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Schedule of Events



Check In

Begins at 9:00am, Downstairs in the Dining Hall

Let us know that you're here and then feel free to explore our campus!


Neuberger Museum of Art

9:00am - 5:00pm, Neuberger Museum of Art

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!


Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery

9:00am - 5:00pm, Visual Arts Building

Visit the Gallery to see it's latest exhibition: Home Maker: Prints of Houses, Houses of Prints curated by Faye Hirsch. The exhibition features both faculty (Casey Hooper) and top-tier artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, and Louise Bourgeois among others.


The Student Gallery

9:00am - 5:00pm, Visual Arts Building room 1019A

Explore the work of our Visual Arts students at any point throughout the day!


Family Day Jazz Brunch
10:00am - 12:00pm, Dining Hall

Enjoy a free Family Day Brunch with your student! Meet Purchase College President Tom Schwarz and other administrators while listening to live jazz performed by Purchase College Students.



The Senior Class of 2014 is hosting a 50/50 raffle to kick-start this years fundraising for the Senior Class Gift! We will be selling tickets around campus all day, with our main table set up in the Dining Hall, right next to registration. The tickets will be selling for $5 for one or $20 for five. Purchase tickets throughout Family Day to support the Senior Class and for your chance to win big! Drawing to be held at 4:00pm. Winner does not need to be present to win.



EOP/MAP Open House
11:00am - 1:00pm, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Students and parents of EOP programs: Come to visit with the professional staff of these programs and enjoy light refreshments.


Biology Lab Open House
11:00am - 1:00pm, Natural Science Building, Second Floor, Room 2014

The new National Science Foundation-funded molecular and cellular biology laboratory will be open for visitors! Students will be available to discuss their research and show parents and students around the lab.


Social Media "Do's and Don'ts" for Parents

11:30am, Southside - Campus Center South

Join Professor and Social Media Manager Linda Solomon as she explores the opportunities to communicate with your student as he/she transitions into college.


Mall Madness
11:30-3:00pm between the Library and Student Services Building

Look through products from our local vendors, visit with a number of clubs and campus organizations, and have some fun with arts and crafts!


Coffee with a Cop

12:30pm, The Hub, Campus Center North

Join Police Chief Michael Bailey as he talks about UPD and how he keeps the campus safe.


Zumba on the Lawn

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Great Lawn, behind the Student Services Building

Bring your dancing shoes and join other parents and students as we Zumba on the Great Lawn!


Kickball Game

1:30pm, Great Lawn, behind the Student Services Building

Don't forget your running shoes for this timeless game! Team up with parents or students for some fun Parents vs. Students rivalry.


Tour of the Neuberger

1:30pm and 2:30pm, Neuberger Museum of Art


Steinway & Sons 160th Anniversary Selection Savings Event

2:00pm - 6:00pm, Performing Arts Center, PepsiCo Theatre

Have you ever considered owning a fine piano? Take advantage of this exclusive offer to choose from an impressive selection of new, used and restored Steinway and Steinway Designed grand and upright pianos at prices below retail from 2-6pm at The PAC on campus. Appointments are not necessary but you are welcome to browse this great selection. In addition to the savings you will enjoy, a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. For more information, please call: 1-877-STEINWAY. We hope to see you there!


Passage Gallery

2:00pm - 6:00pm, across from the Performing Arts Center in the Underpass

"The New Media program at Purchase College, SUNY, and Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art space in Stamford, CT, will present a group exhibition, “Collective Action Archive,” at Purchase College’s The Passage Gallery...The show features ephemera, documentation, and publications that include photos, videos, zines, and books from more than 30 artist collectives from across the U.S., including Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Winston-Salem, and San Francisco."


Mariinsky Orchestra

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Conductor

8:00pm, Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center

St. Petersburg’s Great Orchestra. If imperial means “of a commanding quality, manner,” then this great orchestra’s original name still applies: St. Petersburg Imperial Opera Orchestra. Join us for an evening of an all-Russian program: Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5. We are pleased to offer specially priced tickets for this performance.*



Still in town on Sunday?



Gabriela Montero, Piano

October 13th, 3:00pm, Performing Arts Center

Infinite Improvisations Improvisation is expected in comedy, integral to jazz, the mission of many theater troupes. But improvisation in classical music? Almost unheard of…except in the performances of Caracas-born pianist Gabriela Montero. Playing since the age of five, she is celebrated for real-time improvisations of sophisticated music. Yes, she is true to the art and architecture of standard classical fare, but her concerts have a matchless pizzazz when she creates music on-the-fly, often starting with melodies suggested by audience members. We are pleased to offer specially priced tickets for this performance.*




*The fine print:

Up to (2) adult tickets at 50% off and (2) $5 student tickets may be purchased in non-prime orchestra or grand tier seating. This offer applies to Mariinsky Orchestra on October 12 at 8:00pm and Gabriela Montero on October 13 at 3:00pm. Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling the box office at 914-251-6200 or by stopping by the box office window and mentioning the promotional code from the postcard you received. This offer is valid until 5:00pm, October 12.





Schedule is subject to change. Keep an eye out for more fun additions to the day!