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DATES TO KNOW

Purchase College Freshmen Orientation dates are:

July 11-14, 2016

Session I: July 11, 2016

Session II: July 12, 2016

Session III: July 13, 2016

Session IV: July 14, 2016

All Orientation sessions are 1-Day sessions.
Space is limited in each session. The College will assign each student to a session.
Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.


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

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.

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

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

The Orientation Committee is working diligently to plan your Summer Orientation Schedule.   You will receive your detailed schedule upon check-in on your designated Orientation Date.

Orientation will includes sessions related to:

Campus Life

Student Resources

Academic Majors

Navigating Campus

Meeting other students and MORE! 

 
   

 

 

 


 

 
 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP

Students will receive a communication from Orientation during the week of May 23, 2016 with their assigned Summer Orientation date.    Students are requested to RSVP for their date.  Information on how to register guests/parents will be included in this letter.  

If you, or a guest, have any questions, please contact our Orientation Office:

Email: saf.orientation@purchase.edu

Phone: 914-251-6332

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 also to meet faculty, staff, and other parents. 

Parents will receive a hard-copy letter in the mail with more information on Parent Orientation.

Cost

There is a $65.00 fee per parent to attend Orientation.  This includes the meals for the day, giveaways, and presentations. Their is a discount provided when registering two guests. 


Register

Please follow the instructions on the students email communication. 

If you, or your student, have any questions regarding Orientation, please contact our Orientation Office:


Email: saf.orientation@purchase.edu
Phone: 914-251-6332

WELCOME WEEK

All new students can participate in Welcome Week, which begins on August 29, 2016.

Welcome Week occurs at the beginning of the fall semester 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. 

We are so excited about your arrival, and looking forward to welcoming you to our Purchase community!!!

Stay tuned for the 2016 Welcome Week Schedule. 

Below is a 2015 Welcome Week Schedule to get a glimpse of what was scheduled last year.

Events with * next to them are required for new students (freshmen and transfers).

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 - 11:30pm

Great Lawn

Laser Tag

8pm - 11:30pm

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 Campus

Morning

*By the Book *

1pm - 2pm

PAC: Recital Hall

*Speak Up!*

2pm - 3pm

PAC: Recital Hall

*Addiction Ink Film*

3pm - 5pm

PAC: Recital Hall

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 www.nextbus.com
for schedule

Monday, August 31, 2015:  (First Day of Classes)

Event

Time

Location

Think Fast Game Show

7pm - 9pm

Concert Hall

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com
for schedule

Tuesday, September 1, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

*Freshman Film and 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 - 2 pm

The Mall

Men's Soccer Game

7pm - 9pm

Soccer Field

Cultural Hypnotist

7pm - 9pm

PepsiCo Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see ww.nextbus.com
for schedule

FAQ

Please visit our Orientation FAQs

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about Orientation, please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable Orientation staff. Summer Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Phone: 914-251-6332

Email: SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu




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