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. (And “drop by” may mean virtually for the time being.) Currently the main campus is closed to the public. Visitors are only able to access the outer loop of the campus.
We offer many types of virtual visits.
You choose based on your schedule and interests.
Register for in-person tour alerts.
For now, in-person tours are reserved for accepted students only. If you have not applied or been accepted yet and would like to visit campus, please fill out this form and we’ll notify you of updates to our in-person tour offerings. We will resume in person tours on June 14th. Registration will be open on June 1st.
Live Virtual Tour
Take a live virtual campus tour with our student ambassadors. Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19, the campus tour will be able to show limited spaces. This tour will include:
- Academic Plaza
Visual and Performing Arts Session
Prospective students should attend this session offered remotely to learn more about majors in art and design, music, acting, theatre design/technology, dance, and film. Offered on select Tuesdays and Saturdays during the Fall semester.
Information Session and Student Chat
For a general overview of Purchase College, its academic programs, and life on campus, we offer Information Sessions remotely. All are welcome to attend. This session is geared towards our Liberal Arts & Sciences Programs.
Once the information session is completed, hear from current students about what student life is all about at Purchase!
We can help you navigate during Transfer Sessions, which include hearing from an admissions advisor, and Q&A exclusively for prospective transfer students, and hear from current students. Sessions are every Tuesday and Friday.
We have set up online live video chats with some of our student ambassadors. Log in to ask questions about Purchase College, student life, and find out what happens on campus.
Our Admissions Counselors are here to answer your questions. We offer drop in hours every Friday from 1:00pm–3:00pm (EST). We use Zoom for these chats. So join the chat today! Please note we will not be hosting a chat on Friday, November 27th.
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 2020 semester. A decision about the spring semester will be made by January 18, 2021.