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First-Year Registration Information

Welcome, Class of 2023!

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Fully Review Materials on This Page

Every link contains important information.
  • The crucial steps are to review the first-year course offerings and to submit your course preference form by Wednesday, June 19. The other materials will help inform and guide you in identifying your preferences, particularly the Department/Program pages.

  • If you have any questions about the materials contained in these links, please contact the Registrar's Office (315-228-7676, 315-228-7408, or

Registration Timeline

June 5: Registration information posted for the Class of 2023

June 5 - June 19: Incoming first-year students review registration information posted on this page, including fall 2019 course offerings, before submitting the course preference form no later than June 19.

June 19: All course preference forms must be received by this date.

June 19 - July 19: The Registrar's staff reviews and processes each course preference form in registration group order. (See the How to Select Preferences link below for the group order.)

July 19 (tentative): Schedules are released to the Class of 2023. An email will be sent your Colgate email address when schedules are ready.

Course Preference Guidance

Using the links in the order listed will be most helpful. Course descriptions are available in the Department/Program pages, as well as in the course offerings.

Faculty Advisers available to incoming students

The links under Course Preference Guidance (above) can assist you in choosing fall courses. However, if you would like to speak to someone with a specific area of interest, you can reach out to a faculty adviser. These faculty members are available to offer specific advising in their area of specialty before the start of the semester.

Ken Belanger - Natural Sciences

Adam Burnett - Social Science

Julie Chanatry - Health Sciences

Nancy Ries - FSEMs, core curriculum, and other interdisciplinary programs

David McCabe - Arts/Humanities

Ernie Nolen - Mathematics/Natural Sciences

Cory Duclos - Foreign Languages

Office of the Registrar

Phone: 315-228-7408 and 315-228-7676
Physical Location: 103 Lathrop Hall