Microsoft 365

We are very pleased to announce that Hostos Community College is now utilizing Microsoft 365 (M365), a cloud-based email system, for students and faculty.

Hosting email in the Microsoft cloud allows students, faculty and staff a secure, flexible, accessible, manageable, and reliable user experience. It will provide the best experience across a multitude of devices along with cloud capabilities.  M365 will enable you to get your job done better, faster, and more efficiently.  With M365, you can seamlessly create and share documents, schedule meetings and collaborate in one secure and consistent platform.

The Hostos Student email is now accessible through M365.

NOTE: Please be advised that users requesting password resets will only be assisted if they get on a video call and show us proof of ID. No Passwords will be reset without Proof of ID.

When will the change happen?

Currently live.

Who will be impacted by this migration?

Current students, faculty, and staff.

Why is this happening?

The transition to Microsoft’s cloud-based email system is mandated by CUNY as it will provide many benefits over the current email system, including enhanced security, larger mailbox sizes, a unified inbox across the entire University, and seamless integrations with other Microsoft 365 applications such as Teams, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote. 

Will my email address change?

While your primary email address will NOT change
You have to use your CUNYfirst credentials to access your new Hostos Microsoft 365 email.

CUNY Login Name (Example : where ## are last 2 digits of your CUNY EMPLID)

NOTE: Students logging into the new email system will no longer use the Hostos user name and password. They must use their CUNY login name and password to access the system.

How to prepare?

Everyone should take 10 minutes to read M365 FAQs and training materials.

Resources to Prepare for the upcoming changes