Hunter College offers a multi-million dollar athletics facility which is equipped with “state of the art” renovated competition and practice gymnasiums, wrestling room, fencing/yoga room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, swimming pool, athletic training room, state-of-the-art weight room, racquetball courts and the smart classroom for student use. The Brookdale campus also houses a swimming pool, weight room, gymnasium, and tennis courts for official athletic and recreation use. For more information on the Hunter Athletic program, log onto www.huntercollegeathletics.com or call 212-772-4783.
Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, fencing, indoor track, outdoor track, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Men’s sports include basketball, cross country, fencing, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.
Recreation, Fitness and Intramurals
B315 Hunter West
Hunter College Recreation
Hunter College’s Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness programs are designed to promote physical fitness, relaxation, wellness and enjoyment for members of the college. Open to students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Recreation and Intramural and Fitness programs are flexible and provide for a variety of healthful and enjoyable experiences at all levels of skill and participation. Activities offered include a fitness center, open swimming, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, tennis and racquetball. Non-credit group fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, core classes, cardio spin, Bootcamp and Tai-Chi are also offered.
Intramural sports provide Hunter students with the opportunity to compete in various organized activities, games and sports against members of the college community. Some of the more popular sports include flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, racquetball, handball, scavenger hunts, and the annual Turkey Trot. There are also several opportunities for employment with the recreation program, for both work study and non-work study students. For more information on the Hunter Recreation, Intramural and Fitness program, log onto www.huntercollegeathletics.com/recreation or call 212-772-4912.
Clubs, Organizations and Student Activities
Student life at Hunter is enriched by a wide array of organizations and clubs — approximately 130 in number — which provide opportunities for participation in academic, political, recreational, ethnic, religious and social activities. Student organizations sponsor events and activities, which include hosting guest speakers, concerts, movies, attending conferences, assisting charities and social gatherings. All student clubs and publications are administered by the membership through their elected officers. Students are encouraged to join and become active in at least one organization so they have an opportunity to meet other students and develop interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills.
The Office of Student Activities, a unit of the Office of Student Affairs, encourages student involvement and supports clubs and organizations on campus by conducting a series of student leadership colloquia and other leadership development workshops, facilitating club events and opening doors to community service opportunities.
A complete listing of student organizations and additional information regarding student activities can be obtained by visiting the Office of Student Activities, Room C001 Hunter North or call (212) 772-4908.
Assembly and Meeting Hours
Dean’s Hour, scheduled on Wednesdays from 1:10-3:00 PM, is a time block reserved for official college assemblies, club/organizational meetings, guidance meetings, and other academic/administrative purposes. No classes will be scheduled at this time.
Athletic Program Participation Notice
The college files an annual report with the US secretary of education on intercollegiate athletics which includes information on the participation of males and females on its teams and the expenditures and revenues of those teams. Copies of the annual report on intercollegiate athletics are available at the reference desk of the library.
Student Veterans Services
Student Veteran Services (SVS) is the central hub that connects student veterans with academic and personal support resources on and off campus. The SVS team is made up of dedicated student affairs professionals, who support the student veteran population at the college, including: service members, veterans, and eligible family members. Our goal is to support your academic and personal endeavors at Hunter, from acceptance to graduation, including your transition and integration to our college community.
Hunter College is proud to have you enrolled at our institution and greatly appreciates your service to our nation. We look forward to working with you during your time at the college.
VA Pending Payment Compliance
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:
Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment;
Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
Provide written request to be certified;
Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
Request enrollment certification at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester.