GC Portal


GC Portal

Learn about the following services offered through the GC Portal, or use the quick links on the right for immediate access.

Self Service Banner

 Graduate Center students, faculty, and full-time staff can access Banner. The service allows students to register, pay bills, and view/accept financial aid. Banner helps faculty manage their classes and view their schedules. Full-time staff complete their online timesheets and view their leave balances through Banner. If you have questions concerning Banner, visit the Banner ID Assistance page.

To make an online payment for non-instructional fees, click here.

GC Email

 Microsoft Exchange's Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows users to access email services, calendar items, tasks, and contacts. Users can also set message rules and change their network account password. The recommended internet browser for OWA is Internet Explorer. GC Email is available to faculty and staff. Matriculated students pre-2015 will have access to their @gc.cuny.edu email until June 1, 2015.

Office 365 Student Email

 As part of a CUNY initiative, the Graduate Center has launched a new Office 365 email system for Graduate Center students. The Office 365 student email system is only available to enrolled students and active graduates. Check out our FAQ for more information.

CUNY Blackboard

 Blackboard is a web-based courseware management system for use by instructors and students. Instructors create virtual classrooms by posting course materials which may include documents, presentations, and audio and video files. Students can then access these learning materials, participate in interactive online instruction, and create their own research projects.

Help Desk Self Service

 The Help Desk provides the Graduate Center community with solutions to many technical issues. Self Service allows users to submit a new Work Order request to IT for a problem and view the status of submitted Work Orders.

Course Schedule

 Graduate Center students can access a dynamic course schedule by term. Classes are searchable through several filter options, including subject, campus, instructor, credits, day of the week, and time. Course listings will display registration availability and restrictions for the course.

GC Conference Manager

 Conference calls can be easily scheduled and launched via Sonexis ConferenceManager. The tool allows the host to schedule conference calls via Microsoft Outlook or the web interface, identify participants by name, and divide participants into sub-conferences, while participants can see who is speaking through the web interface. Ad-hoc conference calls can also be initiated via any touch-tone telephone. View the user guide and additional tips. To request a user account, please contact the Help Desk.

Self-Service Password Reset

 Self-Service Password Reset is a tool that allows all students, faculty, and staff to change or reset a forgotten GC network account password via the web, as well as unlock their GC network accounts without having to contact the Help Desk. Registration is required for first time users. Please note that this mechanism does not work for Office 365 student email passwords.

Remote Computing

 Remote Computing allows the Graduate Center community access to many academic software titles as well as personal and shared drives.

Website Services

 Website Services is a platform that allows easy creation of websites for a variety of purposes including conference and group sites, CVs and personal sites, and general interest blogs. The Graduate Center provides instant access to a variety of themes, plugins, and templates to begin building a website. Access for GC staff, faculty, and students is available using the user's username and password.

Document Management (WFS)

 Web File Services (WFS) is a web-based file storage system that allows users to securely store and share documents and media files. WFS enables collaborative document management. This service can be accessed with the user's GC network username and password.

Video Streaming

 The GC's Video Streaming service allows users to post videos and stream live content to a dedicated viewing channel. The service supports concurrent recordings, on-demand streams, and simultaneous live streams allowing users to quickly share and view media. For more information please contact the Help Desk.


 Argos is the enterprise reporting and business intelligence solution for the Graduate Center. Access information in a better way and make more timely decisions. To utilize this service, please email the Help Desk to request a user account.

CUNY Portal

 The CUNY Portal provides a fast and easy way to access CUNY information, including links to CUNY college websites, information about events, and campus directories.

Online Surveys

 The web-based survey service Opinio allows Graduate Center faculty and staff to easily design, publish, and manage online surveys. To utilize this service, interested parties must email the Help Desk to request a user account. Students wishing to conduct online surveys through Opinio must contact and gain approval from their departments.

Open Journal Systems

 Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source "journal management and publishing system." OJS supports various phases of publishing an online journal, including submission and peer review, publication, indexing, and archiving. Users can customize their journals. To get started with OJS, contact the Help Desk.