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  • Changes to the GC Remote Computing Environment

    Attention GC students and faculty,
    With the establishment now (by CUNY central office CIS) of the University-wide CUNY Virtual Desktop platform for accessing a variety of software applications remotely, a resource being funded by the campuses collectively via a central-office charge-back process, the GC Student Tech Fee Committee has voted to discontinue funding additionally the GC’s Remote Computing platform, which has provided a similar opportunity (albeit on a much less grand scale).
    Access to application software via the GC Remote Computing environment will therefore be discontinued when the associated contractual agreements end on June 30, 2017.  Again, we draw your attention to the software resources accessible via the CUNY Virtual Desktop:
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  • New CUNY Login: To Access Blackboard

    Dear Students Colleagues please review the following announcement from the CUNY Central Office Blackboard administrator:

    We wrote to you at the end of the Spring semester regarding the transitioning of Blackboard login credentials to new CUNY Login credentials. You will access Blackboard from the same login points you currently use.

    If you have an EMPL ID in CUNYfirst, the new credentials will be your CUNYfirst username followed by and your CUNYfirst password. For example, if you log into CUNYfirst as george.washington76, you will log into Blackboard as

    If you do not have an EMPL ID, continue using your CUNY Portal credentials followed by and your CUNY Portal password. When an EMPL ID becomes available, send an email to and provide your CUNY Portal user name, Banner ID and your EMPL ID. You will be notified when to use your CUNYfirst username followed by and your CUNYfirst password to access Blackboard.

    In preparation for the transition, Blackboard will be taken offline at 2 am on Monday, July 3rd. We anticipate that Blackboard will be restored by the end of that business day. The CUNY Login credentials will take effect immediately upon Blackboard coming back online.

    As noted previously, DegreeWorks and FACTS are switching over to these new login credentials in July. Other key applications will transition to the CUNY Login credentials in upcoming semesters.

    Please feel free to contact Achia Samuels at with questions, concerns, or your thoughts on the Blackboard transition to CUNY Login services.
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  • IT: Ransomware Guidance

    Attention GC community, As you may be aware from prevalent media coverage, a significant ransomware attack began on Friday, May 12, 2017 that affected enterprises in many countries. The... Read more

  • Student Lounge Printers

    We are excited to announce a significant improvement in print services coming soon for students at the Graduate Center. This GC Student Tech Fee-funded initiative will enable us to replace the entire... Read more

  • Online Journal Systems

    The Online Journal Systems resource will discontinue on June 5, 2017. Read more

  • Important IT Update for Spring Semester 2017

    Dear GC Community: Please take note of these important announcements from Information Technology (IT). The next few months in particular will see many significant changes. The central... Read more

  • Windows 10/Office 2016 for Staff and Faculty

    Attention: GC Staff and Faculty IT will upgrade all staff and faculty computers during the Spring semester to the latest Windows Operating System, Windows 10 and The Microsoft Office 2016 Suite... Read more

  • Email Upgrade

    IT is currently migrating mailboxes to upgraded email servers. This move to Exchange 2013 will be seamless for our PC users however as part of this process our Macintosh users will be upgraded to a... Read more

  • Public Student Computers Upgrade to Windows 10/Office 2016 during the Winter Break

    Attention: Graduate Center Community IT will upgrade all public student computers during the winter break (1/3/17 – 1/17/17) to Windows 10 and Office 2016 (PCs/Macs). The upgrade will... Read more

  • Graduate Center Transition to CUNYfirst Campus Solutions

    In Spring 2017, the Graduate Center will implement CUNYfirst “Campus Solutions,” a University-wide web-based system of record that will execute a wide range of services for students,... Read more