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August 20, 2014


The Liberal Studies Orientation is an afternoon of fast-paced programming designed to introduce you to campus life, resources on and off campus, Liberal Studies staff, and your fellow classmates.  Orientation is strongly recommended.  Obtain useful transfer student information and enjoy lunch with us in the Neuberger Museum Study!


11:00am – 12:30pm: Check-in

12:30 – 1:00pm: Welcome

1:00 – 1:30pm: Purchase College Essentials

1:30 – 3:00pm: Lunch in the Neuberger Museum Study with the Liberal Studies Executive Director, Advisors and your peers

3:00 – 5:00pm: Resource Fair (Enrollment Services, Career Development, Counseling Center, etc.)

*Important Offices are open until 7:00pm: (ID, Parking, Registrar, Financial Services, Bookstore)


Now that you know everything about Orientation, please RSVP so that we know you are coming!  To RSVP, please click below.  Don’t delay!


I never received an email about Orientation.  What do I do?
All orientation communications are being sent to your Purchase email account.  If you have checked your purchase email account and do not have an email about Orientation, 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.

Do I need to come to Orientation?
All new students are highly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. However, we do not force any student to attend.  Students who do attend get a chance to meet their peers, meet their advisors, learn more about what Purchase is all about, and begin their academic experience! 

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:

ü  Bring your driver's license or other government-issued photo identification

ü  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

ü  Bring a sweater/sweatshirt for rooms with AC

ü  Bring your schedule so that you know what books to buy and can find your classrooms

What if I can’t arrive by 12:30pm?
No problem.  You can join us at any time!  Grab some lunch with us before 3:00pm, check out the Resource Fair before 5:00pm, or just come after work to run your errands since our offices will be open late. 

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

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