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We are thrilled to welcome you to Purchase College for Summer Orientation!  Purchase is a unique and special place, and we want you to feel at home and ready to find your place in our vibrant community when you arrive in the fall.  CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH!


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

-Check out the Orientation dates below.  Information on how to register for orientation will be emailed to all students starting in late-May.  

-Visit the links to the left and make sure you have completed everything on the checklists! 

-Like Purchase College Orientation on Facebook to meet your Orientation Leaders and connect with your fellow classmates!


Registration for Orientation is now live!  To register, please click on the left-hand links by your incoming student status.  The RSVP page has more information on how to register for orientation. 

We can't wait to see you soon!


Session 1: July 21, 2014
Session 2: July 22, 2014
Session 3: July 24, 2014
Session 4: July 25, 2014

Session 5: August 20, 2014


EOP Freshmen: July 25-July 31, 2014
MAP Freshmen: July 25-July 28, 2014
EOP Sophomores: July 17-19, 2014

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

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


Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfers

Session 1: June 26, 2014

Session 2: July 31, 2014

Session 3: August 7, 2014

Session 4: August 20, 2014

Arts Transfers

August 20, 2014



Wednesday, August 20—Move in day for Graduate students living on campus


Friday, August 22—Art+Design, Art History and Music Graduate Student Orientation



August 16-20, 2014


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


All new students will participate in Welcome Week from August 21-24. Right before the start of classes, Welcome Week is filled with opportunities for social connectedness, academic exposure and integration into the community.


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.





Phone: 914-251-6332

Email: SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu