Getting involved at Purchase College is a rewarding way to share in your student’s college years. You are invited to be active member of the Purchase community through the following ways.
Family Advisory Council
The mission of the Purchase College Family Advisory Council is to engage Purchase parents and families in activities that promote the college and enrich their students’ undergraduate experience, to create and foster a collaborative partnership and improve communication between the parents and the college, to make Purchase an environment where family members network, learn about the college, and support and contribute to the academic and personal wellbeing of all students.
*Fall 2020-We will be hosting a Virtual Family Appreciation Week.
Family Day is an exceptional opportunity for parents and extended family members to get to know their student’s friends and to make some new friends. This event is for all parents, siblings, and extended family of Purchase College students. There will be a lot happening on campus. Come and spend the day at your leisure enjoying time with your student!
Be sure to save the date: October 5-10, 2020.
Our monthly e-newsletter includes information on important dates, deadlines, events, and activities happening on campus, ways you and your student can get involved, resources and campus services, and much more.
Send Mail and Care Packages
All students receive a campus mailbox for the duration of time they live on campus. All mail sent will arrive in students’ mailboxes including USPS and private carriers. Including both a student’s name and box number will ensure delivery. Please reach out to your student to obtain the exact mailbox number.
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577
If you would like to send an official Care Package through our partners On Campus Marketing (OCM), you may do so at their website. By ordering from OCM, some proceeds will go towards programs and events at Purchase.
Attend Parent and Family Orientation
If your student has recently been admitted to Purchase College, consider attending the parent, family, and guest orientation sessions.
During your own program, we will tailor information specifically for parents and family members so that we can properly address all of your important questions, concerns, and to-do items.
Join Our Facebook Page
Get timely updates about what is happening on campus. We have two distinct Facebook groups to tailor the needs of each cohort of parents and families.
One Facebook page is just for current first year student parents and families. The second Facebook page is for parents and families of upperclass students
Come to campus to visit your student and see what all Purchase College has to offer.
There are many opportunities to experience an athletic game, eat at one of our dining facilities, and catch a student play/showcase or performance at the Performing Arts Center.