It is my pleasure to welcome
you to Queens College as a new member of one of the nation’s most extraordinary
learning communities. We are excited to have you here and to help you nurture
your academic strengths, support your personal development, and inspire your
As you begin your studies here,
a couple of things will be immediately apparent: One is that QC is a vibrant
and supportive community that offers you an almost endless assortment of
avenues to pursue your career and personal interests. Another is that your
fellow students are a remarkably diverse group, hailing from over 150 countries
and speaking many different languages.
Your studies will teach you
more about your chosen field, what you are capable of, and what you want to do
after graduation. Whatever your major, you will find capable and caring faculty
members to guide your studies, and advisors to assist you with any questions
you may have about the college or life on campus. We will do everything we can
to assist you.
Learning at QC extends far
beyond the classroom with opportunities to participate in service learning,
study abroad, and internships – and your fellow students will also have much to
teach you. In learning about them, their backgrounds, and their perspectives, you
may also learn much more about yourself in ways that do not appear in any
curriculum. So be sure to take the time to get involved and make connections
with your fellow students, both in class and in more casual settings. There are
over 100 clubs, student government, athletics and intramural sports, campus
events, and much more. Whether you live on or off campus, there are many
wonderful opportunities to pursue your interests and meet people who share
I look forward to seeing you on campus, and I encourage you to seek out the many resources available to you and to let us know if we can be of assistance. We are here to help you find success at Queens College and to achieve your goals.
P. Alvarez, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Retention
Once accepted, students will receive an email from the Undergraduate Admissions Office regarding the submission of immunization documentation, signing up for orientation, and setting up Queens College email and CUNYfirst accounts.
NOTE: Incoming students should regularly check their email for information about registration and signing up for a Freshman or Transfer Orientation. Advisement and registration for SEEK, ACE, Worker Education, and Macaulay Honors for the fall 2016 semester will occur within those specific departments. Please contact the departments directly. Second degree students will need to contact their major departments.