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Accepted Student Days Are Coming!

January 31, 2018
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    Danny Smith

By Danny Smith ’18, Sociology Major and Gender Studies Minor from Cambridge, NY


It’s that time of year again for us here in Admissions. If you’ve gotten your acceptance letter to Purchase College, you’re invited to Accepted Students Day! We have two Accepted Students Days this semester, and they’re right around the corner. Taking place on March 2nd and April 13th, they’re sure to be a blast! We are so excited to meet you and show you the ropes around here!

What happens at an Accepted Students Day?

Accepted Students Day is where prospective students can really get a feel for student life at Purchase and solidify their decision to come here in the fall. While tours and open houses are great for getting an overview of our academics and campus facilities, Accepted Students Days will allow you to interact more with current students and fellow peers, see some student performances, talk to clubs, campus organizations and offices, speak with professors, and so much more. Throughout the whole day you will be separated from any parents/family members/friends with whom you came, so you’ll have more freedom to explore and ask questions on your own.

A Real Purchase Experience

As an Admissions Ambassador, some of my favorite activities at Accepted Students Day are the activities and performances in the Stood and the student-only Q&A sessions. If you haven’t heard of the Stood, it’s a student-run space that is the hub of campus activity. The walls are covered in murals and it’s filled with cool art and furniture, so it’s a fun and creative space to hang out that will give you a feel for what Purchase is like! The student performances are always amazing- in the past we’ve had dance, spoken word, music, and more. Then you’ll have time to socialize with us and each other, and maybe make a couple of friends to hang out with once you’re back on campus for your  Orientation.

Ask Us Your Questions and Don’t Hold Back!

The student-only Q&A sessions are fun because no parents or faculty are invited to be with us during this time. You can ask us- the Admissions Ambassadors- anything you want, and we promise we’ll answer honestly, off the books. It’s a fun way to get to know each other, and to get an idea of what the food here is really like (it’s actually good, I promise!), what classes are the least work (we get it, sometimes you just need some relief in your schedule among other more challenging courses), and what the social scene is like.

Some other events will include observing classes in your intended major, presentations (on topics like financial aid, housing, and academic planning), and, of course, a great lunch with your new friends. Whether you’re on the edge about whether or not you want to come here or you already consider yourself a Purchase Panther, Accepted Students Day is an amazing opportunity and a fun day for prospective students (and us)! On behalf of all of us, we can’t wait to see you there!

How to Register

Accepted Student Days are for accepted students only. Registration will open for the March 2nd Accepted Student Day on February 2nd. Registration for the April 13th event opens on March 13th. The link to register will be posted on the Accepted Students page of our website.

P.S. We’ll offer a FREE charter bus for our NYC accepted students for the March 2nd event. Contact us at if you’re interested! Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.