Change of Address
All current students can update their personal contact information (home address, phone numbers, etc.) through the portal (under "My Contact Information") or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni and Former Students
All alumni and former students should email the alumni record's office (email@example.com
) with updated contact information (e.g., mailing address, cell/home phone numbers, email addresses).
The Alumni Record's Office is the repository for all parent information (current and former students). Please send an email to the alumni record's office (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with updated contact information (e.g., mailing address, cell/home phone numbers, email addresses). Please be sure to indicate which family members are included in the address change.
Preferred Name & Personal Pronoun Service
Students may add a preferred first name to their academic record to appear on their academic file alongside their full, legal name. A preferred first name will appear on course rosters, dean’s, advisor’s, and coach’s dashboards and in the online Campus Directory.
You can expect preferred names to be honored on the Colgate campus with other students, faculty, and staff. Some academic records (transcripts, diplomas, VISA forms, etc.)
and university payroll and financial aid cannot accommodate preferred names and will use full, legal names only. Preferred names have no legal bearing. In the event that a student legally changes their name, the student must submit court documentation to the Office of the Registrar.
Personal Gender Pronouns (PGP)
PGPs provide one way for an individual to identify themselves and their gender identity/expression. Pronouns can be added to a student’s record so they appear on course rosters, dean’s, advisor’s, and coach’s dashboards. Pronouns do not appear in the Campus Directory. You can expect PGPs to be honored on the Colgate campus with other students, faculty and staff.
To Make a Change
Preferred first names and PGPs can both be changed by logging into your Colgate portal account. Under “My Contact Information” on the “My Information” tab, edit your information accordingly. Preferred names can be typed into the "Preferred First Name" field. A drop down menu features the PGP options available to you. Once you've made your changes, click "Submit Changes" at the bottom. This will send an email to the registrar's office and a staff member will adjust your record as soon as possible.
Contact Information Academic Records
: Registrar's Office email@example.com SEVIS and immigration forms
: Office of International Student Services firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition and billing
: Student Accounts email@example.com Preferred Names and Gender Pronouns
: Office of LGBTQ Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see the LGBTQ Inititives web page
Requesting an Apostille
Are you sending your records outside the country and need an apostille for your transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment? The sole function of the apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document.
You must request your official transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment from the Office of the Registrar and indicate you need an apostille. The registrar’s office will certify that the document is an official record of the original document and will have the document notarized by a Notary Public on campus. This may take 2-4 business days after the request is received.
The document will then be mailed to Madison County Clerk's Office in Wampsville, NY, where the clerk is qualified to certify the signature of the Notary Public. Finally, the clerk’s office will mail the document back to the student. The document must then be presented by the student to the New York State Department of State for authentication.
In order to process your request, the registrar’s office at Colgate must receive:
- A brief note explaining what is needed, why it is being requested, and what country will be receiving the document(s).
- The transcript request form and/or the replacement diploma order form and fee (if applicable).
Note: If you have your diploma, you may make a photocopy and send the photocopy to the registrar's office, rather than requesting a replacement diploma.
- One (1) self-addressed stamped 8 ½ x 11 envelope.
Note: Please affix two (2) stamps for a transcript and four (4) stamps for a diploma.
- A check ($3 per document) made payable to Madison County Clerk's Office.
Note: U.S. currency is also acceptable. Foreign checks are not acceptable.
To complete the process, the transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment must be forwarded to the New York State Department of State for authentication. Once you receive your document(s) from the Madison County Clerk’s Office, you will need to forward it to the Albany or New York City office of the New York State Department of State. Colgate University and the Madison County Clerk's office will not forward this document for you.
For address information and more information on this process please visit the New York State Department of State’s website (http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/apostille.html
If you have questions, please contact the registrar's office at 315-228-7408, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4:30 p.m.