As part of the Mayor’s College Access for All Initiative, the New York City Department of Education and CUNY have partnered to ensure that every middle-school student has the opportunity to visit a college campus to promote high school, college, and life success. Through age-appropriate and customized visits, CUNY reinforces the message that all students CAN GO to college, college is AFFORDABLE, and students can take steps NOW to achieve their college goals.

Schedule Your Campus Visit

  1. Select the campus you would like your 7th graders to visit. You will be directed to a registration page, where you can select your preferred visit date.
  2. After completing all the required information, you will receive a confirmation email requesting additional information.
  3. To confirm your registration, you must complete the Supplemental Visit Form and send a student roster to the Explorers coordinator.
  4. Please register a minimum of three weeks prior to visit.
  5. Scheduling is first-come, first-served. Priority will be given to NYC public schools participating in the College Access for All - Middle School Initiative.
  6. Visit times cannot be changed. Please contact the Explorers coordinator at the host campus if you anticipate a delayed arrival.

Schedule by Campus

Borough of Manhattan Community College

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BMCC campus visit dates are pending. We apologize for the delay.
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Bronx Community College

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Explorers visiting Bronx Community College will take part in one of the following activities, led by college faculty and/or student in the related major. The BCC Regular Experience, The Biology Experience, The Chemistry Experience, The Nursing Experience, The Television Media Studio Experience, The BCC Athletics Experience and  The Automotive Experience. Please see registration site for more details.  
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Brooklyn College

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Our goal for a Brooklyn College CUNY Explorers visit is to give students a better understanding of college and the steps it takes to get there.  Students will have an opportunity to visit the library exhibit and learn about the preservation of history. For students that have an interest in college athletics, they’ll see the recreation center.  The day wraps up with a fun activity reviewing all of the terms and information they learned over the course of the visit. Please see registration site for more details.
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a four-year college offering liberal arts and professional education with a focus on justice. The campus is a melting pot culturally and professionally. Visitors to the college are amazed and humbled by the amount of diversity. 7th graders can expect to see that in the CUNY Explorers staff and in an interactive activity that uses social media to answer college related questions. The 2-hour experience includes a tour that highlights pathways to college.
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Kingsborough Community College

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Students  will take part in one of the following activities, led by college faculty and/or student in the related field. The Maritime Technology tour each Wednesday will consist of touring our engine room, viewing our different KBCC boats, tying knots demonstration and Marine technology career options. The Urban Farm tour will occur Thursdays and Fridays.  Students will visit our year-round food production garden site, and learn how to build a food system. Please see registration site for more details.  
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Lehman College

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The visits start with the Apex, and our auxiliary gym. Along the way, you will see the 4 original buildings; Gillet, Music, Old Gym, and Davis Halls. Along with the updated buildings; Speech-Theatre, Science Building, Shuster Hall, Fine Arts, Leonard Lief Library, and Carman Hall, Student Life Building, and Child Care Center. Followed by lunch and either a Panel Discussion, Movement Games, Role Playing or Lehman trivia facilitated by the Visit Guides. During your stay, please ask as many questions as you can and can take as many group photos as you like.  
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Medgar Evers College

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Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 in central Brooklyn & offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs. Students can take courses in a wide range of fields, including business and accounting or psychology and social work. Students may participate in 13 varsity sports or three club sports and more than 25 student clubs and organizations or learn about a new culture studying abroad.
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New York City College of Technology

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City Tech's visit will include our Welcome Center, Library, student lounges, academic departments and an engaging interactive classroom activity led by a visit guide. Students will take part in a Dental Hygiene activity and learn from real college students stories in a college panel activity. Students are encouraged to prepare for the tour by thinking of questions and concerns about attending college. The visit will conclude with a group lunch in a casual setting and another opportunity to chat with college students.
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Queens College

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 Visit guides will lead a tour of Queens 80-acre campus while students learn more about academic and student life. The tour will include visiting the Student Union, Library, Gymnasium, Quad, and Music Building. After the tour, all students will convene for lunch and listen to the visit guides talk about their own personal college experiences. Students will participate in college-awareness group activities including a Myths & Truths exercise and a college facts trivia game.   
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Queensborough Community College

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Upon arrival, students will embark on a campus tour that includes stops at Administration, Holocaust Center, Art & Design, Student Union, Gym, Medical Arts, and many other locations. After the tour, students will convene in a classroom for the STEM activity,  some of the activities that will occur are: Extracting DNA from a strawberry, producing electricity from potatoes, and many more exciting experiments. During lunch, the visit guides will play a college jeopardy game with students.  Please see registration site for more details.  
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The City College of New York

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Established in 1847, The City College of New York is a senior college located in West Harlem. Today, CCNY offers academic programs in more than a hundred fields, ranging from art to biomedical engineering. Our visits strive to highlight CCNY's legacy of access and opportunity. Students will take part in an Engineering activity where they will be able to create an origami globe, a college student class schedule activity and family feud game with a twist.  Please see registration site for more details.
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The College of Staten Island

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The College of Staten Island is a four-year senior college in central Staten Island. Explore our beautiful outdoor campus on an approximately 1.5-mile tour led by our friendly and knowledgeable visit guides. Tour stops will include our Sports and Recreation Center, Campus Center, Library, and Center for the Arts. Lunch will then be served in our exciting Campus Center for all who attend. Finally, the visit guides will lead an interactive activity with the students. Throughout the tour, students are encouraged to ask questions and are given opportunities to take group photos.
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York College

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Throughout the visit, students will have the chance to see and learn what college is all about and what opportunities college has to offer their future. During the tour, students will have a chance to visit our "campus radio station" and have the opportunity to be the “in-house radio personality of the day”, visit our nursing department and go on a tour with a future nurse student who will demonstrate some medical practices, meet NCAA college athletes who will tour them around our athletic facility while giving them advice on how to become a well-rounded student-athlete starting in middle school, as well as a chance to visit our “Robotics Rooms” to demonstrate our flight simulator and remote control cars, just to name a few stops. Please see registration site for more details.
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