Parents and Guests
We want to help with your transition, too!
Parent and Family Orientation Sessions
Throughout the Orientation process, parents and guests will meet faculty, staff, and administrators to learn about on-campus resources and off-campus partners through a series of sessions geared just for you.
Family sessions include topics such as:
- Health and wellness (personal and campus-wide)
- Co-curricular engagement opportunities and unique campus offerings
- Student Financial Services
- Living on campus
- Academic sessions with faculty and staff
We will continue to update this page, but all official communications regarding summer Orientation will be emailed to your student’s Purchase email address. Please encourage your student to check their Purchase email often.
Student Orientation Details
New students must participate in one of the in-person sessions. All sessions are open to all students.
EOP/MAP and Success Fellows will be automatically registered for July 18 (no registration is necessary), and Transfer students are encouraged to attend July 20 if feasible.
Pre-assigned and staggered check-in times begin at 8:00am (ET), and all activities conclude by 4:00pm.
Students may bring two guests only—parents, guardians, or others from their support system.
Students are not required to bring a guest.
Parents and Guests must also register, and registration must be complete by July 9 at noon.
Parent and Guest Orientation Sessions
Each Orientation Session has a separate program for parents and guests.
Cost per guest is $40.00 plus the processing fee to cover the cost of food and program resources.
Registered guest(s) must attend the same session as their student. Students may only register for one session.
Guests who arrive at Orientation without pre-registering may not be allowed to participate.
Additional guests beyond the two allotted will not be allowed to participate. This includes siblings who are minors.
Students may register Parents and Guests when they register themselves or by using the direct link below.
Additional Orientation Programs
Check the First-Year Orientation page for additional programs before and after the July Orientation sessions.
Academic Year Information
Throughout the academic year, parents and family members should be sure to visit the Parent and Family page for up to date resources and new information.