In order to complete the process of paying your housing deposit and completing your RLA and Housing Application questions, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to www.purchase.edu/portal
  • Click on myHeliotrope
  • Sign in using your e-mail & password
  • Click the Housing and Meal Plans box
  • Click on the Housing tab (submit housing deposit)
Please note that a deposit does not guarantee housing. Our office will attempt to house all students who deposit, but priority will be given to those that deposit by December 1st and who also have in person class instruction or activities. All students will be informed of their housing assignment by the end of December. Spring deposits are fully refundable until January 1, 2022.
The housing application will include questions that pertain to living and roommate preferences.  You can note up to 3 preferences for your desired living area. Once you pay the housing deposit, and sign your license agreement, you will be e-mailed a link to a survey within 48 business hours to note your housing preferences.