New Student Orientation Experience

Queens College New Student Orientation

Queens College is excited to invite our newest Knights to our official in-person orientation experience! Connect with your peers, our Knight Orientation Leaders, staff and faculty.   Orientation is designed just for you!   We have created an orientation program with several key components to welcome you to our Knight community! 

Check back in Spring for Summer 2024 Orientation dates and registration!

All schedules are subjected to change please check your emails and the website regularly for any updates.*** 

Contact us:

Get Involved!

Learn how to get involved through various clubs and leadership positions, take part in our volunteer opportunities and participate in some of our traditional events! Be sure to visit the Office of Student Development and Leadership in the Student Union lower level 23 with the double glass doors! 


Please be advised that when coming onto campus you will need to have a photo ID, such as a license or passport.

QC Shuttle Bus
By Air

Queens College is located within 25 minutes of John F. Kennedy International where you can then take the air train to Jamaica Train Station and only 10 minutes from LaGuardia airports. Public transportation is available. 

By Train
  • By Train 

Queens College is located close to Jamaica Train station.  There are several trains to take on the Long Island Railroad to get there 

  • From Penn Station you can take one of the following trains to get to Jamaica:  Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Long Beach or Port Jefferson  
  • From Long Island you can take one of the following trains to Jamaica: Babylon, Ronkonkoma 
  • QC shuttle route from Jamaica 
From Long Island Via the Long Island Expressway (Route 495)

Take the LIE to Exit 24, stay on the service road and turn left onto Kissena Blvd, turn right into the main gate. 

As you embark on your college career Queens College is here for you! 

See below for some important resources to check out!
Active your QC Accounts

Click here to get started on activating your QC account!

Sign up for QC Alerts

Click here to sign up for QC alerts and stay up to date with any important communication!

Apply for a parking permit

Click here to learn about how to sign up for a parking pass!

Get your Q-Card!

Get your Q-card! : Your Queens College ID card (Q-card) provides instant identification for members of the QC community and serves as a key card at buildings with secured doors. It is also the quickest, most convenient method for buying things on campus. 

New Student Registration Check List

New student Registration checklist:  Be sure to review your check list and complete everything prior to your advising/registration appointment 

Apply for Housing in the Summit!

Looking to live on-campus? Apply for housing today! 

First Year Experience

First Year Experience: FYE’s primary objective is ensuring that new students thrive at Queens College. We curate and develop first-year programming that supports students in successfully developing their academic paths. 

The Knights Table Food Pantry

The Knights Table Food Pantry: The Knights Table Food Pantry, overseen by the Office of Student Development and Leadership (OSDL) at Queens College is dedicated to the success of all our students in our CUNY system. Our mission is to assist and empower all Queens College/CUNY students by providing members of our community here at Queens College and in other CUNY schools with essential and basic needs at no cost. 

Bursar Information

Bursar: Learn all you need to know about your tuition and payments! 

Veteran Services

Veteran Services: Queens College is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and developing channels of communication among veterans, military personnel, and dependent students, and enhancing their experience on campus. 

The Office of Special Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Special Services for Students with Disabilities: Queens College is dedicated to providing supportive services for all students with disabilities. We ensure their accessibility to all academic and social activities and teach self-advocacy for their success at Queens College and leadership roles in society. 

Center for Career Engagement and Internships

Queens College is passionate about preparing Queens College students for success beyond your QC experience!

Register today: Focus 2 Career Portal Login

Local places to stay and eat
Places to stay

Places to stay within a 30 minute radius (pending on traffic)

Local places to eat

Local places to eat off campus 

  • Gino’s of Kissena: 6501 Kissena Blvd # 3, Queens, NY 11367 
  • Halal Munchies: 69-21 164th St, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 
  • J’s Confection: 6008 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355 
  • E Noodle Kissena: 59-08 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355 
  • Holy Schnitzel: 7222 Main St, Queens, NY 11367 
  • New Lake Pavillion: 6015 Main St, Queens, NY 11367 
  • El Gauchito 2: 158 15 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11365