Home- New Students- First-Year Students First-Year Students Congratulations on joining the Class of 2020! Here's everything you need to get ready for your college career. Menu Menu New Student Checklist Pre-Orientation Arrival Day Link Staff Deposits Incoming students may make their deposits online through the Colgate Portal. Checklist The first-year checklist will help you hit all of this summer's paperwork deadlines. How are you doing? VIEW CHECKLIST ✓ Academic Calendar The Academic Calendar lists the key dates for orientation, drop/add, school breaks, and more — years in advance. ACADEMIC CALENDAR Finances and Payments Everything you need to know, from payment options, to tuition refund insurance, to 'Gate cash. FINANCES AND PAYMENTS Pre-Orientation Programs Pre-orientation opportunities allow you to start building your Colgate network before regular arrival. PRE-ORIENTATION More Resources Student health insurance Full-time students must have health insurance. After May 20, 2016 students can activate their Colgate Student Health Insurance or file a waiver by providing proof of sufficient private coverage. The activation or waiver must be filed by August 1, 2016. ENROLL OR WAIVE COVERAGE InfoShare: Access to records Colgate's InfoShare system allows students to grant access to otherwise protected records for trusted individuals like parents and family members. InfoShare can open up access to resources like academic transcripts (unofficial), financial aid award information, course schedules, financial and academic holds, and more. MORE ABOUT INFOSHARE Living on Campus Incoming students may need a lot of supplies for their rooms. Use these links to make the process easier for you: Colgate Bookstore Rent a television Rent a micro refrigerator Laundry and dry cleaning Learn more about the housing options at Colgate and the university's innovative living-learning programs. HOUSING OPTIONS Clubs and organizations Get Involved is like Colgate's permanent online activities fair. Start finding your favorite clubs now! GET INVOLVED Internship and Career Resources Self-understanding is the foundation on which you will build your future! Complete the CareerBeam "Quick Profile" (log in using your Colgate ID and password) for insight into how your interests, personality, values, skills, and abilities connect to internship, academic, and extracurricular choices. You can access your report immediately, and we’ll help you to unpack the results further during the first few weeks of school. CAREERBEAM CAREER SERVICE RESOURCES Colgate Bookstore The bookstore is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, and is your one-stop shop for class and dorm materials. COLGATE BOOKSTORE So This Is Colgate A brief guide as to what you can expect student life to be like here on campus. SO THIS IS COLGATE 'Gate Way A self-paced online resource about transitioning to the Colgate community, including insider tips from students and faculty. LEARN MORE Academic Support and Disability Services Colgate's Office of Academic Support and Disability Services is prepared to assist you with making a smooth transition to college and can continue to serve as a resource throughout your college career, while also respecting your desire to become independent and autonomous. ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND DISABILITY SERVICES Sustainability We are passionate about the environment, and have committed to carbon neutrality on our campus by 2019. Help us uphold that commitment with an introduction to sustainability at Colgate. Class photo College is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Order your class photo today! CLASS PHOTO Join Your Class on Facebook The Class of 2020 Facebook group is a great place to start meeting your classmates. Also, learn from current students who will be answering questions and offering valuable advice about starting college. Questions? For additional questions, please call Lindsay Hadlock, administrative assistant and arrival day coordinator, at 315-228-7368 or e-mail email@example.com New Students First-Year Students New Student Checklist Pre-Orientation Arrival Day Link Staff Transfer Students Parents and Families Financial Information Required Training Introduction to Colgate Bookstore Helpful Vendors Frequently Asked Questions RELATED LINKS New Student Checklist NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST Track deadlines as you prepare for the big day. (Login required) Academic Calendar ACADEMIC CALENDAR Key dates about the academic year, including break information. 'Gate Card 'GATE CARD (CAMPUS DEBIT) Currency on campus and at locations in the Village of Hamilton. Traveling to Campus TRAVELING TO CAMPUS Maps and directions as you prepare for the journey to campus.