General Information


  • Indoor instructional facilities include a pool, four gymnasiums, a weight training room, and a dance studio. Outdoor facilities include six tennis courts, two paddle-ball/handball courts, two volleyball courts, a 440-yard track, and a soccer/football field.

Health and Physical Education in the Evenings

  • An extensive program of courses in health and physical education is offered in the Evening, Summer, and Continuing Education programs. Consult the Schedule of Classes published every semester for additional information. Evening students are also encouraged to participate in day intramural recreation, as well as other special events and programs offered during the evening hours and/or weekends.

Equipment and Uniforms

  • All students participating in physical education and/or dance classes, intramurals, or recreation activities in Robert F. Kennedy Hall are required to wear appropriate athletic attire and sneakers. Students who fail to return all uniform items will receive a grade of "INC" (Incomplete) in the physical education and/or dance courses in which they are registered.
  • In addition, the Registrar will not issue a transcript until such arrears are cleared.
  • Students are responsible for all items issued to them. They will be charged for items not returned in good condition.
  • Use of locker room storage baskets or lockers is optional, not mandatory. Students are warned to protect personal belongings against possible theft.

Physical Education Waivers and Course Withdrawals

Students wishing to withdraw form a physical education, dance, or health education course must file the appropriate form in the Office of the Registrar and have it officially approved in order to avoid receiving a grade of WU or INC. Uniform and equipment records must be cleared by returning issued items prior to approval of withdrawal requests.

  1. To withdraw from a course for any medical reason, the student must make an official request which must be accompanied by a physician's report. These must be submitted to the Health Services office for approval.
  2. Students who are medically restricted must be assigned to modified activity by the Health Services Office. Graduation requirements in physical education and/or dance for such students must be satisfied by substituting activities approved by the College physician.
  3. A request for a Waiver for Medical Reasons of any required course in physical education and/or dance must be approved by the College physician upon admission to the College, or upon the first appearance of any new medical problem.
  4. Program Limitations or Waivers. Waivers requested for medical reasons, consideration of age, or any other extenuating circumstances, require the written approval of the chairperson of the Department.
    1. Students medically restricted by the College physician will be assigned to appropriate courses.
    2. Students over 35 years of age may request an interview with the chairperson of the Department to discuss a special program to fulfill their requirements.
  5. All health and physical education requirements are waived for veterans; they may, however, choose to take courses in health education, physical education, or dance for elective credit.

For purposes of this waiver, a veteran is defined as one who is eligible for Veterans' Educational Assistance under PL89-358, Veterans' Re-adjustment Benefits Act of 1966. To qualify under this act, one must have served in active duty for more than 180 days (exclusive of any time assigned to a civilian institution for a course of study offered to civilians), or served as a cadet or midshipman at a service academy, or trained for enlistment in the Reserve forces. This specifically excludes six-month enlistees under the Reserve Program authorized by PL-305, 84th Congress.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.