Ready to experience Purchase College for yourself? Drop by and ask questions, meet students and faculty, and get a feel for why the campus vibe here is a little offbeat.
Fall Open House
This immersive event will help students and their families get to know Purchase College. Come get a feel for our one-of-a-kind campus community and see why THINK WIDE OPEN is more than just a motto here. This event is designed for sophomore, junior and senior students and their families. Students must register in advance.
All visitors must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID -19 PCR test result (test must taken 72 hours prior to the event) at check in. Regardless of vaccination status all guest must wear a mask both indoors and outdoors.
Visit Options for All Majors
Visit In Person
Please note that as of September 1, we require all visitors to show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours. Visitor Policy
Following strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, students may bring only two guests to their information session and/or tour. Any additional guests that come with a student will be asked to wait in their car.
Join us for a general information session and campus tour.Hear from an admissions advisor about the college, how to apply, and more.
Then take a walk around the academic plaza with one of our student ambassadors.
This visit lasts approximately 2 hours.
We know that choosing to transfer is a big decision and you want to get your questions answered, see campus, and have a chance to meet with an Admissions Advisor individually. Please join us for Transfer Sessions, an intimate view of Purchase College. Hosted on most Tuesdays (including evenings and other dates), this is your chance to join in on a group Q&A and speak with current students.
Can’t make it to campus? Don’t worry, Purchase will be hosting monthly information sessions in New York City. We will also be offering some one-on-one appointments. Come get a general overview of the college and all it has to offer, and hear from a current student panel at the SUNY Global Center.
For a general overview of Purchase College, our academic programs, and life on campus, we offer information sessions remotely.
All are welcome to attend, but this session is geared towards our liberal arts and sciences programs.
After the session concludes, you will hear from current student ambassadors.
Schedule a personal appointment with an admissions counselor to ask questions about our admissions process, college or career goals, student life, and anything else you may want to know about Purchase College, and let us get to know you. Appointments can be over the phone or through video call.
Some applicants may be asked to interview with an admissions counselor. These interviews allow a student to tell us more about themselves beyond what is in a written application and may help the admissions committee make a more informed decision about your enrollment. Applicants will be notified by email if an interview is being requested.
Read our interview policy to learn more.
We are unable to offer any group visits for the fall 2021 semester. Information regarding group visits for the spring semester will be posted in November 2021.
Visit Options for Visual and Performing Arts Majors*
Students who are interested in performing and have a love for theatre, this is the session for you! Hear about the differences between these two competitive programs.
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to see some of our performance stages and spaces.
Learn about our Visual Art programs and about what is required for the portfolio.
You will also have the opportunity to tour our 160,000 square foot Visual Arts building just for our artists.
Unsure of what is expected and required for the portfolio? Attend one of our Portfolio Prep Webinars to get some tips.
Attend one of our virtual portfolio review days to get a 1on1 review with a faculty member from our School of Art and Design. Registration must be completed at least 24 hours before the review.
Students interested in studying dance, don’t miss your opportunity to tour the nation’s first ever building designed solely for dance education! Hear about audition requirements.
Students seeking a more immersive experience, attend our Mini Open House. Come get a campus tour, see a student performance, and hear from the Director of the conservatory.
Learn how you can become an engaged maker and critical consumer of media.
This session is not only for students interested in pursing the Film BFA, but for all students interested in media, such as New Media and Media Studies.
During your visit, you will tour our film suite and see our film equipment store.
Learn about our dynamic and supportive community of musicians. See where these students collaborate and create their music.
During your visit, you will learn about the audition and its requirements.
Students seeking a more immersive experience, attend one of our Mini Open Houses. Come get a campus tour, see a student performance, attend a mock class, and hear from the Director of the conservatory.
Emphasizing studio and classroom training, our professional training program in Theatre Design/ Technology gives students the guidance and support of established and theatre industry professionals.
During your visit, you will learn about the portfolio and its requirements.
*Visual and performing arts visits are in person.