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Welcome to Purchase College!!!


Session 1: June 18, 2015

Session 2: July 9, 2015

Session 3: July 30, 2015

Session 4: August 13, 2015


Please check back soon for a full schedule of events and registration.



Orientation is one day of fast-paced programming designed to introduce you to campus life, your fellow classmates, and to an academic advisor for class registration. 

At Orientation you will be a part of a group of 60 incoming Liberal Arts & Sciences transfers who are excited to start their Purchase journey.  For the majority of the day, you will be focusing on advising and registration for the Fall semester with a faculty or staff member.  You will also get the opportunity to socialize with your classmates and learn more about the resources available to you at Purchase College!

RISE AND SHINE!  You should plan to check in between 8:00a-8:45am on your designated date.  Follow the signs on campus directing you to park in the W-2 Parking lot and check-in at the Social Sciences building.  Orientation will wrap up by 3:30pm that afternoon.

GETTING HUNGRY?  You will definitely work up an appetite at Orientation.  Don't worry; we've got you covered.  Breakfast and lunch are provided at Orientation for all who attend.  Special dietary needs are no problem; just make sure to let us know so we can make special arrangements.



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Please check back soon for a full schedule of events and registration information.


Please check back soon for a full schedule of events and registration.


We hope to alleviate some of your concerns through our Parent Orientation program that runs parallel to our Student Orientation dates. Parent Orientation is designed to introduce new parents to campus life, on and off campus resources , academics and to also meet faculty, staff, and other parents.



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There is a $75 fee per parent to attend orientation. This includes the meals for the day, giveaways, and presentations.




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All new students can participate in Welcome Week from August 27-Sept 3, 2015. Welcome Week is filled with opportunities for social connections, academic exposure and integration into the community.

We are so excited about your arrival, and looking forward to welcoming you to our Purchase community!!!

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Plans have changed.  Can I change my Orientation date?
Absolutely!  Please contact us at (914) 251-6332 or  and we will be happy to change your orientation date if there is still space available.


I never received an email about Orientation.  What do I do?

All orientation communications are being sent to your Purchase email account starting in May.  If you have checked your purchase email account starting in May and do not have an email, please contact us at (914) 251-6332 or

*If you just paid your deposit to the college, it may take 3-4 business days for you to receive your invitation to orientation.


What is the fee for Student Orientation?
The fee for Student Orientation is $175.  It is a mandatory fee that is applied to your Fall semester bill does not need to be paid separately.  The Student Orientation fee is non-refundable if you do not attend Orientation.


Where will I be living for the 2015-2016 semester?
Housing assignments will be mailed out by the Office of Residence Life in early-August.  If you have any questions about residence life please contact them at (914) 251-6320.


When can I register for classes?
Advising and registration for LAS Transfers happens at Transfer Orientation.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Advising Center at (914) 251-3990 or at


What happens if I can’t come to orientation?
Any student who cannot attend a Transfer Orientation Day should call the Advising Center as soon as possible to schedule an individual appointment with an advisor.  These appointments will begin on the week of August 11th.


Can I bring a friend with me to Orientation?
No.  We do not allow new students to bring friends to orientation.  Orientation is your opportunity to meet new students who will become your friends for years to come.


 What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?
To prepare for your visit, please bring the following items:

  • Your driver's license or other government-issued photo identification
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sweater/sweatshirt for rooms with AC

I am having problems setting up my Purchase email account!
Contact CTS at (914) 251-6460 or visit the CTS email website for assistance.   


Is Orientation and Welcome Days really that fun?  Will I make new friends?
Yes, they are really fun!  Students who attend always comment on how it prepared them for their college experience.  In addition, some meet their future best friends, classmates, and roommates.  The Orientation staff does their best to make it an enjoyable experience, but it is up to YOU as to how fun it will be.  You have to take the steps to make the most out of the experience and meet new people! 


I have a question that is not listed here!
E-mail or call us at (914) 251-6332


If you have any questions about Orientation, please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable Orientation staff.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 


Phone: 914-251-6332



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