Commencement 2023
The Classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1963 and 1973 were invited to join the Office of Alumni Relations at Commencement on June 1st!
Commencement was a magical event in so many ways. We encourage you to watch this special highlights video, as it truly captures much of the magic from that wonderful day!
Join your class-exclusive Facebook group!
We encourage you to join your class-exclusive Facebook group! You'll be asked to enter your QC grad year. There you will be able to reconnect with QC friends, exchange photos, messages and so much more!
Celebrate your 70th anniversary! Class of 1953 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 60th anniversary! Class of 1963 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 50th anniversary! Class of 1973 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 40th anniversary! Class of 1983 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 30th anniversary! Class of 1993 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 25th anniversary! Class of 1998 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 20th anniversary! Class of 2003 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 10th anniversary! Class of 2013 FB group, click here.

Share Your QC Memories With Us!

The Office of Alumni Relations ENCOURAGES you to share your Queens College memories with us! Tell us an anecdote or a nostalgic story about your time at QC. Email us at


QC Memories 2023:

  • "Before there were dorms, many happy memories, relationships, plans, and schemes, were made in the locker room of Rathaus Hall. That's where we music students lived!" -Ricki Fairtile Wasserman '73


  • "I feel so fortunate that I was able to attend my 50th reunion. It was a glorious and emotional day, full of joy in every sense of the word. The day brought back memories of all the brilliant professors at Queens College who inspired me to achieve a fine education. I am very grateful for all the words of wisdom from lectures and books which have served me well throughout the course of my life. My education from Queens College has helped me achieve a life filled with all the good things that life has to offer. I am so proud of my education. Thank you! " -Karen L. Fischer Osorio '73


  • "Early morning labs off campus... Chimney soot falling on me... Dew Drop Inn... Follies, Frolics: Singing and MC'ing with members of House Plans... Carnival Queen... Long days and nights in the library stacks... Summering in the great pool... Music department classes, education classes and communication classes". -Ina Goldstein Ferrara '73


  • "Academic II was my home away from home... I remember the snowstorm of '69 where there were mountains of snow piled up on either side of a narrow walkway on the quad... Bursar's office in Jefferson Hall to pay for my 15 1/2 credits with which I graduated". -Susan E. Brown '73


  • "The commencement was very special and beautifully run. I had to miss the original commencement in 1973 and it was gratifying to be able to participate 50 years later. One of my favorite memories were the protests on the Quad. We helped end the Vietnam War. We were the heroes". -Ira Cutter '73


  • “A sincere thank you to everyone who made yesterday's 50th reunion for the class of 1973 at Queens College possible. What an absolutely wonderful day! I will keep the memories of my fellow graduates, the friends I met up with and the very inspirational speeches given by all. I look forward to 2033!” -Muriel Adams ‘73




Reunion class members, access your yearbook here.



In the year 1948...

  • World Health Organization was formed by the United Nations
  • Israel is declared as an independent state
  • ABC enters network TV


In the year 1953...

  • James Watson and Francis Crick determine the structure of DNA
  • The first color television sets appear selling for $1,175
  • Roman Holiday was released


In the year 1963...

  • President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
  • First successful liver transplant
  • Audio cassettes introduced


In the year 1973...

  • Supreme Court of the United States rules on Roe v. Wade
  • The classic film “American Graffiti” premieres
  • The United States ends its involvement in the Vietnam War after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords”


In the year 1983...

  • The first mobile phones, are introduced to the public by the Motorola Company
  • Final Episode of M*A*S*H airs record 125 million watch
  • The video game Mario Bros. was first released


In the year 1993...

  • The Top Song was Dreamlover by Mariah Carey
  • The most popular movies included Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Sleepless in Seattle and Free Willy
  • Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public


In the year 1998...

  • Google was founded
  • President Bill Clinton was impeached
  • Titanic dominated the Oscars


In the year 2003...

  • was launched
  • Pixar's Finding Nemo was released
  • The United States launches war in Iraq


In the year 2013...

  • President Obama was inaugurated for his second term
  • The Top Song was Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke with T.I. and Pharrell
  • Boston Marathon Bombings took place