When will I receive information in the mail?
You should expect to receive a mailing from the dean's office in early May. We will also share important updates with you electronically, via e-mail. Be sure to check your colgate.edu e-mail account regularly.
When should I arrive for my pre-orientation program?
The residence halls at Colgate do not officially open for new students until Arrival day. If you have been accepted for a pre-orientation program, please complete an early arrival request on the Colgate Housing Portal, and plan to arrival on the day your program begins. If you have completed an early arrival request, you will move in to your permanent room assignment on the day you're approved to arrive (excepting students participating in Wilderness Adventure Session I, will move into their rooms on the official arrival day). Students who are not involved in an approved University program requiring early arrival should plan to arrive on August 26, 2018. The application for early arrival is only available to students involved in an approved University program requiring early arrival. If you have questions about this, please contact Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-228-7367.
As an incoming student, can I select my own roommate?
The staff in Residential Life will assign students to rooms and roommates using the information you share with us in the housing preference form (available to all new students on your Housing Portal this summer). Roommate requests will not be granted. We hope you will embrace the opportunity to learn about a person's story, background, and part of the world that you may have never before experienced. There will be many ways for you to build a meaningful connection with your roommate, floor-mates, and Residential Commons throughout your first year at Colgate, and a community of students, faculty, and staff who will support, challenge and advise you along the way.
What do I need to know about cell phones?
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are the two cellular companies with full service in Hamilton, NY.