Home- New Students- Parents and Families New Students' Parents and Families Together, we can help your student embark on an incredible adventure. Menu Menu PARENT/FAMILY E-MAIL UPDATES We've together pulled some key resources below for your student's arrival. Throughout the next four years, refer to the primary Parents and Families page for resources relevant to you and your student. Questions? If you have any questions about the information below, feel free to get in touch. First-year student families: Lindsay Hadlock Administrative Assistant, Arrival Day Coordinator 315-228-7368 firstname.lastname@example.org Transfer student families: Aurelius Henderson Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising 315-228-7368 email@example.com Helpful Vendors Books, televisions, fridges, packing, laundry, moving. There's a lot to consider, even for a dorm room! Here are some vendors that frequently work with Colgate students. HELPFUL VENDORS Financial Information Everything you need to stay on top of paying for college, from payment plan options, to the university billing schedules. If you have any questions, just contact Student Accounts. FINANCIAL INFORMATION Health Insurance Colgate's Student Health Services feature a staff of experienced medical professionals. Full-time students must either enroll in (and be billed for) the Colgate Student Health Insurance Plan, or waive enrollment by providing proof of comparable coverage. ENROLL IN OR WAIVE COVERAGE Sharing Student Records InfoShare gives students the option to share their private records, such as transcripts and financial holds, with trusted individuals like parents and family members. INFOSHARE Academic Calendar Track important dates, such as Family Weekend, class recesses, and even commencement for this year and future years. ACADEMIC CALENDAR Parents: Prepare for College Advice From a Counselor: Mark Thompson, former director of the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at Colgate, offers advice as you prepare for your child to leave for college. ADVICE FOR PARENTS 'Gate Way for Students Transition to Colgate: The 'Gate Way is a self-paced online resource about transitioning to the Colgate community, including insider tips from students and faculty. 'GATE WAY Area Dining and Lodging Dining and lodging options in Hamilton and the surrounding area. DINING | LODGING Colgate Bookstore The Colgate Bookstore in downtown Hamilton has all the textbooks, school supplies, computers, and even dorm supplies your student needs for college success. BOOKSTORE Campus Webcams Get a feel for Colgate — the campus, the weather, the hustle and bustle of students, even the village — by checking out our live webcams. ALL WEBCAMS Academic Support and Disability Services We are prepared to assist any student with making a smooth transition to college and can continue to serve as a resource throughout all four years. ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND DISABILITY SERVICES New Students First-Year Students Transfer Students Parents and Families Orientation Financial Information Required Training Introduction to Colgate Bookstore Helpful Vendors Frequently Asked Questions RELATED LINKS New Student Checklist NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST(NOT YET ACTIVE) Track deadlines as you prepare for the big day. (Login required) Academic Calendar ACADEMIC CALENDAR Key dates about the academic year, including break information. 'Gate Card 'GATE CARD (CAMPUS DEBIT) Currency on campus and at locations in the Village of Hamilton. Traveling to Campus TRAVELING TO CAMPUS Maps and directions as you prepare for the journey to campus.