From President Frank H. Wu:

I want to let you know about the many student services, both in-person and virtual, being offered at Queens College for Summer Session 2021. I encourage you to utilize what is available to enhance your learning as well as your collegiate experience.
 
On behalf of the campus community, I would like to extend our gratitude to our essential staff and all those who make these services possible. I also wish to especially thank the Office of Information Technology Services, which supports so many of the services described in this communication.
 
Academic Advising
 
The Academic Advising office is open for students during Summer Session 2021. Freshman, transfer, and continuing students are welcome to make virtual appointments, connect through LiveChat, leave a message, or utilize our e-Advising service.
 
Virtual appointments are available in the daytime, evening, and on Saturday by phone or video conference. Dates for future appointments open each Monday on the QC Navigate app (download it here). Students can also ask questions via eAdvising and Live Chat, and voicemails left on the office phone (718-997-5599) are checked regularly. The webpage has a library of four-year academic program maps organized by entry year.
 
New student virtual advising sessions are being held for incoming Fall 2021 freshman and transfer students. You should have received an invitation to sign up via email. If you have not received an invitation or have any questions, please call the new student phone line at 718-997-5573 and leave a voicemail message with your name, CUNYfirst ID number, and a return phone number, or access our New Student Live Chat for further assistance.  
 
The Academic Advising webpage also promotes self-service and answers FAQs such as:
  • how to declare a major
  • links to the Pathways General Education courses offered each semester, as well as during Winter and Summer sessions
  • how to register and find winter courses on CUNYfirst
  • how to ePermit
  • how to file for graduation.
 
Additionally, the Degree Works degree auditing system is available 24/7 via the CUNYfirst Student Service Center. Degree Works has a robust “WHAT IF” functionality, which allows students to explore various major and minor combinations concurrently. This is an especially helpful resource for undecided students.
 
Summer Session information for incoming freshmen can be found at https://bit.ly/3yFwOE4.  
 
Summer Session information for new transfer students can be found at https://bit.ly/3wBaoCc
 
Important information is also posted on the Academic Advising Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
 
Student Affairs
 
Counseling Services offers free and confidential virtual services for students. Licensed professionals offer individualized counseling, groups, and referrals for those experiencing anxiety, depression, poor academic performance, and many other issues. They can be reached by phone at 718-997-5420 and by email at counselingservices@qc.cuny.edu. Phone calls and emails are responded to every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm.
 
For QC students with young children, the Child Development Center is offering virtual age-appropriate educational services, such as arts and crafts, dance, science, and academic tutoring for school-age children (up to 10 years of age) to help prepare them for the return to in-person instruction this fall. These services are included in the student activity fee; some limitations apply and registration is required. Interested students should email qc.childdevelopmentcenter@qc.cuny.edu for additional information.

QC's Summer Camp will reopen this summer for in-person activity, following CDC and New York State Guidelines. The program, which runs from June 28 through August 20, is widely known for its value, convenience, and variety of rewarding programs, from sports to classes in theatre, dance, literature, and the sciences. Children use our athletic facilities—soccer, baseball and softball fields, swimming pools, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Parents can choose from 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions with a wide range of age-appropriate activities to exercise children's bodies and stimulate their minds. A 10% discount is available for family members of QC students (must live in same household). To get the discount, identify yourself as a QC Summer Session student when registering your child(ren) by phone at 718-997-2777 or online. For more information, you may join virtual open houses on June 6 or 19 at 10 am: www.queensknights.com/openhouse.

On-campus housing is available in the Summit Apartments for Summer Session students. There are two-bedroom (shared bedrooms) and four-bedroom (single bedroom) apartment options. Parking and transportation are available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours day, 7 days a week, to provide a safe and secure environment. For more information, including pricing, go to https://queenscollegehousing.com/floor-plans.
 
The Queens College Knights Table Food Pantry is continuing to operate. The pantry, which offers a variety of non-perishable food and drink items at no cost, is available to any CUNY student who is enrolled in courses during the academic year. Students can get enough food for not only themselves, but also for immediate family members living in the home. The pantry, located in Student Union LL29, is open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm to 4 pm by appointment only. To book an appointment, click here.
 
The Athletics Department posts pre-recorded workout videos on YouTube. Classes include high intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga, strength training, cardio, meditation, and dancing.
 
