Bearcat Buzz – September 3, 2021
Friday, September 3-Wednesday, September 8: No classes
Monday September 6: College Closed – No classes
Tuesday, September 27: 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
Tuesday, September 7, 6:00 p.m.
We will be celebrating the importance of dancing for the Latino community by having a dance class. Behind well-known Latin music genres there is the history and the stories of our ancestors, and we want to share that with you! Attend Dance Workshop / Passcode: LHM123
BLS Open House
Thursday, September 9, 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Black and Latinx Studies (BLS) Department. Join student leaders in conversation with the Black and Latino Studies department faculty. They’ll talk about the new podcast, Latinx Visions, the proposed major, and more! RSVP for BLS Open House
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.
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.
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.
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