Pre-Orientation Programs Get started making friends and establishing yourself in the Colgate community, even before your orientation! Colgate offers six different optional pre-orientation programs during the summer weeks leading up to your first semester.
There are programs in everything from outdoor adventures, to volunteer work, so there is something for everyone! Students can also connect with the Colgate community by attending a Summer Send-Off event with Colgate alumni and current students in their region (more information in June).
If you're interested in learning more about your new home before you arrive, check out the campus map
- Session I: Wednesday, August 7* – Monday, August 12
(6-day trip with 4-day wilderness component)
- Session II: Saturday, August 17* – Saturday August 24
(8-day trip with 6-day wilderness component)
- Clearwater Sailing Trip: Wednesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 10
*Arrangements for early arrivals on August 6 and 16