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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stay tuned for the 2016 Schedule.


Here is what Family Day 2015 schedule included: 

Family Day 2015 Campus Map PDF


9:00am-11:30, in the Dining Hall

Welcome to Purchase College! We’re so happy that you and your family will be joining us. Pick up the updated schedule, receive wristbands for meals, take home a special guest giveaway, and start your special day by checking in at the Dining Hall.

Neuberger Museum of Art

9:30am-5:00pm, Neuberger Museum

Enjoy the many art exhibitions on your own time as you explore the renowned museum on our campus. Enjoy free admission for Purchase College family members.

Family Day Jazz Brunch

10:00-12:00pm, in the Dining Hall

All registered guest are invited to enjoy a free brunch with your student. Meet Purchase College administrators while listening to live jazz performed by Purchase College Students. Meal swipe required for students.

The Detroit Raid Project

11:00am, Student Services Building, Red Room

Professor Christopher Robbins will talk about a new initiative that enables Purchase students to work with the School of Architecture at SUNY Buffalo, the Visual Arts department at SUNY New Paltz, and community organizations in Detroit’s urban regeneration program.

Through a series of new courses, Purchase College SUNY students will learn advanced digital fabrication techniques, turning 3D models they create into full scale architectural components they will utilize to rebuild abandoned property in Detroit, and learn community-building skills through a “study abroad” course in Detroit.

 Mall Madness

12:00-3:00pm, Clock Tower, Academic Mall

Participate in a variety of fun activities for students and family members of all ages! Look through products from our local vendors, watch student performances, play games, enjoy novelties, and so much more!

Men’s Soccer vs. The College at Old Westbury

12:00pm, Turf Field

Gold Exhibition: Docent Led Tour

12:00pm, Neuberger Museum of Art

This exhibition explores the many ideas with which this most desirable material is associated with and features some of the best known contemporary artist working in the US abroad today. These artist, ranging from Sylvie Fleury to Robin Rhode to Chris Burden to Sherrie Levine, used gold to reinforce or challenge the notions of transformation, beauty, spirituality, and values, both economic and moral. Each of the 12 contemporary artist in the exhibition physically or conceptually utilizes gold in their practice.

Panther-Gate co-sponsored with Athletics

1:00pm, El Parking Lot

Panther-gate is a spoof of a tailgate party, but the difference is only non-alcoholic drinks, such as sodas, waters, and juices, and possibly malt drinks are permitted to this outside barbeque. This is an NCAA regulated game and alcoholic drinks are not permitted anywhere near the field and game. Purchase Intramurals and Community engagement will provide one grill, a popcorn machine, and a small portion of food and drink to kick off the tailgate. However, we would like to follow in the traditions of a tailgate party, so we ask that all those participating bring your own food, drinks, and mini grills.

In the Read and Brown Water^

1:30pm, Performing Arts Center

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Dennis Hilton Reid

A young track star’s future is threatened by her awakening to the destructive power of love. A beautiful poetic playset in the “distant present” in a Caribbean community in Louisiana. Tickets are available for purchase at

Women’s Soccer vs. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn

2:00pm, Turf Field

When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection Tour

2:00pm, Neuberger Museum

The Roy R. Neuberger Collection reveals the perceptive and passionate interest of one of the twentieth-century’s most important collectors of contemporary American art. Built mainly between the early 1940’s and the 1960’s, the Collection is strongest in works that document the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America.

Behind the Scenes Tour of PAC

2:30pm, Performing Arts Center Lobby

See where the magic happens and how the PAC (and our students) make amazing shows come to life. The PAC is a unique complex made of four theaters of varying sizes, with well-equipped technical support spaces, including large backstage areas and state-of-the-art electronics, audio, paint, scene, costume, and prop shops.

Campus Feud Family Game Show

3:30pm, Recital Hall, Music Building 1001

Get ready for an event full of fun, games, and laughter! Campus Feud, based on one of America’s favorite game shows for over 30 years, will put friends and family members against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions. Guaranteed laughs for the whole family!

Family Kickball Game sponsored by Athletics

5:00pm, Great Lawn

Calling all students, family members, and guest: get ready to play some kickball! Enjoy this classic pastime with other friends and families, while competing for bragging rights to last the whole year. After the game, stick around and enjoy refreshing snacks and desert.

The Women of Lockerbie^

7:30pm, Performing Arts Center

Written by Deborah Brevoort

Directed by Zenon Kruzelnicki

A mother from New Jersey, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of PanAm 103, meets a group of women who are fighting the U.S. government to return the clothes of the victims to their families. Loosely inspired by a true story, and structured like a Greek tragedy, this lyrical drama is about the triumph of love over hate. Tickets are available for purchase at

Vertigo Dance Company*

8:00pm, Performing Arts Center: PepsiCo Theatre

Based in an Eco Village midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, an environment in which the arts are fostered in an ecologically and socially responsible manner. Vertigo explores the powerful connections that exist among society, art, and the environment, and seeks to bring through the universal language of movement. Tickets are available for purchase at

Still in town on Sunday?

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

3:00pm, Performing Arts Center: Concert Hall

Jan Vogler, cello, and Mira Wang, violin

    • MENDELSSOHN, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • SCHUMANN, Symphony No.2 in C major, Op. 61
    • WOLFGANG RHM, concerto for Violin and Cello (World Premiere)

Fine print and show discounts:

^ On Family Day, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts is offering adults who mention the “Family Day” discount tickets at $10 plus handling. This discount is available for both performances that day. Tickets for Purchase students will utilize the usual pricing and discounts. This offer is only available at this box office window. Box office will open at noon on 10/10 & 10/11.

* The Source code is 1898, and offers 2 adult tickets at a 20% discount and 2 student tickets at $5 with a valid MORE card – on-prime orchestra seating. This offer for BOTH performances will expire on Saturday, October 10th. This offer is only available at the box office window. Box office will open at noon on 10/10 &10/11.

Schedule is subject to change. Keep an eye out for additional activities and fun events throughout the day.

Event sponsored by the Offices of Community Engagement and the Office of Institutional Advancement.