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. 

Registration for admitted student visit programs will be available in mid-/late-March.  

Admitted Student Visit Days

Daily, Monday–Saturday
Mar. 25–April 30, 2024
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Admitted Student Visit Days (ASVD) is a daily visit experience for admitted students that includes a brief welcome session, campus tour, and lunch with a current student. Admitted students also have the option of attending a class, Monday-Friday.

10–10:20 a.m. — Welcome and congratulations, Hurwitz Admission Center, James B. Colgate Hall
10:20–noon — Campus tour and lunch at Frank Dining Hall with a current student

Class visits (optional)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12:20–1:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday at 8:30–9:45 a.m.

*Class visits are for admitted students only. Please check-in at the Office of Admission at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your class visit.

An additional ASVD program will be offered on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13, 1–3 p.m.; ASVD will not be offered on April 19, 26, and 27.


Experience Colgate

Friday, April 19, 2024
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Experience Colgate is an open house for admitted students. This year’s program is a self-paced, self-guided walking tour of campus and Hamilton, N.Y. that features 13 stops where admitted students can learn more about Colgate’s academic and residential experience and meet with Colgate community members.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Lunch is available, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.


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.


Katie on the Colgate campus.

Katie Maratea ’25

Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J.
Major: French; education
Activities: Student Activities Association, Late Night Director, French Club, Swim Club, Link Staff, Sidekicks Volunteer, Colgate Chorister

Learn more about Katie

Joe on a boat.

Joseph Berberich ’24

Hometown: Holtsville, N.Y.
Major: Chemistry, geography
Activities: Colgate Grilling Club,Chemistry Department Lab Assistant, Chemistry Department Summer Researcher, Residential Life Community Leader, Spikeball Club,Cheese Club

Learn more about Joseph

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.