Congratulations to the class of 2019! We want to celebrate you! Join us for a week of special events with your fellow graduating seniors.
Senior Week 2019
Monday, May 6th
TRIP SIGN UPS & TICKET SALES
Trip sign ups and ticket sales will go live at www.purchase.edu/seniorweek at 12:00PM and will be available until sold out. Please see the trips below for cost and details.
Thursday, May 9th
STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY
4:30pm; Performing Arts Center
SENIOR TRIP TO RYE PLAYLAND
Bus leaves from Central 1 at 12:30pm
Purchase a ticket here—https://tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1135552
Tickets are $15 and go on sale beginning May 6th here, on the Senior Week website. Tickets are limited to one per eligible senior and available until sold out. Ticket price includes transportation, admission into the park and unlimited rides. The bus will depart Playland 5:30PM.
WRISTBAND & T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION
9:30am-4:30pm; CCN Lobby
Seniors must get a wristband to participate in senior week. Please bring a government issued ID and your MORE card to pick-up your wristband. Limit one wristband per eligible senior.Class T-shirts are available on a first come, first size basis.
SECOND ANNUAL BLACK GRADUATION CEREMONY
2:00PM; Humanities Theatre
This end of the year pre-commencement celebration will embrace and acknowledge the achievements of other Black-identifying students here at Purchase College.
BOWLMOR LANES TRIP
Buses leave from Central 1 at 7:30PM
Purchase a ticket here—https://tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1135561
Join your fellow senior classmates for a fun trip to Bowlmor for a night of bowling. Tickets are $10 and go on sale May 6th here, on the Senior Week website. Ticket price includes transportation, shoe rental and bowling.
WRISTBAND & T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION
9:30am-4:30pm; CCN Lobby
Seniors must get a wristband to participate in senior week. Please bring a government issued ID and your MORE card to pick-up your wristband. Limit one wristband per eligible senior. Class T-shirts are available on a first come, first size basis.
CELEBRATE YOUR SWEET SUCCESS
11:00am-2:00pm; Career Development Center, 2nd Floor Student Services Building
Come decorate your cap and celebrate your sweet career success. Make sure you are job ready one last time before graduation. All supplies for cap decorating will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and the Career Development Center.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES SECOND LINE PARADE
3:00pm; Student Line Up, Campus Center South
3:20pm; Second Line Parade Begins
3:40pm; Reading of Graduate Names
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FAREWELL CEREMONY
5:00pm-7:00pm; President’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor Student Services Building
The Farewell Ceremony is an event hosted by the Office of International Programs & Services for outgoing international and exchange students to celebrate the completion of their studies alongside peers and friends at Purchase College. Those wishing to attend, can RSVP here by May 7th. This pre-graduation ceremony includes an address to the students, presentation of a token of completion, followed by an International Student Association sponsored dinner.
7:00pm-10:30pm; the HUB
Join your fellow seniors for a fun throwback night featuring live band karaoke, throwback games, light bites and a cash bar.
BRUNCH RECEPTION AND ART TOURS AT PEPSICO CAMPUS
11:00am-1:00pm; PepsiCo Campus, Anderson Hill Road
Registration for this has closed (5/13/19).
3:00pm; Performing Arts Center
Want to know what graduation is like? Come find out at rehearsal, which will last no more than an hour.
SENIOR CLASS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM
Bus leaves from Central 1 at 4:30PM
Purchase a ticket here—https://tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1135558
Come watch the New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioels in this game that is sure to excite. Tickets are $20 and go on sale on May 6th via the Senior Week website. Tickets are limited to one per senior and available until sold out. Ticket price includes bus to and from the stadium and entry into the game. The bus will return to the college immediately following the end of the game. This event is co-sponsored by Purchase College Intramurals.
5:00pm-7:00pm; Southside, Campus Center South (CCS 1001)
Come grab some tasty food before heading off campus tonight.
SENIOR CLASS BAR NIGHT @ RON BLACKS BEER HALL
Buses will depart from Central 4 parking lot.
Join the senior class for a night out on the town at Ron Blacks Beer Hall on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY. There will be drink specials throughout the night. A shuttle service to and from the college will be provided, (a schedule will be posted here, on the senior week website) with pick up from the college in the Central 4 lot and drop off at the corner of Mamaroneck Ave and Maple Ave. Students must be wearing a wristband to gain entry and partake in drink specials. This event is only open to those 21+. Must have a valid government issued ID. Shuttle service begins at 7:15PM.
Shuttle Schedule for Senior Class Bar Night:
Bus times may vary depending on traffic and other unforeseen delays. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes, with the first bus leaving the Central 4 parking lot at 7:15pm. Please see below for a more detailed schedule of when the buses will leave and pick up from each location.
7:15pm (depart from Central 4)
7:30 (pick-up from Maple Ave)
7:45pm (depart from Central 4)
8:00pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
8:15pm (depart from Central 4)
9:00pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
9:15pm (depart from Central 4)
9:30pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
10:00pm (depart Central 4)
10:15pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
10:30pm (depart Central 4)
10:45pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
11:00pm (depart Central 4)
11:15pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
11:30pm (depart Central 4)
11:45pm (pick-up from Maple Ave)
12:00pm (depart Central 4)
12:15pm (Last pick up from Maple Avenue to return to the college)
CAP DECORATING PART #2
10:00am-2:00pm; CCS 1001, Southside
Couldn’t join us the first time around? No worries, because we want you to look your best. Bring your creativity as we provide all the glitter, paint, and craft supplies you could ever want.
SENIOR DAZE CARNIVAL
11:00am-2:30pm; Great Lawn
Rain Location: Gymnasium
Spend the day soaking up the sun with friends with some fun inflatables and games that are sure to delight. This event is co-sponsored by the Residential Student Association.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY SEND-OFF
3:00pm-5:00pm; Neuberger Museum of Art
Raise your glass to one last time at Purchase. Spend time mingling with family, friends, and faculty before the big day. This event is co-sponsored by co-sponsored by the Purchase College Foundation and Office of Alumni Engagement, and co-hosted by the Purchase College Alumni Association.Guests can RSVP via the purchase event calendar until May 13th.
Line-up begins at 10:00am
Procession starts at 12:00pm
There will be a photo booth in the basement for graduating seniors to take part in while waiting. Fun props will be provided. Photo booth is co-sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and the Purchase College Foundation and Office of Alumni Engagement, and co-hosted by the Purchase College Alumni Association.
For information regarding transportation to the County Center, please visit the Commencement website.
Don’t forget to share all of your senior week and commencement fun by using the hashtag #purchgrad19 on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter this week.
Email Anastasia.firstname.lastname@example.org to get put on the waitlist for any sold out trips.
Wristbands will be distributed on Monday 5/13 and Tuesday 5/14 from 9:30am-4:30pm to all seniors who wish to attend and participate in Senior Week Activities. Wristbands will be handed out at the Campus Center North (CCN) Lobby on these days. They will also be handed out at Wednesday’s & Thursday’s events. Staff will be at the bar crawl bus stop with bands only until 8:30pm.
All events are for approved graduating seniors only and must have an approved event wristband to participate. Guests are not permitted. Please bring your MORE card and government issued ID to all events listed.
Class T-shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis and be provided in the order in which students pick up their wristbands. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee specific sizing when the shirts are available.
All residential students must move out and properly check-out on May 17th by 9:00pm. Requirements for a proper checkout can be found on the Living on Campus Opening & Closing page.
Spring semester meal plans end at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 15.
For information regarding dining locations and hours please visit the Dining Services website.
These events are hosted by The Office of Community Engagement and the Purchase College Association