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We are thrilled to welcome you to Purchase College for Summer Orientation!  Purchase is a unique and special place, and we want you to feel at home and ready to find your place in our vibrant community when you arrive in the fall.  CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH!

 

There are a few things you need to do before getting here:

-Check out the Orientation dates below.  Information on how to register for orientation will be emailed to all students starting in May.  

-Visit the links to the left and make sure you have completed everything on the checklists! 

-Like Purchase College Orientation on Facebook to meet your Orientation Leaders and connect with your fellow classmates!


FRESHMEN

Session 1: July 21, 2014
Session 2: July 22, 2014
Session 3: July 24, 2014
Session 4: July 25, 2014

EOP/MAP

EOP Freshmen: July 25-July 31, 2014
MAP Freshmen: July 25-July 28, 2014
EOP Sophomores: July 17-19, 2014

TRANSFERS

Liberal Arts & Sciences: June 12, 2014; June 26, 2014; July 31, 2014; August 7, 2014
Arts: August 20, 2014

GRADUATES

August 22, 2014

INTERNATIONAL

August 16-20, 2014

PARENTS

Parents are welcome to attend the Orientation session with their students! To find more information about Parent Orientation, please check out the pages on the left for your student.

WELCOME WEEK

All new students will participate in Welcome Week from August 21-24. Right before the start of classes, Welcome Week is filled with opportunities for social connectedness, academic exposure and integration into the community.

FRESHMEN? TRANSFER? WHICH ONE AM I?

Most students entering college directly from High School are considered Freshmen. Students who have taken courses for credit after completion of High School are considered Transfers.

However, at Purchase College, there are some circumstances where those rules do not apply!

For Example:
Dance, Film, Theatre Design/Technology, and Acting students who have taken college classes AFTER completion of High School are considered Freshmen. These programs are 4-year programs at Purchase College and thus anyone entering the program will thus start with their 1st year.