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August 05, 2021
Dear Faculty and Staff, I hope you all have enjoyed your summer!  As we are only a short time away from returning to campus, I am writing you to discuss CIVD-related signage that you may want for your specific areas.  It is important that we keep a uniform and consistent message to make sure our community is appropriately informed and doesn’t receive conflicting messages.  All COVID-related signage should be submitted to me ( kihrer@ccny.cuny.edu ) for review and I will pass it to Communications and Marketing for final design.  Once the sign is ready, it will be sent to the… Read More »


July 15, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Our new Fall Reopening Plan has been finalized and is available to you by going to the main campus website. Based on the new reopening plan, there are several changes going forward that you should be made aware of. First, access to campus no longer requires special approval, starting today. Second, our Everbridge Health Screening process will end as soon as we have a testing and vaccination verification solution in place. Third, masks will now become optional for those who have been fully vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, you are still required to wear… Read More »


June 29, 2021
The City College of New York experienced an outside-related event that took out our connection between our telephone carrier and our internal phone system.  In order to restore service quickly, we put in a temporary measure that provides us with a limited number of lines (each incoming and outgoing call takes up a line).  If you are trying to contact the College and receive a fast busy signal, this means all lines are engaged.  You can either wait and try calling again or alternatively, you can send an email to the person or department you are trying to contact.


June 12, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is working to fully restore CCNY’s telephone service. Working with Verizon we have implemented a workaround solution that has partially restored service to a great portion of the campus. At the moment, most college phone numbers (212) 650-xxxx are currently operational. However, this temporary fix will allow us to operate at a lesser capacity. Given the reduced occupancy on campus, we believe it will allow near-normal service. If you call a campus extension and receive a busy signal, we recommend waiting and then… Read More »


June 09, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, Power has been restored to the NAC but is still out in Harris Hall.  However, It appears that the damage to the NAC ConEd/Verizon switch room will cause a phone service disruption for multiple days.  Visit our website for updates. In the meantime, we are establishing an alternate way for people to contact the College during this time.  Please note that this setup is not ideal and that not all areas of the college will be represented.  Please use email where you can. To reach the following offices/departments: Main Campus – 917-471-1558 Public Safety –… Read More »


June 09, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, Power has been restored.  However, It appears that the damage to the NAC ConEd/Verizon switch room will cause a phone service disruption for multiple days.  Visit our website for updates. In the meantime, we are establishing an alternate way for people to contact the College during this time.  Please note that this setup is not ideal and that not all areas of the college will be represented.  Please use email where you can. To reach the following offices/departments: Main Campus – 917-471-1558 Public Safety – 646-740-8320 Provost –  provost@ccny.cuny… Read More »


June 09, 2021
CCNY Community. This morning we had a series of events, starting with a manhole explosion across from the NAC.  This caused a transformer to pop inside the NAC and a fire to breakout in the ConEd/Verizon switch room, on the first floor.  What we know at this time: The phone system is down.  Power to the NAC is out. Power to Harris is out. We have switched email over to the data center on south campus  Email should continue to work as it normally does.  If you need to reach a department or division, please use email, as the phone system is not working.  I recommend that… Read More »


February 17, 2021
Dear Campus Community, We are expecting another snowstorm to hit around 7:00 AM on Thursday morning, 2/18/2021.  Our facilities’ team is at the ready and will work diligently to stay on top of the snowstorm but we are expecting continuous snow throughout the day and into the evening.  Please keep a close lookout for information regarding Thursday’s plans.  At this time we do not know if our campus will be closed by CUNY but if it is you will receive a CUNY Alert. If you receive a CUNY Alert regarding campus closure, please follow that guidance.  At this time, I recommend that… Read More »


February 07, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Our facilities crew worked through the weekend to clear the snow left by the latest snow storm.  The campus will be open, Monday, February 8th, for on-campus classes and for those approved to work on campus. Please remember, that with all of the snow we have had recently, you should be very careful as you walk around campus.  Our facilities crew will continue monitoring the pathways and will apply salt and provide cleanup whenever slippery spots are identified.  If you see a spot of concern, please let our facilities crew or the nearest public safety… Read More »


February 02, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Our campus will be open tomorrow, Wednesday 2/3, for those of you who have in-person classes or have responsibilities that require your presence on site. Please make sure you follow COVID safety procedures and remember to take the Everbridge screen prior to arriving. While our facilities crew has done a great job of removing snow and ice, please be extremely careful, as ice can form quickly and isn’t always easy to see. Our crews will continue monitoring the campus and will be salting wherever it is needed. If you see a location of danger, please let the… Read More »


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