GC Portal

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


CUNYfirst CUNYfirst is an online system used by all CUNY campuses to manage administrative processes in Student Administration, Human Resources and Finance. This shared system streamlines a wide variety of tasks for students, faculty and staff, from registering for classes to paying bills to managing grades and class rosters.

Learn more about CUNYfirst at the GC.

GC HR Time and Leave

GC HR Time and Leave Full-time staff complete their online timesheets and view their leave balances through HR Time and Leave. If you have any questions concerning HR Time and Leave, visit the Time and Leave ID assistance page.

Timesheets must be completed online from a CUNY campus computer. This service is not accessible outside of the CUNY network. 

Faculty/Staff GC Email

Faculty/Staff 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.

Student Office 365 Email

Student Office 365 Email The Office 365 student email system is only available to enrolled students and graduates. Check out our FAQ for more information.

Office 365 has its own Self-Service Password Reset tool. In order to use it, you must first register. Please see the Self-Service Password Reset Registration Instructions.

Once you have registered, you will be able to use the Self-Service Password Reset tool. Please see the Self-Service Password Reset Instructions.

Student Web Printing

Student Web Printing The web printing service enables students to send a document to be printed from any device and location. The document can then be retrieved and printed on-site from any of our print release stations located in the GC Library. After a one-time registration process, students can use web printing via email from their Office 365 email address to webprint@gc.cuny.edu or via upload to https://webprint.gc.cuny.edu.

See the Student Web Printing FAQ for more information.

CUNY Blackboard

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.

IT Services Self-Service

IT Services Self-Service IT Services 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.

Self-Service Password Reset

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 IT Services. Registration is required for first time users. Please note that this mechanism does not work for Office 365 student email passwords.

Website Services

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.

Microsoft Office 365 for Education (For Faculty and Staff)

Microsoft Office 365 for Education (for Faculty & Staff)  The Microsoft Office 365 for Education suite, offered by CUNY, is available to all active faculty and staff. It includes OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Yammer, and Skype for Business, as well as widely used Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the downloadable Office ProPlus suite. It also includes 1 TB of storage per user.

For more information on usage, see: www.cuny.edu/office365ed. Other resources are available at: Video Tutorials, CUNY FAQs, and Acceptable Use of Microsoft Office 365 for Education Policy (PDF).

GC Collaborate

GC Collaborate IT is proud to announce a new solution for group collaboration that is designed specifically for organizational units and departmental needs. The benefits are as follows:

  1. Your documents accessible wherever, whenever—documents stored in your dept/group GC Collaborate space are available to you at the GC and outside the GC.
  2. Makes it easier to communicate & collaborate—GC Collaborate streamlines and simplifies these processes with the ability to create sub-sites geared towards your particular project with only those folks who need to be involved.
  3. Seamless knowledge transfer—GC Collaborate allows you to easily search for documents you need, instantly share documents with fellow co-workers and provide you with real-time notifications when documents you follow have been updated.

To truly understand the value and functionality of your department GC Collaborate portal (Powered by SharePoint), IT has launched a platform for your department to start utilizing and developing solutions to your document & file management needs, project collaboration and workflow automation capabilities. Please refer to the IT FAQ under GC Collaborate (SharePoint) for guidance and tips. 

Video Streaming

Video Streaming The GC's Video Streaming service allows users to stream live content to a dedicated viewing channel. The service supports concurrent recordings, on-demand streams, and simultaneous live streams. To request Video Streaming, complete the form and for more information, contact IT Services.

CUNY Portal

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.

Collaboration Tools

 Lifesize Cloud™: A web-based videoconference tool that allows users to communicate - from one-on-one audio and video calls to full-scale company meetings among multiple locations. Accounts are limited and need to be requested in advance from IT Services. Video tutorials are available online.

 Collaborate Ultra™: A web-based conference tool used to foster collaboration outside of the classroom. It provides two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording. This is available for academic use only and is available from Blackboard. Reference guides and video tutorials are available online.

 Sonexis™: An in-house audio conference bridge system that is used either on-schedule or on ad-hoc basis. This tool allows up to 48 participants to be bridged together. It also provides web based teleconferencing and collaboration services as well. A reference guide is available online.

Check out our FAQ for more information.