Welcome to CUNY Explorers!


About CUNY Explorers

It's never too early to think about college



Under the Mayor’s College Access for All Initiatives, CUNY’s Office of K-16 Initiatives has partnered with the New York City Department of Education to implement CUNY Explorers to ensure that every 6th-8th grade student is exposed to a college-going culture and has the opportunity to visit a college campus at least once. The driving message is that every student CAN go to college, every student can afford college, and students and their families can take steps NOW to become college-ready.


Middle school sets the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond. By supporting students to develop a college identity at a critical developmental age and providing a campus experience that promotes a college-going mindset, students and families internalize the message that college is a necessary and achievable goal.


Visiting Our Campus

All visits are virtual until further notice.

The theme of the Kingsborough Community College visit is Exposure to College and Careers. Explorers will participate in a virtual campus tour and participate in a hands-on Maritime Technology program or Surgical technology activity.

Maritime Technology program


Marine Technology Program

Nautical knot-tying and a tour of an engine room with Kingsborough Community College’s Maritime Technology program.

Marine Technology Program


Surgical Technology program

Tour of simulated operating procedure and demonstration of surgical instruments with Kingsborough Community College’s Surgical Technology program.

Surgical Technology program


Surgical Technology program


Schedule Your Visit!

Schedule Your Visit!

For the 2021-2022 school year, all visits will be conducted remotely. Remote sessions are open to all NYC DOE middle school students and to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) servicing Department of Education (DOE) middle school students.

Before registering, provide the following information.

  • Middle School Name and DBN/CBO Name

  • Principal Email/Director Email

  • Number of Students by grade

  • Registrant and Alternative Contact Information – Names, Phone Numbers and emails

  • Additional Information: District, Language Needs, any technological accommodations.

*The registration will not submit without this information.

Below is a step by step guide on how to register for a campus visit.

  1. Click here or go to: https://kbcc.welcometocollege.com/

  2. Read the campus visit description on the left side of the calendar to learn about the remote session.

  3. Scroll through the calendar to find an available visit date. Available dates are in color and unavailable dates are in gray.

  4. Click on an available date and then on “Register Now”.

  5. Complete the registration form and submit.

  6. Reserve only the number of visits needed for your school’s middle school enrollment.

*Registering for a visit is not a confirmation. The Campus Coordinator will confirm the visit in a follow-up email.

Thank you to the following schools for your visit!