Advantages of CUNYfirst Staff members will have a single user name and password for all CUNYfirst applications. You can directly connect via the Internet to CUNYfirst Portal from any location. CUNYfirst is not connected to the current CUNY Portal. Human Resources Self-Service CUNYfirst offers staff members a direct way of maintaining much of their personal information: View, on demand, your personal information and work history. Change your personal e-mail addresses (your Hosotos e-mail address must remain your primary address), emergency contacts, and professional memberships. Provide documentation to update changes and confirm current information for your: Home address Marital Status Name Change Social Security Number New or re-submitting I-9 New or advanced degrees Honors and certifications Campus Solutions: Instruction and Advising Staff members who provide advising services to students will have easier access to information, using Advanced Advisement Tools: See, in real time, student transcripts, current class schedule, and contact information, with the ability to contact students directly through CUNYfirst. E-mail an individual student or all your student advisees. Contact your advisee’s instructors through CUNYfirst. A University-wide standard process will post grades electronically. This will enable quicker postings to student transcripts, which will support timely registration for pre- and corequisite requirements. Activating Your Hostos E-Mail CUNYfirst will send messages ONLY to your Hostos e-mail account. Please be sure that your account is activated. Most faculty and staff members already have an Hostos e-mail account. E-mail accounts for faculty and staff who were new to Hostos as of Fall 2011 were generated at the beginning of the semester; the same process was generated for Spring 2012. Contact the Information Technology Help Desk to check on the status of your account at email@example.com or by phone at (718) 518-6646.