The Office of the Registrar is responsible for many of the vital academic functions at the university.
Half-Day Schedule for first day of classes
Day/Time Schedule Grid (Beginning fall 2021)
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:
Registration for the Class of 2024, Class of 2025, and Class of 2026
Class of 2027 Registration information will be posted in June
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.
- Change of Address
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- FERPA waiver for recommendations
- InfoShare (share grades with trusted individuals)
- Preferred Name and Personal Gender Pronoun Service
A faculty-specific synopsis and detailed guidance for important registrar functions
- Change of adviser
- Course Restriction Override request form (permission to register)
- Credit Overload Request (during Drop/Add only)
- Diplomas (replacement)
- Enrollment and degree verification
- Independent study
- Major/minor declaration
- Transcript requests
- Transfer credit
- Withdrawal from a course
General Contact Information
Office of the Registrar
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
103 Lathrop Hall
Degree audit, degree clearance, and graduation:
All transfer credit questions:
The Registrar’s Office is committed to supporting the educational mission of Colgate University and its students. The primary functions of the office are:
- to protect the integrity of the Colgate degree through consistent and ethical application of academic regulations, and;
- 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.