Parents and Families
Watching your student transition into college life is both a rewarding and a challenging experience.
Each student’s educational experience is unique and is a direct result of his or her partnership with administration, faculty, staff, and family. We understand your desire to stay connected as you encourage your student to assume ownership of his or her academic experience. Our goal is to provide you with helpful information that will assist you in supporting your student’s success.
As a parent, the more you are familiar with Purchase College, the more you will be prepared to guide your student on his or her academic journey. Purchase has a long tradition of commitment to intellectual and cultural diversity. The opportunities to get involved here are virtually limitless. We hope you will encourage your student to take advantage and get involved.
College is your student’s opportunity to develop the academic proficiencies and life skills that he or she will use to launch an adult life. We look forward to working with you to foster your student’s development
The Career Development Center is here to help.
Opportunity for student input on presidential search committee.
The Office of Disability Resources received a $5,000 grant to support the Cornerstone Program.
The Office of International Programs and Services website offers plenty of information to get started. Staff members are always available to answer questions, and they even have a page with information intended for Parents and Guardians.keep reading »
Whether your student lives on-campus or off, they are likely to have personal property that could be costly to be replaced. We encourage you to explore the options and policies available to you and your students to protect property and possessions.keep reading »
Purchase has complete refund policy information for tuition, housing, and meal plans here. Visit our Student Financial Services site to find contact information and answers to all of your finance questions.
September 23 is the day on which 100% of financial liability is incurred for the fall 2017 semester.
Find the entire refund policy here.
The e-newsletter Purchase Peeks is emailed to parents three times per semester.
A Home Away From Home
Healthy Minds and Bodies
The Ombudsman is also available to any student who needs help navigating the disciplinary process or who may experience difficulty with administration issues.
Academic and Career Support
The Career Development Center can help with internships, part-time jobs, resume writing, and more.
Ready to Graduate?
Visit the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.