Coronavirus Status of Programs and Services

General Programs and Services

Athletics

The return of intramural sports is a key dynamic in providing a fun and safe environment for the students at Queens College. Intramural sports, such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and aquatics, serve as a major social component of the students’ lives. Though this return can be challenging, utilizing NYS DOH guidelines will allow the Athletics and Recreation Department to provide a fun and safe environment as we return to normalcy. All students participating in intramural sports must be vaccinated. Intramural sports will be listed weekly with sign up; walk-ins will be allowed on the day of the activity, but only until maximum capacity is reached. All individuals will be encouraged to sign up for these events in advance to reserve their spot. For more information, visit our Athletics webpage or email: athleticsinfo@qc.cuny.edu​.​

Commencement 2022
Queens College’s 98th Commencement will be celebrated on Thursday, June 2 at 9 am on the Quad. The Baccalaureate Convocation will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm in Colden Auditorium. Many departmental events will be held beginning the week of Monday, May 23.  
 
Students in compliance with the CUNY COVID-19 vaccination mandate are permitted to bring two guests to attend their Queens College Commencement as well as ceremonial events. We will be distributing access bracelets to each graduate and their two guests; faculty and staff may also receive bracelets to ease access to campus during the Commencement season. All graduates, guests, faculty, and staff attending these events must pick up their bracelets in person on campus.
 
Dining and Food Services

Main Dining Hall, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-8:00pm;  Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm;  Weekends, 8:00am-3:00pm

Student Union (Main Floor), Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm;  Closed Weekends

Kiely Kiosk (Second Floor), Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm;  Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm;  Closed Weekends

Library Kiosk (Main Floor), Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm;  Closed Friday & Weekends

Science Building Kiosk (Second Floor), Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm;  Closed Friday & Weekends

Events

The Office of Student Affairs will have a full calendar of events, programs, and meetings of registered student organizations throughout the semester. Peer services will also be available. Please refer to the college’s calendarFacebook, student-focused Twitter and Instagram for news on campus events.  ​

Information Technology Services

​For IT support, you may live chat with the helpdesk by clicking here, email questions to support@qc.cuny.edu, or call the Distance Learning Student Hotline at (718) 997-3000.

Download or get help with Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackboard, CUNY Webex, Distance Learning, and VPN connections.

Kupferberg Center for the Arts

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the largest multi-disciplinary arts complex in Queens, will be open Spring 2022 to fulfill its mission to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable cultural attractions to the Queens College community and borough’s 2.3 million residents. All personnel, performers when not performing, and audience members must wear acceptable face coverings when indoors in shared spaces. Audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR result dated within 72 hours of the performance. All pre-show communications, including but not limited to website FAQs, social media pages, and emails, will provide clear and concise directions and a description of the services (which will be limited.) For more information, visit Kupferberg’s website.

Laptop Loan
Library Services

The Benjamin Rosenthal Library will be open for the Spring 2022 semester beginning January 26, 2022.

Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8 am-10 pm; Friday, 8 am-5 pm
Weekends (Saturday-Sunday), 11 am-5 pm

The daily hours to the library can be found by visiting the library’s webpage: https://library.qc.cuny.edu/

You must have your QCard ID to enter the library.  Those cleared to access campus must tap in at the library turnstiles using their QCard. If you do not have a QCard, visit: QCard.

Reservations are still required for access to the Makerspace: https://qc-cuny.libcal.com/

Students from other CUNY colleges who wish to visit the Queens College library may make a reservation here: https://qc-cuny.libcal.com/. Do not submit a request for visitor access. ​

For more information, visit our library’s webpage or watch this video: https://youtu.be/2vFM5uJHfPw

Parking

Student Parking Information

Beginning Tuesday, January 25, at 9 am, a limited number of 5- and 10-day passes will be on sale at the Public Safety Office at the Main Gate. Students may buy only one pass at a time; five-day passes cost $25 and 10-day passes cost $50. When these passes are sold out, no more will be available until February. All permit sales are final; there are NO REFUNDS on day passes. Read more.​​

Student parking for the Spring 2022 semester is available for evening students only. Evening students are defined as having classes that being at 3pm or later. Passes are currently available to be purchased by first filling out the following https://apps.qc.cuny.edu/ParkingAdministration/Logon.aspx Day passes are SOLD OUT at this time.

Please note: Parking decals will not be granted by lottery this semester but will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

After applying online, you will receive an email instructing you to come to campus to pay for and pick up your parking decal. Payment will be accepted Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm in Jefferson Hall, Room 201. You may pay by check, money order, or credit card only; cash will not be accepted. You must show a valid driver’s license and a valid vehicle registration that is in your name, a family member’s name (with the same last name), or in the name of someone who lives at the same home address as you do. Please be reminded that when on campus, you must wear a mask in shared indoor spaces.

