Studying & Working Remotely

Update your contact information in CUNYfirst

Be sure CUNYfirst has correct and up-to-date information for you, so we can reach you in an emergency

  • http://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu, Human Capital Management > Self Service > Personal Information > Phone Numbers

  • Make sure you get paid on time - set up Direct Deposit. The Office of Human Resources shared an email encouraging all employees to sign up for Direct Deposit to make sure they get paid on time. To check your address is correct if you don't have Direct Deposit set up yet, go to: http://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu, Human Capital Management > Self Service > Personal Information > Home and Mailing Address.

Request to Borrow a Device

Check your campus telephone

Be sure to update your message so it informs callers about how to contact you and how to expect your response.

Get online

Keep Americans Connected pledge from the FCC:

WiFi & broadband

  • NYC hotspot locations

  • XFinity

  • LinkNYC

  • Charter announced that it would offer free high-speed Spectrum Internet service and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with students taking online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Students can call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households, the company said. Spectrum said regular pricing will take effect at the end of the 60-day period if a customer not cancel or change the service.

  • Altice USA said that it would offer Altice Advantage 30 mbps broadband service for free to college students without Internet service for 60 days. Eligible students can call 866-200-9522 to enroll.

Mobile data

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have announced additional services, such as the removal of data caps and waiver of late fees

Work securely

Study & Focusing Tips

  • Tips for students distance learning in a time of COVID-19: http://cuny.is/tips4students

  • Tips for studying at home with ADHD

  • Create and stick to a routine

  • Do one thing at a time - try not to multitask

  • Take breaks from work: just because you work or take classes at home now, this does not mean that home must revolve around work and school all the time. Try a modified Pomodoro technique while working or studying to help you.

Childcare and Support