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Parents' Corner

Colgate — like you — has grand aspirations for your children.

The resources on this page are available to help you and your new college student transition from high school to Colgate. You can learn how to best support your student as he or she pursues their goals.

We hope to help you in any way we can as your child makes the transition to Colgate. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

Communicating With Your Student

Beverly Low, former dean of first-year students, did not have a good track record of communicating with her parents when she was in college. Read her take on how you and your student can do better.

Read more about parent-student communication

Advice From a Counselor

Mark Thompson, director of the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at Colgate, offers parents advice as they prepare for their children to leave home for college.

Advice for parents

Area Lodging

As you prepare to bring your student to campus, and perhaps to visit over the course of their time at Colgate, check out our lodging page to find accommodations in the area.

Find lodging

Student Health Services

Colgate's Student Health Center features a staff of experienced medical professionals. For more information, or to answer any healthcare-related questions, see student health services.

Student Health Services

Colgate Bookstore

The Colgate Bookstore has all the textbooks, school supplies, computers, and even dorm supplies your student needs for college success.

Visit the Colgate Bookstore

Academic Calendar

Stay abreast of important dates on the academic calendar, such as arrival day, Family Weekend, recesses, and even commencement for this year and future years!

View the academic calendar

Campus Calendar

See what events and activities your student will participate in by taking a look at the campus calendar.

View the campus calendar


Get a feel for Colgate -- the campus, the weather, the hustle and bustle of students, even the village -- by checking out our live webcams.

See live webcams

La Iguana restaurant in Hamilton

Dining in Hamilton

There are a variety of dining establishments in the area around Colgate. This list is intended to serve as a reference only. The inclusion of an establishment does not imply an endorsement by the college.

View local restaurants here