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Office of AccessABILITY (for Students with Disabilities)
1124 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):

* Medical and psychological conditions, learning disabilities, deafness and hard of hearing, visual impairment, mobility impairment and other conditions that cause you to have mobility difficulties or result in your using a cane or wheelchair.

* Assistance to students with temporary disabilities due to an accident or short-term health conditions is also available. To be eligible for reasonable accommodations, it is necessary for students to provide a written statement with supporting documentation of a disability from a “qualified professional” (physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker).

Under the auspices of the Office of AccessABILITY, the Access and Technology Center, Room 205 Thomas Hunter Hall, is a resource facility for students with disabilities. The center houses equipment with adaptive software and hardware technologies.

For more information, please call (212) 772-4857/ TTY (212) 650-3230 /or go to our Web site.

The Section 504 Coordinator at Hunter College, Professor Tamara Green is responsible for enforcement of the provisions of Section 504. She may be contacted in 1429 Hunter West, (212) 772-5061. 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) 452-7005 for assistance.

Admissions Office
203 Hunter North; (212) 772-4490

The Admissions Office at Hunter College encourages all prospective students to meet with an admissions counselor to discuss their educational goals and opportunities at Hunter. Prospective students are also invited to visit the campus. Campus tours originate from the College Welcome Center, room 100 Hunter North. Please visit our Web site (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu and click on prospective students) or call (212) 772-4490 for tour information.

Office of Advising Services
1119 Hunter East; (212) 772-4882

Academic advising at Hunter College teaches students the information, skills and competencies necessary to make informed choices about their college experience. Through a variety of venues, including orientation, individual advising, group advising, and electronic communications, advisers help students to understand academic requirements, clarify their goals, and devise action plans. Realizing that connections to the Hunter community contribute to student success, Advising Services staff members prepare students to engage with faculty, staff and fellow students. In addition to the services listed above, resources in the Office of Advising Services include the First Year Advising and Orientation Program, Transfer Programs, the Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center, and the Center for Student Achievement.

First-Year Student Advising and Orientation Program.
The First-Year Student Advising and Orientation Program facilitates first-year students’ transition into Hunter College by connecting them with the college community and providing academic advising. A comprehensive orientation introduces students to the college and prepares them to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Each new student is assigned to a professional academic adviser for their first year in college, who provides advising, referral, and support. The program also sponsors “First-Year Student Connections,” a workshop series that includes topics such as understanding academic requirements, study skills, wellness, and career development. More information is available at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/fyso/index.shtml.

Transfer Programs.
Transfer Programs offer advising and orientation to promote student transition into Hunter College. At orientation, new transfers learn about academic requirements, course transferability, and paths to successful degree completion. Academic advisers are available to help transfer students explore majors, locate critical resources, understand degree requirements, and develop meaningful short- and long-term academic plans. Please see our Web site for more information at http://studentservices.hunter.cuny.edu/new/new_transfers.htm.

Alumni Association
1313B Hunter East; (212) 772-4087

The Alumni Association of Hunter College, composed of 85,000 women and men graduates of the college, has been in continuous existence since 1872. Membership is automatic upon graduation from any Hunter College degree program.

The Association provides opportunities for alumni to become actively involved in the life of the college and serves as the link between Hunter and its graduates. In addition to providing vital support for scholarships and academic programs, members participate in a variety of chapter and on-campus activities, including lectures, faculty roundtables, workshops and book discussion groups.

Members can take advantage of campus facilities with the Alumni Card, which provides access to the college libraries, Sportsplex, instructional computing center, Chanin Language Center and career development services. Alumni can attend association meetings in January and May and stay informed about activities through the publication, At Hunter.

Bursar's Office
238 Hunter North; (212) 772-4400

The bursar’s office collects all tuition and fees and issues a bursar’s receipt. The bursar’s receipt is the only valid proof of registration payment. The bursar’s office will issue a duplicate bursar’s receipt to replace a lost one for a fee of $5. The office also accepts cash and issues receipts for payments to other Hunter offices.

Method of Payment for Tuition and Fees.
Students may pay for tuition and fees by cash, check, money order or acceptable credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover). All checks and money orders must be made payable in U.S. currency only. Details concerning payment options are included with the tuition and fee bill and available online at www.hunter.cuny.edu/bursar. A tuition payment plan can be arranged through TuitionPay for an $18 fee. TuitionPay permits students to pay semester expenses over a five month period for the fall and spring terms and a three-month period for the summer.

