Living on campus certainly makes life more convenient, but that’s only one of many reasons why more than two-thirds of our students choose to live on campus.
You get the basics; living on campus means food and shelter. It also means making connections more easily, a sense of security, and instant access to facilities and resources (and free laundry). When you move into a residential space at Purchase, you join a community of dancers, scientists, musicians, poets, painters, writers, filmmakers, actors, and environmentalists.
The Residences: Where You Can Live and When
|Like the name implies, Big Haus is open to the entire spectrum of Purchase students. It’s a community of 400 including 150 students in the First Year Experience (FYE) program. There’s a variety of living arrangements—suites, traditional doubles and triples, and singles for upper class students.|
|Crossroads is a First Year Experience (FYE) residence hall with about 285 students. It has mostly triples and suites with a few single rooms for upper class Residence Assistants (RAs).|
|Farside is another First Year Experience (FYE) hall, with about 250 students. It offers suite-style living (sweet!) and traditional doubles and triples. In addition to providing FYE programming, Farside is home to five First Year Learning Communities, through which students take a block of classes together their first semester and live on the same hallway.|
|This is a substance-free, upper class and transfer student hall with 180 beds. Each room has a bathroom and houses two students. There are eight suites in the building, four of which have kitchens. Outback also houses our Substance Free Housing program.|
The new residence hall, Wayback, will hold 300 beds in suite-style arrangements. Each suite will include two single rooms, one double room, a common space, and a bathroom. Wayback will house upper-class students beginning in August 2019.
“The Fort” is a residence hall that houses 309 upper class students. Each room is either a double or a triple and has a bathroom. It’s also home to the Upper Class Learning Environments and Sophomore Year Experience—a continuation of the First Year Experience program. It also happens to be home to multiple classrooms, the Multicultural Center, the Wellness Center, The More Store, and Starbucks.
|The Olde is an apartment complex that houses nearly 400 upper class students. It has four-person apartments (two singles and a double), as well as eight-person duplex apartments, which have two singles and three doubles. Each apartment has a full bath, living room, dining area, and kitchen. All apartments are furnished.|
|The Commons (The Neu)|
|The Commons apartment complex houses 375 upper class students in three types of apartments: one bedroom for three students with a kitchen and bathroom; two bedrooms with a half bath, full bath, and kitchen; and three bedrooms with two full baths and kitchen. All apartments are furnished.|
|This apartment complex houses 404 upper class students and offers apartments with four single bedrooms that include air conditioning and a washer and dryer. “Alumni” also offers housing for students who can’t go home during winter and summer breaks.|
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
We believe that a Purchase education should be accessible to all. The Office of Community Engagement collaborates with the Office of Disability Resources to provide accessible campus housing for any student with a disability that may impact their living situation.
Some students choose to commute while still maintaining a close relationship with the campus community. We try to make that easy with accessible transportation, parking, and lockers/bike storage. To find out more, visit Commuter Resources.