Health Insurance Info

Do you have questions about your health insurance coverage?  If so, please join us for one of our Student Health Insurance Information Sessions (August 9th at 3:00 pm & August 16th at 3:00 pm) 

These presentations will provide detailed information about the New York State Health Insurance Program/Student Employee Health Plan (NYSHIP/SEHP) available to eligible Graduate Center Doctoral Students as well as a brief introduction to the New York State Health Insurance Marketplace. 

These information sessions will be conducted via Zoom and will be presented by the Graduate Center Office of Student Affairs.  Please find the Zoom links and meeting information below. 


Office of Student Affairs 

Student Health Insurance (NYSHIP) | CUNY Graduate Center 


August 9th, 3:00 pm 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 883 8389 9548
Passcode: 245713  

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August 16th, 3:00 pm  

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 858 9688 0289
Passcode: 973922  

Find your local number: 

New Student Orientation – Fall 2023


Welcome to The Graduate Center!

The Fall 2023 New Student Orientation 

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10am (check in at 9am)

ORIENTATION ASSEMBLY Proshansky Auditorium, Concourse Level


For further information, contact the Office for Student Affairs, 212.817.7400 or





Students should check with their academic programs for information on program-specific orientations. 

International students are also required to complete a mandatory orientation session and will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions. For more information, please contact the Office of International Students at




Blogging with CUNY Commons

We’d like to take the time to encourage you to join the CUNY Commons (the site that is hosting this blog.)  As soon as you have registered for classes in August, you will be assigned an email address which will allow you to join the Commons and either become a contributor to an existing blog or group or begin your own blog or student group.  Before then, you can read most pages and comment on some.

Interested in why you should blog?  Take a look at From Tweet to Blog Post to Peer-Reviewed Article: How to be a Scholar Now by GC’s own Jessie Daniels or take a look at The Virtues of Blogging as a Scholarly Activity at The Chronicle.

Some active blogs on the Commons (that you can read now even though you aren’t yet a Commons member) are:

GC Students of Anthropology –

GC English Students blog –

Le Hub (French students’ blog) –

GC Marxist Reading group –

Collaborative Seeing Studio –

Zines at the Brooklyn College Library –