For more information, please log on to http://www.tuitionpay.com or call 1-866-267-CUNY.

Financial Obligations.
Students are expected to settle their bill by the college’s designated due dates. Pursuant to CUNY policy, students who have unsettled bills are cancelled for non-payment. Student accounts that remain unpaid for one year or more are turned over to the university’s collection agency. Students who have an unpaid balance or have not completed entrance/exit interviews for loan programs or other specific requirements of the college or an appropriate state or federal agency for which the university acts as either a disbursing or certifying agent will not be permitted to register for classes or obtain a transcript.

Career Development Services
805 Hunter East; (212) 772-4850

The Office of Career Development help Hunter College students to compete in the job market through a variety of career development and placement 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 resume, interviewing skills and job search skills and provide assistance in job placement. 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 resume and interview presentation and earn academic credit or stipends.

Employer Recruiting.
Representatives from corporations, banks, brokerage houses, accounting firms, insurance companies, retail stores, computer and software companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies recruit on and off campus in the fall and spring by interviewing students for a variety of professional positions.

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 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 Graduating Senior Recruiting Program.
Graduating seniors have the opportunity to enroll in the Graduating Senior Recruiting Program. Approved resumes are made available to participating employers for review. Employers select those candidates in whom they are interested and conduct interviews on and off campus.

Job Listings.
Businesses, industries, government agencies, schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations post entry-level and advanced part- and full-time positions with the Career Development Services office. Students and alumni can stop by the office to use the job bank and fax or e-mail their employers for advertised positions.

Career Resource Library.
A wide variety of career information is available: reference books, periodicals, directories and guide books on career planning and job search preparation and strategies.

Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information

The Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) is a state-of-the-art geographic information research laboratory. Funded in part by the City of New York, it maintains the New York City base map (NYCMap). The CARSI Lab is involved in a number of New York City-related, State and Federal research projects as well as other projects where techniques of geographic information science and spatial analysis are used. For more information, contact Sean Ahearn, Director, CARSI.

Center for Geographic Learning

The Center for Geographic Learning was established in 2004. In association with the Hunter College School of Education and the New York City Department of Education, this center will address the issues of presenting concepts of geography and earth science to children in grades K-12. Students interested in geographic education, especially materials development and teacher workshops, should contact Philip Gersmehl, Director, Center for Geographic Learning.

Center for Student Achievement
C001 Hunter North; (212) 772-4890

The Center for Student Achievement provides students with the opportunity to develop and enhance their study methods. The Center conducts workshops on time management, classroom note-taking, stress management, test-taking strategies, learning styles, and other topics. Workshops are open to all Hunter students. The Center provides individual assistance to students on academic probation and those who are experiencing particular study problems. Video programs and other reference materials are also available. For current workshop schedules and a variety of useful information on study skills and strategies, students are invited to visit the Center’s Web site.

Children's Learning Center
207 Hunter North; (212) 772-4066

Under the direction of a qualified and caring staff, the preschool and school age programs provide a nurturing atmosphere for children while their parents attend classes. Students register for both programs in January for the following fall semester. A modest nonrefundable application fee is required. Inquires may be made at the Children's Learning Center, where brochures and registration cards are available.

Two distinct programs operate at Hunter. The preschool program is a child care service available to matriculated students during the academic year (September through May) and durring summer session (June-August). It is a preschool educational and development program designed for children aged 29 months through 5 years. The school age program is for children ages 6 through 10. Facilities include two classrooms equipped with age-appropriate educational materials. This after-school program provides an opportunity for homework assistance, participation in planned activities designed to reinforce educational goals and recreation.

College Bookstore
1st Floor, Hunter West; (212) 772-3970

The bookstore stocks required, supplementary and recommended text books (new and used), regulation school supplies, special course requirements and other academic and nonacademic items. The bookstore processes orders for textbooks and clothing/gifts online at http://hunter.bkstore.com and accepts most forms of payment, including book vouchers. The store also purchases used student textbooks up to 50% back at the end of each term.

Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center
300 Hunter North; (212) 772-5371

The Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center is a multipurpose resource center, providing group tutoring, computer-assisted tutorials, audio-visual materials and videotapes for students enrolled in most mathematics and statistics courses, as well as for students who need to brush up on their math skills for other courses. It also provides workshops on a variety of topics to assist students in the learning of mathematics, including a specifically designed multimedia workshop to prepare students for success in MATH 101.

The center is open days, evenings and Saturdays, with no appointment necessary. Specific hours of operation and additional information are posted outside the center and can be found on our Web site.

Dormitory Facilities
Residence Hall Office; (212) 481-4311

The Hunter College Residence Hall is located at 425 East 25th Street and houses approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students. All rooms are single occupancy and contain basic furnishings. Each floor has a main lounge, bathroom facilities and a kitchen. There is a $50 application fee.

Office of Financial Aid
241 Hunter North; (212) 772-4820/4821

The Office of Financial Aid helps matriculated undergraduate students to gain access to funds in order to pay for their educational expenses at Hunter College. Federal and state aid funds are available to help pay for these expenses.

Graduate Students Association
218 Thomas Hunter Hall; (212) 772-4309

All registered graduate students except those who do not pay the student fee because they are maintaining matriculation are members of the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and may use the services provided by the association, which include use of the graduate lounge and attendance at departmental colloquia and special departmental projects and events.

Every spring each graduate department or program elects a representative to the GSA Senate. GSA members may serve on the Hunter College Senate and on many college communittees. A GSA delegate also participates in the University Student Senate. Copies of the GSA constitution and additional information may be obtained from the GSA office. Graduate students are encouraged to participate actively in the affairs of the association.

Office of Health Services
307 Hunter North; (212) 772-4800/4801

The Office of Health Services provides emergency on-campus care by certified NYS Emergency Medical Technicians and infirmary facilities for students requiring short-term care. Nurse practitioners are on duty during the academic semester for a limited number of hours to provide free physical examinations, general health care during walk-in hours, limited rapid tests, vaccinations for flu, hepatitis B and immunization for measles, mumps and rubella. Also provided are free blood pressure screenings and health education information. In addition, the office is responsible for the maintenance of all immunization records and the distribution of physical activity cards (required for use in all recreation programs and facilities).

Hunter College Athletics
B317 Hunter West; (212) 772-4782

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 20 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. Over the last nine years Hunter College has won seven CUNY Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cups, an award presented to the best athletic program in the conference.

Academically, the Hunter Hawks are also successful with a competitive graduation rate. The athletic program maintains an impressive grade point average of at least 3.00 each year. As members of the Hunter Athletic family, student-athletes receive a well-balanced collegiate experience - a proven and top-rated Hunter College academic challenge and a memorable athletic career.

Hunter College offers a multi-million dollar athletics facility which is equipped with 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 newly opened smart classroom for student use. The Brookdale campus also houses a swimming pool, weight room, gymnasium, tennis courts and bowling alley for official athletic and recreation use. For more information on the Hunter Athletic program, log onto www.hunter.cuny.edu/athletics or call 212-772-4782.

Intercollegiate Sports.
Women’s sports include basketball, junior varsity basketball, cross country, fencing, indoor track, outdoor track, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball and junior varsity volleyball. Men’s sports include basketball, cross country, fencing, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.

Hunter College Library

The Hunter College Libraries – comprising the main Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Library and the Visual Resources Library at 68th Street, the Health Professions Library at the Brookdale Campus and the School of Social Work Library at 79th Street - have open stack collections and hold over 800,000 volumes, over 2,100 print periodical subscriptions and approximately 25,000 electronic periodicals, over 1,200,000 microforms, over 13,000 sound recordings, music CDs, videocassettes and DVDs, 250,000 art slides and 30,000+ digital images. All Hunter libraries provide access to the CUNY+ online catalog of niversity-wide holdings and Internet access to remote online databases and full-text periodical articles.

The entrance to the 9-floor main library is on the 3rd floor walkway level of the Hunter East Building, where the circulation desk, Browser’s Lounge and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library are located. The floors are dedicated to specific subject areas and functions: 1st floor-education, 2nd floor-Reserve Desk, Archives and Special Collections, music and video stations, 4th floor-Reference Desk, 5th floor-general periodicals, 6th floor-science, 7th floor-art and history. Floors B1 and B2 hold the remainder of the book collection, including social sciences and literature. The main library has individual and group study rooms, special facilities for students with disabilities, networked computer classrooms and labs for word processing and Internet access. The Health Professions Library also has a computer lab and classroom.

