Mayor Bloomberg Proclaims CUNY Week October 6-12 Open Houses, Special Events Planned for All Colleges

Citing seven days of special events at public colleges throughout the five boroughs, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has officially proclaimed October 6 through October 12 as “CUNY Week” in New York City.

All twenty colleges and professional schools of The City University of New York will feature CUNY Week open houses, lectures, concerts, exhibits and other special free events that highlight each school’s educational resources, distinguished faculty and nationally recognized facilities. CUNY-TV on Channel 75 kicks off the week on Sunday, Oct. 6 with highlights from the “Study With the Best” series in a 15 hour marathon from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The series features CUNY faculty and outlines career choices available to students.

“The schools of The City University of New York have helped generations of New Yorkers attain their goals,” the Mayor declared in a proclamation that officially named CUNY Week for the five boroughs. “This week, New York City honors CUNY for pursuing the highest academic standards while keeping the doors to higher education open to all New Yorkers.”

He stated that “CUNY’s new Honors College and strengthened admission standards at its senior colleges have attracted some of the world’s best and brightest students to study, live and work here in New York City. CUNY has also become a prime destination for award-winning educators and top researchers.”

The Mayor also cited strong partnerships that have been forged between CUNY and the city’s public school system, including the expansion of the “College Now” program to all public high schools as early as the ninth grade, the Teaching Opportunity Program and the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. He noted that each of the University’s campuses provides rich cultural programs for the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.

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The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847 as The Free Academy, the University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the CUNY School of Public Health. The University serves 260,000 academic credit students and 269,808 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. More than 1 million visitors and 2 million page views are served each month by, the University’s website.