Ready to experience Purchase College for yourself? Drop by, ask questions, and get a feel for why the campus vibe here is a little offbeat.
Summer Visits are now posted. Please note we will only be offering general information sessions and tours for the summer, no major specific tours will be offered during the summer.
Please be mindful events are subject to change due to campus policies based on COVID-19. Please make sure to check your email for any updates about your visit.
*If you require a special accommodation for your visit please contact us at least 1 week prior to your visit.*
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.
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 Spring 2022 semester. Information regarding group visits for the fall semester will be posted in July 2022.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
*Visual and performing arts visits are in person.
Virtual Tour Now Available
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