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Accessing your City Tech email (for students and alumni)

Note for Alumni: Alumni who graduated after 2010 have access to City Tech email for life. According to the City Tech Alumni FAQ, “You’ll be able to continue to send and receive e-mails after graduating. Just make sure to log in at least once a year or it will go dormant, in which case you will have to log in and follow a few steps to reactivate it.”

Please note: Your City Tech email address is different from your CUNY login. Please look up your City Tech email address if you’re not sure what it is. 

1. Go to the Microsoft Office 365 email login.

2. Log in using your full City Tech email address and password. If you have previously logged into your account, skip to step #3

2a. If you have never logged in to your City Tech email before, log in using your full email address and the following password:

  • First initial of your first name in Uppercase + first initial of your last name in lowercase + your birthday MMDDYYYY + last 4 numbers of your EMPL ID.

For example: If your name is John Doe and your date of birth is 01/06/1986 and the last four digits of your EMPL ID are 1234, your password is:

  • Jd010619861234 (no spaces or dashes).
Sign in page for City Tech student email.

2b. You will be asked to change your default password and set up Multi-factor Authentication on your mobile phone. If you need help with this process, CUNY has Help & Support links and FAQs.

3. If you have logged into your email before, log in using your full email address (look it up if you’re not sure what it is) and your password. 

If you’ve forgotten your password:

  • Click Can’t access your account on the login page.
  • Select Work or school account and follow the instructions on the screen

If you need help, please contact the Student Help Desk on the first floor of the Atrium Building.  They can also be reached at 718-260-4900 or

Once you have access to your City Tech email, you can sign up for the OpenLab.