Welcome New Students

office of new student engagement

Effective March 17, 2020, the Office of New Student Engagement will be providing services to students via e-mail, telephone and other online modalities. If you have questions or need assistance, please call our office at 718-281-5130.

The Office of New Student Engagement provides assistance, information and resources to you, the new student, from the time of your acceptance through your first weeks of classes. We are here at the beginning to make sure you make a successful transition to Queensborough!

Still have questions after reviewing this information?

Contact us!
Phone: 718-281-5130 | Email: NewStudents@qcc.cuny.edu

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week

Join us for orientation to help kick off your first semester as a Queensborough student! You will learn about many of the resources and technology tools available to you to help you succeed as a new student. For more information contact us at 718-281-5130 or NewStudents@qcc.cuny.edu.

QCC Campus Bookstore

Shop for Queensborough CC textbooks, apparel, supplies, electronics and gifts at The QCC College Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble Booksellers. The QCC College bookstore will offer extended hours during the first two weeks of classes.

Extended hours during first two weeks of classes:

Mondays through Thursdays: 9 am to 8 pm

Fridays: 9 am to 4 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Tiger Card

Students are required to carry their TigerCard. If you didn't receive your Tiger Card at registration, you may obtain one in the Library Building (LB-02)

Hours of Operation - Effective July 8 through August 9

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed
  • Evenings & Saturdays: Closed

Use your Tiger Card to pay for dining or parking on campus, and other services. Deposit funds to your TigerBucks and Dining Dollars accounts online or at a TigerCard station in the Library, Administration Building, or Student Union. You can also deposit funds to your Dining Dollars account in the Science Cafe. Get your new TigerCard in the Library Building, Room LB-23.

Visit our website for more information

Dining on Campus

The Science Café Science Building, 1st Floor

Starbucks Café Library Building, Lobby

Student Parking

On Campus Parking - Although parking on campus is limited, registered QCC students are eligible to park on campus on a space available basis. Students will need to use their TigerCard to pay* for daily parking for use in Lots 2 & 6. Students may also park in Lot 1 after 5:00 p.m. with their TigerCard.

Using your Tiger Card for Parking – Parkers will pay the fee from funds deposited into their TigerBucks account.

Off Campus Parking - Parking is available to students within the surrounding neighborhood. However, students are urged to read parking signs carefully and adhere to the NY State Department of Transportation Parking Regulations. Do not leave cars in no parking areas such as blocking driveways, in order to avoid costly fines and the towed vehicles.

Stay Connected With The Campus!

Office 365 Student Email

This web-based service provides a set of tools for collaboration using Microsoft cloud-based products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is available to currently enrolled Undergraduate and Non-Degree registered students only. It is important to check this email account on a regular basis because all official College notifications are sent this way, including emails from your professors.

Visit Email services page to learn more about this email account.

CUNY Alert and QCC Connect (mobile app)

Stay alert! All new students are encouraged to join CUNY A!ert to receive text or voice notifications of campus emergencies or weather related closings. You select the best way to get messages: cell phone or e-mail. You can sign up even if you are registered with another emergency notification system.

Visit the CUNY Alert page at CUNYopens in a new window and sign up for CUNY A!ert now!

Stay connected! QCC Connect helps you stay connected to Queensborough Community College! Everything you want to know about QCC is now at your fingertips in our award winning mobile app. Use the QCC Connect mobile app to:

  • Search campus maps for buildings and locations
  • View your course schedule
  • Receive alerts and announcements using Push Notifications
  • Discover the latest news and events at QCC

For more information: e-mail QCCconnect@qcc.cuny.edu

Kurt R. Schmeller Library

When classes are in session, the QCC Library maintains the following schedule:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 8:45 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:45 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:45 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 2:45 pm

For more information, please visit the Library Web siteopens in a new window

Campus Safety and Security

The Department of Public Safety, serving the College 24 hours a day, seven days per week, is located on the third floor (3rd) of the Library Building and is responsible for all campus security and public safety matters. Red security telephones have been installed in corridors throughout the campus.

In the event of an emergency, please use the red telephones or call (718) 631-6320.

For further information about the College's complete campus safety program, visit the Public Safety web site.

Need to Make a Change to Your Schedule?

Please note review the Academic Calendar for important dates

Have a Great Semester!

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
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.