Home- New Students- First-Year Students- Arrival Day Thirteen Steps to Arrival Day Check out what the first day of the rest of your life is going to look like! First-year student Arrival Day is Friday, August 25. Menu Menu Quick Links Directions and travel arrangements Campus map Colgate Bookstore Residence halls Luggage Tags Please print labels and attach to your belongings ahead of your arrival. Brown Commons Andrews Hall East Hall Gate House Colegrove Commons Stillman Hall West Hall Ciccone Commons Curtis Hall Drake Hall Hancock Commons Cobb House Crawshaw House Russell House 1. Honk As you arrive on campus, honk. Show us how excited you are to be arriving for the start of your Colgate career! Be sure to turn onto picturesque Oak Drive and follow signs to Whitnall Field. 2. Unload Drive on Whitnall Field, and unload your labelled belongings from your car. Have no fear; you will not be living on Whitnall Field (though you may play intramural sports or attend a bonfire here). 3. Mingle While volunteers load your stuff onto trucks to take it up the hill, you can start meeting your peers! 4. Check-in Check-in for orientation at the Hall of Presidents in James C. Colgate Hall. We've been anxiously awaiting your arrival, so hurry up and let us know you're here! 5. Climb the Hill Meet your truck at your residence hall. On the way there, the Colgate Hill will work your calves, glutes, and quads, free of charge! 6. Wait for Your Things Get serenaded as you wait for your possessions to arrive: If you beat the truck to your residence, you may encounter a roving a capella group. And yes, you can definitely sing along. 7. Unload Student volunteers will help you unload your things from the truck, just outside your residence hall. 8. Move In Those same sun-shiny student volunteers will help you take your things right into your new room. 9. Meet Your Roommates The hats are not included, but of course the rooms, furniture, and new friendships are. 10. Unpack Your Stuff Make your bed, fill your closet and drawers, and make sure to take a break for lunch at Frank before you get "hangry." 11. Eat Ice Cream It isn’t move-in day without an ice cream social! 12. Hug Your Family It’s not “goodbye;” it's just “see ya over break!” 13. Enjoy Your New Home! Colgate has a lot to offer, not just for the next four years, but for the rest of your life. Branch out. Grow. Learn. Enjoy! New Students First-Year Students New Student Checklist Pre-Orientation Arrival Day Link Staff International Students Transfer Students Parents and Families Orientation 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.