Student Life Events Unveiled at Kickoff

January 30, 2019

On January 22, the Department of Student Life held it’s official Winter Semester 2019 Kickoff at 11:35 am and 5:30 pm in the Commons!

A presentation led by Ms. Cohn and Professor Butchy showcased up and coming events planned, such as the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Workshop, Social Media & Your Career by Career Services, Confident Communication featuring Karin Bellantoni, and more!

A Student Club Drive was held at the end of the kickoff, and students were able to sign up for any clubs that interest them:

  • Ambassadors Club: Volunteering to support event logistics for various fundraisers, charity walks and bake sales
  • Health and Wellness Society: Promoting good health, wellness, physical fitness, and nutrition on campus
  • RESILIENCE: Guidance, support and advice on mental health such as depression and anxiety
  • Performing Arts Society: If you like to sing, act, dance, write, and/or PERFORM – join us!
  • Plaza College Literary Journal: If you love to write poetry, fiction, memoir, drama, or are a great visual artist or photographer.

If you were unable to attend, please fill out the Student Club Drive Registration form here to get notifications on these initiatives (descriptions are included in the form).

The Department of Student Life also manages the three honor societies:

  • Alpha Sigma Lamba
  • Sigma Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Students may also earn semester honors, including the Trustees’ List: Semester GPA between 3.8-4.0, President’s List: Semester GPA between 3.65-3.79, Dean’s List: Semester GPA between 3.3-3.64, and Faculty Award: Semester GPA of 3.4-4.0, (for students who have not completed LL61). Watch your email for an awards announcement next week!

In addition, anyone who would like a copy of the resources from the kickoff is welcome to visit the Student Life office (located in the Commons). The Student Life events are also on the Plaza College calendar online.

If you have any recommendations for student events or clubs, please feel free to stop in at the Student Life Department or email

January 28: This Week at Plaza

January 28, 2019

Tuesday, January 29: Career Services Event for Dental Hygiene Students

Thursday, January 31: Portfolio Power Hour at 11:45 and 5:30 in the BBA Lounge – Join us for pizza and tips on how to ace the LL254 portfolio!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

Accomplish More in the ARC or an Open Lab

January 25, 2019

Open labs have begun for the semester, offering a place to work with a staff or student assistant throughout the day. Please check the schedule below for rooms and times! 


  • 10:00-11:35 Room 207
  • 11:40-1:10 Room ARC
  • 2:50-4:20 Room ARC
  • 5-6pm Room ARC


  • 10:05-11:35 Room 307
  • 11:40-12:40 Room 201
  • 12:40-2:10 Room ARC
  • 2:15-3:45 Room 307
  • 5-6pm Room 307


  • 12:00-1:00 Room 201

In addition, the ARC is open for tutoring and individual work. If you need assistance with classwork, a computer, or a place to study, please visit the ARC next to the library. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects at the following times:

  • Monday / Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday / Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed from 4-5 p.m.)

To make an appointment with a tutor in advance, stop by the ARC, call 718-779-1430, ext. 3354, or visit the ARC website and click on Tutoring – Schedule an Appointment.

Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques Tomorrow!

January 23, 2019
On Thursday, Jan.24 @ 11:35 a.m., Student Life will host a workshop entitled Interview Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques featuring Pro MUA Amarilys Rodriguez. This event will take place at the BBA Conference Center in the Plaza Commons.
Join us to watch a live make up tutorial and discover the best application skills for acing your interview makeup! Rodriguez graduated from the Artist Makeup Academy in 2015. Her experience ranges from doing makeup for New York Fashion Week to teaching classes at BoxyCharm. She is also an interviewer on the red carpet for ASCAP and is a notable fashion influencer on social media. We will be also learning about her best kept secrets for interview style!

January 21: This Week at Plaza

January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21: School Closed 

Tuesday, January 22: Student Life Kick-off, 11:40 and 5:30 on the Commons 

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

Thursday, January 24: Interview Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques featuring Pro MUA, Amarilys Rodriguez, 11:40 in the BBA Lounge

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “You are the traveler, taking this journey. You are the hero, writing this story.” – Rachel Hartman

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.

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