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DATES TO KNOW

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

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Orientation is one day of fast-paced programming designed to introduce you to campus life, resources on and off campus, academics and most importantly to introduce you to your fellow classmates.  Orientation is required.  YES, we are forcing you to have fun!

At Orientation you will be part of a small group of 20 students led by an Orientation Leader (OL).  OL's serve as the 'know it all's' of campus.  They will answer any and all questions about Purchase, help you find your way around campus and encourage you to make friends.

RISE AND SHINE!  You and your Parents should plan to check in between 8:00a-8:45am on your designated date.  Follow the signs on campus directing you to check-in at the Performing Arts Center.  Orientation will wrap up by 3:30pm that afternoon.

GETTING HUNGRY?  You will definitely work up an appetite at Orientation.  Don't worry; we've got you covered.  Breakfast and lunch are provided at Orientation for all who attend.  Special dietary needs are no problem; just make sure to let us know so we can make special arrangements.

 

SCHEDULE

STUDENT SCHEDULE

9:00am: WELCOME - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RECITAL HALL

9:30am: YOUR PURCHASE EXPERIENCE - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RECITAL HALL

10:15am: SMALL GROUP MEETINGS - FOLLOW YOUR STUDENT ORIENTATION LEADER

10:45am: ACADEMIC PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

11:30am: LUNCH - CAMPUS CENTER NORTH, THE HUB

11:30am: PURCHASE FAIR - STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, RED ROOM

1:30pm: PC ESSENTIALS - SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, ROOM 1001

2:30pm: SMALL GROUP CHALLENGE

3:30pm: WHAT’S NEXT? - MUSIC BUILDING, RECITAL HALL

PARENT SCHEDULE

9:00am: WELCOME - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RECITAL HALL

9:30am: YOUR PURCHASE EXPERIENCE - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RECITAL HALL

10:15am: Q&A WITH SOL STAFF

                Attend the session of your student’s last name:

     A-I: SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, ROOM 1001

     J-Q: SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, ROOM 1002

     R-Z: SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, ROOM 1006

10:45am: PC ESSENTIALS - SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, Room 1001

11:30am: LUNCH - CAMPUS CENTER NORTH, THE HUB

11:30am: PURCHASE FAIR - STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, RED ROOM

1:30pm: ACADEMIC PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

2:30pm: STUDENT SERVICES PANEL - MUSIC BUILDING, CHORAL HALL

3:30pm: HELPING YOUR STUDENT SUCCEED - MUSIC BUILDING, CHORAL HALL

 

RSVP

To RSVP for one of the Freshman Orientation dates, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Orientation date that you wish to attend, below.
  2. Click "Register" to register for that date.
  3. Create a new account to register.  ***Please note that you current purchase.edu username and password WILL NOT WORK to register for orientation.  You will have to create a new account.***
  4. Fill out the registration form and click "register."
  5. You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your registration.

REGISTRATION LINKS

Session 1: July 21--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 2: July 22--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 3: July 24--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 4: July 25--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 5: August 20--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PARENT ORIENTATION

Sending your student off to college can be an exciting and frightening experience.  We hope to alleviate some of your concerns through our Parent Orientation program that runs parallel with our Student Orientation dates.  Parent Orientation is, a one-day program, designed to introduce parents to campus life, on and off campus resources, academics, and to also meet faculty, staff, and other parents.  Parents will receive a hard-copy letter in the mail in early July with more information on Parent Orientation.

Schedule

Please find the parent schedule above, in the "Schedule" section.

 

Cost

There is a $75 fee per parent to attend Orientation.  This includes the meals for the day, giveaways, and presentations.

 

Register

Parents can pre-register for Orientation here:

Session 1: July 21--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 2: July 22--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 3: July 24--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 4: July 25--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Session 5: August 20--CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Parents can pre-register for Parent Orientation when their student registers by indicating on the registration form the number of additional guests who will be attending. If your student has already registered for Orientation and you wish to attend please email orientation@purchase.edu with the name of your student and the number of additional guests.

WELCOME WEEK

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.

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

FAQ

Plans have changed.  Can I change my Orientation date?
Absolutely!  Please contact us at (914) 251-6332 or orientation@purchase.edu and we will be happy to change your orientation date if there is still space available.

 

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 orientation@purchase.edu.

*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 $210.  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 2014-2015 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?
In late May, you will be receiving an email to your Purchase email account with information on how to register for classes.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Advising Center at (914) 251-3990 or at advising@purchase.edu.

 

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 make new friends, learn more about what Purchase is all about, begin their academic experience, and have a TON of fun!  In addition, any student who doesn't attend is still required to pay orientation fee charged to their Fall bill.

 

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

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!  Freshmen who attend always comment on how it prepared them for the start of 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 orientation@purchase.edu or call us at (914) 251-6332

CONTACT US

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

 

Email: Orientation@purchase.edu