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 late-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!
Registration for Orientation is now live! To register, please click on the left-hand links by your incoming student status. The RSVP page has more information on how to register for orientation.
We can't wait to see you soon!
Session 1: July 21, 2014
Session 2: July 22, 2014
Session 3: July 24, 2014
Session 4: July 25, 2014
Session 5: August 20, 2014
EOP Freshmen: July 25-July 31, 2014
MAP Freshmen: July 25-July 28, 2014
EOP Sophomores: July 17-19, 2014
EOP Summer Program Handbook: EOP Summer Handbook (PDF format)
MAP Summer Program Handbook: MAP Summer Handbook (PDF format)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Transfers
Session 1: June 26, 2014
Session 2: July 31, 2014
Session 3: August 7, 2014
Session 4: August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20—Move in day for Graduate students living on campus
Friday, August 22—Art+Design, Art History and Music Graduate Student Orientation
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!
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.