CAMS Activation Instructions

If you are unfamiliar with CAMS. Please read this article first.

In order to activate your CAMS account, please follow the instructions below.

  • Go to the College Account Management System (CAMS):
  • Fill in the fields as indicated.
  • Your PIN should be the last 6 digits of your CUNY First Employee ID.
  • Select your status.
  • Check the agreement box.
  • Click on “Sign up or Sign in.”
  • Once you’re in your account please click on “manage” to activate your account.  Effective January 2014, using the manage button will create and or update both your computer and e-mail accounts to the same password.
  • Follow the criteria given for setting your password.
  • If you are not able to create an account in the primary CAMS URL of, then use the alternate URL of
  • Once you’re done setting your password, you may have to wait up to 48 hours before you can log onto your email account. For most cases the waiting period is only a couple of hours though.

If you have followed the above instructions and are still unable to log onto your account please call us at (718) 997-4444 or visit the Help Desk in Dining Hall 151 so we can further assist you.

New Rosenthal Library Policy

Beginning October 1, 2012 entry to Rosenthal Library by members of the Queens College community will require a turnstile swipe with a QCard issued by the Office of Converging Technologies (OCT) or a currently validated  CUNY ID card with photo and magnetic stripe intact. For members of the Queens College community that do not have one of the QCards shown below, please go to One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall to exchange. Other individuals with an ongoing need for access to the Rosenthal Library are encouraged to apply for membership in the Friends of the Library. For more information, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.

For further information on QCard please click here.

How to Log-in to MyQC

MyQC is Queens College’s password-protected intranet portal intended for sharing internal information and communication. It is designed exclusively for faculty, staff, and students and is accessible 24/7.

In order to log-in to MyQC. Please click here.
Then Click on “Login to MyQC”
A small window will pop up asking for username and password.
Your username for MyQC is the same username as your CAMS, (your QC email username.)
Your password is also the same.
When you activate your CAMS account, it enables you to log-in to your QC email account, computers around the campus, as well as log-in to MyQC.

Please note:
Certain users need to add prefix to the username in order to log-in to MyQC. Faculty/Staff may have to type qc\ before their username. Students may have to type instr\ before their username. But if you have tried both ways and it still does not work. You may want to check your CAMS username and password and ensure that you are typing the correct credentials.


CUNY Phishing Advisory

The following advisory is being distributed to the CUNY community to raise the awareness of specific computer security risks and issues. Please distribute as appropriate throughout your organization.

Increasingly, CUNY students, faculty and staff receive emails appearing to be from legitimate sources which are actually fraudulent and clever methods to trick you into disclosing personal information for criminal intent. These techniques are commonly referred to as Phishing. Frequently these emails come from familiar sounding names of banks and financial institutions. To minimize the risk of you becoming a victim of identity theft follow these basic practices when using the Internet:

1. Avoid clicking on any web links from within an email. These embedded links may direct your Internet browser session to illegitimate web sites asking for personal information and could also download malicious code, such as viruses, onto your machine. Instead, start a new Internet browser session and enter the legitimate web site address into the address bar of the browser.

2. The content of many phishing emails can be very threatening (e.g., account closure, account verification, account updates, account is limited) and can be convincing to entice the user to follow through with the provided instructions. By far, most institutions will use non-Internet methods, such as the U.S. Postal Service, to send these types of notices and then will only send them to your official address of record. If in doubt about the legitimacy of these threatening emails, call the institution using the phone number on your last statement or on the back of your credit card.

3. Similarly financial institutions generally require some form of an initial setup to be completed prior to allowing electronic banking services. An online relationship is usually not established automatically or through exchange of emails. Become familiar with your financial institution’s online registration process. If in doubt, call the institution using the phone number on your last statement or on the back of your credit card.

4. Update your computer’s operating and Internet browser software on a regular basis. These updates routinely include security enhancements.

5. Maintain anti-virus programs to the current level of protection.

6. Select and maintain passwords that are difficult to guess and change them regularly.