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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 join our vibrant community when you arrive in the fall.

CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015!

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

                                    We are looking forward to meeting you!


FRESHMEN

Session 1: July 13, 2015

Session 2: July 14, 2015

Session 3: July 15, 2015

Session 4: July 16, 2015

EOP/MAP

EOP Summer Orientation - 7/16-7/23, 2015

MAP Summer Orientation - 7/16-7/19, 2015

EOP Summer Program Handbook: EOP Summer Program Handbook 15 (PDF format)


MAP Summer Program Handbook: MAP Summer Program Handbook 15 (PDF format)

TRANSFERS

Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfers

Session 1: June 18, 2015

Session 2: July 9, 2015

Session 3: July 30, 2015

Session 4: August 13, 2015


Arts Transfers

August 27, 2015

GRADUATES

Thursday, August 27: Move-in day for all graduate students living on campus

Friday, August 28: Art+Design, Art History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Graduate Student Orientation

INTERNATIONAL

International Student Orientation dates:

Saturday August 22 Move-in Day

Sunday August 23 Move-in Day

Monday August 24 Move-in/Get Settled

Tuesday August 25 Orientation

Wednesday August 26 Orientation

We are looking forward to having you here on campus with us!

PARENTS

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

WELCOME WEEK

Welcome Week occurs at the beginning of the fall semester and is full of activities to help you get to know your Purchase College home.  We know that students who attend welcome events are more confident when they start classes because they meet new friends, explore academic and co-curricular opportunities, navigate campus, and learn about the Purchase College community. 

Welcome Week 2015 Schedule

Friday, August 28, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

New Students
Move - In

8:30am – 12pm

Res Halls/Apts.

Continental Breakfast

8am - 9am

Dining Hall

Family Day BBQ

12pm - 2pm

The Quad

*Hall Floor Meetings*

4pm - 5pm

Res Halls/Apts.

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

Movie on the Lawn

8pm - 11pm

Great Lawn

Laser Tag

8pm - 11pm

Great Lawn

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Saturday, August 29, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Brunch

10:30am - 1pm

Dining Hall

Explore The Campus

Morning

Various Locations

*By the Book *

1pm - 2pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

*Speak Up!*

2pm - 3pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

*Addiction Ink Film*

3pm - 5pm

PAC: Pepisco Theatre

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

*RAVue*

7pm -  9pm

Concert Hall

Party Around the Clock

9pm - 11:30pm

Academic Mall

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Sunday, August 30, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Brunch

10:30am - 1pm

Dining Hall

GRAB YOUR BOOKS!!!

11am – 5pm

Bookstore

Shopping Bus To Target

10am – 2pm

 

*Museum Visits (ALL Students must pick up Convocation Button
Here)*

12pm - 5pm

Neuberger Museum

Community Service

4pm - 5pm

Dining Hall

Dinner

5pm - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

*New Student Convocation*

6:30pm - 9pm

Concert Hall

The Loop

(White Plains Sched)

see ww.nextbus.com
for schedule

Monday, August 31, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Think Fast Game Show

7pm - 9pm

Pepisco Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Tuesday, September 1, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

*Freshman Film & Discussion*

6pm - 9pm

PepsiCo Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

Wednesday, September 2, 2015:

Event

Time

Location

Club Fair

12:30pm - 2pm

The Mall

Men's Soccer Game

7pm - 9pm

Soccer Field

Cultural Hypnotist

7pm - 9pm

PepsiCo Theatre

The Loop

White Plains & Port Chester Schedules

see www.nextbus.com for schedule

* Denotes mandatory event for all new students.

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.

 

CONTACT US

Monday-Friday

9:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 914-251-6332

Email: SAF.Orientation@purchase.edu




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