We encourage current high school seniors who come from low-income, first-generation, or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply to the program. For many prospective students, the open house provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. You will meet current students, faculty, and staff, attend class, tour the campus, and stay overnight in a residence hall, all while participating in activities sponsored by Colgate’s many diverse student organizations.
Take a look at last year's open house schedule
May I stay with a Colgate student?
Each Colgate: In Person participant is paired with a student host. You will stay in a residence hall on campus.
May I attend a class?
We not only encourage you to ask current students about their classes and academic experiences at Colgate, we create an opportunity for you to experience a Colgate class as well.
Can my parent(s), family member, or guardian come?
We invite your parent(s), family member, or guardian to come and experience Colgate campus life as well. Special events are planned specifically for guests including a dinner, campus tour, and open visiting hours with our financial aid office.
If I have already visited Colgate, should I come for the Colgate: In Person program?
Yes. While campus visits provide valuable information and an overview of the Colgate experience, our Colgate: In Person provides a unique opportunity to interact with diverse organizations within our university community and become familiar with many resources available to Colgate students. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to experience campus life. Try Colgate on for size and determine if it is a good fit for you!