Our vision is that all commuter students are fully valued, supported, recognized and integrated with the Purchase College community.
The Office of Community Engagement is committed to providing quality services that advocate and meet the needs of Purchase College commuter students. More specifically:
- Support the needs of commuter students by offering convenient and accessible services.
- Foster a sense of belonging, involvement and connection for commuter students with each other and the Purchase community.
- Provide programming that enhances the educational experience for commuter students and is conducive to commuter students’ needs and schedules.
- Advocate for College-wide efforts to increase services and programming for commuter students.
- Provide personalized, timely information and resources that are necessary for commuter student success and inclusive of the larger campus community as well as specific departmental services, such as Parking Services and Transportation.
- Maintain and facilitate usage of the Commuter Student Lounge which is located in Campus Center North.
Commuter Student Check-In Days
Welcome Back! To ensure that commuter students’ needs are met with course registration, bills and other important college deadlines, commuter students are invited to check-in with us when upon their return to Purchase. Please bring a copy of your PanterPass barcode to your respective check-in day.
Freshmen Commuter Students:
Please check-in with our student orientation leaders at the beginning of your Phase TWO Orientation on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:30am in the Performing Arts Center Upper Lobby. A light continental breakfast will be served. Immediately following your check-in, all first year students will attend the First-Year Student Academic Convocation.
Returning Commuter Students:
Please check-in with Purchase College Staff and Commuter Assistants during the first two days of the semester. Staff will be available in the Commuter Lounge, located in Campus Center North on August 27 and 28 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Personal Property Insurance
Commuter students enrolled at Purchase College are eligible to apply for renters insurance at a discounted rate for being enrolled at the college. Students are not automatically enrolled and should apply for personal property insurance by submitting the following application.
All students should complete the following steps in order to be in good standing with the college:
1. Submit all immunizations/Physical Examination Forms. Completed forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Immunization requirement is for NEW FRESHMEN students**
2. Complete Alcohol Edu and Sexual Assault Prevention course as indicated in the email that was sent to your Purchase Email.
3. Make sure the fall semester E-Bill is in good standing by one or more of the following
- Full payment of your bill received by August 15, 2018
- Enrolled in a college approved payment plan
- Authorized Financial Aid
- A combination of any of the above methods.
For questions or status updates, please contact email@example.com