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CUNYfirst Announcements


Starting October 27th, users will log in to CUNYfirst, CUNYsmart and Virtual Bookstore using the new CUNY Login page and their CUNY Login credentials:

CUNYfirst username followed by and CUNYfirst password.


For help: CUNY Login FAQs



To initiate an ePermit, kindly review the academic calendar for opening and closing ePermit dates. All ePermit requests are submitted through CUNYfirst. The last day to submit an ePermit for any term is the day prior to the start date of each term.  All ePermits submitted after this date will not be processed.

ePermit Process

Students must submit their ePermit request through CUNYfirst. The CUNY Portal is no longer being used for ePermits. The CUNYfirst ePermit process will allow students to request permission from their HOME College to attend other CUNY College(s). They can seamlessly enroll for courses throughout CUNY using established Transfer Rules.

Students need to complete a permit request for each course and its equivalent they wish to take at other CUNY Colleges.  Courses taken on permit must meet the student's outstanding degree requirements. Tuition is charged and paid at a student's HOME College. However, material fees pertaining to a specific course(s) are paid at the HOST College.

To view an instructional guide on how to submit an ePermit request in CUNYfirst, please cut and paste the following link into your web browser:


CUNYfirst Information now on MyInfo and Lehman Connect

CUNY has developed a new tool, CUNYfirst MyInfo for students, faculty and staff, to provide key “read-only” semester information. Lehman has also enhanced Lehman Connect to provide similar CUNYfirst information to Lehman students and faculty.  Both of these facilities are independent of CUNYfirst and are important resources if CUNYfirst is slow or unavailable.  

CUNYfirst MyInfo

CUNYfirst MyInfo is available from the CUNY Portal Login Page, from the CUNYfirst Login Page, from Blackboard, and directly at Use your CUNY Portal (or Blackboard) username and password to login to MyInfo. Students can view their personal schedules, grades, textbook requirements and biographical information; instructors have access to their teaching schedules and class rosters; administrators can view student information, and instructor schedules and rosters.  For further information refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

CUNYfirst Information on Lehman Connect

Students and faculty also have access to CUNYfirst information on Lehman Connect portal.  Students can view their class schedules and grades for the current and past semesters.  Instructors also have access to a new CUNYfirst lookup-only applicationthe “Faculty Class Schedule,” on Lehman Connect.  It includes teaching schedules and rosters.  You may reach Lehman Connect through the Login tab at the top of the Lehman College home page.

Please test your access to CUNYfirst MyInfo and Student Connect to become familiar with the available information.  Remember, however, that the information is read-only, meaning that changes cannot be made through MyInfo or Lehman Connect.   There is also a time delay in CUNYfirst MyInfo and Student Connect updates. The CUNYfirst system will have the most current information.

If you are unable to log in to these systems or need additional information, please contact the IT Help Desk at Carman Hall, the Library, or by email at


CUNY Alert Changes

All CUNY faculty and staff with current CUNYfirst accounts will be automatically enrolled in CUNY Alert. Everyone will still have the option to enroll for phone alerts (work, home, mobile, etc.) and text message (SMS) alerts.Research Foundation (and other auxiliary payroll unit) employees who do not have CUNYfirst accounts will sign up for CUNY Alert as guests.

Management of all CUNY Alert accounts will be done within the CUNYfirst system. Faculty, staff, and students will sign into the system and manage their preferences to receive emergency information.


CUNYfirst Procurement

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Tax Levy Requisitions and Receipts is now available on Lehman Connect. Staff and faculty should login with their Lehman username and password. Select Division of Administration and Finance under Portal Links on Home tab. You will find the reference document under the Procurement Documents tab. The document is in PDF format and may be viewed with Adobe Acrobat. You will need to save the document on your computer before you can open it. You may also go directly to Procurement area on the Portal by selecting the following link:


Update: Your Financial Aid on CUNYfirst

CUNYfirst now allows you to see more and do more with Financial Aid awards. You can:

View Self-Service pages for Financial Aid award packages

View `To Do List' which provide information on required documents to submit to the Financial Aid Office to complete the award process

Accept, decline and reduce awards such as Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, Federal Work Study.

Access Links to complete Federal Direct Loan counseling requirements (entrance and exit).

Find applications to submit requests for Direct Loans, Perkins Loan, Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) and summer Federal Work Study.

On-line applications for Direct Loan requests are currently not being accepted; please submit a paper Direct Loan application. Download and print application by clicking on the link below

For Financial Aid reference guides click here


What is CUNYfirst?

CUNYfirst stands for "Fully Integrated Resources and Services Tool." CUNYfirst supports our Student Administration, Finance and Human Resources systems.

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Supports our student Administration, Finance and Human Resources systems.

Industry Best Practices


Putting into place systems and procedures that comply with CUNY's common goal of providing the best customer service to students, faculty, staff, and community

Standarization without loss of identity


Implementing common processes that can be accepted across the University, while allowing campuses to continue their unique missions.



Making available modern systems and processes that allow each user more control and flexibility.

Accurat and timely information to better serve students, faculty and staff


Accessing information when we need it so we can perform our work on our timetable.

Replacement of aging computer systems


Retiring systems that are have reached their capacity and replacing them with modern educational and business systems.

Areas affected by CUNYfirst:

Several areas are already operational in CUNYfirst at Lehman, such as the Human Resources Self-Service segment, which allows faculty and staff to view and check personal information online and Campus Solutions which allows students to enroll in classes, making online payments, view academic and financial information on demand as well as allow faculty to enter grades online, and perform other transactions.

Learn more at the University's CUNYfirst site.

Last modified: Oct 17, 2017

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