Caiman Clues: Weekly Student Tips and Updates, Fall 2021
Don’t Miss Your Caiman Clues — Your Hostos Helping Hand to Success

 

WEEK 4

Welcome to Week 4 - wow, how time flies! College can be stressful, and we want to let you know that we have you’re back!  Support is here whether it be for stress or just computer issues. 

Here are the Caiman Clues: 

  • Need Support Outside of Class? – If you are feeling stressed or anxious, we are here to help. As a student you qualify for free and confidential counseling. Additionally, the staff at our One Stop Resource Center conduct free benefits screenings for Medicaid, food vouchers, housing, and public assistance. 

  • Have technical questions? – The Student Help Desk is ready to support you and can be contacted by phone (718-518-6646), email (Itjobrequest@hostos.cuny.edu), or by visiting the Ready page for useful tips and tutorials. 

  • State of the College – Join President Daisy Cocco De Filippis for Hostos' Fall 2021 State of the College event on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcomed and learn about Hostos’ challenges and achievements for the current year. Click here to join. 

  • Don’t forget to check the COVID-19 Readiness page under the heading, “What to Know Before Coming: Campus Guidelines.”  

WEEK 3

Welcome to Week 3! We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend. We have some important dates coming up. 
 
Here are the Caiman Clues:  

  • Student Online Readiness Course –This self-paced online readiness course welcomes you to the basics of online learning at CUNY. To take the course, please look for "Hostos CC - Student Online Readiness Course – Are You Ready" on your Blackboard Home Page under "My Organizations." 

  • The Counseling Center has many great things in store for you this semester. Take a look  COUNSELING CENTER INSIDER: SEPTEMBER 

  • Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of September 11 | Event scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 over Zoom .

WEEK 2

Welcome to Week Two. By this time we hope you all have had a chance to attend your classes, meet your professors, and maybe even get started on your homework! This week’s clues include some available academic supports, as well as important information for our Fall 2021 graduates. 
 
Here are the Caiman Clues:

Don’t forget to check back in for next week’s Caiman Clues. 
 
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WEEK 1

We hope you had a restful break. Welcome to week #1 and the first day of classes! We are so excited to welcome you to a new semester at Hostos Community College. Every week, the College will send out Caiman Clues — important tips and deadline reminders about everything from financial aid to advisement. These are designed to help you have a successful semester at Hostos. 

Here are the Caiman Clues:

  • Verify Your Schedule – Be sure to verify your schedule on your CUNY First Student Center. It is important to check if your class is offered online, in-person, or hybrid (partially online, partially in-person). In either case, please make sure you check out each class on Blackboard for more information and read your syllabus. If you have specific questions contact your Advisor, Coach, and/or Professor. 

  • Need a Laptop or Wi-Fi Hotspot? - If you need access to laptop or Wi-Fi hotspot, we have loaner devices available. Please fill out the technology request questionnaire. Start by clicking here, then scroll down and click to “Start Questionnaire”. If you need extra assistance completing the form, reach out to your Student Success Coach or Advisor. 

  • Get Your Books – Many classes at Hostos require certain textbooks which you buy online at the official Hostos Bookstore. If you log in with your CUNYfirst credentials, your books will pop up automatically.  

Don’t forget to check back in for next week’s Caiman Clues.
 
Simply follow our Facebook (@HostosCC), Twitter (@HostosCollege) and Instagram (@HostosCollege) for helpful hints you can use all year round.


PRE-WEEK

Hope you had a great summer! We are so excited to welcome you to a new semester here at Hostos Community College. Every week, we will be sending out helpful tips and reminders called Caiman Clues. 
Here are the Caiman Clues: 

  • Student Vaccination Policy – If you are taking in-person or hybrid courses you are required to submit your proof of vaccination by September 14. Unvaccinated students who have on-campus class sessions between August 25 and the September 14 deadline will have to show proof of a negative test taken no more than 7 days before visiting a campus for any reason. For more information click here. 

  • Be Ready – Hostos' reopening plan and safety guidelines can be found on our Ready page. You can also apply for a loaner laptop.   

  • Get the Dates – The Fall 2021 semester starts on August 25. Make sure to stay up to date using the semester's Academic Calendar. Note important deadlines and days the college is closed. For example, on September 6 the college is closed for Labor Day. 

Don’t forget to check back in for next week’s Caiman Clues.
 
Simply follow our Facebook (@HostosCC), Twitter (@HostosCollege) and Instagram (@HostosCollege) for helpful hints you can use all year round.