On behalf of the School of the Arts and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Purchase College, please allow us to welcome you! We are very much looking forward to meeting each of you as you embark on this next step in your artistic and professional journeys.
All of you should be in the process of registering for classes, if you aren’t already registered. If you haven’t started this process, please contact the coordinator of your school/conservatory:
Adjustments can be made up until the end of the add/drop period.
Art History—Elizabeth Guffey
email@example.com Phone: 914-251-6597
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 914-251-6750
email@example.com Phone: 914-251-6800
Media Arts and Culture—Michael Bell-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 914-251-6641
email@example.com Phone: 914-251-6700
Students must submit their MMR Immunization Form as required by New York State before registering for courses. You will not be allowed to attend Purchase College without this information on file. Also, students must submit their College Entrance Health History and Physical Examination form, which is a required document for all new students and must be on record with Health Services before the first day of classes. A physical examination done within the past 18 months is required for form completion by you and your doctor or health care provider. Please contact the Health Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. All forms may be faxed to (914) 251-6388.
ID Card, Parking Passes and
The Parking and Card Office, located on the first floor of Campus Center North, is the central hub for ID cards, parking passes, and meal plan information.
You should have a few minutes during your first days to go and get your ID card (aka “More Card”). Please bring a government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the Parking and Card Office, which will be open from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This card functions as your library card and your meal plan card if you have one.
Please note: During the beginning of the semester there may be longer wait times due to the high volume of students getting new ID cards. To avoid longer lines, you can also upload your own selfie that will go onto your campus ID card. Make sure to read the photo upload information so that your photo is accepted.
For Orientation, you can park in the West 1 or West 2 parking lots in unrestricted spaces, but you will need to get a parking hang tag by the end of the first week of classes so that you don’t get ticketed. You can purchase a parking permit online or you can do it in person at the Parking and Transportation Office. Passes are $20 and you will need to provide your driver’s license number and know your car’s make, model, and license plate number.
If you don’t have a meal plan, you can also put “dining dollars” on the card to purchase food tax-free in the dining areas on campus. We highly recommend it!
Friday, August 24
Meet with fellow first-year students, faculty and staff. More details about times and locations will be sent to you from your departments.
Annual Graduate Student Cookout
Wednesday, August 29, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Lawn behind Administration Building (# 1 on Campus Map)
Join second year graduate students and graduate faculty and staff for an end-of-summer, start of the school year cookout!
Questions about these events? Contact Jennifer Shingelo, Asst. Dean, School of the Arts email@example.com