Ready to see Purchase College for yourself? Visit campus for a tour and ask questions, meet students and faculty, and get a feel for why the campus vibe here is a little offbeat.
Time: All Day
We offer many types of visits—you choose based on your schedule and interests.
Information Sessions and Tours
For a general overview of Purchase College, its academic programs, and life on campus, we offer Information Sessions and Tours. All are welcome to attend, but if you have a specific interest in the disciplines below, we encourage you to attend the program-specific sessions listed below.
Campus Tours Only
Campus Tours include stops at a sample residence hall room, dining facilities, classrooms, The Performing Arts Center, select studio/performance spaces, and the library. Register here.
Prospective students should attend this session if you’d like to learn more about majors in art and design, music, acting, theatre design/technology, and film. Register here.
This session is specifically for prospective students interested in the Conservatory of Dance. Register here.
We can help you navigate during Transfer Tuesdays, which include an individual meeting with an admissions advisor, a group Q&A exclusively for prospective transfer students, and a campus tour. Register here
This immersive event features an information session, campus tour, community fair with academic programs and optional financial aid sessions and open studio tours in the conservatory buildings. Offered twice in the fall; October and November.
We offer visits tailored to groups of ten or more people.
Admissions interviews are not mandatory, but we do offer you the opportunity to have an interview with one of our admissions counselors. An interview will allow you to tell us more about yourself than can typically be expressed in a written application, and may help the admissions committee make a more informed decision about your enrollment.
To schedule an interview, call the Admissions Office at 914-251-6300. Interview appointments are generally available on weekdays throughout the year. You should schedule an interview after you have submitted an application for admission.
Visual Media Day
You’re often described as visually oriented. Spend the day learning about all of our visual arts programs, including film, photography, new media, theatre design/technology, graphic design, painting and drawing, printmaking, and sculpture through campus tours, open studios, and shop tours. Visual Media takes place each fall.
Express Portfolio Review Day
If you’re applying to our School of Art+Design, show your work to our faculty and be considered for immediate admission to Purchase based on portfolio and academic standards. February 1, 2019. The School of Art+Design also attend National and Regional Portfolio Days in the fall across the country, check out where you will find our faculty.