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What to Expect

International Orientation is a 4-day event.  The first 2-days is specific to International students' needs, including sessions on transitioning to life in the U.S., on and off campus resources, ESL Testing*, and opportunities to socialize with current and incoming students.  The final 2 days of Orientation you will be a part of a small group of 20 students with an Orientation Leader (OL) as a guide.  The OL will answer any questions that you have about Purchase and also will get you acquainted with other new students. 

*Please note that exchange students do not need ESL testing.

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Accommodations

All International students living on campus for the Fall semester will move into their campus residence during International Orientation. 

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Meals

All meals will be provided for students attending International student Orientation.   If you have special dietary needs, please contact us to make special arrangements.