Overview of Schedule

Wednesday, July 17

7:30 am - 8:00am                   Housing check-in:                  
Location:                                   Outside Farside Residence Hall

Receive your housing assignment, key and drop off your belongings

You can park in the East 3 parking lot to easily access the Farside Residence Hall (make your first right onto the East Loop once you enter campus).   You can then walk to the PAC for the college orientation program or drive over to parking lot West 1 near the PAC.

8:00am - 9:00am                College Orientation Check-in and Breakfast:                  
Location:                                Performing Arts Center (PAC)

4:30pm                                     Meet with Success Fellows Peer Mentors                  
Location:                                Performing Arts Center (PAC) Upper Lobby

5:00pm - 6:00pm                College Orientation Concludes                  
                                                      Say goodbye to parents/guests, relax in Farside room & dress for dinner

6:00pm                                     Success Fellows Kick-Off and Dinner 
Location:                               Performing Arts Center (PAC)        [dress is business casual, as photos will be taken for a professional                                                                                                                                                             workshop later in the program.]          

Final Day, Saturday, July 20

1:00pm - 2:00pm                 Final presentation and wrap up with Fellows and parents
Location:                                 Humanities Building Lobby and Lecture Hall 1032        

Parents are encouraged to join students for a final presentation and program highlights.

2:00pm                                       End of program/check-out of housing:                             
Location:                                 Farside Residence Hall

 General Information


Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and brunch on Saturday.  Students may want to bring some light snacks and money to purchase snacks outside the provided meals if desired.

Peer Mentors

The Success Fellows Program consists of eleven peer mentors who will also be residing in the residence hall. This student staff will work with you to make your experience a positive one. Their role is to:

  • Provide feedback to the Staff Success Mentors and other program staff regarding student progress and needs.
  • Develop and monitor social interaction and extracurricular activities.
  • Handle emergency situations and review discipline problems with the Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Provide feedback and assistance to students.
  • Enforce rules/regulations regarding residence hall behavior.
  • Build and encourage group cohesiveness for student/program success.
  • Represent the Purchase community and orient the 1st year student to resources and opportunities.

Staff Success Mentors

Fellows meet with their assigned Staff Success Mentor twice  over the course of the program.  Staff Success Mentors can provide additional support for students’ transition to college and assistance for navigating Purchase College.

Access & Accommodations

If disability-related accommodations (e.g. alternate format materials, communication access, dietary, etc.) are needed to participate fully in the Success Fellows Program, contact the Office of Disability Resources at ODR@purchase.edu or by phone at 914-251-6035 by July 5th.  You can also contact the office for more information regarding the accommodation process during the academic year.