Faculty & Staff Information
LaGuardia’s 51st Commencement Exercises will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 on the Quad of Queens College. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. RSVP Today
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in Commencement; please be sure to RSVP.
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.
Orders placed before April 29 for on-campus pick up will be in the M-Building Gymnasium on the dates/times noted below.
- Monday, June 5; 3– 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 6; 3– 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 7; 3– 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 14; 4:30– 7:30 p.m
The deadline for placing orders has passed. However, our supplier will have extra caps & gowns available for immediate rental on the distribution dates. Payment must be made by check, money order, debit or credit card. The cost of the ensembles are as follows:
- Bachelor: $43
- Master: $45
- Doctor: $49
Directions & Parking
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.
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.
Visit MTA triplanner
Flushing/Main Street: On Main take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus along Kissena Blvd to the campus.
Forest Hills/71st-Continental: (E, F run express) Use the “North side – 70 Ave. and 108 St” exit. Take the Q64 bus to Kissena Boulevard (one block south of the campus).
From Queens & Brooklyn:
Parsons Boulevard: 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.
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.
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.
Faculty, staff and VIP guests should enter Queens College via Gate 2 and proceed to Parking Lot 7 ( see map). Parking passes will be issued ahead of Commencement.
Marshals and volunteers should arrive at the time and location specified by assigned leaders for the day. Emails will be issued closer to Commencement with details.
Faculty and staff sitting in the audience should make their way to the Quad after arriving at Queens College.
Faculty participating in the Academic Processional, as well as the President’s Platform Party, will gather in the Rosenthal Library. Stay tuned for additional details.