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Urban Plunge Program Details

Urban Plunge Students with Graffiti Wall

Day 1: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Urban Plunge participants will spend the first evening learning about each other and some of the socio-economic issues facing communities in New York City.

Day 2: Friday, August 23, 2019
Students will put ideas from Thursday’s discussion to work during a day of service and reflection. Groups will work with environmental organizations, shelters, soup kitchens, youth organizations, and other groups throughout the city.

Day 3: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Participants will take part in tours and activities that will introduce them to the cultural richness, challenges, and diversity present throughout New York City.

The cost of meals and transportation is covered in your $250.00 program fee. Dress is casual. Bring comfortable and lightweight clothes. We will be getting dirty, so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Participants who will be on-campus residents for the Fall 2019 semester will be allowed to move into their assigned residence hall rooms on Thursday, August 22. Urban Plunge participants will officially move in for the semester at this time and should pack accordingly. Commuting students will share rooms with resident students. Commuting students should bring a pillow, sheets, a blanket, towel, and toiletries.

For Parents/Guardians
Families are welcome to escort their students to campus for move-in on August 22 and will be invited to participate in a Commissioning Service which will begin at 2 p.m. on that day. Families will be asked to depart after the Commissioning Service and are welcome to return to campus on Sunday, August 25 during freshman move-in day and for the official Welcome Mass for the Class of 2023.

Questions? Concerns? Contact The Urban Plunge Team at 718-817-4510 or

There is a $250.00 program fee to cover the cost of meals, transportation, and program supplies for the weekend. Limited scholarships are available for students for whom the program fee is a concern. Please contact us for further details.

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Sponsored by the Center for Community Engaged Learning