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DATES TO KNOW

Thursday, August 27: Move in day for students living on campus

Friday, August 28: Art+Design, Art History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 31: Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 2: Art+Design, Art History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Graduate Student/Faculty Cookout

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

At Orientation you will be a part of a group of talented graduate students who are excited to start their Purchase journey. For the majority of the day, you will participate in program meetings and finish up any advising and registration. You will also have the opportunity to complete any last-minute business before the start of classes on August 31st.

If you are going to be living on campus for the Fall semester, please plan on checking in at your place of residence between 9:00am-11:00am on August 27th. There will be staff available at each apartment complex to assist with check-in.

SCHEDULE

Friday, August 28

9:00AM Students who will be living on campus may begin check-in at their places of residence
Art+Design Graduate Students:
10-12:00PM MFA welcome, Visual Arts building 2001 (Art+Design main office)
12-1:30PM Graduate student luncheon, plaza outside Music building (rain location, Music lobby)
2-5:00PM Advising meeting, Visual Arts building 2001 (Art+Design main office)

Art History Graduate Students:

10-11:30AM

2-1:30PM

Advising Meeting: Location TBA

Graduate student luncheon, plaza outside Music building (rain location, Music lobby)

Entrepreneurship Graduate Students:
12-1:30PM Graduate student luncheon, plaza outside Music building (rain location, Music lobby)
2-4:00PM Advising meeting, Music building, room 1033
Music Graduate Students:
12-1:30PM Graduate student luncheon, plaza outside Music building (rain location, Music lobby)
2-4:00PM Advising meeting, Music main office

Monday, August 31: Classes begin

Wednesday, September 2:
5:30-7:00PM—Art+Design, Art History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Graduate Student/Faculty Cookout on Admissions building lawn

Campus events of note:

Wednesday, September 2

12:30-2:00PM—Panel discussion: “How Art Responds to Urban Violence,” with Lachell Workman (2015 MFA graduate), Michelle Bishop (Harlem Needle Arts), Warren Lehrer (artist and faculty member), and Nathan Connolly (historian, Johns Hopkins University)

2:30-6:30PM—Performance project in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery by Teresa Margolles in conjunction with her show at the Neuberger Museum: We Have a Common Thread

4:30-6:00PM—Opening in the Neuberger Museum for Teresa Margolles show: We Have a Common Thread

RSVP

For any questions regarding Graduate Orientation/Registration, please contact Jennifer Perry Shingelo at Jennifer.shingelo@purchase.edu

FAQ

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 SAF.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 $77. 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?
Graduate students will receive an email in late-May with instructions on how to register for classes. Please be aware that there will be some advising and registration that will take place at orientation.


I am having problems setting up my Purchase email account!
Contact CTS at (914) 251-6460 or visit the CTS email website for assistance.


I have a question that is not listed here!
E-mail SAF.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: SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu




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