Schedule a Visit
We encourage you to visit and get a sense of our campus community. Whether you are just starting the college search process or you have been offered admission to the college, there are a variety of visit options to suit your needs. Please explore all of the options described below to select the one that is right for you.
Frequently called a "city within the country," Purchase College sits on a spacious 500-plus acre estate in Westchester County, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles north of Manhattan. With almost all the buildings centered within a great open space, Purchase College provides students with a vibrant and welcoming environment where they can study, collaborate, and create.
Our progressively designed campus continues to develop through our new construction efforts. Want to see the progress for yourself? Take a look at our past, present and future improvements.Online registration via a MyPurchase account is required for all visits. We recommend that you schedule your visit two weeks in advance.
INFORMATION SESSION & CAMPUS TOUR
Fall & Spring Only
Select Mondays at 10:00am
Select Fridays at 10:00am & 2:00pm
Select Saturdays at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Conducted by an admissions representative, this 50 minute session is designed to provide prospective students and their families with an overview of our academic programs, admissions requirements and application process. A general campus tour immediately follows each information session during the academic year.
*If you are interested in any of our Natural Science programs please include that in your visit request*
Dates and Registration
**Note: Search by 'Tour & Information Session'
CANCELLATIONS - For information about cancellations of Information Sessions & Tours due to inclement weather please call the Admissions main number (914) 251-6300.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS TOURS
Fall and Spring Only
Designed specifically for students interested in the Conservatory of Music, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, School of Film and Media Studies, and the School of Art+Design, this three part day includes:
10AM: Tour of Residence Hall, Dining Facilities, and Library
11AM: Information Session
12:15PM: Tour of the Visual and/or Performing Art Facilities
*Students interested in the Conservatory of Dance please click on the 'Conservatory of Dance Visits' tab below.
Dates and Registration
**Note: Search by 'Arts Campus Tour'
Fall Preview Day: October 13, 2014- Register Here!
Designed to be your ultimate DIY college visit experience! Fall Preview Day is recommended for students who prefer to chart their own course and may find traditional open houses well……..a bit traditional. Tour the campus at your leisure, attend academic information sessions and learn more about the financial aid process all on your own schedule. Guided tours of the residence halls, arts and science facilities, student center and athletics center will also be provided. Lunch is on your own at one of the campus eateries.
Fall Open House: November 11, 2014 - Register Here!
Designed to be more traditional, Fall Open House is recommended for students who may have been to campus before and are looking to connect more with the Purchase College community. Plan to spend your day “Thinking Wide Open” while chatting with faculty, staff and students, exploring our academic and extracurricular opportunities, and learning about how to finance your college education. Guided tours of the residence halls, arts and science facilities, and athletics center will also be provided.
PORTFOLIO REVIEW DAYS
National Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, November 15, 2014
ANTICIPATED PRE-EVENT ACTIVITIES
-Art+Design Building Tours - An in-depth look at the facilities offered at the Purchase College School of Art+Design - Tours depart every 10 minutes, between 9:30am-11:30am
-Campus Tours - This comprehensive tour included classroom buildings, residence halls, dining facilities, the library, and more - Tours depart every 10 minutes, between 9:30am-11:30am
-School of Art+Design Information and Q&A Session with the Director at 10:30am
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS run from 12 NOON to 4pm. As is the case with all National Portfolio Days, reviews are granted on a first come, first served basis.
*NOTE: BFA Film and BFA Theatre Design/Technology programs are NOT included in Portfolio Days. For information on portfolio requirements for these programs visit our application instructions page
For more information and registration please visit the event website at www.purchase.edu/portfolioday.
TRANSFER & LIBERAL STUDIES INFORMATION SESSIONS
Learn all about transferring into one of our 30+ traditional Liberal Arts and Science majors as well as opportunities to complete your degree within our Liberal Studies Program. Designed for transfer students who need flexibility, convenience and maximization of credits, the Liberal Studies program will enrich your understanding of the Liberal Arts while providing you with the tools to meet everyday work and life challenges. Liberal Studies is the only program that offer students the opportunity for full-time, part-time, evening, weekend, and online study.
Join us for an informal, personal session to learn about these programs, admission process and flexible course schedules. Information on credit-bearing professional certificate programs as well as alternative ways to earn credit will be discussed.
Dates and Registration
**Note: Search by 'Transfer Events'
Tours will not follow these Information Sessions. If you are interested in a campus tour register for an Information Sessions and Campus Tours above.
CONSERVATORY OF DANCE VISITS
Fall and Spring Only
Select Tuesdays at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Select Thursdays at 1:00pm
Designed specifically for students interested in the Conservatory of Dance this day includes:
-Tour of Dance Building
-Observe a Dance Class
-Tour of Residence Hall, Dining Facilities, and Library
Space is limited so register early!
Dates and Registration
**NOTE: Search by ‘Conservatory of Dance Visit’
ACCEPTED STUDENT EVENTS
Accepted Student Events are a great way to explore the college and connect with the Purchase College community. Accepted Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous events throughout the spring semester!
There are no Accepted Student Events available at this time.
IMMEDIATE DECISION DAYS
December 6, 2014
Looking for a little face time with the Purchase College Admissions staff? Think an interview would make a difference in your application? Immediate Decision Day is designed to help students develop a more informed opinion of the college and to accelerate the admission process during a daylong session. This quick, simple, and personalized admissions process is the perfect opportunity for qualified Liberal Arts and Sciences freshman and transfer applicants for whom Purchase College is a top choice. Spaces are very limited so register early!
Registration Coming Soon!
Fall and Spring Semesters Only
Select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM
Designed for groups of 10 or more, these visits are for high school students representing an educational institution or a community agency. Group Visits generally consist of a presentation by an Admissions Advisor and a guided tour of campus.
Applications from all groups are welcome; however, priority is given to Community Based Organizations. For information regarding visiting please visit the Group Visit Page.
NYC METRO REGION COUNSELORS
Students interested in Purchase College who are unable to make the trip to our campus can meet with a counselor right in New York City. Join us for Meet & Greet sessions at the SUNY Center for Student Recruitment. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this convenient opportunity. Space is limited so register early!
** NOTE: Search by ‘Meet and Greet – SUNY Center for Student Recruitment’
ADMISSIONS ON THE ROAD
Each year, our admissions counselors travel to regional college fairs, high schools and other New York State and national recruiting events to answer your questions and meet you! We look forward to an opportunity to meet with you in your home town and answer any questions you may have about Purchase College.
To see where our counselor's will be this fall take a look here!
**Note: Search by Off Campus
Purchase College does not offer evaluative interviews for admissions except for select programs in the Visual and Performing Arts. These interviews occur during the application process by invitation only.
However, if you are interested in speaking with an admissions counselor you can arrange an informative interview. These interviews must be made in advance on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by calling the Office of Admissions at 914-251-6300.
The lack of an interview will not have an adverse impact on your admissions decision.
*last edited 9/10/2014