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 students are understandably excited and a little bit stressed as the semester begins to wind down.
Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system, therefore our roadways and parking lots are subject to New York State traffic and parking regulations.
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.
Reminder to all that Purchase College is a tobacco free campus. The Wellness Center offers many resources for tobacco cessation.
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Fall 2019 classes end
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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.
Student Care Packages
It is never too early to surprise your student with a care package from Purchase College OCM. Great for move-in day, birthdays, holidays, and exam week.
If you are a parent or family member of a first year student (Freshman) and would like to be added to the parent and family email list, please complete the form.
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: 5:00pm—9:00pmJoin us for an amazing Welcome Week Block Party complete performances from Purchase musicians, arts and crafts, raffles, free giveaways, and free churros.
Time: All Day
Time: 9:00amA whole day of fun activities for the entire family including a jazz brunch, tours, and receptions with faculty and staff.