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
Message from Dennis Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
College students returning home can be an adjustment for all.
Stay on track or get ahead—winter courses are 100% online.
Residences will close on Friday, December 14, 2018 and reopen Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
What You Need to Know
Finish in Four
It’s never too early for your students to lay out their path to graduation. Visit our Finish in Four page to understand just how important it is to stay on track. There you’ll find a collection of campus resources to help your students avoid pitfalls and finish in four years.
Make a Plan to Study Abroad
If they haven’t already studied abroad, now is a good time to encourage your student to begin considering how and when a study abroad semester would fit best into their academic plans. The Office of International Programs and Services routinely offers information sessions. To stay on track to graduate on time and to maximize financial aid, students need to plan early.
Reminder to all that Purchase College is a tobacco free campus. The Wellness Center offers many resources for tobacco cessation.
- December 27: Online winter session courses begin
- January 9: Spring semester payment due
- January 22: Spring semester move-in day
- January 23: Spring 2019 classes begin
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- <div class="faq"><div class="question">What resources are available for choosing majors and career planning?</div><div class="answer truncate"><p><a href="https://www.purchase.edu/offices/career-development/index.php">The Career Development Center</a> and <a href="https://www.purchase.edu/offices/advising-center/index.php">the Advising Center</a> can help with majors and career options. Students should contact both offices directly or drop in to set up an appointment.</p><a class="more" href="#">keep reading »</a></div></div>
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.