Group Visits


Thank you for your interest in bringing prospective students to Purchase College. For groups of 10 or more students representing an educational institution or community organization, we are happy to make arrangements to provide a tour and information session outside of our regularly scheduled events.  Dates previously listed that no longer appear below are no longer available. 

Available Dates

Dates previously listed that no longer appear below are no longer available. Please read all instructions thoroughly and submit a completed request and code of conduct form for consideration.

September 27, 2016
September 29, 2016
October 4, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 13, 2016
October 18, 2016
October 20, 2016
October 25, 2016
October 27, 2016
November 1, 2016
November 3, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 15, 2016
November 17, 2016
November 22, 2016
November 29, 2016
December 1, 2016
December 6, 2016
December 8, 2016

Before you submit your request, please note the following:

-Group visits are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:00 AM.

-Presentations generally run 45 minutes and tours generally run 75 minutes.

-Organizations must provide 1 chaperone per every 10 students.
       • Maximum group size: 60 students
       • Minimum grade level: 10th grade

-Groups are expected to provide their own transportation to and from campus on the day of their visit. Public transportation options are available and will be discussed once your group is confirmed.

-Groups may eat in one of our dining facilities on campus. Please indicate interest on your request form; details will follow once confirmed.

-Due to significant demand, we are unable to accommodate all requests. Visits are not granted on a first come first serve basis, but rather on best match between Purchase College and the requesting institution. Applications from all groups are welcome.

The Campus Visit Request & Code of Conduct Form

This form must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the requested date via email: Please note, however, that due to high demand visit dates are usually booked several months in advance. Requests are reviewed weekly and a response will generally be given within 2-3 business days of submission. The form is available in the following formats:

PDF: Group Visit Request Form & Code of Conduct

Word: Group Visit Request Form & Code of Conduct

Once Visit is Approved:

Any prospective student who would like to receive more information about Purchase College after the visit may complete the below Inquiry Form and bring it with them to the group visit. The Office of Admissions also has printed copies of the form in the reception area that can be completed on the day of the visit.

PDF: Group Visit Inquiry Form

Word: Group Visit Inquiry Form

PDF: Group Visit Inquiry


Purchase College Photo Challenge:

The Purchase College Photo Challenge is a self-guided activity for visiting student groups that engages their creativity, map reading and navigation skills, while fostering teamwork and an increased knowledge of our campus and culture. Groups compete against one another to solve clues and document their successful completion of the activity by photographing group members with a Perseus stuffed animal in locations across campus. We recommend that competitors wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as bring a digital camera or camera-enabled cell phone. All other activity materials will be provided.

For more information about the challenge, and to register your group, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 914-548-6300.



Students interested in Purchase College who are unable to make the trip to our campus can meet with a counselor right in New York City. Join us for Meet & Greet sessions at the SUNY Center for Student Recruitment. Be sure to take advantage of this convenient opportunity.  Space is limited so register early!

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Last Updated on 6/8/2016


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