Woo-hoo, you’re coming to Purchase! Congratulations!
We are looking forward to getting to know you and helping you succeed over the next few years! College is a new beginning and we realize that it can be a little intimidating, but through a one-day Orientation program, we will provide you with many resources and services that will assist in the transition to the college.
Although they might not want to admit it, parents and family members are nervous about your college experience too! Don’t worry, you can focus on your transition and we will work with the members of your support system to acclimate them to Purchase during their own Orientation program.
What to Expect at Orientation
This will be a fast-paced day full of high energy and excitement! The entire Purchase community prepares for your arrival; makes sure that you are introduced to campus life, resources on and off campus, and academics; and, most importantly, connects you to your fellow classmates.
Also, you will definitely work up an appetite at Orientation; but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Continental breakfast and lunch are provided for all who attend as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day. Special dietary needs are no problem; just make sure to let us know so that we can make special arrangements.
Winter 2019 Orientation:
A Transfer and New Student Orientation Program will be held on Tuesday, January 22. Check-In begins at 11:30am, with the program beginning promptly at 1:00pm. This program will be held in the Music BuildingLobby & Recital Hall and all transfers who will be commuting should be in attendance as well.
This program will include:
- Your transition to Purchase College
- Navigating Purchase and all of it’s auxiliary services
- Safety, security and Title IX information
- Opportunities to meet other new students
If you still need to register for the event, please contact the Orientation staff at SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu and we will happily RSVP for you.
If you plan on bringing family members or guest, please register for them here.
Resident Student Move-In Procedures
Resident students will be able to move into their respective housing placements on Tuesday, January 22nd from 8:00-11:30am, prior to Orientation. All resident students will receive additional information from The Office of Community Engagement regarding moving in to their housing assignment on this day.
Commuter Student Attendance
All commuter students are encouraged to come to campus before the Orientation program in order to “take care of business” or visit any campus offices. For a full list of offices, their locations, and hours, please visit the Purchase College website.
Summer 2019 Orientation Dates
All first-year students beginning in fall 2019 are assigned to one of the one-day Orientation sessions which will occur on July 16, 17, or 18.
Parents and guest are not required to attend, but their attendance is welcomed and encouraged — we have a separate schedule of sessions, just for them! If a parent or guardian is interested in attending Orientation with you, please register them when you confirm your session.
These assignments will be sent electronically the week of May 28.
Phase T.W.O. Orientation 2019
There is so much to cover at Summer Orientation that we need a few extra days to do it! In August, all new students (residents and commuters) are required to attend events held on Friday, August 23–Sunday, August 25. A schedule of events will be posted at a later date.
All new students who are residents will move into their housing assignments on Thursday, August 2
EOP & MAP Students
All new EOP & MAP Students will be assigned to Thursday, July 18 as their summer program begins immediately after Orientation.
Applicable information for students who have been invited and accepted into the Success Fellows program.
Date Assignments and Confirmations
Purchase College Orientation staff will arrange all date assignments which will be sent via email with all mandatory registration information during the end of May. In that email there are instructions for students to confirm their mandatory attendance information regarding paying for parents or guests. Students do not sign up for a specific Orientation date prior to assignments being sent.
Important Registration Information
New residential students beginning in spring 2019 must be registered for classes by January 14, 2019.
Freshmen beginning in fall 2019 must be registered for 12 or more credits by July 1, 2019. Freshmen who have housing assignments and do not meet the registration deadline will be removed from housing and have their $250.00 housing deposit forfeited.
New first year student registration begins in May 2019. Please refer to the Advising Center, New Student Registration directions and educational video and worksheet to complete your registration process.