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Events 2019-2020


  • August 29, Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Fall Welcome Dinner for All – We will welcome new freshmen, and share everyone’s updates and good news from the summer. Upperclassmen will share tips for navigating Hunter during the first few weeks of the semester, and join freshmen for dinner. Room 417 West.
  • Setptember 4, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) REQUIRED Lunch: Detroit Grove Service Corps Panel. Students will discuss the organizations they served, the impact they made, and ways to build on what they learned. Room 417 West.
  • September 5, Thursday (5:45p.m. – 7:15 p.m.) Considering & Applying to Policy School. Presentation by Kylene Planer, Admissions Officer at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This session is being offered in anticipation of the Idealist Grad School Fair on September 10 from 5:00 - 8:00. NYU Wagner presentation in Room 721 East.
  • September 18, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) NYC Council Committee on Hospitals. Agenda includes Oversight on the Cultural Competence in the Delivery of HealthCare Services, including a Resolution calling on New York State to require medical schools to train all students about "implicit bias." Meet INSIDE main entrance of City Hall (go through security before entering building) at 12:45, before heading as a group to the Committee Room.
  • September 28, Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) PASSPORT: NYC Books Through Bars, Orientation & Volunteer Session. NYC Books Through Bars is an all volunteer-run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Meet at Freebird Books, 123 Columbia Street in Red Hook. The book shop is a 10 minute walk from the F & G trains at the Bergen Street subway station. Gather in the waiting area of the bookstore upstairs.
  • October 2, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED Lunch: Young Alumni Careers in Human Rights. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 705 East. Box lunch will be provided in 712 East starting at 12:00 noon – please pick up and then find a comfortable place to sit in the 7th floor West lounge to eat your lunch. 
    • Nicolas A. Escobar (B.A. ’11), Policy Analyst at NYC Commission on Human Rights
    • Edward Friedman (B.A. ’18), Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator at NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    • Mariya Parodi (B.A. ’10), Press Officer, Amnesty International USA
  • October 17, Thursday (6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.) Manhattan Community Board 4, Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee - Group Observation. Meet inside main lobby at 6:15 p.m. 475 W. 57th Street, 2nd Fl. Take the 1, 2, A, B, C, or D Train to Columbus Circle and walk to 10th Avenue.
  • October 23, Wednesday (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) Museum Visit: City of Workers, City of Struggle, exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.  Meet inside main lobby at 1:15 p.m. 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street. Take the 4 or 6 Train to the 103rd Street Station.
  • October 30, Wednesday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) PASSPORT: Foundation Program Officer Alex Simon-Fox (B.A. ’14) Room 602 A/B East.
  • November 1, Friday (Time TBD) Visit to Columbia School of International & Public Affairs - Admissions Discussion, Building Tour, Sit in on a class. 420 W 118th St #1410, New York, NY 10027 - POSTPONED DUE TO STAFFING CHANGES @ COLUMBIA
  • November 5, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting - Group Observation. The Brooklyn Borough Board is a charter-mandated committee comprised of the Borough President, who serves as Chairperson, the Council Members for each district in Brooklyn, and the chairpersons of Brooklyn’s 18 community boards.  The Borough Board is empowered to initiate and review comprehensive or special purpose land use plans for Brooklyn, as well as mediate any disputes between community boards, and make policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.  Meet 5:40 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room 1st Floor, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • November 6, Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED for all UPPER CLASSMEN. Lunch with a Leader: Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Lunch will be served. President's Conference Room, 1700 East Building.
  • November 7, Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) PASSPORT: Breakfast wtih NYS Senator Andrew Gournardes (B.A. '06). Breakfast will be served. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 705 East inside the library.
  • November 20, Wednesday (1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.) PASSPORT: NYC Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Neighborhood Strategies – Brooklyn Planning Unit. Meet at the Department of Housing Preservation & Development as a group in the LOBBY of 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038 in downtown Manhattan at 1:15. Please allow time for travel and to get through security. As a group, we will head upstairs to room 9X. Take R, W, 4, 5 or 6 Train to City Hall; J or Z to Chambers.
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