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We are thrilled to welcome you to Purchase College for Winter Orientation! Throughout this one-day program, you will meet new people, learn about your unique campus, and find answers to your Purchase College questions before the start of the spring semester. 

Winter Orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 19th. Your participation in Orientation is strongly encouraged and all new students must register by Friday, January 15, 2016. Click the following link to register for Winter Orientation.

On the day of, please follow signs on campus directing you to the Music Building between 8:30am and 9:30am to check-in and attend our Purchase Fair. Parents and guests are also welcome to attend Orientation. Students may bring up to 2 guests, and they must be registered and paid for prior to Orientation. There is a $35.00 fee for each guest.   Click the following link to register and pay for your guests.

All resident students will receive additional information regarding moving in to their housing assignment from The Office of Community Engagement. New resident students will be able to move in to their assignments beginning on Monday, January 18, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. 

CLASSES BEGIN on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

There are a few things you need to do before getting here:

                                    We are looking forward to meeting you!


FRESHMEN

Winter 2016 New Student Orientation:

Orientation for new students for the Spring 2016 Semester will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

 

Summer 2016 Freshmen Orientation Dates:

Session 1: July 11, 2016

Session 2: July 12, 2016

Session 3: July 13, 2016

Session 4: July 14, 2016

More information about how you are assigned a summer orientation date will be emailed to you in May.

EOP/MAP

EOP Summer Orientation - July 14 - 21, 2016

MAP Summer Orientation - July 14 - 17, 2016

EOP Summer Program Handbook: EOP Summer Program Handbook 15 (PDF format)


MAP Summer Program Handbook: MAP Summer Program Handbook 15 (PDF format)

TRANSFERS

Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfers

Summer 2016 Orientation Dates will be announced shortly.


Arts Transfers

August 25, 2016

GRADUATES

Thursday, August 25, 2016: Move-in day for all graduate students living on campus

Friday, August 26, 2016: Art+Design, Art History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Graduate Student Orientation

INTERNATIONAL

International Student Orientation dates:

Summer 2016 Orientation Dates will be announced shortly.

Stay tuned for more information.

We are looking forward to having you here on campus with us!

PARENTS

Parents are welcome to attend Orientation with their students! To find more information about Parent Orientation, please check out the pages on the left that apply to your student.

WELCOME WEEK

Welcome Week occurs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and is full of activities to help you get to know your Purchase College home.  We know that students who attend welcome events are more confident when they start classes because they meet new friends, explore academic and co-curricular opportunities, navigate campus, and learn about the Purchase College community. 

Take a look at our January Welcome Week Activities.  Welcome Week January 2016

The August 2016 Welcome Week Schedule is being planned.   Take a look at the 2015 events to get an idea of programs and events you can participate in. 

Friday, August 28, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

New Students
Move - In

8:30am – 12pm

Res Halls/Apts.

Continental Breakfast

8am - 9am

Dining Hall

Family Day BBQ

12pm - 2pm

The Quad

*Hall Floor Meetings*

4pm - 5pm

Res Halls/Apts.

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

Movie on the Lawn

8pm - 11pm

Great Lawn

Laser Tag

8pm - 11pm

Great Lawn

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Saturday, August 29, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Brunch

10:30am - 1pm

Dining Hall

Explore The Campus

Morning

Various Locations

*By the Book *

1pm - 2pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

*Speak Up!*

2pm - 3pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

*Addiction Ink Film*

3pm - 5pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

*RAVue*

7pm -  9pm

Concert Hall

Party Around the Clock

9pm - 11:30pm

Academic Mall

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Sunday, August 30, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Brunch

10:30am - 1pm

Dining Hall

GRAB YOUR BOOKS!!!

11am – 5pm

Bookstore

Shopping Bus To Target

10am – 2pm

 

*Museum Visits (ALL Students must pick up Convocation Button
Here)*

12pm - 5pm

Neuberger Museum

Community Service

4pm - 5pm

Dining Hall

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

*New Student Convocation*

6:30pm - 9pm

Concert Hall

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see ww.nextbus.com
for schedule

Monday, August 31, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Think Fast Game Show

7pm - 9pm

Pepisco Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Tuesday, September 1, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

*Freshman Film & Discussion*

6pm - 9pm

PepsiCo Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Wednesday, September 2, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Club Fair

12:30pm - 2pm

The Mall

Men's Soccer Game

7pm - 9pm

Soccer Field

Cultural Hypnotist

7pm - 9pm

PepsiCo Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

* Denotes mandatory event for all new students.

FRESHMEN? TRANSFER? WHICH ONE AM I?

Most students entering college directly from High School are considered Freshmen. Students who have taken courses for credit after completion of High School are considered Transfers. 

However, at Purchase College, there are some circumstances where those rules do not apply! 

For Example:
Dance, Film, Theatre Design/Technology, and Acting students who have taken college classes AFTER completion of High School are considered Freshmen. These programs are 4-year programs at Purchase College and thus anyone entering the program will thus start with their 1st year.

 

CONTACT US

Monday-Friday

9:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 914-251-6332

Email: SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu




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