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International Class of 2019

Congratulations on your admission to Colgate University!
International student arrival day is Tuesday, August 18.
The Office of International Student Services is eager to welcome you to Hamilton, New York and assist in your transition to university life in the United States.  This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

International Student Arrival Day

Tuesday, August 18
Application for Initial I-20 due May 31


The Application for Initial I-20 must be completed by all international students who will attend Colgate University in F-1 (student) visa status.  Complete the Application for Initial I-20 online by May 31.  To complete the form you will need electronic copies of the following documents:


Information for New International Students


OISS has prepared an information booklet for you which provides important information that you need to know as you prepare to arrive at Colgate. Download the informational booklet here.


Applying for an F-1 Visa at a U.S. Embassy


Download the information sheet on Applying for an F-1 Visa at a U.S. Embassy.


Canadian Citizens: Acquiring F-1 Visa Status at a U.S. Port of Entry


Canadian Citizens acquire F-1 visa status at the U.S. port of entry.  Download the information sheet Acquiring F-1 Visa Status at a U.S. Port of Entry for details.


What to Expect at a U.S. Port of Entry


Download the information sheet on What to Expect at a US Port of Entry.


OISS Arrival Survey due August 3


Please complete the OISS Arrival Survey no later than August 3.


International Student Orientation (ISO)

Wednesday, August 19 - Saturday, August 22

International Student Orientation (ISO) is an exciting experience designed to prepare you for life at Colgate as an international student. ISO is strongly recommended for all international students, including student-athletes and students from Canada.

Following international student orientation, you will join the rest of the Class of 2019 for Orientation on Sunday, August 23.

More information is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at oiss@colgate.edu.

Welcome to Colgate!