Commencement 2024
The Classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1964, 1974 and 1984 were invited to join the Office of Alumni Relations at Commencement on May 30th! It was a magical event in so many ways.
Watch this special highlights video that really captures much of the magic here:


2024 Commencement Slideshow

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 1954 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 60th anniversary! Class of 1964 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 50th anniversary! Class of 1974 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 40th anniversary! Class of 1984 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 30th anniversary! Class of 1994 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 25th anniversary! Class of 1999 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 20th anniversary! Class of 2004 FB group, click here.

Celebrate your 10th anniversary! Class of 2014 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

  • "I remember so well the multiple Dr. Filante economics classes I took. Due to his positive influence, I changed my major to Economics and it really has been critical to success in my life. However, his stories about teaching football legends Bob Griese and LeRoy Keyes economics, while at Purdue,  were legendary! How blessed I was to be given the opportunity of a college education. First in my family to graduate college. It was a springboard to the rest of my life." -Robert J. Oro '74 
  • "My friend Ronald Braut '74 and I ran one of the first functions at the newly constructed Student Union. I had a wonderful experience at the Commencement and 50th year reunion celebration. The legend continues as my daughter Melissa Cholewa graduates with a Masters degree in Library Science this year!" -Ronald Cholewa '74
  • "I came to Queens College with a BA started at Nassau Community College (1963) when I was 31 with 5 sons. I came with my son Richard Sullivan. I earned my BA and Teaching Certificate. I am 93 years old. I recently published my first book "Memoirs to Poetry and Paint" by Sarah Sullivan Arp. My son Richard Sullivan graduated with me!" -Sarah Sullivan Arp '74
  • "I met my long time friend Suzanne Martin Culweil at one of my Education Classes! Thanks to her I am here today! I loved the children's literature class. I also enjoyed the children's music class. Both of these classes were extremely useful! I am grateful to Queens College for also granting me a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education." -Doris Fins '74/'78


Reunion class members, access your yearbook here.




In the year 1949...

  • The North Atlantic Treaty was signed.
  • The notable book 1984 by Goerge Orwell was released.
  • One of the top songs to be released was Baby It’s Cold Outside.
  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed.


In the year 1954...

  • RCA produced the first color televisions for public use.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Notable books included The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
  • Godzilla was released in theaters.


In the year 1964...

  • The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson.
  • The top song was I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
  • Mary Poppins premiered in theaters.
  • The popular television game show "Jeopardy!" made its debut.


In the year 1974...

  • Skylab, the United States' first space station, was launched into orbit.
  • The top song was The Way We Were by Barbara Streisand.
  • The top movies to watch included The Godfather Part II, Benji, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.
  • Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States.


In the year 1984...

  • Apple released the first Mac.
  • Ghostbusters wins the Year at the Box Office.
  • The Olympic Games were boycotted.
  • Scientists announced the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a major breakthrough in understanding the cause of AIDS.


In the year 1994...

  • Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. 
  • I Saw the Sign topped the charts.
  • The first PlayStation console was invented.
  • Disney’s animated The Lion King was the number one film, followed by Forrest Gump.


In the year 1999...

  • Tiger Woods won his first PGA championship.
  • The Euro currency was introduced.
  • Shakespeare in Love won an Oscar for Best Picture.
  • The third FIFA Women's World Cup took place in the United States, with the U.S. team winning the championship by defeating China in a penalty shootout.


In the year 2004...

  • In the 2004 presidential race, incumbent President George W. Bush defeated Democratic nominee John Kerry.
  • Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from a Harvard dorm room, and Google introduced the free email service Gmail.
  • Athens, Greece, hosted the Summer Olympics, marking the return of the Games to their birthplace after 108 years.
  • NASA's Mars rover Spirit confirmed the presence of water ice on the planet Mars.


In the year 2014...

  • The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations after 50 years.
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was released.
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media phenomenon aimed at raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), went viral.
  • The top song was Happy by Pharell Williams.