September 24: This Week at Plaza

September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24: ARC and Open Labs for fall begin 

Tuesday, September 25: Portfolio Power Hour, BBA Center, 11:45 and 5:15 – Learn about how to succeed in LL254 from students who have already completed the course! 

Thursday, September 27: Constitution Day Bingo and Trivia Competition, BBA Center, 11:45 and 5:15 – Win prizes for your knowledge of the Constitution. 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

Use Your ID for Student Discounts

September 21, 2018

Welcome to the fall semester! Don’t forget to carry your student ID at all times since there are many places that offer student discounts. Here are a few examples.

Microsoft Office can be downloaded for free with your Plaza College e-mail address. Click here:

Unidays offers discounts on a wide variety of discounts on food, clothing, electronics and more. Read more here:

Theater Development Fund (TDF) offers student memberships to purchase discount tickets to Broadway, off-Broadway, concerts, and other arts events. Learn more at

Looking for even more ideas? Read more here.

Bookstore Opens Today

September 19, 2018

The Plaza College Campus Store opens today for continuing and bachelor’s students to purchase their books. Stop by the bookstore when you do not have class with your student ID! First-semester students’ books will be available beginning on Friday, September 21.

Book Distribution Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bookstore Reminders:

  • Textbooks are required and students are expected to have books in hand by Week 4.
  • You must have attended all of your classes in order to pick up books.
  • Students will not be able to pick up books during their class times. If there is a line at the bookstore, staff may send students to class and ask them to return afterward.
  • Bookstore staff will let you know if you need to resolve a Financial Aid or Academic hold before receiving books.

September 17: This Week at Plaza

September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17: Constitution Day

Monday, September 17: Last day for late registration – see Student Services

Tuesday, September 18: Last day for schedule changes – see Student Services

Thursday, September 20: Constitution Day celebration 11:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Commons

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Photo Flashback: Graduate Awards Ceremony 2018

September 14, 2018


Check out these new photos of Plaza’s 2018 graduate award winners!


Student of the Month: Aralin Camacho

September 12, 2018

Congratulations to Student of the Month Aralin Camacho! This court reporting major has a 3.86 GPA and describes her keys to success as support, learn, and apply. “One needs support at all times, especially when approaching a new journey,” she explains. “One must always be willing to learn, and willing to apply that knowledge and repeat the cycle. That’s why practicing within this field is key.”

“Aralin is an exceptional student and has been a shining star who has stood out in her own right since the first day,” says Professor Mindy Perlish. “She exhibits strength of character and strong-mindedness when it comes to knowing the difference between right and wrong. She also exemplifies a student who is appreciative, committed, and devoted to a good education. There is nothing that can or will stop Aralin. She will be an incredible addition to the court reporting field and any freelance agency that adds her to their staff will be lucky to have her.”

Other professors echo the sentiment. “Aralin is an amazing student,” says Professor Karen Santucci. “I know she will break all records in flying through this program and become a great Court Reporter.”

Camacho credits her loved ones for their support. “The person who inspires me most in life is my fiancé. He is the most hardworking person I’ve ever met, he’s always supportive, and he’s always encouraging me, which naturally makes me want to push beyond my limits.”

While devoting time to her studies, Camacho supports her classmates as well. “Aralin is the first one to jump out of her seat to help other students when they are having difficulties with a particular lesson, or the first person to share her notes with a student who has missed a class for one reason or another,” adds Professor Reid Goldsmith. “She excels at class work, applies herself diligently, and strives hard to maintain her excellence with the course.  She is constantly thinking ‘outside of the box’ in an attempt to further comprehend and expand upon the lesson that is being taught.”

September 10: This Week at Plaza

September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10: Classes Begin! 

Thursday, September 13: 24-Hour Fitness visit – Meet the staff and get discounts on gym membership in the Commons 

Monday, September 17: Constitution Day 

Monday, September 17: Last day for late registration – see Student Services

Tuesday, September 18: Last day for schedule changes – see Student Services

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

Fall Classes Begin Monday!

September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! Whether your first class is Monday or later in the week, remember to come prepared with your student ID and all the school supplies you will need to take notes and stay organized for your classes.

Check MyPortal to find out your grades for last semester and to see your current schedule! Continuing students with questions about their schedule for the upcoming semester should contact Student Services by calling 718-779-1430. New students should contact their admissions representative.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree at Plaza

September 5, 2018

If you are ready to advance your education to the next level, Plaza College offers bachelor’s degrees in business and medical fields and all the support you need to succeed! Apply now to start in the Fall 2018 semester.

At the School of Business and Technology, expert professors with experience in their fields prepare students to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City with a BBA in Business Administration Management. “This program has helped prepare me for the diversity of cultural differences and technology that you have to encounter in today’s society,” says George Fielack, BBA-Management ’18.

At the School of Allied Health, doctors and medical experts offer students up-to-date knowledge of the allied health field in the BBA Patient Information Management program, including technology, anatomy, and legal considerations.

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help you excel with a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills.

The next semester begins September 10, so apply today! Contact Dean of Admissions Vanessa Lopez at 718-505-7171.

September 3: This Week at Plaza

September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3: Labor Day – School Closed

Tuesday-Thursday: Intersession in the ARC – Full schedule here 

Wednesday, September 5: New Student Orientations – Contact Admissions for details.

Thursday, September 6: New Student Orientations – Contact Admissions for details.

Monday, September 10: Classes Begin!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.” – Angelique Kerber

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