Many commercial full-text databases can be accessed via the Hunter Libraries homepage: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu. These resources also can be accessed from off campus through the proxy server. To use the proxy server, you must be a currently enrolled student or current faculty member with a Hunter email account.

Check out Libguide on geography and environmental sciences research, with links to relevant databases, etc.

Hunter College Ombudsman
1016 Hunter East; (212) 772-4203

The Ombudsman is empowered by the Hunter College Governance Charter to investigate complaints and grievances by any member of the college community (student, faculty, staff, or administration) about a problem or condition in the college. When requested and where posible, the anonymity of a complainant will be protected and names will not be used in any reports the Ombudsman may make.

Whe someone feels unfairly treated or unjustly disadvantaged, the Ombudsman can advise the person of the available appeals procedures, recommend corrective action to be taken by the appropriate college offices or recommend changes in college procedures or regulations that would eliminate such injustices in the future.

Instructional Computing and Information Technology Resources

The Instructional Computing and Information Technology Department (ICIT) provides technology resources and services for students and faculty. These include the Instructional Computing Center, Room 1001 Hunter North, equipped with 250 computers available to students; a 14-seat faculty development room; a 10-seat computer training room; and two distance learning centers. Other services available to faculty, students and staff include: e-mail services, course management, computer training, consultation, audiovisual services, teleconferencing and videoconferencing services, telephone and voice mail services, computer networking services (on campus and off campus), software licenses and student information services. Guidelines for access to and use of these services and facilities are posted at each facility and are subject to the rules and regulations of the college.

In addition, ICIT manages computer work areas in several locations at each of Hunter’s five campus sites. Hours, locations and a general description of the facilities available in each area are posted on our Web site.

International Students Office
1109 Hunter East; (212) 772-4579

The International Students Office (ISO) provides vital information and academic counseling to all international students, including students with F-1 and J-1 visas and others with questions about their immigration status. The office is an important source of information regarding immigration matters, such as the requirements for compliance with the Student Exchange and Visitors Information System (SEVIS). The ISO issues SEVIS I-20 forms to all new international students. It also provides individualized advising and holds small group discussions throughout the academic year on such topics as immigration law, tax issues and cultural adaptation to the United States.

Leona and Marcy Chanin Language Center
209 Hunter West; (212) 772-5700

The Chanin Language Center is a state-of-the-art multi-media foreign language learning facility. The center consists of two independent study labs equipped with 61 multi-media workstations in addition to The Cecile Insdorf Foreign Language Screening Room. Students can supplement their language learning from the elementary to the advanced level by working with computerized study modules, CD-ROMs and digitized audio-video programs based on textbooks and/or lab manuals. The Center provides Internet access to dictionaries and other writing and research tools. In addition, the Center houses an extensive collection of foreign language films and video programs on VHS and DVD. An audiocassette/audioCD home borrowing program is available to students enrolled in a foreign language course. Through the support of the SEEK Department, Spanish, French and Italian tutoring assistance is available to SEEK status students.

A 30 minute orientation session is required of all first time users. Hours and additional information can be found on our Web site.

Office of AdminiStrative and Information Services (OASIS)
217 Hunter North

The Office of Administrative and Information Services combines the most vital administrative services at Hunter College into one conveniently located office in Room 217 Hunter North. The OASIS incorporates the information services of the Registrar, Bursar and Financial Aid Offices. The OASIS is designed to help students navigate the administrative arm of the college by eliminating most of the“traveling” previously done between offices. In addition, the OASIS is conveniently located next door to the Registrar’s Office, around the corner from the Bursar, Financial Aid and Admissions Offices, one floor up from the Hunter College Welcome Center and one floor down from the Medical Office.

Many of the forms and services available in the OASIS are also available on the registrar’s Web site.

ID Cards.
To obtain an ID card, bring a validated (stamped “paid”) bursar’s receipt for the current semester and other proof of identification, such as a Social Security card or a driver’s license, to the OASIS.

Registration.
Registration Procedures Prior to each registration period, the registrar’s office develops a Schedule of Classes, which is available on the Web through the registrar’s Web site. Students are assigned appointment times for registration by the registrar’s office. Prior to each registration, an e-mail is sent to students alerting them that their registration appointment has been established. Students may then view their appointment time online by accessing E-SIMS. (see Web Services below).

