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Welcome to Purchase College!!!

August 27, 2015

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


Orientation is one day of fast-paced programming designed to introduce you to campus life, your academic program, and your fellow classmates. 

At Orientation you will be joining new students excited to start their Purchase journey. For the majority of the day, you will learn about campus resources, your academic program, and will get the opportunity to socialize with your classmates. 

GETTING HUNGRY? You will definitely work up an appetite at Orientation. Don't worry; we've got you covered. All meals are provided to the participants of the orientation program. Special dietary needs are no problem; just make sure to let us know so we can make special arrangements.




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 information.


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


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


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

Please check back soon for a complete schedule of events for this exciting week!


I never received an email about Orientation. What do I do?
All orientation communications are being sent to your Purchase email account starting in late 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 Arts Transfers will take place throughout the summer. Arts transfer students will be contacted by faculty and administrators in their board of study with information on how to register for classes. Please check your Purchase email throughout the summer for more information.

What happens if I can’t come to Orientation?
Any student who cannot attend orientation should call Orientation at 914-251-6332. Please be aware that you are expected to be present for Welcome Week beginning on August 27, 2015.

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

Arts Transfer Orientation is immediately before the start of classes. If you are living on campus you should plan to bring everything for your new housing assignment on campus.

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 Week 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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