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
Spring break is March 31–April 8. Residence halls close at 7pm on Friday, March 30 and reopen at 2pm on Sunday, April 8. Residence hall opening and closing information is available online.keep reading »
Yes, invitations will be mailed to each student’s permanent address by mid-April.keep reading »
April 4 for undergraduate candidates, and March 21 for master’s candidates. Visit the Commencement site for complete information.keep reading »
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.
Time: 4:30pm—6:00pmExperts will discuss the use of neon light as an art form.
Time: 6:00pmJoin the Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of Sing for Hope as they discuss their experiences as artistprenuers.