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April 08, 2020
Dear Students, We write to urge your participation in an important study about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you and your families. We ask you to complete the CUNY COVID Study in order to help us better understand and respond to the kinds of stresses the virus outbreak has created in your life. The survey results will inform our efforts to more efficiently direct support in ways that meet your expressed needs. They will also feed into a larger national study focused on how college students have been affected by—and have responded to—the COVID-19 pandemic. This is… Read More »


April 08, 2020
Dear CCNY Community, Welcome to our Virtual Front Desks! In an effort to continue to provide enhanced services to our community, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management offices have launched Virtual Front Desks. Staff at the offices listed below are available to you via CCNY's ZOOM account.  Just sign in with your CCNY email login and password to take advantage of our services.  These services will be available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and can be accessed online from any device.  You can also contact these services by telephone at the number listed… Read More »


April 08, 2020
It is important to be mindful of the impact this public health crisis can have on survivors of gender-based violence. Social distancing can bring up unique challenges for survivors of intimate partner violence and those in abusive environments. During distance learning, CCNY continues to provide support to those who have experienced gender-based violence, which includes sexual harassment, assault, stalking, gender-based harassment, and intimate partner violence​. Please see below for on and off campus resources that are here to support you. CCNY CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES*… Read More »


April 08, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: Transit Benefit Program Commuter Benefits – Temporary Deduction Suspension Option Employees enrolled in the Commuter Benefits program who are temporarily working from home and don’t anticipate using the funds in their Commuter Account can opt to suspend their payroll deductions.  Commuter Benefits deductions can be suspended for a period of up to one year. Employees can suspend their Commuter Benefits payroll deductions by completing the attached enrollment form and marking the “Suspend Deduction” option in the “Employee Action Box” at the top. For… Read More »


April 08, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: Update on TIAA One-on-One Consultations To protect the health and safety of plan participants and its employees, TIAA has decided to move all scheduled in-person appointments to phone or online appointments through April 13, 2020. Currently scheduled appointments If you scheduled an in-person meeting with a TIAA financial consultant at any time through April 13, they will contact you in advance of your scheduled appointment about converting your meeting to a phone or online appointment. New appointment requests TIAA is here for you. If you would like… Read More »


April 06, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff, The following is a notice from CUNY Computer Information Services' (CIS) Chief Information Officer, Brian Cohen.​​ Recently, the use of the Zoom video and audio conferencing tool has raised serious privacy and security issues. Hackers have taken advantage of the unsecured use of Zoom to intrude on calls and post offensive speech and images, known as “Zoom bombing.” As a result of this behavior, the FBI has issued warnings about its use, several State Attorneys General, have begun investigations, and the NYC Department of Education has ordered teachers to… Read More »


April 06, 2020
Dear members of the City College Community, I wanted to write to bring you some news about the various things that are happening on campus. Now that we’re back from the instructional recalibration period, classes are back on-line, and teaching has resumed. I know that the move to on-line education was abrupt and jarring, but I’m also hearing some good news from faculty and students who are discovering creative ways to teach and learn in this new format. I urge you all to continue to evaluate what is and is not working, and to continue taping your creative reserves to make this… Read More »


April 02, 2020
Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the Bursar Office at the City College of New York will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm.  These days and hours will be in place until further notice. The Bursar Office continues to encourage students to pay their tuition charges online by using an echeck from your checking or savings account (no charge) or by using a credit/debit card that has a 2.65 % fee of the total amount. During this time, The Bursar Office will continue to respond to email and phone inquiries. The Bursar Office will do its best to continue to respond… Read More »


April 02, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff, We would like your assistance with getting devices into the hands of our students who are in need.  We have an application where a student can request a device for pickup or to be mailed to their current address.  Please have your student access https://portal.ccny.cuny.edu/depts/oit/cuny_loaner/login.php.  For students who cannot access the application, for whatever reason, please have them call (Dial 646-558-8656 and wait for voice prompt to end and Input meeting ID 212 650 5480 and press #) our iMedia Reservation Desk bridge between the hours of 9:00AM… Read More »


March 30, 2020
Dear Friends, It's my sad duty to tell you that Professor William Helmreich, distinguished professor and foundational member of the CCNY sociology department, has passed away, falling to the coronavirus. Willy—as everyone knew him—was an expansive writer and analyst, covering topics as varied as immigration, life inside yeshivas and the formation of stereotypes.  He will, however, almost certainly be most fondly remembered for a joyful series of recent books, chronicling his efforts to walk all the streets of New York, and report on what he saw and heard. Professor Helmreich… Read More »


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