Homecoming 2018 Features Full Slate of Activities for Alumni; Current Students and Their Families Will Participate for the First Time

— Brunch, Raffles, and Reception Among the Events Taking Place on October 13
and 14; Climate Change Lecture and Outdoor Food Festival Open to the Public

Queens College’s Homecoming Festival will welcome returning alumni, with a full lineup of activities designed for renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. Current students and their families will participate for the first time.

Click here for a complete event schedule. Select events are open to the public; registration is encouraged.         

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11 am–5 pm
Saturday, October 13: Special Anniversary Reception for the classes of 1943, 1948, 1958, and 1968, 5–7 pm

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York
Click here for directions to the college, and here for a campus map.

BACKGROUND: Queens College’s Homecoming Festival offers something for everyone on Sunday, October 14. QC Athletics and Greek Life/House Plans will kick off a day of exciting activities by holding their respective reunion brunches at 11 am. Campus tours will be offered from noon to 1:30 pm; memorabilia and oral histories will be collected in Rosenthal Library from 1 to 3 pm.

Stephen Pekar ’86, a professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will speak about the Zealandia expedition in Powdermaker Hall. “Love Is in the Air” will give alumni who met spouses at Queens College a chance to purchase a commemorative inscribed love lock, which will be a part of a permanent display at the college. Both events begin at 1 pm.

Gourmets will find much to savor in “A Taste of QC on the Quad,” which will feature a DJ, food trucks, raffles, a cash bar beginning at 12 noon, and a beer- and wine-tasting event at 2:30 pm.

Homecoming will culminate in the Reunion Reception at 3:30 pm, honoring the
classes of 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2008, and 2013.

“We’re tremendously proud of our alumni and their many contributions to our city, state, and nation,” says President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez. “Homecoming gives these men and women a reason to come back to campus, meet friends and classmates, and see what’s happening at their alma mater today.”

To learn more about Reunion activities and register for selected events, contact Alumni Relations at (718) 997-3930 or click here.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and also ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Learn more at www.qc.cuny.edu

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services