Claim Your Account
CUNYfirst will ONLY recognize your Lehman email address. If you don't already have a Lehman email address, click here to set up your Lehman email account.
Click First Time User
Date of Birth. You must type forward slashes (e.g., 01/01/1997).
Social Security Number (last 4 digits)
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Select your Challenge Questions and Answers—you need five of them. Choose each question from the drop down, and then type in your answer.
Choose your password.
After you've entered your password and confirmed it, click OK.
Your CUNYfirst account is now activated. Please make note of your username and password and keep it in a safe place. You will need to update your password every 90 days. A reminder will be emailed to you at 85 days. You will not be able to re-use one of your four previous passwords. Your password cannot be changed for five days after you last changed your password.
After you have claimed your account, you will receive a confirmation screen with your user name and EMPLID (Employee ID). Your CUNYfirst user name typically will be your first name and last name, with a dot in-between the two names. Added to that would be the last two digits of your EMPLID. For example, John Smith would be john.smith12.
Your password is the password you entered when you claimed your account.
- #1: Go to https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
- #2: Enter Username / Password
- #3: Click Submit
You are now logged into CUNYfirst.
Forgot Your Password?
Visit CUNYfirst website, choose “Forgot your Password,” and follow the instructions.
Lehman Help Desk
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-960-1111.
Last modified: May 20, 2012