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This information is effective Fall 2016 term only.

For spring 2017 registration, please see the Registration Information page.

Welcome Class of 2020

We ask you to fully review all the materials included on this page, as every link contains important information.

The crucial steps are to review the first-year course offerings and to submit your registration form by Friday, July 8, 2016. The other materials will help inform and guide you in your course selection process, particularly the Department/Program pages.

If you have any questions about the materials contained in these links, please contact the Registrar's Office (315-228-7676, 315-228-7408, or

Registration Timeline

June 20: Registration information posted for the Class of 2020

June 20 - July 8: Incoming first-year students review registration information posted on this page, including fall 2016 course offerings, before submitting the registration form no later than July 8.

July 8: All registration forms must be received by this date.

July 11 - July 27: The Registrar's staff reviews and process each registration form in registration group order.

July 27 (tentative): Schedules are released to the Class of 2020. An email will be sent your Colgate email address when schedules are ready.

Registration Materials 

Using the links in the order listed will be most helpful. Course descriptions are available in the Department/Program pages, as well as in the course offerings.

Additional Resources

Summer Advisers
The links under Registration Materials (above) give you guidance in choosing fall courses. However, if you would like more help, you can reach out to a Summer Adviser. These faculty members are available to offer specific advising in their area of specialty before the start of the semester.

Jessica Graybill - FSEMs, core curriculum, and other interdisciplinary programs

David McCabe - Arts/Humanities

Aaron Robertson - Mathematics/Natural Sciences

Nicole Simpson - Social Science

Julie Chanatry - Health Sciences

Kenneth Belanger - Natural Sciences