Complete the form below to lookup information associated with your email account (empl ID, user ID, email address).

The Connected Life of an Hostos Student

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Hostos Email

Hostos Community College has established email accounts for all active students. The form above is used to search for your email address. Your default password is your initials followed by birth month and birth year in the following format:<first letter of first name><first letter of last name>mmyyyy. Ex: John Doe born in January 1990 has default password JD011990. Once you have retrieved your email address, you can log on to your email from or by clicking on the Webmail link at the top of our home page. Click here for an email tutorial. If you have any problems, you need to visit the Student Help Desk in the Computer Open Lab in room C-595 (click here for hours of operation) or call the Student Help Desk at 718-518-6622.

Also, make sure to register your account with our Self-Service Password Management tool which allows you to reset your account password in case you forget it using secret questions at

Students are encouraged to use ONLY their Hostos email accounts to support their educational activities, communicate with instructors, mentors, classmates, and various administrative offices. Each student is responsible for the proper use of the account and any activity conducted with it. Pease read the "CUNY Computer User Policy" at:

Hostos Wireless Network

The Hostos campus has wireless access throughout. If you have a wireless capable device, you can connect to the Internet via the HCC_Wireless network using your Hostos login name and password.

CUNY Portal: the gateway to all CUNY-wide resources!

You activated your CUNY Portal account when you applied for admission and you should have used it at the time you registered for your classes. If you somehow missed this step or cannot remember your login, please go to Click on the Login link at the bottom of the left column of CUNY's main page or Login Help if you are having problems. Just follow the instructions. If you need some "hands-on" support with this process you can go to the Student Help Desk in the C-595 lab.

Instructional Technology

Many professors use an online support system, called Blackboard, for their classes. You will need to set up a Blackboard account to be able to access important course information. Once you have a CUNY Portal username and password, you can access Blackboard directly through a link on the CUNY Portal and all your courses which are using blackboard should show up automatically.

Hostos Reward Points

This program rewards you for becoming more engaged in your education by giving you "Reward Points" for important participation on campus, such as early bursaring, giving feedback on your professors and for attending workshops. Build up enough points and you’ll get automatic sweepstakes entries for great prizes. The more points, the more chances to win! Sign up today:

CUNY Alert

CUNY Alert is a new emergency notification system that enables the University’s campuses to advise students, faculty and staff of an emergency (a severe hurricane or security situation, for example) and provide timely information to protect lives and minimize campus disruption. Sign up for this free service at

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