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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 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. 



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


For any questions regarding Graduate Orientation/Registration, please contact Jennifer Perry Shingelo at




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 $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 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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