​You must have a valid permit to park on campus or you will risk being ticketed, booted, or towed at your expense.

Faculty and Staff Parking Information  

Please see the parking information for information on purchasing a faculty/staff permit. Reminder there are no prorated permits for full time faculty and staff, the half year doesn’t begin until April. Part-time decals are available at this time. QC Campus Parking Information

For more information on parking, visit: Public Safety

Public Safety

​For Public Safety concerns, please call (718) 997-5911/5912.

QC Venue Rentals

The Queens College Department of Venue rentals has continued to successfully operate during the pandemic. External rentals have been limited to film and television shoots only, all done in strict compliance with all CUNY and QC pandemic guidelines. For more information, email: VenueRentals@qc.cuny.edu

QCards

If you do not yet have a QCard, please follow these steps to get one:

Students

Faculty/Staff

Shuttle Bus

The QC Shuttle Bus will run at 50% capacity from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. You may check the status of the shuttlebus and view the shuttle route online.

Students may ride the shuttle by displaying a current QC ID. Faculty and staff may purchase rides beforehand

Social Distancing and PPE Use

 As of Monday, March 7, CUNY has lifted the temporary mask mandate across all campuses.
Queens College supports a “mask-positive” environment so that those who continue to wear masks, by choice or requirement, are welcome to do so indoors and when unable to remain socially distant outdoors.
There are many spaces around campus that are small and where it is very difficult to remain distanced from others, such as the Main Gate Public Safety Office. In those tighter quarters, we request that you consider wearing a mask.
CUNY encourages the small number of students, faculty and staff that are still not vaccinated, and those who have been or will be granted a medical exemption or religious exception, to wear a mask.

Read CUNY’s update on the Temporary New Mask Mandate​.

Tech Incubator at Queens College

This community of visionaries and technologists is driven to service businesses, organizations, and local communities and create economic value for society through innovations and technology. The TIQC facility at the CEP 2 building offers membership to organizations with multiple levels of benefits to support startups, local businesses, and organizations, local communities, students, and faculty at the college. The TIQC will operate with 50% occupancy at the start of the Spring 2022 semester. For more information, ​visit: https://techincubatorqc.com/resources-for-communities. ​

Testing
Students who have received an exemption from CUNY must be tested at a CUNY site no more than 7 days before accessing campus and must show proof of their negative results for the entirety of the semester. Only CUNY site testing will be accepted. Those who require testing will receive an email (to the address linked to their CUNYfirst account) from Cleared4/safeCircle to book an appointment to be tested.​
Faculty and staff who have yet to submit proof of vaccination, for whom approval of their proof of vaccination is pending, or who have received an exemption must be tested at a CUNY site no more than 7 days before accessing campus and must show proof of their negative results. Only CUNY onsite testing will be accepted.
Read more about testing and vaccination requirements and how to show proof to gain access to campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Random Testing: To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, CUNY has increased its random testing pool size to 20% of the vaccinated and unvaccinated on-campus population.
When randomly selected to participate in a given week’s COVID-19 surveillance testing program as part of the University’s multi-pronged strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 you must follow these easy steps:
  • Click on your Cleared4 personal link (Do not share your link
  • Approve “User Consent” if it is displayed.
  • Update / confirm your profile information. If all fields are not complete, you will not be able to get your results.
  • Visit a CUNY test center as a walk-in (appointment scheduler is not available), and
  • Submit your COVID-19 sample by the required date.
Your test result will be posted within 48 hours to your Cleared4 personal link.
  • If negative, you will retain your Access Pass.
  •  If positive, your Access Pass will be removed, and you will be contacted by a Coronavirus Taskforce Liaison for guidance.
Your compliance with the process will be monitored​
Ventilation
The following actions have been taken or are under way:
  • Outdoor air ventilation has been increased by bringing in the maximum possible outside air while maintaining a stable building environment.
  • During the winter season, a safe temperature for occupants and equipment is maintained, while fresh air is continuously being added and recirculated.
  • During the summer months, a cooled environment and minimum humidity is maintained, while ensuring that adequate fresh air is circulating.
  • HVAC equipment filters have been upgraded to those with higher ratings to improve air filtration.
  • Frequent inspections and maintenance are being performed on the ventilation systems to ensure they are operating properly.
  • Automatic HVAC controls have been adjusted to increase fan run-time and enhance air turnover.
  • Regular inspections are continuing to ensure the proper function of all operable windows.
  • Regular inspections are conducted to ensure that restroom and elevator exhaust fans are operational.
  • Local air cleaning solutions have been or will be deployed where appropriate, using various applications of ultraviolet (UV) technologies and some efficiency particulate air (HEPA) solutions.

