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First-Year Students: Class of 2019

Seal featuring a pastel picture of campusCongratulations — we're thrilled to have you on board!

Join Your Class on Facebook

Facebook Logo The Class of 2019 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.

Key Information

Student and parents moving into college dorm room
The first-year checklist will help you hit all of this summer's paperwork deadlines. How are you doing? VIEW CHECKLIST ✓
James B. Colgate Hall
Everything you need to know, from payment options, to tuition refund insurance, to 'Gate cash. FINANCES AND PAYMENTS
Students volunteer to paint a sign for the Hamilton Center for the Arts
Pre-orientation opportunities allow you to start building your Colgate network before regular arrival. PRE-ORIENTATION
Students listen to a speaker in the Field House at Orientation
August 23–26 will be your first days here. We're still working on an immersive orientation schedule to get you off to a fast start.

More Resources

Students studying in the library
Academic calendar
The Academic Calendar lists the key dates for orientation, drop/add, school breaks, and more — years in advance. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Nurse doing an eye exam at the Colgate Student Health Center
Student health insurance
All full-time students must either enroll in (and be billed for) the Colgate Student Health Insurance Plan, or they must waive enrollment by providing proof of comparable coverage. ENROLL OR WAIVE COVERAGE
Study materials
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
Students reading in their residence hall
Learn more about the housing options at Colgate and the university's innovative living-learning programs. HOUSING OPTIONS

Also see:
Student dance club performs
Clubs and organizations
Get Involved is like Colgate's permanent online activities fair. Start finding your favorite clubs now! GET INVOLVED
View of the downtown Colgate Bookstore
Colgate Bookstore
The bookstore is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, and is your one-stop shop for class and dorm materials.
The sign for the Center for Career Services
Career Services
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 career, academic, and extracurricular choices. You can access your report immediately, and at orientation we’ll help you to unpack the results further.
Student studying on a campus bench
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


For additional questions, please call Lindsay Manwarren, administrative assistant and arrival day coordinator, at 315-228-7368 or e-mail