2023 Frequently Asked Questions

Hostos Community College - Frequently Asked Questions 
2023 Welcome Days – You Are Here! 

How do I get around Hostos? 

Use this link to find out which offices are located in each campus building. 

How do I access the campus buildings? 

Enrolled students use Cleared4 to enter the buildings each day. Cleared4 requires proof of vaccination to remain active. Additionally, students are required to use their campus ID to enter all of the campus buildings. 

How do I upload my COVID-19 vaccination information? 

All students must add proof of vaccination to their personal CUNYfirst account. 

Can I get tested for COVID on campus?  

Enrolled students can get free PCR testing on campus by walking into the COVID-19 testing site located in the lobby of the A building (475 Grand Concourse). 

Where do I go and what proof do I need to show to get my Hostos ID card? 

The ID Room is located in office B-C42A, basement B building, 500 Grand Concourse. The office hours for Winter and Spring will be 9:00AM to 4:45PM, Monday-Thursday. The office always closes from 2PM to 3PM. The schedule is always posted in front of the ID Room. When extended hours are confirmed, an announcement will be sent to Hostos email.  

New students need an official ID (City, State, Federal, local or foreign passport/documents, other school IDs or any document with picture and name). Also, students can provide their EMPL Id number to the ID Clerk if there is any conflict with their identification. 

What is financial aid and how do I know if I can apply? 

Financial Aid is any grant or scholarship, loan, or paid employment offered to help a student meet his/her college expenses. For more information about aid and grants that you may be eligible for click here. 

Where can I find out about scholarships? 

The Hostos online scholarship management system provides all currently enrolled Hostos students access to a myriad of need-and-merit based scholarships. The system is user friendly and matches you automatically with scholarships within your eligibility by using your GPA, course of study and the information you provide. 

How can I find my advisor? 

Students who have been assigned an advisor can find that information in their Student Success Network by logging into Succeed@Hostos 

Where can I go to find tutoring? 

There are several offices and programs that offer tutoring including the Hostos Academic Learning Center and the Writing Center. Login to your Blackboard account and click on the Tutoring on the top menu bar for more details. 

How do I access the library? 

The Library is located in the A building (475 Grand Concourse). There are in person and virtual services. Find out more information online. 

Where do I go to learn more about undergraduate research programs? 

There are various opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects both inside and outside of the classroom. Find out more information here.  

How can I learn more about clubs, organizations and other campus life activities? 

Enrolled students can join student clubs and organizations, take advantage of leadership opportunities, and participate in student and volunteer activities, on and off campus.  

What technologies do I need to use as a Hostos student and how do I claim my accounts? 

Use this link to find instructions about claiming your CUNYfirst, Blackboard, Hostos email, and Succeed@Hostsos accounts. There is also information about accessing the virtual Hostos library, finding technology around campus, and more.