QC Hub
 
To serve Queens College students around the clock, the QC Hub has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to allow students to generate proof of enrollment for any agency that requires it (e.g. insurance carriers, leasing agencies, Board of Education, etc.). The following options are available by accessing the National Student Clearinghouse website through the link provided here
  • Obtain an enrollment certificate to print and mail to health insurance agencies, housing authorities, consumer product companies, banks, employers, or other companies that request proof of your enrollment.
  • View the student loan deferment notifications that the National Student Clearinghouse has provided to loan holders (lenders and guarantors). 
  • View the proof(s) of enrollment that the NSC has provided to other providers of student services or products. 
 
Click here for more information about these services. The QC Hub also offers LiveChat support during regular office hours, which can be accessed here
 
QC Learning Commons

The QC Learning Commons works to provide academic support and connect students with tutors across various support service units across campus. All services are free for Queens College students. Visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/learningcommons, email LCommons@qc.cuny.edu, or call 718-997-5670 during office hours.

  • NEW! Six Free Summer Immersion Workshops to support college readiness are being offered online this summer. They will provide a head start for qualified students to prepare for courses such as accounting, economics, English, and STEM. Students must be enrolled in specific courses in the upcoming fall semester to qualify. For more information, questions, or to register, click here.
  • The Academic Support Center offers support in course content-based tutoring such as accounting, social sciences, languages, economics, etc., as well as English language and study skills development. Support is available starting June 23. Visit www.qc.cuny.edu/LearningCommons or email LCommons@qc.cuny.edu for more information.
  • The Writing Center offers tutoring services targeting English 110 and a range of writing intensives offered by the college, including personal statement support. Support is available during summer sessions. (Check QC Navigate for available appointments.)
  • The HSI-STEM Support Center provides academic support and review sessions to students in a variety of STEM courses: biology, chemistry, computer science, math, environmental science, geology, and physics. Support is available starting July 6. Visit www.qc.cuny.edu/LearningCommons or email LCommons@qc.cuny.edu for more information.
 
Center for Career Engagement and Internships
 
The Center for Career Engagement and Internships is open remotely during the summer session to support all QC students and alumni within one year of graduation. Students and alumni can access HireQC to search and apply for jobs and internships. Subscribe to the Center's YouTube channel and watch some career events recap with guests speakers, alumni, and employers. Still need a class for the Summer or Fall 2021 semester? Register for 1, 2, or 3 academic courses on career preparation, CO-OP 201 World of Work, posted on CUNYfirst. During the summer, take the time to reflect, explore interests and review/adjust career goals by taking the Focus 2 Assessment. Then use QC Navigate to schedule coaching appointments with your designated career educator to discuss and create a career action plan.
 
Information Technology Services (ITS)
 
Need help accessing your accounts? Don’t see your course in Blackboard? Need a Q-Card? ITS is here to help.
 
Virtual assistance is available via the following methods:
 
In-person assistance is available by appointment only at the Help Desk located in the Dining Hall 151. Please visit help.qc.cuny.edu for information or to schedule an appointment.
 
Hours of operation through June 18:
  • Service Desk Virtual Assistance: Monday-Friday, 8 am-10 pm
  • Service Desk On-Campus Assistance: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-7 pm; Friday, 8 am-5 pm
  • Q-Card Office: Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-1:30 pm (on campus); 8 am-4 pm (virtual)
 
Hours of Operation for June 21-August 13:
  • Service Desk Virtual Assistance: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-10 pm
  • Service Desk On-Campus Assistance: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-7 pm
  • Q-Card Office: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-1:30 pm (on campus); 8 am-4 pm (virtual)
 
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
 
All in-person library services, including building access, requests for physical materials, and drop-off return options, are currently suspended. Online services continue. The library will reopen on August 2.  
 
Library Services  
  • Book chapter and article scans: Need a book chapter or section of a physical book the library owns? Request a scan here. Please note that our scanning services comply with U.S. Fair Use and copyright laws. If you have any questions, please contact us at qc_ask_circ@qc.cuny.edu
  • Help via Chat, Email, and Text: Need help doing research? Have a library question? Use the “chat now” pop-up box that appears on all Queens Library webpages. Click on “chat now” to get started or visit the “Ask Us” page to get help via chat, email, or text. 
 

 
Summer session is just around the corner and I wish all enrolled students great success in their pursuit of academic advancement. Please watch your email for announcements related to Fall 2021.
 
Stay safe and well.
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