Bearcat Buzz – September 10, 2021
Wednesday, September 15: No classes
Wednesday, September 15: Last day to apply for Fall 2021graduation
Thursday, September 16: No classes
Tuesday, September 27: Deadline to upload vaccine verification to CUNYfirst
Monday, October 11: College Closed – No classes scheduled
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.
September 23: deadline for single dose of Johnson & Johnson
September 27: deadline to upload proof of vaccination documents to CUNYfirst
October 7: Final day for proof of full vaccination to be verified and approved on CUNYfirst
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
Interested in becoming a T.E.A.M. Baruch Peer Mentor? Recruitment for 2021-2022 is now open! Visit the T.E.A.M. Baruch website to register for an upcoming information session and to find out more!
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.
Interested in getting involved in a student organization at Baruch? The best way to connect with all clubs at Baruch and find ways to get involved is through MyBaruch! MyBaruch is Baruch College’s central online location for ways to get involved in student clubs, leadership opportunities, and to find community at Baruch. You can learn more about myBaruch on the Student Life website. You can directly access myBaruch at baruch.campuslabs.com/engage.
Latinx Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and commemorate the contributions and achievements of the Latinx Community. We invite the entire Baruch community to join us as we explore and highlight its richness and diversity!
For additional virtual engagement, visit us on Instagram @BaruchLHM_ for fun videos, quizzes, recipes and much more!
Viernes Social (Social Fridays)
Every Friday in September, 7:00 p.m.
To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month we’re going to end each week with a virtual dance party celebrating Latin music and culture. Join DJ Tyler to hear your favorite Latin tunes! Attend Viernes Social
Primer Cafecito at Baruch
Tuesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.
Join the Initiative for the Study of Latin America (ISLA) as they introduce first-year and transfer students to the different services that Baruch provides. Each program will have a representative speak on what they offer and there will be time for Q&A.
RSVP for Primer Cafecito
Latino, Latina, Latinx: What’s in a Name?
Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
Baruch professors and students engage the term “Latinx” to explore debates about inclusion, identity, and Latin American Heritage.
RSVP for Latino, Latina, Latinx / Passcode: BLS2021
Interested in getting involved with clubs? Make sure to check out their virtual events and activities by going onto MyBaruch! Continue to check this webpage in the future to find more engagement opportunities throughout the academic year.
General Interest Meeting
Tuesday, September 14 2021
12:30- 2:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Student Association
Thursday, September 23 2021
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Student Association
VS(trivi)A: Care to Share
Thursday, September 30 2021
12:45- 2:00 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.
In response to the current environment, the Counseling Center offers free and confidential individual and group counseling and Support sessions:
Please visit the Counseling Center’s website or email Counseling@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Are you struggling with a new transition, feeling lonely, wanting to make new connections or having trouble in your relationships? The Counseling Center is offering two groups called Relationship to Self and Others, during 2020-2021. The groups are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Zoom. To participate, in the Tuesday group, please send an email to Vanessa Rumie at Vanessa.Rumie@Baruch.cuny.edu. To participate in the Thursday group, please send an email to Nina Lei at Nina.Leil@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Black Mental Health Matters (BMHM) Support Sessions for Baruch Students
Fridays: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Dear Black students,
In light of the recent events of racial violence and injustice towards Black, African American and African descendant communities, the Baruch College Counseling Center would like to remind you of and invite you to join Black Mental Health Matters. These support sessions aim to foster and support the growth, networking, collaboration, success, and well-being of Black Students. Past topics have included:
- Self-care during the pandemics (Covid-19 and Racism)
- Being Black at Baruch
- Intersecting Identities
- BLM Movement and Advocacy
- Power and privilege
- Finding motivation
- Coping with loss
- Social distancing
- Remote learning
- Developing community
- Power dynamics in and out of the classroom
- Food/Housing/financial insecurities
…and much more. If you are a Black student who is interested in finding a safe space to meet and talk with others who may have similar experiences, then these support sessions are for you. These support sessions are led by two Black Psychologists, Dr. Jael Amador and Dr. Gary Dillon, who work from a social justice and multicultural framework. We meet on Fridays at 2 pm.
To participate in these support sessions, send an email to Dr. Jael Amador at Jail.Amador@baruch.cuny.edu from your Baruch student email account and we will send you the Zoom link.
In solidarity and support,
Drs. Amador & Dillon
Note: In a previous version of this post, it was brought to our attention that we used offensive language. Despite our intent, we acknowledge that our impact was hurtful. For that, we offer to you all our sincerest apologies and a commitment to continue to learn and grow as we continue our work. We have also corrected our communications on all platforms.
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.
Temporary Spectator Policy for Athletic Home Events.
The FAFSA is available at www.studentaid.gov. Don’t forget to obtain or retrieve your Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov to sign the 2021-2022 FAFSA electronically; If dependent, at least one of your parents will need one, too. Baruch’s Federal Code is 007273. The NYS TAP (NY resident only) code is 1409.
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