Bearcat Buzz – August 27, 2021
Tuesday, August 31: Last day to add a course
Friday, September 3-Wednesday, September 8: No classes
Monday September 6: College Closed – No classes
Tuesday, September 14: Deadline to upload vaccine verification to CUNYfirst
With full FDA approval announced on 8/23/21, the below deadlines are your final opportunity to make sure that you #VaxUpCUNY, stay safe and do not put yourself at academic or financial risk.
August 26: deadline for first dose of Moderna vaccine
September 2: deadline for first dose of Pfizer vaccine
September 23: deadline for single dose of Johnson & Johnson
September 27: deadline to upload proof of vaccination documents to CUNYfirst
Still not vaxxed? All vaccination sites require an ID that verifies your age and N.Y. state residency, with no appointment needed. Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:
NYC Vaccine Finder
NYS Vaccine Finder
Upload your vaccination verification documents to CUNYfirst ASAP. You will not be allowed on campus until you upload proof of vaccination and the documents are verified, OR you test negative through CUNY’s new COVID-19 testing program.
Wait to be approved. Your Campus Vaccine Authority Liaison will review your vaccination documents and approve them. You should upload your documents far in advance of the first day you have to be on campus to ensure there is enough time for the review.
Set up Everbridge VaxPass. Once your vaccination documents are verified in CUNYfirst, you can use VaxPass to easily enter all CUNY facilities. Read here for installation instructions.
Wear a mask inside all CUNY campuses and buildings, including while in class. And if you are outdoors on campus, you can remove your mask only while socially distancing from others. With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the Delta variant, we must all #MaskUpCUNY for now.
Encourage your not-yet vaccinated friends to #VaxUpCUNY. With full FDA approval of a COVID-19 vaccine announced on 8/23/21, unvaccinated students will now have until 9/27/21 to upload their documents to CUNYfirst.
Not Yet Vaccinated Students
Get vaccinated. The science continues to show us that vaccinated people are far more protected from COVID-19 than unvaccinated people.
Register for the CUNY COVID-19 testing program. To visit any CUNY campus or building, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at one of 20 CUNY testing sites in the past 7 days. To register for the testing program, follow the instructions emailed to you from “Cleared4.org,” the online system you will use to schedule an appointment for and get test results. Check your inbox and SPAM to make sure you received the registration email. All other testing information can be found in this FAQ.
Track final safety deadlines below following the full FDA approval of a vaccine on 8/23/21. Unvaccinated students now have until 9/27/21 to upload their vaccination documentation to CUNYfirst (so their documents can be checked and approved by 10/7/21 or 45 days after full FDA approval). Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to follow the vaccine mandate per CUNY policy will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and might not be eligible for refunds for the course.
Wear a mask and social distance inside and outdoors at all times. This includes while in class and walking outside on campus
For more information visit the CUNY website.
Baruch will continue to partner with NYC Health + Hospitals, DocGo/Rapid Reliable testing, and the City of New York to have the mobile Covid-19 vaccine van on campus next week! The van will be located on Baruch College’s 25th Street Plaza, Lexington Avenue Entrance and 25th Street, from Tuesday, August 31st through Thursday, September 2nd, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Any student who has not yet been fully vaccinated can take advantage of the Baruch mobile vaccination van.
- The van is fully equipped with nurses and personnel to safely and conveniently administer the vaccine and monitor patients following their shot.
- Both the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-shot Pfizer option are available.
- Appointments are not required.
Interested in becoming a T.E.A.M. Baruch Peer Mentor? Recruitment for 2021-2022 is now open! Visit the Baruch website to register for an upcoming information session and to find out more!
Thursday, September 2, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, September 9, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Monday, September 20, 2021: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
As we transition into going back in person and coming out of an era of virtual learning, what better than to reminisce the past year by digitizing and rebranding this year’s Survival Guide using video games as our theme reference? Enjoy reading through this year’s guide and catch all of your favorite video game characters throughout the many pages of the book! Visit the USG website to access the Survival Guide.
Join the Office of Student Life and the many clubs on campus for our Virtual Involvement Fair! For more information and instructions on how to join, visit the Student Life website.
September 2, 2021
Clubs at the Fair: Undergraduate Student Government , Media Groups, Cultural, Identity, and Multi-faith Organizations
The Women of Color (WOC) Leadership Program is an Office of Student Life diversity initiative to provide encouragement, leadership development, support and community to Baruch College students who identify as WOC. It is our hope that by creating this program, we will contribute to the overall well-being of our WOC Bearcats by focusing on their distinct needs beyond their academic journey. Additional information and the application link can be found on Baruch’s website.
To ensure the safety, security, and well-being of our students, Baruch College has determined that a moratorium had been placed on pledging and rush activities in all Baruch social fraternities and sororities at least through May 31, 2024. Read a message from the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Art King, for further details. * To anonymously report any hazing activity please fill out the Hazing Incident Report Form.
The Athletic & Recreation Complex (ARC) is currently accessible to:
- Students enrolled in Physical Education classes
- Students who have rented a Paid Locker Rental
- Student-Athletes competing in the College’s NCAA Division III Programs
Otherwise, the ARC facilities are closed until further notice. Please stay tuned.
Want to vote on November 2 but not sure where to start? We got you. Here’s everything you need to know about voting in 2021. CUNY Votes is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.You can now register to vote online through the DMV with a State issued ID and apply for an absentee ballot online. For more information visit the Student Life website.
October 8, 2021
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
October 23 – October 31, 2021
Early Voting for General Election
Deadline to request an absentee ballot
November 1/November 2
Deadline to postmark/deliver your absentee ballot
November 2, 2021
General Election Day