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.
We offer many types of visits—you choose based on your schedule and interests.
Below are different visit options with descriptions of each visit type.
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, and the library.
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.
Instant Decision Day:
We offer appointments for students who have applied for the Fall 2020 semester. We hope to provide on the spot admissions decisions for our Liberal Arts and Science programs. Dates to come.
Visual and Performing Arts
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. Please note that dance is not included in this session. Offered on select dates during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Same Day Decision Portfolio Review Days
This event provides students applying to the School of Art+Design an opportunity to show their portfolio to the Director. Students are required to bring examples of their original art work. We only have limited spots available, so students must have already applied for admission to the School of Art+Design for the Fall 2020 semester, and are required to register in order to attend.
Off Campus Portfolio Reviews
Faculty and staff will be attending a number of Portfolio Review events across the country.These events give prospective students the chance to show their work and get feedback before submitted their final portfolio.
Our Upcoming Schedule
This session is specifically for prospective students interested in the Conservatory of Dance.Offered on select dates during the Fall and Spring semesters.
New York City - SUNY Welcome Center Events
Purchase visits the SUNY Welcome Center throughout the year providing; information sessions, transfer sessions, individual appointments, and other specialize events. If you live in New York City this might be a great way to meet our Admissions Advisor, Staff, Faculty, and Current Students.
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.
We offer visits tailored to groups of ten or more people.