For more information on how we’ve updated facilities to keep you safe, watch this video: https://youtu.be/6XHjUj85njQ

Visiting QC During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency

All individuals wishing to access campus must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have

tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 7 days, in addition to following safety guidelines on distancing and masks

Learn more on our Campus Access​ page.

Student/Families Programs and Services

Academic Advising
You can connect with advisors by phone, email, and virtually through FaceTime, Google HangOut, Skype, and Zoom. To make a virtual appointment or if you have questions, please call the Academic Advising Center and leave a message at (718) 997-5599, email advising@qc.cuny.edu, or download QC Navigate from the Apple Store or Google Play.
For more information on Academic Advising, watch this video: https://youtu.be/2vFM5uJHfPw
Academics
For more information regarding a specific course you are taking, please consult with your professor. If you have not heard from your professor or for general questions regarding your enrollment, credits, labs or performance courses, please review the Provost’s Office website or email keeplearning@qc.cuny.edu.
For more information on the modes of instruction for your courses, watch this video: https://youtu.be/q558p2SS_w0
Child Development Center

The program will operate Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Registration will take place in person, by appointment only, with no more than one family at a time being granted access to the CDC office. No more than 15 children will be registered to attend the program at any one time. Different children will be permitted to attend on different days to accommodate student-parents following a hybrid-flex schedule, as well as staff/faculty following a similar schedule. For more information, email: qc.childdevelopmentcenter@qc.cuny.edu​.

Counseling, Health, & Wellness

Telecounseling will continue for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students accessing the office remotely will call 718-997-5420 or email counselingservices@qc.cuny.edu and leave their name, phone number, and CUNY ID Number. During standard work hours, the on-call counselor will return the call or reply by email to arrange a time to speak to the student. Counselors will refer appropriate clients to interns and CARES counselors. Clients will subsequently be able to contact their assigned counselors by email. If a client calls or emails the office after business hours, they will be responded to on the next business day. Visit our Counseling page​ for more information.

For more information on the health services we provide, watch this video: https://youtu.be/uCrKrIvRJzw

Food Pantry

The onsite pantry will be open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm – 4 pm by appointment only. Setmore will continue to serve as the mobile application to coordinate student appointments. Pantry staff and volunteers preparing and distributing grocery bags will follow all NYS and NYC safe food handling guidelines. For more information, visit Theknight Knights Table Food Pantry​​

In-Person Appointments on Campus

​Many offices on campus will have an in-person presence beginning August 16. For the safety of our students, faculty and staff, students are encouraged to use email and the phone to communicate with departments. If an in-person visit is necessary, please contact the department for an appointment.

Interfaith Programs & Campus Ministries

Interfaith/campus ministry programs and worship offered in-person, both indoors and outdoors, will follow prevailing University guidelines for attendance, physical distancing, and public health guidelines.

Newman Center will adhere to CUNY and Queens College protocols and guidance with regards to campus access and use of the Student Union, Room 208. The center will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm. Exactly one priest will be present during these hours, ensuring compliance with all aspects of this safe reopening plan. Students may not access the center outside of these hours, or in the irregular event that a priest cannot be present. The priest will normally be Father Jeremy Canna on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will normally be Father Ed Doran on Thursdays. Everyone inside the Newman Center, at all times, will be required to sanitize hands upon entry and participate in the college’s health and safety protocols, wear a mask throughout their visit, and socially distance from others.

Hillel will adhere to CUNY and Queens College protocols and guidance with regards to campus access and use of the Student Union, Room 206. Only scheduled staff members are allowed in the staff office; it is closed to students and guests. Staff schedules will be staggered to limit the number of individuals in each SU 206 room at any one time, consistent with safety standards. The computer area in the Ellen Koppelman Lounge is closed until further notice. The Goldberg Family Studio is closed until further notice. Items in the Beit Midrash may not be removed from the Beit Midrash or borrowed, including books and all ritual items.

Muslim Student Association will adhere to CUNY and Queens College protocols and guidance with regards to campus access and space offered on campus, preferably in the Student Union, for prayer. If another space is provided for prayers, it will be empty and furnished with a clean, fabric material floor that suffices for prayer. Room setups will always allow for distance between individuals. Every effort will be made to respect the sensibilities of the Muslim community about not mixing the male and female groups​

Learning Resources, Tips, Tools to Connect, and more

​Visit the CUNY Continuity for Students page.

