We encourage students with an interest in Colgate to apply to the program. For many prospective students, the Open House provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. You will meet current students, faculty, and staff, all while participating in activities sponsored by multicultural student organizations, attending classes, and touring the campus. Take a look at this past year's Open House schedule
Can I stay with a Colgate student?
Each Multicultural Open House participant is paired with a student host. You will stay in a residence hall, townhouse, or apartment.
Can I attend a class?
We not only encourage you to ask current students about their classes and academic experiences at Colgate, we create an opportunity for you to experience a Colgate class as well.
How much free time will I have?
Your two days at Colgate will be full of activities including information sessions and panel discussions, campus tours, classes, and several events sponsored by multicultural student groups. While the schedule will keep you busy, time can be made to pursue a specific interest.
Can my parents come?
We invite your parents to come and experience Colgate campus life as well. Special events are planned specifically for parents including a dinner, campus tour, and open visiting hours with our financial aid office. If your parent(s) will be accompanying you on the Syracuse or New York City buses, please indicate that on your application.
If I have already visited Colgate, should I come for the Open House?
While campus visits provide valuable information and an overview of the Colgate experience, our Multicultural Open House provides a unique opportunity to interact with diverse cultures within our university community and become familiar with many resources available to multicultural students. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to experience campus life. Try Colgate on for size and determine if it is a good fit for you!