The Bookstore Is Open!

January 18, 2019

The Plaza College Campus Store is now, so bring your ID and stop by the bookstore when you do not have class! Textbooks are required and students are expected to have books in hand by Week 4.

Book Distribution Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bookstore Reminders:

  • 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.

If you have any questions about books, please contact Ms. Oliveras or Mrs. Callahan.

Student Life Kickoff Tuesday!

January 16, 2019

The Student Life Department has fantastic events planned for this semester, starting with the Student Life Kickoff & Goal Setting on Tuesday, Jan. 22! Join us at 11:35 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. in the Commons for food, fun, and introductions to staff from the Career Services, Academic Resource Center, and Student Advisement departments.

A Student Club Drive will take place to join a variety of initiatives ranging from the performing arts to philanthropy to health and wellness. We will also start the session with a creative goal setting activity so that you can create a vision for yourself in the new year! Blue & white popcorn, Vitamin C4 Smoothies, and Carolyn’s Smart Water will be served!

Do you have ideas for events you’d like to see or questions? Please e-mail Best of luck with the winter semester!


January 14: This Week at Plaza

January 14, 2019

Friday, January 18: Last Day for Late Registration 

Monday, January 21: School Closed 

Tuesday, January 22: Student Life Kick-off 11:40 on the Commons

Tuesday, January 22: Last day to make changes to class schedules

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it.” – Simon Sinek

Use Your ID for Student Discounts

January 11, 2019

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.

Winter Classes Begin Tomorrow

January 8, 2019

Welcome to the Winter 2019 semester! Don’t miss your first Thursday, Friday, or Saturday classes this week. No matter which day you begin, 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.

Log on to MyPortal to see your grades for last semester and to check 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.

The bookstore will open for continuing students on January 17 and first-semester students on January 22. Opening hours will be Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday from: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions about books, please contact Mrs. Callahan or Ms. Oliveras.

January 7: This Week at Plaza

January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7: Winter Break

Tuesday, January 8: New Student Orientation – Allied Health, Business Administration, Career Pathways & Paralegal 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, January 9: New Student Orientation – Court Reporting 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 Thursday, January 10: Winter 2019 Classes Begin!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love.” – Bradley Whitford

Begin Your Business Career Today!

January 4, 2019

Apply now for the School of Business and Technology’s Winter 2019 semester! At Plaza’s School of Business and Technology, expert professors with experience in their fields prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City.

“Everything I’ve been taught has benefited me in some way,” says Joanna Morris, Business Administration ’18. “In my job, I’ve realized how much simpler certain tasks have come to me, especially pertaining to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.”

Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Business Administration Management, BBA
  • Business Administration, AAS
  • Accounting and Information Systems, AOS
  • Administrative Studies, AOS

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help find a program that is right for you.

With a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed. The fall semester begins January 10, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.

Student Review: Come From Away

January 2, 2019


In November, Professor Butchy’s and Dean Loffert’s arts classes attended the Broadway musical Come From Away. Student Aisha Bennerson reviews the production below! 

Come From Away takes place in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, 38 planes were sent to this small town when U.S. airspace closed. As you sit in your seat wondering how this will play out, you are greeted with the song “Welcome to the Rock” and there is no doubt you are in for a theatrical treat.

Upon landing in Gander, the passengers and the townspeople are in for a culture shock. There are people from all over the world stranded in this distant land. The townspeople do not hesitate and quickly gather everything from clothes to food for their new guests. The passengers, amongst the confusion, try to get in contact with their loved ones. The townspeople and passengers are also challenged with language barriers and preconceived notions.

Come From Away is a play in which it is hard to have just one favorite character. Each character brings joy and enchantment to the stage. The cast does an amazing job taking the audience on an emotional journey. Q. Smith, who plays Hannah, draws you in with her passion. Jenn Colella’s ability to play the no-nonsense pilot Beverly and then seamlessly switch to the comedic character Annette was a delight to witness.

The costume designer Toni-Leslie James does a phenomenal job. It was a pleasure to witness how she was able to use an item as simple as a well-placed jacket or a strategically hidden hat   to alter a character’s costume from townspeople to passenger. It was brilliant. Her costumes may not have been elaborate, however, they created a visually stunning affect.

Come From Away expertly wove a serious subject with humor and music. The play showed the audience how friendships can blossom during difficult times. After such a spectacularly entertaining show, the audience was treated to mini concert by the remarkable band. You walk away humming one of the many captivating songs, with a sense of pride and renewed faith in humanity.

December 31: This Week at Plaza

December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31: Winter Break

Tuesday, January 1: School Closed 

Wednesday, January 2: Dental Hygiene Student Orientation

Wednesday-Friday: Winter Break

Thursday, January 10: Classes Begin!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Earn Your Medical Degree at the School of Allied Health!

December 28, 2018

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help find a medical program that is right for you. At the School of Allied Health, doctors and medical experts prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to enter the allied health workforce with up-to-date knowledge of the field, including technology, anatomy, and legal considerations.

“Coming to Plaza College was an experience,” says Giovanna Torres, Medical Assisting ’18. “Being in the medical field, I gained so much experience. With all of my clinical classes I was able to use and enhance my skills with the help of my amazing professors. With the skills I have gained, I am now able to apply them to my future career and studies.”

Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Patient Information Management, BBA
  • Healthcare Management, AAS
  • Medical Assisting, AAS
  • Health Information Technology, AAS
  • Administrative Studies – Medical Office, AOS
  • Medical Billing and Coding

With a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed. Apply now for the School of Allied Health Winter 2019 semester! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.

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