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Colgate in Focus Virtual Open House

Oct. 16, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

Recordings available below


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, CIF 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, CIF 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 Session Recordings

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.

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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.

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A college should enrich you intellectually as well as provide a comfortable space where you are free to grow.

Joudenie Germain ’24 CIF Attendee

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