Queens College is a great place to celebrate Jewish Holidays, and is accommodating in its academic calendar.
At QC Hillel, Jewish holidays are designed and implemented by "Production Teams". Each holiday has it's own Production Team. Production Teams are made up of students, clubs and organizations that are interested in imagining, designing and implementing amazing Jewish holidays on campus! Click here to apply.
Rosh Hashanah - QC is closed, no classes.
Yom Kippur - QC is closed, no classes.
Sukkot - QC is open. Hillel maintains Sukkot on campus to accommodate students who wish to eat meals there 24/7 and for programming!
Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah - QC is open. A QC Hillel Production Team will design our Simchat Torah celebration! If you are interested in joining this team email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanukkah - Hillel offers opportunities for communal candle lighting on campus and special holiday programming designed by a QC Hillel Production Team. If you are interested in joining this team email email@example.com.
Purim - QC is open. A QC Hillel Production Team will design a Purim celebration and Megillah readings on campus! If you are interested in joining this team email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pesach (Passover) - QC is closed, no classes.
Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israel Independance Day) - QC is open, Hillel and ISA organize a special Festival on the campus Quad.
Shavuot (when it falls during school) - QC is open, Hillel/OU-JLIC organizes a Shavuot All Night Learning, services, and other special programming.
The faculty is accustomed to students needing to adjust test and other schedules to accommodate holiday observance.