Graduation General Information

May 28, 2019

General Information and Instructions

Graduation is Right Around the Corner! Below You can find General details on the ceremony!

Time & Place:

  • Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Colden Auditorium of the Kupferberg Center at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York The most direct entrance to the auditorium steps is via Reeves Avenue as the campus is large and extends for several blocks.
  • Parking is available on the street and in Field 15.
  • The website for the Kupferberg Center provides directions via bus and trains.
  • Graduates should arrive no earlier than 7:30 a.m. and no later than 8:00 a.m. Students must come to the Goldstein Theater next to the Colden Auditorium to assemble for marching into the Colden Auditorium.  Students should come in dressed their caps and gowns with their photo cards.
  • Late graduates and guests will not be allowed to block the procession, which begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Once the procession begins, no one will be allowed into the auditorium until all graduates, faculty, and the president’s party are seated.  Latecomers may be required to wait outside until the procession ends with the Queens College Staff and security.


Caps & Gowns:

  • Please come dressed in your cap and gown. Do not bring the plastic bag.  Your cap and gown are yours to keep and must be taken with you after the ceremony.
  • Wear your cap with the tassel on the RIGHT (You’ll move it during the ceremony!).
  • Graduates must bring the completed yellow cards you received when you picked up your tickets. You need to hand this card to the Reader of Names when you come to the stage. This card is your photo card and is tied to your photos and your degree of study for the procession.



  • Each graduate can receive up to five (4) tickets for your guests. You will not need a ticket for yourself.  PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY TICKETS YOU WILL NOT USE.


  • Tickets are for general admission, and each guest must have a ticket. TICKETS ARE NOT TO BE SOLD AS THEY ARE INCLUDING IN PLAZA COLLEGE’S RENTAL OF THE AUDITORIUM.
  • If you desire extra tickets, please inform us on the RSVP card when you make your payment. If extra tickets become available, they will be offered on first-come, first-serve basis and on the size of the graduating class.


Conduct and Other Relevant Information

-Alcohol, noise makers, and inflatables are not permitted. Graduates must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

-No smoking is permitted. Violation of this policy may disqualify a graduate from participation in the commencement exercises.

-The use of cell phones during the ceremony is prohibited.The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours, so please plan accordingly for guests and children who may be attending the ceremony.

-Restrooms are available for graduates and guests and are located outside of the auditorium in the waiting area/lobby of the Colden Auditorium.Queens College staff and security reserve the right to remove any person or persons who they deem are disturbing the ceremony or other guests.

Please Note:

Colden Auditorium has no facilities to check personal items.

Directions to Queens College

Queens College is located at the corner of the Long Island Expressway and Kissena Boulevard (Exit 24) in Flushing.


From Long Island and Points East: Take the LIE westbound; watch for QC signs. If you need to get to the main gate on Kissena, get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Boulevard). Make a left at the light and take overpass onto Kissena Boulevard. If you want on-campus parking, get off at Exit 23, turn left onto Main Street overpass. Watch for QC signs to Kupferberg parking.

From Manhattan and Points West: Take the LIE eastbound; watch for QC signs. Get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Boulevard). If you need the main gate, continue down the service road until the first traffic light (Kissena Boulevard). Make a right onto Kissena. If you want on-campus parking, watch for signs for Kupferberg parking as soon as you exit the LIE. Do not go to traffic light.



Via Flushing: Take the Long Island Railroad or the #7 subway to Main Street, Flushing. From Main Street, take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus.

Via Forest Hills: Take the E, F, G, or R subway to the 71st and Continental Avenue in Forest Hills. Take the exit marked “North side 70 Ave and 108 St.” At the corner, take the Q64 bus to Kissena Boulevard and Jewel Avenue. Stops one block south of campus.

Via Jamaica: Take the F subway to Parsons Boulevard or the LIRR to the Jamaica Station. From 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 the LIE and Kissena Boulevard.

Via Kew Gardens: Take the E or F subway to Union Turnpike. Take Q74 Vleigh Place shuttle to main gate.


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.

Q74 Runs from Union Turnpike, Kew Gardens (IND), along Vleigh Place, Main Street and the LIE service road, and then turns onto Kissena Boulevard. Stops at the main gate.

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

Q17 Runs from Main Street, Flushing (#7 subway and LIRR stations), to 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.

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 LIE service road to Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard. Stops at Kissena Boulevard and the LIE, two blocks from the main gate.



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