Fall 2020: Updates and Plans
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available.
The book rental return deadline has been extended to June 30. Get info on selling books and buying them for summer.
Health & Wellness
Proper Disposal of Medications
Each year during this time, Purchase typically hosts a medication take back day call Plants for Pills. We hand out colorful, spring inspired house plants in exchange for students properly disposing of their unused medications in our Medication Return Box (located in Health Services) or using a Deterra Medication Deactivation bag. Given our shelter in place order, Wellness wants to offer information and alternatives for students who need to properly dispose of medications.
Why proper disposal of medications?
Medications that are disposed of improperly become susceptible to diversion or misuse. This increases the likelihood of accidental ingestion or overdose. Additionally, throwing medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can contaminate ground water causing many environmental concerns. What about mixing them with kitty litter or coffee grounds? That does not deactivate the medication and still poses the same risks.
How to properly dispose of medication?
Medication that is unused or expired should be disposed of in an approved medication return box , or, should be placed in a medication destruction bag such as a Deterra Bag. Deterra Bags can be purchased online by searching “Deterra Drug Deactivation System.” If you need help to find a Deterra Bag, please contact the Wellness Center.Keep reading »
Counseling Center Services
The Counseling Center is open and responding to both email COU.firstname.lastname@example.org and phone messages. Please call us at (914) 251-6390 if you would like to speak with a therapist about remote services. Check out our Counseling home page info, links, referrals for self-help and more coping resources during COVID response times. We offer Therapy Assisted Online for all students at no cost. TAO offers web-based, interactive self-help sessions for a therapy break you can use anytime, anywhere.Keep reading »
Free Daily Meditation
Join the Contemplative Studies Department via Zoom, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM & Fridays at 9:00 AM for daily meditation and instruction.
Wellness Wednesdays with the Neuberger. The Museum is partnering with meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger to digitally deliver a series of guided meditation events.Keep reading »
The Learning Center is now offering all online tutoring through the Online Writing Lab or Zoom.
Take advantage of the the assortment of free resources or “Freesources” available to you as a member of the Purchase community.
Each Freesource featured on this page is designed to improve your experience at Purchase and guide you to long-term success.
Check out this week’s Freesources on “Study Group Tips.”
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