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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!


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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 22–26 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

Academic calendar
The Academic Calendar lists the key dates for orientation, drop/add, school breaks, and more — years in advance. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
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
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
Clubs and organizations
Why wait for the student activities fair a couple weeks into your first semester to explore all of the available extracurricular opportunities on campus? Check them out online now — you can even contact their student leadership. GET INVOLVED
Colgate Bookstore
The bookstore is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, and is your one-stop shop for class and dorm materials.
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 DISABILITY SERVICES


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