New Student Room Selection

Welcome to Purchase College!

On campus housing is offered to full time, matriculated students. All residents must attend class and be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.

Housing Assignments for all New Students for Spring 2016 can be submitted on November 1, 2015.

Housing Assignments for all New Students for Fall 2016 can be submitted on December 1, 2015.

First year students will be assigned on a first come, first served basis as determined by the date that all of the following has been received by the college: the Enrollment Deposit (ED)($150), the Housing Deposit ($250) and the electronic Residence License Agreement (RLA). Assignments will be made based on the availability of spaces on campus. We cannot guarantee any student their preferred housing type, but we will do our best to accommodate these preferences. Once your enrollment deposit, housing deposit and RLA have been received, you will receive a Housing Assignment Notification Email. You will be notified of your actual room assignment in July.  

We do guarantee incoming transfer students on campus housing if their housing deposit, contract and preferences are received by June 1, 2016. Our office will begin to process transfer student housing applications after June 1, 2016. You will be notified of the availability of housing throughout the moth of June and July. 

Instructions on Applying for Housing:

1. Go to

2. Click on myHeliotrope. (if you have not activated your Purchase Log in and password yet, you must do this first at > Account Activiation

3. Pay your $150 Enrollment Deposit (click on Student Account to pay your  $150 Enrollment deposit)

4. Pay your $250 Housing Deposit* (Click on the student box and then Housing and Dining options)

5. You will then recive an E-mail to your Purchase E-mail account confirming you have paid the deposit. This is you receipt.

*Your housing deposit will be applied to the upcoming semester's room charge. Room deposits are refundable for residents withdrawing from campus residences only by the Office of Community Engagement by the dates listed below:

FALL SEMESTER : Prior to May 1st for all students

SPRING SEMESTER : Prior to December 15th for new students (moving onto campus for the Spring semester only)

**IMPORTANT: The first-come-first-served eligibility is determined at the time you SUBMIT your RLA. Make sure you fully complete and submit the RLA ASAP so that we may process your application sooner.

First Year Students Must Submit Deposit and License Agreement

Roommate Preferences For New Students:

First Year Student can request roommate preferences.  To do so, please click on the following link to complete the Roommate Request Form.

Roommate requests are NOT guaranteed and will be acknowledged based on room availability, housing deposit date and successfully completing your admissions process.  

Deadline to submit roommates is May 20, 2016.