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Class of 2018

Arrival Day
Hannah O'Malley '17 wrote about her first impressions of Colgate as a first year in a blog post she wrote about Arrival Day. Take a look here.
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A Message From Dean Beverly Low

NEW STUDENT CHECKLISTI am delighted that you are joining us at Colgate! This is an exciting time in your life, and your head is likely spinning with ideas, opinions, and questions about coming to college this fall. As we become better acquainted over the next several months, visiting this web page will be a great way to stay in touch and up to date on information and activities that will connect you with the campus and the greater Colgate community.

Class of 2018 logo featuring the staircase from the Colgate admission lobbyAs Dean of the first-year class, I will use this website as the primary means of communication with you in the months ahead. Please visit the New Student Checklist to access forms, updates, deadlines, and announcements throughout the summer. You can log in using the Colgate network ID and password that you received via my electronic welcome letter. If you need assistance setting up your account, please contact Student Technology Services.

In the meantime, your job is to stay focused, avoid the temptation of high school senioritis, and finish strong. We are counting on you!

All best regards,

Beverly Low
Dean of First Year Students
P: 315-228-7368 @TheDeanLowDown


If you have questions about the upcoming year, please visit this FAQ page.

For additional questions, please call 315-228-7368 or e-mail


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