Spring 2022: How to Access Campus​

Campus accessible to students, faculty and staff with a Qcard and prior approval only. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test are required. Read more about how to gain access to the campus.

Rosenthal Library is open for walk-in services; online resources are available 24/7. The shuttle bus is running on a reduced schedule. Food services are limited. Read more about what open on campus.

For coronavirus related information and announcements visit here.

The most up-to-date information on campus conditions and news about weather-related closings will be distributed through CUNY Alert, email, Twitter, and Facebook.


The safety of students, faculty, and staff at Queens College is of the highest priority. We monitor weather conditions. In the event of bad storms or other crises, we are ready to work with local and state agencies to coordinate emergency procedures.

To be notified about emergencies or weather-related closings via mobile phone, home phone, and/or email, please sign up for CUNY Alert.

To report suspicious activity or an emergency situation on college grounds, please call Public Safety at 718-997-5912 or activate one of the blue emergency phones throughout the campus.

To share information during an emergency, designated campus officials may use one or more of the following methods of communication:

  • QC Homepage
  • Email – Don’t have an account? Click here
  • CUNY Alert – Sign up now to receive alerts
  • Digital signage
  • Radio stations – WCBS 880AM, WINS 1010AM
  • TV stations – NY1, WNBC-TV Channel 4


Fire Safety

Open flames are not permitted in campus buildings. This includes candles, incense, burners, sterno pots for cooking, bonfires, etc.

If you are receving food from an outside catering service, please be sure that there are no open flames. Hot plates are recommended.

Preparing for a Tornado

What to do if a tornado strikes
Go to your basement or the lowest point of your residence. If an underground shelter is not available, move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture.

Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.

Stay away from windows.

Get out of automobiles.

Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; leave it immediately for safe shelter.

If you cannot find shelter, take cover in a ditch or other recessed area and cover your head with your hands. Do NOT take cover under an overpass or bridge.

Be aware of flying debris.

Mobile homes offer little protection from tornadoes. Leave a mobile home and go to the lowest floor of a nearby building or storm shelter.

Avoid places with wide-span roofs, such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways, or shopping malls.

Preparing for a Tornado
Designate an area in your home to take shelter in the event of a tornado as part of your Household Disaster Plan.

Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit.

Stay tuned to your local radio and television stations for the latest storm information.

Know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.

Learn Tornado Danger Signs
An approaching cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible.

Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still.

Tornadoes generally occu near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado.

After the Storm
Watch our for fallen power lines and stay away from damaged areas.

Listen to the radio for information and instructions.

Help injured or trapped persons; give first aid when appropriate.

Don’t try to move the seriously injured unless they are in immediate danger of further injury.

If you smell gas, do not turn on any appliances or switches. This includes using phones, flashlights, or a cell phone.

Clean up spilled medicines, bleashes, gasoline, or other flammable liquids immediately. Leave the building if you smell gas or chemical fumes.

Take pictures of the damage — both to your home and its contents –for insurance purposes.

Security Reminders

Do not leave pocketbooks, laptops, wallets, and other valuables unattended!

Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Show a confident attitude.

Keep your doors locked. Do not prop open office doors, keyed bathroom doors, or exit doors (using any type of wedge) as this invites trespassers.

All suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Campus Public Safety office at 718 997 5911/75912.

Make sure that all exterior doors and emergency exit doors are closed and unobstructed by debris.

Do not lend your keys or QC ID card to anyone. All desk drawers should be locked and secured when not in use.

If you sense that you may be in danger, follow your instinct and try to get out of the situation quickly.

Building Closures

All buildings throughout the campus are generally closed one half hour after the last class session ends.

For your safety, the Kissena Hall 2 entrance doors will be locked at 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. You must use the entrance at Kissena 1 to access the building. Be prepared to show your QC identification card upon entering the building.


Public Safety 718-997-5911

Public Safety 718-997-5912

The Summit 718-570-0310

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