Living and Life on Campus

Prior to 20-21 about 65% of students live on campus throughout their four years at Purchase College, so our community is constantly infused with new faces, ideas and experiences. With options like student-directed learning communities, special interest housing, or becoming an RA, you’re sure to feel at home at Purchase College. Enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive living, while being steps away from academic buildings, student services and campus dining locations.

Residential Student Guest Policy

In light of the Delta variant, until the full campus has been vaccinated and pool testing is underway, we have enacted the following temporary visitor policy until September 20. Following that, it is our expectation to allow limited guests in the residential areas, pending a low infection rate and high vaccination rate.

Until further notice, the following residential student guest policy is in place:

  • No guests of any kind (other Purchase students, non-students or family members) are allowed in the residential areas.
  • Residential students may not enter other residential buildings, rooms or apartments other than their own;
  • Purchase commuter students are not allowed in any of the residential areas and;
  • No outside guests allowed in the residential areas.

We’re Here to Help

The Office of Community Engagement encompasses the following areas of student life at Purchase College: New Student Orientation, Student Involvement, Commuter Students, Residence Life, Housing, Campus Traditions, and the Multicultural Center.

Our office creates personal and interpersonal opportunities that support students to become engaged, empowered citizens of an inclusive, diverse learning environment. We invite you to participate in educational and social experiences that are designed for all Purchase students. Engagement with the Purchase community will enhance your collegiate experience and enrich the overall campus environment.

Mission Statement

The Office of Community Engagement seeks to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students—one that fosters their inclusion and participation in the campus community through services, programs, and meaningful partnerships.