Students may register on the Web, and instructions may be found on the registrar’s Web site. Each semester, as grades are submitted, the registrar’s office notifies students by e-mail that a grade has been posted on their transcript and is available for viewing on E-SIMS. Students should pay careful attention to their grade and if there are any errors, contact their instructor immediately.

WEB Services.
Access to the electronic student information system (ESIMS) is available through the registrar’s Web site. Students may register, view their transcript, current schedule, current bill, change their PIN, view open course sections and access their registration appointment times. All registration is conducted through E-SIMS. Students wishing to register for courses at another CUNY campus may do so by registering for an E-Permit through the CUNY portal available at http://www.cuny.edu. Effective fall 2004, grades for courses taken on permit are posted to students’ records and are computed in the GPA.

Office of Student Services
1119 Hunter East; (212) 772-4882

The Office of Student Services helps students move successfully through the college experience from orientation through graduation. Student Service counselors provide advice and information on matters related to course and program requirements and curricular offerings, personal concerns and college procedures, regulations and policies. Exceptions to academic regulations are considered through an appeals process.

Information on graduate schools, scholarships and fellowships for continuting students and opportunities for study in other countries is available. Advising related to a wide range of special programs, including the CUNY baccalaureate programs and BA/MA or BA/MS degrees is also provided.

Personal Counseling Center
1214 Hunter East; (212) 772-4931

The Personal Counseling Center provides free and confidential short-term psychological counseling services to all Hunter College students who are currently attending classes. The Personal Counseling Center can help with personal issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional distress, adjustment issues, relationship problems, grief, family issues, gender issues, sexual harassment/assault and many others that may have an impact on academic performance. When appropriate, referrals to outside agencies may be made.

Physical Sciences Learning Center
1209 Hunter North; (212) 650-3707

The Physical Sciences Learning Center provides individual tutoring, on a walk-in basis, for students enrolled in physics, chemistry and astronomy courses. Workshops and group tutoring sessions are also offered for selected topics. State-of-the-art computers with Internet service and appropriate programs are readily available. An extensive library, containing physical science textbooks, problem solution manuals and videos are provided for the students. The Center encourages students to learn and work with their peers.

The Center is open Mondays through Fridays during the day and evening. At the beginning of each semester, the specific hours and tutoring schedules are posted.

Department of Public Safety
B122 Hunter West; (212) 772-4447

In order to provide a safe and secure environment, the Hunter College campuses are monitored 24 hours a day by members of the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety personnel are available to provide assistance with public safety, security and health emergencies at all times. In the event of an emergency, Public Safety can be reached in the following manner:

Emergencies Located throughout both the main campus and Brookdale campus are silver wall mounted boxes marked “Emergency.” These boxes are known as “Talk Alerts” and pushing the call button on the box will connect you directly to the public safety desk. You may also dial 4444 from any interior campus telephone, or dial (212) 772-4444 from your cellular telephone. Remember to please state your emergency and your location on campus.

Non-emergencies All calls for Public Safety services from all Hunter College campuses should be made to (212) 772-4447. This number is staffed 24 hours daily. Calls for outside assistance can be made from campus telephones by dialing 9-911. (An extra 9 is entered to ensure that the caller is given an outside line.)

Building Hours and Off-Hours The following schedule and procedures are in effect for the Hunter College complex of buildings:

Building Hours:
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, holidays 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To enter the buildings at times and days other than those scheduled above, everyone must show proper identification to the security officers on duty. A sign-in and sign-out log will be maintained by the security officers.

Special Procedures on the Brookdale Campus Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Brookdale campus are required to possess a valid photo ID, which they must present to campus security upon entry into Brookdale campus buildings and show to any member of the Residence Life or Campus Security staff upon request at any time.

Information and Complaints Requests for information or complaints concerning security services should be made to Louis Mader, Director of Public Safety, (212) 772-4521.

Reading/Writing Center
416 Thomas Hunter; (212) 772-4212

The Hunter College Reading/Writing Center is a comprehensive service for the college community. Located on the fourth floor of Thomas Hunter Hall, the RWC offers tutorial services to all registered students at the college – undergraduate and graduate – and provides computer facilities for Hunter students, faculty, staff and alumni, and technical support and development to faculty and staff.

