Get the resources and tools you need to navigate your way through a successful semester. More than 90% of Fall 2020 classes will be conducted through distance learning. Check your schedule in CUNYfirst for specific details about your classes. See available resources below, and complete the items on the New Student Technology Checklist.
Please review the Netiquette Guide for help with communicating effectively in a virtual environment.
Digital Tools CUNY provides all students with access to a variety of technology resources for video chat, file storage and completing work. Find help below for logging in and using these tools. Remember that your username is firstname.lastname + the last 2 digits of your EMPL ID, and your password is the same as your CUNYfirst account.
In addition to CUNY-provided tools, Google Docs, Meet, Hangouts and Drive can be helpful for accomplishing tasks. Ask Google Support for answers to your questions about these resources.
My LaGuardia & Student Email
My LaGuardia Mobile App Find the free LaGuardia mobile app in the Apple Store or Google Play to access the College Catalog, eTools, news, events and much more. Technology Support Having problems logging in or using these digital tools? If the resources above are not helping you, you can request help or call 718-482-6121 or 718-482-6157. After-hours support is available 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at 646-664-2024.
Upload Documents in CUNYfirst
Virtual Backgrounds Download LaGuardia background images to use in your video calls for classes and meetings!
Additional Resources Find out about community and business resources for technology support, financial assistance, mental health options and more. CUNY Discounts CUNY offers discounts on a number of items, including computers, software, office supplies and phone plans. Find the details at offers.cuny.edu. Laptop Loans LaGuardia and CUNY have acquired laptops and tablets for current students to successfully participate in distance learning.
Academic Advising Your advisor and advising team support you throughout your time at LaGuardia to make sure you pick the right classes and stay on track to graduate.
Instruction Mode for your Classes The vast majority of classes will be conducted remotely for Fall 2020, and CUNYfirst has been updated to reflect the mode of delivery for each individual class section. Check your schedule in CUNYfirst for this information. LaGuardia Bookstore The LaGuardia Bookstore is partnered with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Inc. to provide you with textbooks, course materials, supplies and school spirit merchandise. Visit the Bookstore online. LaGuardia Library The LaGuardia Library gives you access to about 776,000 ebooks and 161 databases, and our librarians are ready to help you find resources and provide answers to your questions.
Tutoring Need a little extra help in a specific class or writing a paper? Our tutoring labs will be offering virtual tutoring sessions to help you with any subject. Check Campus Services to find out how to make an appointment.
Emergency Financial Aid Complete the Emergency Financial Aid request form, and we’ll determine if you’re eligible for the CARES Act Student Emergency Grant or a LaGuardia Foundation Scholarship. LaGuardia CARES LaGuardia CARES provides access to a food pantry as well as resources for daily living expenses, including food, health care, rent, utilities, child care, baby supplies, emergency transportation and more, as well as resources and referrals. See if you’re eligible.
Student Services Many programs will be conducted remotely for Fall 2020. Check the campus calendar and LaGuardia’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for announcements and details. Health and Wellness For mental health and support, visit the Wellness Center site for information on counseling, support groups, and more.
College Information Stay in the know about CUNY and LaGuardia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staying Healthy If you have flu-like symptoms:
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Here’s what you’ll need to ensure distance learning success: √ Be sure you have a computer/device with an internet connection. Computers are recommended for the best learning experience. Need a laptop? Request a loaner. √ Confirm access to your CUNYfirst account. √ Log into My LaGuardia and test out the available e-Tools, such as Blackboard, DegreeWorks, etc. √ Make sure you know how to access your LaGuardia email, and be sure to check it every day. √ Download the My LaGuardia app on your phone and tablet (available in the App Store and Google Play). See more resources and checklist items on the Orientation Resources web page.
Understanding these common terms and names will make your LaGuardia experience easier: