StreetSquash took advantage of Regents week when kids don’t have school to visit some local colleges! Some 10th graders visited SUNY Purchase, a small, public liberal arts college just north of the city. Two alumni, Kamali ’15 and Raven ’13, gave us a tour in between their Tuesday classes. They showed us some of their classrooms, where they like to eat on campus, and their favorite study spots. It was great hearing their different perspectives on adjusting to Purchase – Kamali is in her first year so she talked about transitioning from the expectations of high school, and Raven just transferred there from BMCC so she was able to compare life as a commuter student in a big city to living on campus in a small town.
The 9th graders travelled to Long Island to visit SUNY Old Westbury, where we got a snowy tour of campus from two student ambassadors. The tour went long thanks to the curiosity and endless questions of Team 4! They asked about dorm life, relationships with professors, athletics and of course the food. The campus was quiet since there aren’t many classes on Fridays, but our group nonetheless got a good feel for what it’s like to live and study there.
-Cici, Senior Director of College Access & Success