Students can utilize the RWC’s services by registering for individualized and paired tutoring sessions by appointment or receive assistance on a drop-in basis during scheduled hours of operation. Tutors help to develop a reading-writing process that students can use to improve their skills and negotiate the requirements of academic reading and writing. The RWC also offers a series of workshops on various aspects of critical reading, comprehension, and the writing process, including preparation for the ACT Basic Skills Test in Reading and Writing and the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE). Students at Hunter’s School of Social Work have access to the SSW Writing Center at the 79th Street campus.

In addition, the RWC’s extensive resource file of instructional handouts can be accessed online at the Reading/Writing Center Web site. Students are welcome to use the RWC’s library of textbooks and materials during the hours the center is open. Our computer facilities are available to all members of the Hunter College community and the RWC offers workshops in all aspects of technical assistance: basic computer application training, online academic research, desktop publishing and electronic communication.

For further information concerning hours and description of services, contact the Reading/Writing Center at (212) 772-4212, the Reading/Writing Center Computer Facilities at (212) 650-3952 or consult the Web site.

Recreation and Intramurals
B315 Hunter West; (212) 772-4912

Hunter College’s recreation and intramural 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 programs are flexible and provide for a variety of healthful and enjoyable experiences at all levels of skill and participation. Activities offered include a weight/cardiovascular fitness room, racquetball, swimming, dance/aerobics, basketball, volleyball, tennis and martial arts.

Over 20 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, racquetball, fencing, basketball, volleyball, the annual Turkey Trot and Olympic Day.

Registrar's Office
217 Hunter North

This office prepares and maintains student academic records. This office also accepts and/or issues:

a. withdrawals from part of a program up to the first day of the tenth week of class;
b. electronic request to attend classes at non-CUNY colleges;
c. major/minor forms to be approved by the major department and then filed in OASIS;
d. forms for change of name, address and forms for recording new or corrected Social Security numbers;
e. certification of attendance for any valid reason;
f. application for graduation and final evaluation and certification for graduation;
g. requests for transcripts. Transcripts are sent outside of the college only with the signature of the student. There is a fee of $7 per transcript, except for transcripts sent to other units of the City University, which are free;
h. TAP certification.

Social Sciences Computing Laboratory
606 Hunter West; (212) 772-5605

The Social Sciences Computing Laboratory is located on the sixth floor of Hunter West (enter through W607) and facilitates computer-based teaching and research among the social science departments. The lab itself is used primarily as a computer classroom for social science departments, but is open to all Hunter students for walk-in hours when available. Exact hours vary from week to week. The current and following week’s walk-in hours are posted on the door and on the lab Web site.

Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing Laboratory
1090B Hunter North

The SPatial Analysis and Remote Sensing Laboratory, SPARS Lab, is open 24 hours 7 days a week for geography related student uses.

Special Services Program/Tutoring
1236 Hunter East

The Special Services Program provides free tutoring, advising and other academic support services to Hunter College undergraduates who are low-income, first-generation college students or individuals with disabilities. The program's services are designed to help students stay in college, earn passing grades and graduate.

The Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center
417 Hunter West; (212) 650-3282/3278

The Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center offers programs, activities and services to enhance the academic experience for students. Academic advisers and peer advisers are available at the Center to provide advising and assistance with program planning and to connect students with more comprehensive advising and career development services. Additional programs related to career exploration, internship opportunities, financial aid, wellness education, and residential life are sponsored regularly. The Center is also a “one-stop shopping” opportunity for information about the many and varied activities and services available at Hunter, which links students with workshops, tutoring, cultural, and recreational events. For more information see our Web site.

Writing Across the Curriculum
(212) 772-4014 or (212) 772-5742

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Hunter includes: consultation on writing pedagogy provided by experts in the field; the CUNY Writing Fellows Program, a collaboration between fellows from the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter faculty in the effort to address issues of writing in the disciplines; the services of the Reading/Writing Center, which offers tutoring in academic writing across the curriculum to students and consultation with faculty on student writing.

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program is founded on the principle that students learn by writing: they learn to write by engaging in a variety of academic writing activities and they learn subject matter by writing about it. For more information about the program, contact the coordinators at (212) 772-4014 or (212) 772-5742, or go to the program Web site.

 
 
       
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Phone: 212-772-5265 • Fax: 212-772-5268 • Email: geog@hunter.cuny.edu