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 May 7th and who also have in person class instruction or activities. All students will be informed of their housing assignment by the end of June. Deposits are fully refundable until July 1st.
We will not hold a room selection process for the Fall 21/Spring 22 semester. The housing application will include questions that pertain to living and roommate preferences. You must answer these questions in order to be assigned to campus housing. You can note up to 3 preferences for your desired living area. Once you pay the housing deposit, you will then follow the instructions to enter your housing portal and answer the application questions.