Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for many of the vital academic functions at the university.

Academic Services and Information

Academic Calendar
Half-Day Schedule for first day of classes

Day/Time Schedule Grid (Beginning fall 2021)

Final Exams

Colgate’s final exams are administered during a window of five days immediately following the conclusion of classes. The third day of the finals schedule is a reading period, during which no formal exams are scheduled, though student may elect to take self-scheduled exams at this time.

Learn more with the following resources:

    Students are required to declare an initial major in their fourth semester (see academic calendar for official deadline). Additional major and minor declarations must be made no later than the full-term course withdrawal deadline in the fall semester of the student’s senior year. 

    A faculty-specific synopsis and detailed guidance for important registrar functions

    Information for faculty

    Contact Information

    General Contact Information


    Fax: 315-228-7125


    Mailing Address

    Office of the Registrar
    Colgate University
    13 Oak Drive
    Hamilton, NY 13346

    On Campus

    103 Lathrop Hall

    Additional Details

    Degree audit, degree clearance, and graduation:

    All transfer credit questions:

    Mission Statement

    The Registrar’s Office is committed to supporting the educational mission of Colgate University and its students. The primary functions of the office are:

    1. to protect the integrity of the Colgate degree through consistent and ethical application of academic regulations, and;
    2. to maintain the privacy of student academic records, in accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    The Registrar’s Office works collaboratively to facilitate student progress by clearly and effectively communicating administrative and academic policies and procedures. The objective is to provide high quality, personalized service to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders by responding to all inquiries and requests with professionalism, accuracy and courtesy.