The College is committed to creating residential environments—physical and social—which enhance student’s opportunities for academic and artistic success, and support and encourage responsible personal development.
The Office of Community Engagement which administers the housing program, is committed to those values and to provide residence halls and apartments for students who share those values.
The College will provide housing for students who take their educational work seriously and who are contributing and responsible members of this vitally artistic and academic community. For this reason, and in an effort to promote the living and learning environments in all of our residence areas, the College will not provide housing to students who are on both academic and disciplinary probation.
Students that are dismissed from Purchase College due to either academic or disciplinary reasons will forfeit all housing fees which includes the housing deposit.
How will the double probation policy be implemented?
Continuing students who are on either academic or disciplinary probation, or on both, will be able to participate in the room selection process and select a room. At the end of each semester, academic and disciplinary probation will be checked. Any student who is on both academic and disciplinary probation will be notified that his/her room has been cancelled and that he/she is not eligible for on-campus housing for the following semester. Once a student is removed from either academic or disciplinary probation, he/she will be eligible, upon request, to be placed on a waiting list for on-campus housing.
Incoming Freshmen housing deposits are due by May 1, 2019 to guarantee housing.
Transfer student housing deposits are due by June 1, 2019 to guarantee housing.
A room deposit of $250 is required of each student requesting campus housing in order to signify the intent to enroll in campus housing. The housing deposit is applied to the total cost of the room. Fall deposits are due May 1st or if you were admitted after April 1, you have 30 days from the date of acceptance to submit your deposit. Deposits are due January 15th for the Spring semester.
Deposits are non-refundable beyond May 1st. Both tuition and housing deposits can be refunded when a written request is submitted prior to May 1st for the fall term. Spring deposits are non-refundable after the date of January 1st. Students that are dismissed from the College due to academic reasons after paying a housing deposit will have their housing deposit refunded. Students that are dismissed from the College due to disciplinary reasons are not eligible to receive a refund of any housing costs after the date of May 1.
If a student is admitted to Purchase College for the fall term after the date of April 1, then the student has up to 30 days from the date of deposit to submit a request for refund.
Students that are admitted for the spring term are eligible to request a refund prior to the first day of classes for that semester.
Tuition and housing deposits are not able to be deferred to future terms. If a student requests a deferral of a deposit prior to the noted deadlines, the deposit will forfeited.
Deferring after Acceptance
Your acceptance is valid only for the semester you applied for. You cannot defer your acceptance only the application can be deferred. Applications can be deferred up to one year from your original application date. If you have paid a Tuition and/or Housing Deposit and wish to defer your admission, you should submit your deferral request prior to May 1 so that we may refund the deposit. After May 1, we can only defer your application, your deposit(s) become non-refundable.
You will be required to confirm your enrollment by the semester deadline in the semester you plan to enroll and a new deposit will be required.
Students must be 21 years of age or have 36+ credits completed to live in one of our apartment communities on campus. Apartment communities consist of: The Commons, Alumni Village and The Olde.
Bill Due Dates
Fall 2019 bills are due by August 14, 2019.
Spring 2020 bills are due by January 8, 2020.
The Office of Community Engagement and Purchase College does not negotiate room rates or refunds for on campus housing.
Filming in Halls/Apartments
Due to privacy concerns, photography and filming are not allowed in the residence halls/apartments without prior media clearance. If students are approached by members of the media, they should refer them to the Office of Communications and Creative services.
Residents Under the Age of 18
The offer of on campus housing is extended to full-time matriculated students who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, or who will attain the age of eighteen by the college’s move in date. If a resident is under 18 years of age, the parent/guardian must sign additional documentation provided by Purchase College with reference to minors residing in on-campus housing. Note: Although Purchase College does not typically provide on-campus housing for students who enroll at the age of 17 but will not turn 18 years old until after their first year of studies have ended, such applicants may contact the Director of Residential Services, at email@example.com to request special consideration for on-campus housing. Students under the age of 17 at the time they enroll are not considered for on campus housing.
Academic Credits, While Living On Campus
All residents who live on campus must be enrolled in 12 or more credits by time they move onto campus.
Returning residents must be registered with 8 ore more credits by June 7, 2019 for the fall 2019 semester and January 10, 2020 for the spring 2020 semester.
New freshmen residents must be registered for 12 or more credits by July 1, 2019 to maintain their housing assignment.
New transfer residents must be registered for 12 or more credits by July 1, 2019 to maintain their housing assignment.
New transfer residents must be registered for 12 or more credits by January 10, 2020 to maintain their housing assignment for the spring 2020 semester.
Visiting students may apply for on-campus housing if they are registered for more than 14 credits in a given semester. Visiting students will not be housed on campus until all matriculated students have been placed and will be assigned based on availability.
Persons with Prior Felony Convictions
Effective beginning in the spring 2018 semester, no SUNY campuses may include a questions regarding criminal history on admissions applications. However, admitted students who are seeking campus housing; clinical, field experiences, or internships; and study abroad programs will be asked if they have been convicted of a felony as part of the application process for those programs/services. Please refer to our college policy regarding the process for students who indicate that they have been convicted of felonies .
No Show Charge
Residents will be considered as a no show if they do not report to on campus housing and/or contact the Office of Community Engagement by September 9, 2019. A no show will incur a penalty fee of $250.00 in addition to forfeiting the housing deposit.
Panther Pass Requirement
All resident students should complete the following steps in order to be in good standing with the college:
1. Submit all immunizations/Physical Examination Forms. Forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Complete Alcohol Edu and Haven Part 1. www.everfi.com/register
3. Make sure the fall semester E-Bill is in good standing prior to August 14, 2019 by one or more of the following
- Full payment of your bill received prior to August 14, 2019
- Enrolled in a college approved payment plan
- Authorized Financial Aid
- A combination of any of the above methods.
All residents and students should familiarize themselves with our college policies by visiting the College Policy website.