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Colgate in Focus Virtual Open House

Oct. 16, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET




The Colgate in Focus (CIF) virtual open house provides prospective students the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, and staff on a range of topics for a deeper understanding of diversity in Colgate's student experience.

In the spirit of Colgate’s Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CIF recognizes that,“a great institution is a diverse institution. It is one that brings students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, and religions to campus.” Our annual program is one representation of Colgate’s commitment to the ideals of encouraging an inclusive community. The program is intended for high school seniors who identify as low-income, first-generation, or other historically excluded backgrounds who have overcome unique personal or structural challenges in their journey to pursue post-secondary education.

Traditionally, Colgate in Focus is held as an on-campus program including opportunities to attend a class, tour the campus, and stay overnight in a residence hall. In response to COVID-19, Colgate in Focus is adopting an online format, offering the same in-depth look into the Colgate experience through a series of virtual events and webinars. 


Virtual Open House Schedule

1 p.m. ET
Length: 45 minutes

Hear from and engage with current Colgate faculty and administrators. Learn about the various academic, co-curricular, and community resources available to help students thrive while at Colgate. As an added bonus, this panel session is moderated by a current Colgate student.

2 p.m. ET
Length: 45 minutes

Assistant Dean of Admission, Keaton Hain, will offer insight on how to best tell your story through your college essay. Also, learn what it means for your application to go through a holistic admission review, the benefits of Colgate's test-optional policy, and how to choose good recommenders.

3 p.m. ET
Length: 45 minutes

The capstone session of the event will focus on the student perspective. Moderated by Associate Dean of Admission and Coordinator of Outreach for Opportunity and Inclusion, Jamiere Abney, a panel of students will answer questions like why they decided to attend Colgate and their experience as a student. The moderator will leave the session during the second half to allow for conversation with the students. Use this time to learn what access, inclusion, and belonging mean to current Colgate students.

Previous Webinars

Watch recordings of previously held webinars to catch up on the Colgate in Focus Virtual Summer Series.

CIF Summer Series Kickoff

CIF Summer Series: Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y.

CIF Summer Series: Colgate's Club Spotlight

CIF Summer Series: Introducing the Liberal Arts

CIF Summer Series: Taking care, finding success: Additional support services at Colgate

CIF Summer Series: Being a Student of Color at Colgate

CIF Summer Series: Life after the Liberal Arts