Dear Accepted International Students,
Those of us in the Office of International Student Services (OISS)
look forward to meeting you in the near future and assisting you as you transition to your new home in Hamilton, N.Y.
Mark your calendars: International Student Arrival and Move-In Day: Tuesday, August 20
Please schedule your flight to arrive at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
Arrangements will be made for you to be picked up at the Syracuse Airport if you arrive during the designated arrival time. For those driving to campus, please plan to arrive before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20.
International Student Orientation (ISO) is strongly recommended for all
international students, including student-athletes and students from Canada. It starts with the airport pickup and move-in on August 20, and will continue through Friday, August 23. Following ISO, you will join the Class of 2017 Orientation on Saturday, August 24.
ISO is an exciting experience designed to prepare you for life at Colgate as an international student. Here's a list of a few of the many activities planned for you:
- Shopping trip to purchase items for your room
- Open a bank account
- Purchase a cell phone
- Learn about maintaining your student visa status
- Meet faculty and staff from across campus
- Build friendships with other international students (including current Colgate students!)
- Fun social activities designed to give you the opportunity to build friendships and connect with your peers.
- And many more!
Parents, relatives, and guests are welcome and invited to attend ISO, but will need to arrange for housing at area hotels. Colgate has collected a list of nearby hotels and inns for your convenience
Welcome to Colgate!
The Office of International Student Services email@example.com
Application for Initial I-20
In order to apply for an F-1 (student) visa, you need to receive a "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) student", as known as an I-20, from the Office of International Student Services (OISS) at Colgate. READ MORE
Important Immigration Information (These materials will be mailed with the I-20)