Don’t Miss Your Caiman Clues — Your Hostos Helping Hand to Success 


We are a third of the way through the Fall 2022 semester — that happened fast! The clues this week focus on financial support, available scholarships, and the latest update on financial aid! Use your campus resources. You’ve got this! 
Here are the Caiman Clues: 

  • Student Emergency Grants Application - You can be awarded up to $1,500 a semester. Click here to apply and learn about the grant. The deadline is December 15, 2022. If you have any questions, contact One Stop Program/Health and Wellness department at 718-518-4141. 
  • New York State TAP and Part-Time TAP is now open! - For the first time ever, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to part-time students! If you are enrolled in 6 to 11 credits, you may be eligible. Students can apply here. For assistance in completing your TAP application, contact the Financial Aid department here. 
  • Scholarship Information Session - The Glaelle Mathurin Community Foundation (GMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding CUNY students. Three scholars will be selected to receive a fall scholarship of up to $2,000 for the academic school year. Click here to register for the info session being held via Zoom on Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m. For scholarship questions, contact the Hostos Scholarship Office at or 718-518-4166. 

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Welcome to week 4. Now that you have settled in your courses, it is time to look into different opportunities such as scholarships, technology, and career workshops. 
Here are the Caiman Clues: 

  • CUNYfirst Notifications – On Saturday, September 24, WA grades will be assigned for immunization (MMR) non-compliance. Log in to CUNYFirst and select the student center “tasks and holds” tile where you will see the immunization notification indicating where to upload your documents.   
  • Seeking Scholarships? – Be sure to check out the Scholarship Office’s Academic Works website for year-round scholarship opportunities. Also, the Hostos Engineering Academic Talent (HEAT) Scholarship is open until October 9. Program details can be found here. 
  • Student Technology Workshops – The Educational Technology office offers different virtual workshops. Check out the weekly calendar and register here. The CUNY “Are You Ready?” virtual class only takes 30 minutes; access it here.
  • Professional Development for Students – Free self-paced skill-building courses and training in high demand sectors: Business, IT & Software Development, Healthcare Administration, Data Analytics, and Professional/workplace skills are available on the CUNY’s 90-Day Upskilling Challenge.

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Take note and mark your calendars for some important upcoming deadlines. Don’t miss out learning about transfer deadlines, career options and dual degree programs! 
Here are the Caiman Clues: 
  • Dropping a Class? – Wednesday, September 14, is the last day to drop a class with a 25% tuition refund and without a W grade, which does not affect your GPA and might free up time to focus on the classes you know you can succeed in. It is also the last day to declare a major/minor for it to be effective for Fall 2022. 
  • CUNY Transfer Application – The Spring 2023 transfer application deadline is September 15. 
  • STEM and Dual Degree Programs Orientation Week – Beginning September 20, learn about our joint programs' requirements, transfer information and research opportunities. See the schedule here
  • Learn Engineering Design – The Solid Works workshop invites STEM students to earn a certificate and learn how to interpret engineering drawings along with an introduction to solid modeling software and analysis. The workshop starts September 15. Sign up here.   
  • Research your Career Options – Start your journey and understand the various career options available to you. Join in on one of two events on September 20 and September 21 at 4 p.m. Next, sign up and participate in a career hub session from September 20 to September 23 on how to launch your career with options in various sectors including Government, Law and Public Policy, Education and Human Services, and Art and Entertainment. 
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Success is measured in small increments, and you have all successfully completed the first week of the fall 2022 semester — claim your victory! 
Here are the Caiman Clues: 

  • Welcome Back Barbeque – Join us for food, games, music, and photo booth fun at Evelina Antonetty Park on Thursday, September 08, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (The park is adjacent to the A-building) 
  • Avoid “WN” Grade – In-person and online participation during the first weeks of classes is paramount to your success. Reach out to your instructor(s) to communicate any challenges. The class syllabus or Succeed@Hostos platform list your instructor’s contact information and office hours. 
  • First Year Experience “Meet and Greet” with faculty and advisors – Friday, September 9 at 1 p.m. in room C-596 
  • Student Leadership Academy – Interested in a campus ambassador position or seeking a leadership workshop? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, workshops will begin on 9/16/2022. Click here to join! 

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Welcome to Hostos! How excited are you to start the Fall semester?! Do you know how to get around the College? We’ve got you! Let’s get you familiar with the campus, Hostos resources and much, much more! 

 Here are the Caiman Clues:

  • Don't Know Where You’re Going on Campus? Find your way around Hostos with the campus map and learn where your classes are. 
  • Need Academic Support? – Hostos students are eligible to receive free tutoring in-person or online. The Writing Center and Hostos Academic Learning Center  tutors are available now.  Watch this video on how to request an HALC appointment and visit the Writing Center’s registration page here. 
  • Hostos Campus Resources – In addition to providing a study space, the library provides research and printing assistance, as well as access to textbooks. Learn more about the available resources. For example, at the Student Computing Center, such as computer access and printing. 
  • Need Help or Community Resources? – The staff at the One Stop Resource Center conduct free benefits screenings for Medicaid, food vouchers, housing, and public assistance. Additionally, students qualify for free and confidential counseling at the Hostos Counseling Center.

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The Caiman Clues team hopes you had a great summer! We are so excited to welcome you to a new semester here at Hostos Community College. 
What are Caiman Clues you may ask?  
Every Wednesday, we will be sending out helpful tips, updates and reminders called Caiman Clues. These are designed to help you navigate the resources Hostos has to offer. 
Here are the Caiman Clues:
  • Get the DatesThe Fall 2022 semester starts on August 25. Make sure to stay up to date using the semester's Academic Calendar and note important deadlines, such as class changes, refund check, scholarship opportunities, COVID random testing, and days the college is closed. For example, on September 5 the college is closed for Labor Day. 
  • Stay Connected with Campus ResourcesTake a look at our  Campus Resources and Hostos Lingo. Find out how you can stay connected with advisors, coaches, tutors and campus services. 
  • Are You Ready?Navigating online learning can be challenging for many of us. To better prepare yourself, complete the CUNY “Are You Ready?” virtual class — it only takes 30 minutes. Click here for instructions on how to access the course.   
  • Student Technology Workshops  – Check out the different virtual workshops offered each week. Our Educational Technology office has a calendar for you to review here. 
  • Student Club Orientation – Register in the Office of Student Activities located in room C-371 on Friday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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