Hi everyone,

I know that the college has been sending out reminders about this requirement, but I wanted to post here as well so you can easily refer back to this information on our Openlab site.

City Tech requires that all students and faculty communicate via their official City Tech emails. When you email me, please write from your City Tech email.

You should also be checking your City Tech email daily to stay up-to-date in our asynchronous course. All emails from me, course announcements, OpenLab notifications will be sent there, and all communications from the college will be sent there.

Below are instructions on how to access your City Tech email, and how to get help should you need it.

Access Your College Email 

Step 1. Visit https://cis.citytech.cuny.edu/Student/it_student_findemail.aspx to verify your username.

Step 2. After confirming your username, go to https://myapps.microsoft.com/. Your password is First initial of your first name (capitalized), First initial of your last name (lower case), your date of birth (D.O.B.) in the format MMDDYYYY and the last 4 digits of your EMPL ID.

Example: Joe Doe birthday 9/7/1968, EMPL last 4 digits 9367 has the password Jd090719689367

After inputting this default password, you can set a new password. 

Step 3. Click on the green Verify Now button and verify your phone and email information. Then, set up the security questions to allow you to reset your password in the future, in case you forget it.

Step 4. After successfully setting up your account, visit https://outlook.office365.com/ and log in to your email using your username and new password.

Recover Your City Tech Email Account

If you already set up your email account, but forgot your password, don’t worry.


If you encounter any difficulty, please contact the Student Help Desk:

StudentHelpDesk@citytech.cuny.edu / (718) 260-4900 / Library Building (L-114).