Our visit schedule might coincide with the SUNY New Paltz and Purchase Open House weekends as possible visit dates. However, I know some schools show well on Open House dates and some other schools don't (such as overcrowded and unorganized Open Houses.)
We did attend an open house at a private school farther away which was very nice with a luncheon, orchestra playing, extra staff available for questions, etc, and it became a top choice for my son, but we haven't yet done any SUNY school open houses and hoping they would also be a positive experience.
Have any of you gone to an Open House at one of these schools? Was it a positive experience or a turn-off? Did they have any special events or presentations that were worth seeing? Were they extremely crowded? Would you recommend a large event like this or rather just a regular daily tour to get the best view of these SUNY schools?