• Faculty & Staff Info

    LaGuardia’s 50th annual Commencement Exercises will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 on the Quad of Queens College.




    Queens College is located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard at the corner of the Long Island Expressway (LIE) and Kissena Boulevard (Exit 24) in Flushing, Queens. See campus map.

    Subway & Bus From Queens & Brooklyn:

    F train to Parsons Boulevard
    On Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, take the Queens College Shuttle. On Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street or Hillside Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, take the Q25, Q25-34, or Q34 bus. From Hillside Avenue and either 169th or 179th Street, take the Q17 bus to Kissena Boulevard.

    E, J and Z trains
    On Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, take the Queens College Shuttle or from Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street or Hillside Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, take the Q25, Q25-34, or Q34 bus to campus. From Hillside Avenue and either 169th or 179th Street, take the Q17 bus to the campus.

    From Manhattan:


    7 train to Flushing/Main Street
    On Main Street look for the Queens College Shuttle or take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus along Kissena Blvd. to the campus.

    M, R, E and F trains to Forest Hills/71st-Continental (E, F run express)
    Use the "North side - 70 Ave. and 108 St" exit. Take the Q64 bus to Kissena Blvd. (one block south of the campus).

    Bus Only

    Q17
    Runs from Main Street, Flushing (#7 subway and LIRR stations), to the 165th Street terminal in Jamaica (passing the IND 179th Street station). Travels along Kissena Boulevard, LIE service road, 188th Street, and Hillside Avenue. Stops at Kissena and the LIE, two blocks from the main gate.

    Q20A/B
    Runs along Parsons Boulevard, then Union Street, switching to Main Street at Northern Boulevard. Line continues on Main Street until Horace Harding Expressway (LIE), looping along Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue before reversing course. Passes Queens Hall in both directions.

    Q25-34
    Runs from Main Street, Flushing (#7 subway and LIRR stations), along Kissena (stops at the main gate) and Parsons Boulevards to Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street (BMT and IND).

    Q44
    Runs from West Farms Square, Bronx (IRT) to Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica (LIRR station). Stops at Main Street and Melbourne Avenue, two blocks west of campus.

    Q64
    Runs from Continental Avenue, Forest Hills (IND), along Jewel Avenue to 164th Street. Stops one block from campus.

    Q88
    Runs from Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike along Springfield to 73rd Avenue; along (or west on) 73rd Avenue to 188th Street; along 188th Street to the LIE; along the LIE service road to Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard. Stops at Kissena Boulevard and the LIE, two blocks from the main gate.

    QM4
    Connects midtown Manhattan to Electchester, Queens. Runs between Third Avenue/East 56th Street in Manhattan, and 164th Street/Horace Harding Expressway (LIE) in Queens.

    Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Flushing Station:
    On Main Street look for the Queens College Shuttle or take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus along Kissena Blvd to the campus.

    Jamaica Station:

    (all trains except Port Washington branch). On Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, look for the Queens College Shuttle; or from Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street or Hillside Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, take the Q25, Q25-34, or Q34 bus to the campus. From Hillside Avenue and either 169th or 179th Street, take the Q17 bus to the campus.

    Driving

    From Long Island:
    Take the LIE (495) westbound and watch for Queens College signs. For the main gate, get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Boulevard). Make a left at the light onto Kissena Boulevard. For on-campus parking, get off at Exit 23 (Main St), turn left onto Main Street and make another left onto LIE service road. Watch for Queens College signs to Kupferberg parking.

    From Manhattan:
    Take the LIE eastbound (495) and watch for Queens College signs. Get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Boulevard). For main gate, continue down the service road until the first traffic light and make a right onto Kissena Boulevard. For on-campus parking, watch for signs for Kupferberg parking as soon as you exit the LIE.


    Parking is free to LaGuardia faculty and staff members attending the ceremony. Enter Queens College through Gate 3, located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street. Queens College security personnel will guide you to the parking field.


    In order to protect everyone’s health and safety, Queens College has strict security check-in procedures for all faculty and staff attending the ceremony. Upon arrival to the Queens College campus, please prepared to present the following to Queens College security personnel:
    • Commencement admission ticket ( RSVP below)
    • One of the following:
      • Your CUNY Vax Pass through your personal Cleared4 link, OR
      • Your LaGuardia Mobile App ID with green border, OR
      • Your original vaccination card plus an ID (such as a driver’s license)

    Everyone is encouraged to bring their original CDC vaccination card in case of any technological issues.

    If you have an approved exception or exemption, be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of June 21. Also, you must wear a mask everywhere on campus.


    If you plan to attend the commencement ceremony and march in the Academic Procession, sit on stage OR serve as a Commencement Marshal, you must wear academic attire. You don’t have to rent regalia if you have your own garments.

    The deadline for online ordering has passed, but you may order your regalia on campus during cap-and-gown distribution. (Please note that cap-and-gown purchases will not be available on the day of the ceremony.)

    Payment is due when you place your order. (Credit/debit cards accepted.) Rental prices for full ensembles (gown, hood, cap & tassel) are as follows:

    Degree Gown, Hood & Tassel
    Bachelor Ensemble $41.40
    Master Ensemble $42.25
    Doctoral Ensemble $44.09

    Please note that you are responsible for returning the rental garments to Herff Jones, and a pre-paid return shipping label will be included with your package. The College will not collect or return garments on your behalf. There will be no academic attire available to rent on the day of Commencement at Queens College.

    On-campus distribution dates: If you select on-campus delivery, your garments will be ready for pick up on May 31, June 1, June 2 and June 3, 1 to 7 p.m. in the College gymnasium. If you wish to rent individual pieces (ex: hood only, gown only, etc.), please visit the gym on any of the distribution dates.





  • Arrival Times and Locations




    Please arrive at 6:30 a.m. Enter Queens College through Gate 3, located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street. Present your admission ticket and proof of vaccination to speed through Security. Your assembly and robing area is in Twomey Lounge, located in the Rosenthal Library ( see Campus Map).

    You must be ready to report for your assignment by 7:30 a.m. The Student Processional will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

    Note: All commencement marshals must be robed. Please bring your academic garments with you. No gowns will be transported to Queens College or be available for rental on the day of the ceremony. Commencement Volunteers may choose to robe or not.


    Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. Enter Queens College through Gate 3, located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street. Present your admission ticket and proof of vaccination to speed through Security. Your assembly and robing area is in the President’s Conference Center, located in the Rosenthal Library ( see Campus Map).

    The Faculty & Staff Processional will begin to march at 10:30 a.m.


    Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. Enter Queens College through Gate 3, located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street. Present your admission ticket and proof of vaccination to speed through Security. Your assembly and robing area is in the President’s Conference Center, located in the Rosenthal Library ( see Campus Map).

    The Presidential Platform Party Processional will begin to march at 10:40 a.m.


    Please arrive at 9:00 a.m. Enter Queens College through Gate 3, located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street. Present your admission ticket and proof of vaccination to speed through Security. Go directly to the Quad and take a seat in the audience section ( see Campus Map).


    Faculty and staff who do not wish to process may volunteer for other tasks. Please contact Eneida Rivas at Eneidar@lagcc.cuny.edu if you are interested in this option.





  • Faculty and Staff RSVP


    Please RSVP at the link below using your LaGuardia credentials.

    Students and guests do not need to complete the RSVP form – see the Student Info webpage for student/guest ticket information.