New Queens College president Félix V. Matos Rodríguez will join South African dancers and drummers, stilt walkers, and a 150-student drumming flash mob in a procession through the college’s main gate that will welcome 1,800 new students to campus on Wednesday, August 27, at 10 am. A performance by the pop duo Timeflies Tuesday is also scheduled. The annual daylong Welcome Day event helps introduce the newest members of the college community to the campus and each other through a large-scale interactive game, shared meals, concerts, and student club recruitment.
Each year’s theme is inspired by the college’s “Year of” initiative, which examines the history, art, and culture of a different country. This fall launches the Year of South Africa. Past years have focused on China, Turkey, India, and Brazil.
Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez was appointed the college’s new president by the CUNY Board of Trustees on June 30. Following Welcome Day, he officially takes office on Thursday, August 28, the first day of classes.
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, as well as being 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.