Spring 2021 Information

Dear Students,

As we begin the Spring semester remotely, we are committed to maintaining the highest standard of excellence regarding our MSW and BSW programs. We ask that if you are in need of any supports to attend to your on-line learning experience, please let us know. Please contact Rob Lorey in Student Services at rlorey@hunter.cuny.edu, if you have questions and or are in need of assistance.

Kind regards,

Mary M. Cavanaugh,


Student Supports

As we have previously mentioned, Hunter has instituted a long-term laptop loan program.   If you are a student in need of a laptop, please request one here.  Mobile hotspot loans may also be available, as well as other options for Internet and Wifi, please click here for more details. In-home broadband access is also available for free to CUNY students. Please visit the CUNY Continuity For Students website for more information.

In addition, we encourage students to apply for a grant from the Coronavirus Emergency Assistance Fund if they have unexpected expenses related to the current crisis.  Students can apply here. 

The College continues to operate a food pantry from its 68th Street campus.  Current hours for the Spring 2021 semester can be found by visiting the Food Pantry website .

As a reminder, here is our SSSW Community Resources page here for information on community resources for food insecurity, health insurance, debt/financial support and more.

The Library faculty and staff are readily available to assist you with library activities.  The Library is OPEN Online:

Or, reach out to a librarian directly here for questions and individualized support

The Writing Program provides a distance tutoring option that uses Adobe Connect to create a seamless learning experience. To take advantage of tele-tutoring, please follow these steps:

  • Make an appointment using one of our online scheduling calendars.
  • Email your draft as a Word document a minimum of three hours prior to the appointment (using the email address on the scheduling page). At this point, the tutor will send you a link for an Adobe Connect session.
  • At the scheduled time, call the number that the tutor provides you.

Please contact the Writing Program (ch552@hunter.cuny.edu) if you have any questions.

Free software downloads: Go here to learn about what technology you have access to download as a Hunter college student

Academic Advisors are available for virtual support not only for registration but for additional support if you are overwhelmed, would like to discuss study strategies, work on academic goals or general questions to support your academic goals towards completion of your MSW degree. We are happy to support!  Please contact, Pam DeCuir,pdecuir@hunter.cuny.edu, and Bonnie Zweig, bonnie.zweig@hunter.cuny.edu.

Mental Health & Wellness Support*

Free Counseling: During this stressful time, we want to remind you of support resources available.  For those students in need of additional support we encourage you to reach out to the Counseling and Wellness Services at Hunter College at (212) 772-4931 or by e-mail at personalcounseling@hunter.cuny.edu.

Free stress management: Here’s an app library that you can look through to support with various stressors: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/app-library/

Free meditations: Go here for free meditations for New Yorkers: https://www.headspace.com/ny

*If you are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out to Advisement for resources and support.


If you are continuing at Silberman in the Fall 2021 semester, there are various scholarships available to students to be dispersed for the Fall 2021 semester. Below are links for scholarships, some of which are available to graduate and DACA students:


Support for DACA students

For DACA and undocumented students, please note the below community resources and supports:

Action NYC:  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/help/legal-services/actionnyc.page

CUNY Citizenship Now:  http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/

Immigration Law Unit-Legal Aid Society: http://www.lawhelpny.org/organization/legal-aid-society-immigration-law-unit-1/immigrationimmigrants/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-daca

Unlocal.org:  http://www.unlocal.org/main-page/

Additional updates will be posted to the following websites: Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work.

Please know that we are deeply committed to your success, and we are here to support you through these challenging times. Please stay safe and well.

Faculty Supports

The College and University share a deep concern for the well-being of its employees.  To help employees and their families balance the demand of their work and personal lives, free, confidential assistance on a variety of topics is offered through the CUNY Work/Life Program found here.

Blackboard Resources

Please visit the Remote Teaching section of our Faculty Resources website for more information on Blackboard, videoconferencing tools, workshops and trainings, as well as Office Hours.

As always, please contact the Helpdesk (helpdesk@hunter.cuny.edu) if you have questions.

Hunter College Center for Online Learning

Please visit the Center for Online Learning webpage on the Hunter College website for resources, support, and workshops for online course design.

Hunter College ACERT

ACERT, works closely with the Center for Online Learning and Office of Assessment to offer a wide-variety of events, programming, and faculty support. Their programming will include hands-on workshops as well as seminars and events focused on dialogue, community, and resource sharing. Please see the links below to events and resources already scheduled and created, and be sure to check for updates and new listings on the ACERT home page and ACERT calendar.

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