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
Share these tips with your students to ensure success on midterms.
Opportunities are available right on campus and around the world.
What You Need to Know
Flu Season is Here
A huge part of academic success is staying healthy. Flu shots are available through our Health Services office. Encourage your students to schedule an appointment soon.
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.
An excellent way for students to stay on track or even get ahead is to take a course over winter break. We offer a broad range of classes that are fully online, so the weather will never interfere. Registration is open.
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.
Advising week begins November 5. Students must meet with their advisors in order to register for spring 2019 courses. It’s also is a great opportunity to discuss current courses, academic issues, future plans, and any other concerns.
Spring registration begins on Monday, November 12.
Residences close Wednesday, November 21 at 9am and reopen on Sunday, November 25 after 2pm. Please visit our Open and Closing page and have your students plan accordingly.
Reminder to all that Purchase College is a tobacco free campus. The Wellness Center offers many resources for tobacco cessation.
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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.