To parents of the Class of 2020:
Greetings to new families, and welcome to the Colgate community! We are excited that you will be joining the Society of Families and look forward to engaging you throughout this experience.
The Society of Families was established in 1950 with the goal of building a deeper connection between parents and Colgate. Through the years, the Society of Families has facilitated a better understanding of the educational and extracurricular opportunities on campus.
As the chair of the Parents’ Steering Committee, I am looking forward to keeping you updated on institutional initiatives and programs. My daughter, Charlotte ’17, has enjoyed her time on campus, and it has been a pleasure assisting Colgate in enhancing not only her experience, but the experience of all students within the community. I also understand that sending a child to college can be a stressful process, leading to many questions. Keep in mind that you have support.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Parents’ and Grandparents’ Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org
. By completing the family information contact form
you will be able to receive timely updates, newsletters, and event notifications. You can also include grandparents who may have an interest in engaging Colgate. The university's online learning platform
is another great way for parents and grandparents to connect with the institution.
Be sure to join the parent Facebook page
, and keep an eye out for future editions of the parent Gateline e-newsletter, sent on a monthly basis.
Again, welcome to the community. I am looking forward to engaging you this year and hope that our paths cross on campus.
All the best,
Lisa Ryan-Boyle P’17
Chair, Parents’ Steering Committee
Society of Families
Parent, Family, and Alumni Events
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