Visit Colgate In Person

There are several options for admitted students to see and experience Colgate in March and April. Registration is limited and required, and the visit experience is modified as part of Colgate's commitment to community health.

A Sense of Place

Set in the Chenango Valley of central New York, Colgate is one of the most beautiful environments in America. It is forever in Colgate’s identity: breathtaking beauty

Essentially Colgate

This is a scene of unforgettable beauty, of energetic spirit, of intellectual preparation for life. This education is distinct.


The best of a research university and a liberal arts college in one.

Academic excellence at a remarkably personal level.

A place of energy, opportunity, tradition, and pride.

A place of lifelong connections.

A place of proud tradition and bold ambition.

Every Colgate student's journey is unique

Colgate attracts students who want to live in a community with peers, study seriously, challenge themselves, be active, get involved. The reason it feels right to people from so many different places and perspectives is because Colgate supports, and welcomes them.


A portrait of Kelsey.

Kelsey Beausoleil ’23

Hometown: Groton, Mass.
Major: Molecular biology; history
Activities: Cross Country, Track and Field, Sidekick mentor, Career services liaison for Pre-Health Pathways

Learn more about Kelsey

A portrait of Ethan.

Ethan Cherry ’23

Hometown: Reisterstown, Md.
Major: Political Science
Minor: Architecture
Activities: Innovation Fellow, Mock Trial, Maroon-News, Phi Delta Theta, Social Chair

Learn more about Ethan

A portrait of Owusu.

Owusu Ansah ’23

International student

Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Major: Undeclared
Activities: Community Leader, Lab assistant Olin Bird Colony, Theater production assistant, President of African Student Union, Model AU, Intramural soccer

Learn more about Owusu

A portrait of Lara.

Lara Shqair ’24

Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholar

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Major: Molecular biology, computer science
Minor: Arabic
Activities: ALANA Cultural Center Social Justice Peer Educator, Muslim Student Association Member, Colgate Coders, First-Year Ambassador, Colgate Minority Association for Pre-Med Students, Dart Colegrove Commons Council Representative

Learn more about Lara

A portrait of Eliza.

Eliza Lloyd ’22

Alumni Memorial Scholar

Hometown: Brookfield, Conn.
Major: Neuroscience, philosophy
Activities: Co-leader of the Colgate Vote Project, Student Research Assistant in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Member of the Senior Honor Society Class of 2022, Club Soccer,  Club Lacrosse, Office of Admission Tour Guide, Team Manager for the Women’s Lacrosse Team

Learn more about Eliza

A portrait of Candido.

Candido Martinez ’23

Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholar

Hometown: Huntington Station, N.Y.
Major: Economics
Minor: Computer science
Activities: Brothers, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Phi Kappa Tau

Learn more about Candido

A portrait of Emily Corson.

Emily Corson ’24

Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
Major: History
Minor: Educational Studies
Activities: President of Model Arab League, Yes Means Yes Facilitator, Admission Ambassador, Gamma Phi Beta SAPAS Chair

Learn more about Emily

A portrait of Jillian.

Jillian Paulin ’23

Alumni Memorial Scholar

Hometown: Bethel, Conn.
Major: Astronomy/physics
Minor: Applied mathematics
Activities: Physics and astronomy department research assistant, introductory physics tutor, Sigma Pi Sigma (physics honor society), American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society, Society of Physics Students, StarGate, Colgate Chamber Players, violist, Phi Eta Sigma (first-year honor society)

Learn more about Jillian

See Colgate’s campus from a student’s perspective 

Hamilton, New York

A short walk down the hill is charming Hamilton, a village of about 4,200 people, where most of the Colgate faculty live. Hamilton is the spot for students to get off campus and grab a slice, catch a movie, browse the bookstore and enjoy a weekly farmers’ market.