The Summer Before

Even before the fall semester begins, you’ll begin to learn what life is like as a student at Purchase College.


Orientation and Welcome Week both help smooth your transition to college life. You’ll learn to navigate campus, meet your neighbors, and hear all about what Purchase offers to keep you healthy, safe, and on track.

Success Fellows

For some, it begins with our Summer Success Fellows program. An expanded, overnight orientation program, it provides a little extra insight into the transition from high school to college. By invitation only.

Success Fellows Info and Application

First-Year Learning Community Seminar Foundation Program

Those who choose a Learning Community as their required seminar experience may opt for an extended overnight orientation that dives a little deeper into the transition to college life. By application for those enrolled.

First Year Learning Community Foundation Program