Fall Student Convocation
Days of Welcome
Fall 2021 Student Convocation is Tuesday, August 24
Fall 2021 Student Convocation
This official ceremony is organized to welcome and inspire first-year students to the Class of 2025. Featured speakers include: President David Wu, Provost Linda Essig, USG President Alison Lee, VP/Dean of Student Art King, and keynote speaker and award winning author Bridgette Davis, whose memoir, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, is this year’s First Year Text.
Attend the Convocation Ceremony
You have questions? We have answers: A virtual town hall
Get answers to your questions about attending Baruch College, financial aid, understanding your class schedule, using Blackboard, paying for classes, and emergency funding and resources available to you as a new student, and more. Join us for this town hall where College representatives and peer mentors will be on hand to guide you on the right path to success!
Join A Virtual Town Hall via Zoom/Passcode: 555409
A Walk Around Lex
Feeling lost on campus? Want to know the best study spots? Look no further, USG is here to share some of our favorite locations at Baruch and see if you can spot Bernie the Bearcat! This mini-series on Instagram will feature some of the amazing places on campus from the fantastic Plaza to the newly renovated student center. Make sure to follow us on Instagram@USGBaruch. You don’t want to missout on the insider tips!”
Watch the mini-series at www.instagram.com/usgbaruch
Bearcats & Suits
Step into the business world with USG! Interview prep, figure out how to dress to impress, and more!
Join Bearcats & Suits via Zoom/Passcode: Lexington
Staying in Balance during your first year at Baruch with Dr. Lynn Kaplan
Jump start your college career by learning these important techniques! Students will discuss common issues for first-year students with Counseling Center staff, as well as learn self-care and stress-management techniques.
Join Staying in Balance via Zoom
Demystifying College Writing
Join the Writing Center for an interactive discussion about the myths and truths of college writing and leave with tips and tools to approach your own writing assignments with confidence.
Join Demystifying College Writing via Zoom/Passcode: writing
Immune Boosting Cooking
Eat and sleep the best way when you learn about food to support your immune system. This program will introduce participants to immune boosting foods to incorporate in their cooking, as well be informed of the nutritional facts, vitamins/minerals provided, places of origin, and the benefits of immune boosting foods – food to help you think and feel well as you study and learn.
Join Immune Boosting Cooking via Zoom
Come kick off Days of Welcome with a social mixer! This is where you get to meet and mingle with your first-year peers, while at the same time hang out with your USG reps!! All are welcome.
Join Bearcat Mingle via Zoom/Passcode: lexington
Understanding Your Assignment
Have you ever had trouble getting started on a paper or assignment? Join the Writing Center as we discuss how to interpret your instructor’s expectations and plan out specific writing steps.
Join Understanding Your Assignment via Zoom/Passcode: assignment
Re-joining the World with Dr. Jael Amador & Dr. Gary Dillon
This interactive discussion will cover topics such as: re-defining how we enter society; re-framing the last year of isolation as an opportunity; re-considering what worked and did not work before the pandemic; and accepting ourselves and our lives post isolation.
Join Re-joining the World via Zoom
Jobs, Internships, Resume Reviews and More: Get to Know Starr Career Development Center!
What can you expect in the fall semester? Learn how your peers in Starr’s Leadership Programs navigated their Baruch journey and landed internships. Get tips on how to jump start your career journey so you can benefit from some of the best internships yourself.
Register for Get to Know Starr Career Development Center
Grab yourself a snack and join us for a night filled with games and fun!
Join Lex Mix via Zoom/Passcode: cocos
What is Plagiarism… and How Can You Avoid It?
Plagiarism and citation can be more complex than they first appear! Join the Writing Center as we discuss different examples of plagiarism and share writing and organizational skills that can help you cite your sources effectively.
Join What is Plagiarism via Zoom/Passcode: plagiarism
The Baruch SEEK Games
Join the Baruch College SEEK Program for an hour of friendly competition! Get ready to play games, meet new friends, and test your knowledge on all things Baruch & SEEK.
Join The Baruch SEEK Games via Zoom/Passcode: 439154
Virtual Club Fair
Join the Office of Student Life and the many clubs on campus for our Virtual Involvement Fair! To ensure that you have enough time to explore as many groups as possible, we will be hosting two separate club fairs with different clubs each week! This week will be Departments, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Pre-Professional, Honor, Academic and Special Interest Clubs. Next week, on September 2, will be USG, Media Groups, Cultural, Identity, and Multi-faith Organizations.
Come check out the Virtual Club Fair via MyBaruch
Guess That Club
There are 108+ student clubs that you can opt to join and meet others at Baruch. Come play a game of Guess That Club for a chance to meet some clubs and their members, and win several of the many prizes available! Participate, learn, and win!!
Join Guess That Club via Zoom/Passcode: clubroom
Student Disability Services Welcome Hour!
Meet the dedicated staff of SDS to learn about our office, the many services we provide and answer any questions you may have regarding how we can best assist you!
Join Student Disability Services Welcome Hour via Zoom/Passcode: 444116
Black and Latinx Virtual Block Party
Connect with other areas on campus thru music and fun, while getting to know your college mates. Presented by: BMI, SEEK, UMLA, WES, Success Amplified, Black and Latinx Studies, Student Life.
Join the Black and Latinx Virtual Block Party via Zoom
Join Honors and Other Opportunities to Enhance Your Student Experience
Are you interested in becoming part of a close-knit community? Would you like to take Honors classes, have a dedicated Advisor, and engage in co-curricular activities? If so, attend this session to learn more about how you can join the Honors Program, where you will learn about valuable opportunities available to you such as completing a thesis or independent study, engaging in community service, showcasing your work at the annual Creative Inquiry Day, and more!
Join Honors and Other Opportunities via Zoom
Yoga Class with Alma Largey
Come and join the Bearcats Athletics and Recreation Nation and get your “YOGA” on with Alma Largey!! After a week of welcomes, come roll out your mat for this introduction to yoga class to round out and celebrate that we are back! Stretch your body and your mind in this gentle class for 40 minutes. No yoga experience necessary! Come one, come all!! See you on your mat! almayoga.com
Join Yoga Class via Zoom/Passcode: Bearcats
Join us and be part of the first-year students who will be quizzed on their Bearcat Knowledge in a traditional cable television show format. (Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune will be featured).
Join Scout Your School via Zoom/Passcode: steveharvy
USG is playing games and wants you to join them! All are welcome to this fun activity as we wind down the hectic first week of school.
Join Cyberchase via Zoom/Passcode: gameroom
Fellowships for Bearcats (online)
Do you know what a fellowship is and how it could benefit you as a student? Visit with the Office of National & Prestigious Fellowships Advisingto learn about opportunities to expand your horizons, broaden your knowledge, and increase your potential.
Join Fellowships for Bearcats via Zoom
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers is the First-Year Text for the Fall 2021 semester. This memoir, set in the 1960s during the time of race riots, is written by Bridgett Davis and recounts the story of how Bridgett’s mother, Fannie Mae, achieved her personal American Dream via the numbers business as a way to provide a better life for her family.
During Summer Orientation, each first-year student is provided instructions on how to obtain a copy of the book to read in advance of Convocation on August 24. Students must be prepared to discuss the text before FYS begins, as it is part of their class grade.
Explore the Study Guide here:
For more information, contact New Student & Family Programs at NSFP@baruch.cuny.edu