Reunion 21

Commencement 2022
Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1962 and 1972 were invited to join the Office of Alumni Relations at Commencement on Thursday June 2nd!
Commencement was a magical event in so many ways. Watch this special highlights video that really captures much of the magic:
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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 1952 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 60th anniversary! Class of 1962 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 50th anniversary! Class of 1972 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 40th anniversary! Class of 1982 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 30th anniversary! Class of 1992 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 25th anniversary! Class of 1997 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 20th anniversary! Class of 2002 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 10th anniversary! Class of 2012 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  

Reunion class members, access your yearbook here.


  • "Loved the original buildings: A, B, C, D, E. Delightful experience and a friendly staff. The small college experience was great!"- Doris Halberstein '52


  • "Three degrees from QC. Loved every minute (almost every minute)!"
    - Marvin Kramer '62


  • "The Queens College Follies! I was in College Inn, Houseplan. We took second prize in a riff on the Miss America contest. 'There she is, miscellaneous'!"
    - Beth Kaplan Morris '62


  • "A wonderful event. I met some nice alums. This all brought back fond memories." - Richard Reif '62


  • "I clearly remember being editor of Spectrum and becoming a member of Who's Who in American Colleges. All due to the magnificent time at Queens College." - Linda Klein Tucker '62


  • "Loved attending lectures about American music (Aaron Copeland) and art."
    - Sherrie Hymowitz '72


  • "Enjoyed writing for the school paper (entertainment and sports)."
    - Bruce Karp '72


  • "Failing my first and only test. Psych statistics professor Emma Spaney took me under her wings and the rest in history. She was a powerful advocate and a wonderful professor." - Bernice Siegal '72


  • "I truly appreciate my education at Queens College. I had a wonderful year through CUNY's study abroad (junior year) in Seville, at the University in Spain. I even learned flamenco dance." - Jane A. Stiefel '72




In the year 1947...

  • The first Word Series was televised, and Jackie Robinson became the first African American baseball player
  • The World War II peace treaties were signed
  • Anne Frank’s diary was published
  • The classic holiday film, Miracle on 34th Street debuted and won Best Picture


In the year 1952...

  • Elizabeth II becomes the Queen of England
  • The first transatlantic helicopter ride took place
  • The popular Mr. Potato Head toy was first sold in stores


In the year 1962...

  • First Beatles single “Love Me Do” dropped on the charts
  • The first Walmart opens
  • Marvel's Spider-Man superhero makes his first appearance in a comic
  • The first ever Nike running shoe was created


In the year 1972...

  • Watergate scandal took place
  • Pong, the first wide released video game was released
  • The Godfather was the highest grossing film of the year
  • The most popular TV show was “All in the Family!”


In the year 1982...

  • Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” was released
  • The popular show “Cheers” premiered on television
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released
  • Prince William is born to Princess Diana and Prince Charles


In the year 1992...

  • The largest shopping mall, Mall of America opened its doors
  • The television network, “Cartoon Network” was established
  • Pearl Jam and Nirvana are the most popular bands at the time
  • Aladdin and Sister Act are the most popular movies


In the year 1997...

  • Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters
  • Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a car crash
  • The popular film Titanic premieres in the United States


In the year 2002...

  • Popular artists included Eminem and The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Sims is the most popular computer game
  • The iPod was widely used to download music
  • Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol


In the year 2012...

  • Marvel’s “The Avengers” becomes one of the highest grossing films
  • New York was affected greatly by Hurricane Sandy
  • The Women’s USA gymnastics team brought home the gold medal