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Office 365 has made it’s way to Queens College, finally allowing us to get rid of the dated email system that was Lotus Notes. But Office 365 is more than just an ordinary email system. 

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Students have the option of installing Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access) onto their PC or Macs for FREE. This means no longer having to pay the discounted rate for the software through the CUNY eMall. And better yet? You can install Office up to 5 times!

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If that wasn’t great in itself, students also have Office online available to them, which are the cloud-based Office apps of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.


And for those of you who are inevitably going to ask about the cloud and how it works, it basically just means that Office 365 is going to allow you upload and synchronize files with Windows OneDrive (Microsoft’s cloud). Within OneDrive, you’ll be able to access files from different locations or devices that don’t have Office.

Office 365 Username and Password                                          

Another thing to keep in mind is that students all have different email addresses now. Instead of using the QC Username (JSmith100) for your email, students are now going to have to use their CUNYfirst Username (John.Smith25) for Office 365.

This does mean that the password policy in CUNYfirst will also be used for Office 365. in other words, when your password expires after 90 days in CUNYfirst, your password for Office 365 will also expire. Because your CUNYfirst and Office 365 accounts are linked, you will need to reset your password for CUNYfirst first, before being able to sign in to either account.

For more information on Office 365 for students , visit our QC website at: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Computing/Pages/Office365.aspx

Remember, Office 365 just launched this past Monday so we are constantly updating our site with more information, documentation, and tutorials!

Just months after Heartbleed made waves across the Internet, a new security flaw known as the Bash bug is threatening to compromise everything from major servers to connected cameras.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Has the new mobile app been set up yet?
qc-tech qc-tech Said:

Yes! Queens College actually has a mobile app at the moment.

Depending on your device, go to the Google Play Store or iTunes and look up Queens College Mobile.

The Queens College Mobile app gives you access to the QC Directory, Events Calendar, the Library, Maps, and more.

It is absolutely free and a newer version of it is in the works!


Students can view their class schedule in MyQC. the way to do so would be to:

1. Click on the Login to… drop down menu at the top right hand corner of the Queens College homepage: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx


2.   From the Login to…dropdown, select MyQC.image

3. On the following page, click on Go to MyQC and enter your QC Username and password.



4. You will be navigated to your MyQC page where you will be able to view your class schedule. image


Welcome back to another (or maybe your first!) semester at Queens College!

We want to try to make this transition into the new school year as easy for you as possible, so one way to do that is to make sure that you are all set up with your Computer Accounts that you will need here at the college.

1. CUNYfirst: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/

CUNYfirst is used by all members at Queens College.

Students use CUNYfirst as a way to register and view their class schedule, pay their bill, check grades, and much more!

Faculty need CUNYfirst to view and print their class roster, complete the verification of attendance roster and the grade roster.

To sign up for CUNYfirst:

  • Go to the link provided above and click on First Time User.
  • From there, you will be taken to the Account Activation page where you will need to enter your:First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth (including the slashes!!), the last four digits of your SSN, and the numbers and letters from the Captcha box below.
  • You will be redirected to another page where you will need to pick  and answer 5 security questions.
  • Finally, you will be asked to set up your password. Make sure that your password meets the criteria: 8-12 characters in length, at least one upper case letter, and at least one numeric or special character. Make sure you write and store your CUNYfirst Username and EmplID in a safe location!

2. QC Username and Email: cams.qc.cuny.edu

This account gives you access to the wi-fi on campus, the computers in all the labs, and your email.

To claim your QC Username account please go to the link above:

  • Select Get Started and Sign Up.
  • From there, you will be asked to input your full SSN, your PIN (which is the last 6 digits of your CUNYfirst EmplID OR the last 6 of your SSN, try both ways!), your zip code, your status (student, faculty, staff, or guest), and then check off the agreement and sign up.

The system will generate your QC Username, but you will need to set up your password. To do so:

  • Click on Manage and follow the same format as CUNYfirst when setting up your password. 8-12 characters in length, at least one uppercase letter, and at least one numeric or special character.

If you have any issues claiming any of your accounts and you are on campus, come to the I-Building, Room 120 between 9am - 5pm and we will be able to assist you!