Fleet Week College Fair

Fleet Week College Fair Logo

Saturday, May 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
60th Street and Columbus Avenue

Attention: Active duty service members, reservists, veterans, and their families.

The Fleet Week College Fair will present military service members, veterans, and their families with opportunities to pursue higher education. Veteran-friendly colleges and universities from the five boroughs and beyond will give information on undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Information sessions will help current and future students learn about G.I. Bill benefits, application processes, veteran-specific programs, and support offered by New York City’s Department of Veterans Services.

Navy Officer with Son

The following colleges and universities will be represented:

  • Fordham University
  • The City University of New York (CUNY) system:
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Bronx Community College|
    Brooklyn College
    The City College of New York
    The CUNY Central Office of Veterans Affairs
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Lehman College
  • Columbia University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Mercy College
  • The New School
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Joseph's College
  • The State University of New York (SUNY) system, including SUNY Maritime College and Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • Syracuse University
  • Touro College
Fleet Week US Marines

There will be Information sessions on the following:

  • Using the G.I. Bill
  • Applying to secondary and graduate education programs
  • Preparing for academic pursuits
  • Finding support services that will ease the transition to college life
  • Commissioner Loree Sutton of the New York City Department of Veterans Services will conduct a “veterans’ corner” discussion on support services and her department, which is newly established.

Organizations including FourBlock, Edge4Vets, Service to School, American Corporate Partners, and Veterans on Campus NYC will share information about their services for veterans.

Enjoy a barbecue, refreshments, and outdoor entertainment. Transportation will be provided for Fleet Week Sailors and Marines from Pier 86 and Staten Island.

The college fair is an official event of Fleet Week New York and supported by the Mayor’s Office and Department of Veterans Services.