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QCC News, Events and Info

Best. Back to School. EVER!

Sep 1, 2021 11:03:28 AM / by Quinsig Wyvern

WOW! We've missed you and we are very much looking forward to seeing your smiling faces on campus next week! We have a lot of catching up to do. Whether you are starting college for the first time,  going back after a long time or a second year student who hasn't actually been on campus we are happy to have you. Starting college can be an intimidating experience and after the year we have had, it may feel god to get out of the house or may be a little intimidating. If that's the way you feel, have no fear, we are here for you.

We know there's more to college than class, your life outside of class plays a big part in your college, campus and study experience. We have put together as much information as we can all in one place to hopefully make going back to school a little bit easier.

In-Person Services: Join a line from anywhere!

In-person services are now available with a better way to wait in line! The new EZQ (Easy Queue) system allows you to get in line from anywhere so that you have more time to study, get to class, grab a coffee, visit with friends or soak up the sun. Don’t worry, you’ll receive wait time updates so you know when to visit the office for your meeting. Learn more here.


Back to school is a busy time and if you still need books or supplies, we highly recommend ordering them online. The bookstore capacity is limited to 30 people at once. If you order your class materials online, they will ship FREE to your home and save a trip to the bookstore when your books arrive.  Appointments are required to go to the QCC Bookstore. You can make an appointment online with QCC's new "EZQ" system. Learn more about EZQ here.

Bookstore Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Closed Labor Day, 9/6)
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Getting Hungry?

If carrying all of those books around is making you hungry, no worries, the Main Cafeteria (Basement, Administration Building) is back to regular hours beginning Wednesday, September 8.

Main Cafeteria hours Monday-Friday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Snacks & Beverages: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Snacks & Beverages: 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

HLC Cafe Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Students experiencing food insecurity should know there is a food pantry available on campus for students, faculty and staff. The Food Pantry and Resource Center is located in Room B63A, in the basement of the Administration Building. All information is confidential, but we ask that you fill out a form to become an official client. Learn more by clicking here or stop in to talk with Charles (Food Pantry Manager).

FAQs For new and returning students:


If you're more concerned about finding your way around than grabbing a snack, we've got you covered there too. Click here to check out maps for all campuses. 

Wanna Play?

QCC welcomes new coaches, teams and intramural leagues. 

Sports at QCC include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • E-sports and more!

Learn more about intramural and intercollegiate teams here.

Student Life

The Fuller Student Center is a place to meet up with friends, study, play pool and even pet alpacas and dogs. What's new in the student center this year? QCC has a new Director of Student Life, Ashlee Givens! If you are looking to get involved on campus and join a club or participate social activities, the Fuller Student Center is the place to get started. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for information on club fairs and Welcome Week activities. 

News, Alerts, Closings & More

Download the QCC mobile app for access to grades, bus schedules, closings and more. When you have the QCC app, you will get college alerts and notifications right to your phone. We know it's still warm out, but admit it... you want to be the first to know about SNOW DAYS! Seriously though, you can also access the mobile version of the Q as well as your Qmail. So... you ready? You can find the QCC app in the App Store or on Google Play by searching QCC App. It's that simple. 

You can also follow us on social media for college & event announcements, videos and other fun stuff. So give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter!

Academic Calendar

OK, now that you're here and you've got at least one class under your belt... you may be wondering when your first 3 day weekend will come around? Or maybe you're already thinking about the holiday break... No worries, the academic calendar has all of the important dates for holidays, breaks, intersession, finals and more.

Safety First 

While we are excited to have you on campus, your safety and the safety of your classmates is paramount. We are currently requiring face coverings be worn while indoors for all main campus buildings and QCC locations. Learn how QCC is making this fall a Healthy and Safe Return to Campus

Is That All?

No way, there's so much more. Keep in touch with us on social media and be the first to know about upcoming events, clubs and all kinds of good stuff that happens here! Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter!

Topics: Community College, Worcester, education, back to school, Fall Semester, students

Quinsig Wyvern

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