Information for Staff

CUNYfirst Information for StaffAdvantages 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 or by phone at (718) 518-6646.