Home- Campus Life- Class of 2018- Arrival Day Arrival Day We are here to make the your transition to Colgate as smooth as possible. Check out how arrival day works and the helpful resources below -- and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Quick Links Directions and travel arrangements Campus map Quick Links Colgate Bookstore Residence halls 1. Honk As you arrive on campus, honk. Adam and Eve, our resident swans on Taylor Lake, may even honk back. ORIENTATION SCHEDULE 2. Park Park on Whitnall Field, and unload 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 Everyone parks on Whitnall, so it’s a great place to mingle. While volunteers load your stuff onto trucks -- which will take it up the hill -- you can bond with President Herbst! 4. Check-in Check-in for orientation at Reid Athletic Center. 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 Possessions 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. Great singers, and this year they’ve been trained not to bite. 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 Your mom will insist on making your bed “one last time,” and your dad will insist on assembling something. Slow them down with lunch at Frank or the Coop. 11. Eat Ice Cream It isn’t move-in day without the ice cream social and new friends. 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! Campus Life Career Services Housing Options Campus Dining The Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Volunteerism Religious Life Fraternities and Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Class of 2018 Frequently Asked Questions Exploring Hamilton Parents' Corner Arrival Day Pre-Orientation RELATED LINKS Intellectual Engagement INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research by highly regarded faculty is a Colgate trademark. Off-Campus Study OFF-CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off-campus study programs in the country. Career Services CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play a key role in students' career exploration. Lucky 13 LUCKY 13 Find out why 13 is the most popular number on campus.