EOP/MAP provides this mandatory supplemental program in order to orient you to different aspects of the college including services on campus that are important to your success.  We have planned workshops and activities which will help you to become familiar with college life.  In addition, we will provide you with academic/financial aid advising.  It is important to come prepared with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn.

Our goal is to have this Pre-Freshman Summer Program equip you with the informational foundation that will help ensure your success.  Great care has gone into planning this summer experience.  The critical element in achieving academic success at Purchase is the time and effort you apply toward your college experience.  EOP/MAP provides you with information and support but success ultimately is up to you.

This program runs concurrently with the college’s online Orientation. EOP/ MAP Students will be automatically registered for both.  

This Summer Program is your beginning.  Make it a good one!

When are the EOP/MAP Pre-Freshman Summer Programs?

Both the EOP and MAP programs happen concurrently with the college’s live orientation. The duration of each summer program is below:

MAP: Wednesday, July 15- Friday, July 17th, 2020
EOP: Sunday, July 5th - Friday, July 24th, 2020

What is the Pre-Freshman Summer Program?


As a freshman admitted to Purchase College through the Educational Opportunity  Program (EOP) or Merit Access Program (MAP), you will be participating in a rewarding experience. The online summer program will provide a head start on your college career by becoming familiar with the campus, its community, students and staff.

The EOP/MAP Summer Program is mandatory for all first year students. All EOP/MAP students will be assigned a Peer Mentor and a professional counselor/ advisor. There will be scheduled group and individual meetings with topics related to college success.

Students are expected to log on with internet daily. You MUST let us know in advance if you do not have reliable internet access in your home. In this event, we will not distribute a laptop to you but will discuss ways to orient you to EOP. All students with any disability who may need special accommodations must notify the EOP/ MAP Office before June 15th via email-  EOP@purchase.edu

Students admitted to EOP/MAP must attend this summer program in addition to the college’s orientation session in July  and the “Phase T.W.O. Orientation” program.

EOP/ MAP Check- In Opening Meeting 

EOP Opening Check-In Meeting Sunday, July 5th at 5:00PM

Zoom Link will be emailed directly to EOP Students a week prior to the Opening Meeting.

MAP Opening Check-In Meeting Wednesday, July 15th at  12:00PM (Prior to the College’s Live Orientation Event)

Zoom Link will be emailed directly to MAP Students a week prior to the Opening Meeting.

EOP Materials Sign Out 
Books and Laptop computers will be provided to each EOP Summer Program Participant. All students living within New York City and surrounding communities will receive dates in June (TBA) of when the EOP student will pick up their materials on campus in the EOP Office. CDC procedure guidelines regarding COVID- 19 will be observed for safety precaution.
Peer Mentoring

Each Summer Program participant is assigned a Peer Mentor. This student peer will work with you to make your experience a positive one.  Their role is to:

  • Develop and monitor social interaction and extracurricular activities.
  • Provide feedback to the EOP/MAP staff regarding student progress and needs.
  • Review any persisting problems with the director.
  • Provide feedback and assistance to students.
  • Build and encourage group cohesiveness for student/program success.
  • Represent the Purchase community and orient the 1st year student to resources and opportunities.
  • Continue supervised peer mentorship in the Fall Semester as an intern.

Participation in any of the following activities may result in immediate expulsion from the summer program, campus judicial action and revocation of your admission to the college.

  1. Any disruptive, violent or dangerous behavior directed at oneself, another person, or college property/ materials.
  2. Use and/or possession of any controlled substance, including alcohol and marijuana (cannabis).
  3. Violation of program and/or campus policies.

Program Policies, Procedures and Rules

The EOP/MAP summer program is designed to introduce you to the college environment and to help maximize your potential for academic and personal growth while at Purchase College.  In order to fulfill the objectives of the Summer Program, the following regulations must be observed:

  1. Attendance: Workshops and Other Scheduled Activities: You are required to attend all workshops, classes, and program meetings.  The only excused absences are for personal illness (you must notify your assigned EOP/ MAP counselor of illness to be cleared to miss workshops or program meetings).  Program staff will monitor attendance.  (An important part of succeeding in college).  Plan to arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of class/scheduled activities.
  2. Zoom Decorum: It is unacceptable for students to engage in any form of disruptive behavior.  Students should be alert, attentive, and respectful of their workshop leaders, classmates and themselves.  Hats and sunglasses are prohibited in the classroom. Video must be “ON” for all sessions. 

In addition to the above policies, all students are required to follow the college’s code of conduct