For more information on support services, watch this video: https://youtu.be/2vFM5uJHfPw

Student Life

Students must make appointments to meet with staff. Forms and all business communication must be completed electronically. Activities will be hybrid when and where possible. Space and learning outcomes will be taken into consideration when determining gathering, in compliance with social distancing and cleaning guidelines. Social media will continue to serve as the main source for publicizing events and soliciting feedback. In-person activities will be designed to limit the number of personnel needed and involved to help prevent the spread of COVID. The office will coordinate off-campus activities (e.g., theater, athletic games, movies) to provide variety and increased participation. Only venues and events adhering to NYC health and safety protocols will be considered for supplemental programming. All functions and events (whether on-campus or off-campus) will require pre-registration, which must be closed with enough time before the function or event to ensure that all procedures and policies can be effectively communicated to each participant. Staff have the discretion to implement new practices to ensure all guidelines are met. Examples may include ticketing for events, requiring proof of registration, extending program hours, and providing participants with a well-defined message about the nature of risks associated with participation.​

Study Spaces

Study spaces and Zoom zones are available in Rosenthal Library .

Those cleared to access campus must tap in at the library turnstiles using their QCard. If you do not have a QCard, visit: QCard.

 There are also various study spaces/Zoom zones around campus. Learn more:
https://conta.cc/3ozf7n8

Summer Camp

The Queens College Summer Camp reopens for in-person instruction on June 28, in accordance with NYS guidelines. Offerings range from an academic and sports hybrid, general and single specialty sports, performing arts, and counselor training. Email qc.summercamp@qc.cuny.edu for more information. 

Support for Students with Disabilities
All campus visits must be by appointment. Students can call the office at 718-997-5870 to request an intake appointment or an appointment with their counselor. Appointments will be confirmed based on staff availability. Students can also email: qc.spsv@qc.cuny.edu ​to request an appointment.​
Vaccinations

In accordance with New York State and CUNY mandates, students attending in-person or hybrid classes must be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst unless they have been issued an exemption by CUNY (CUNY Vaccine Exemption Form). Medical exceptions and religious exemptions must be submitted 30 days before the start of classes. All religious exemption decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Email studentreligiousexemption@cuny.edu if you have questions.

Booster Mandate and Deadlines

If you are eligible for the booster on January 28: You must upload proof of receiving the additional shot to CUNYfirst no later than March 1. This deadline applies even if your college’s spring semester begins in March.

If you become eligible after January 28, but before the end of the semester: You will have 30 days after you become eligible to get the booster and upload proof to CUNYfirst.

You will become eligible for the booster:

  • five months after the second shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
  • two months after the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Guidance on how to upload your booster information can be found here.

The Student Vaccination Mandate applies to students participating in in-person fieldwork and clinical experiences that are required as part of coursework.

If your vaccine is approved by the World Health  Organization (WHO) and you are considered fully vaccinated as specified in the WHO approval, you are fully vaccinated under CUNY policy. You can share proof of vaccination through the CUNYfirst portal. If you’ve received a vaccine that isn’t approved by the FDA or WHO, you should email healthquestions@qc.cuny.edu to determine the appropriate course of action.

Students taking courses that are fully remote are not currently required to be vaccinated; however, all students taking remote classes who wish to visit the campus for any reason must be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documents approved in CUNYfirst prior to their visit.

Students living in the residence hall or participating in an athletic contest within CUNYAC, ECC, or NJCAA Region XV conferences must be fully vaccinated in order to move in or participate, regardless of the instructional mode of their classes.

Vaccine Mandate for Faculty and Non-Teaching Instructional Staff

All full- and part-time faculty, non-teaching instructional staff (which includes NTAs, CLTs and those in the HEO series) and ECPs are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst. At this time, CUNY defines fully vaccinated as the two shots of Moderna or Pfizer, or the single shot of Johnson & Johnson, without boosters. As of Friday, April 29, 2022, employees covered by the mandate may go to CUNYfirst to request a medical exemption or religious exception to the mandate. The deadline for submitting such requests is May 18, 2022. The compliance date for uploading proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst remains May 27, 2022. Read more.

Other staff may upload proof of vaccination through CUNYfirst at any time. 

For any health-related questions, email healthquestions@qc.cuny.edu​

Learn more on our Testing/Vaccinations​ page.

Veterans Support Services

​Veteran Support Services will adhere to CUNY and Queens College protocols and guidance with regards to campus access and use of Student Union, Office Suite 320. The maximum occupancy in this suite is five individuals at any given time, requiring monitoring of occupancy level and distances. VA work study participants will be responsible for monitoring students signing in and out upon entry and exit of lounge space. For more information, visit our Veterans Support Center​ webpage.​

What are My Student Fees being Used for?

​The purpose of the Student Activity Fees (SAF) is to fund student government, athletics, shuttle bus, and other activities for the students. Fees are collected each semester and each summer session. Click here to learn more.

Faculty/Staff Programs and Services

Distance Learning and Faculty Support

Find more resources for faculty from the Provost’s Office​ or email POffice@qc.cuny.edu. For IT support, contact the Distance Learning Faculty Hotline at (718) 997-4900.

Human Resources

Read University guidance for full-time and part-time employees.

Didn’t find the answer to your question?

Please email us your question at: QCAccessCampus@qc.cuny.edu​.