Your Colgate experience begins now.

The Colgate community stands ready to welcome you — new students — a remarkable group in so many ways. Now, it's time to discover, prepare for, and experience life as a Colgate student.

Discover

There is so much to discover about Colgate and it doesn't have to wait until you arrive on campus. Throughout the summer, Colgate will offer opportunities designed to welcome you to the University community. Join the Class of 2026 Facebook page, browse videos, and check your email periodically.

Prepare

Before you arrive on campus this fall, there are a number of things that you are required to do — important forms to fill out, information to share with the University, and training and assignments to complete — as well as recommended resources for you to take advantage of and review.

Experience

A variety of Pre-Orientation programs are available to jump-start your Colgate experience in addition to the Orientation and Welcome Weeks programming that all new students will participate in once on campus. 

Not only did my summer experience make me feel prepared for college, it made me excited to come to Colgate. Even before arriving on campus, I felt like a welcomed, valued member of the Colgate community.

Priya Martin '24

Contact Information

First-year Students

Kristin Cothran
Associate Dean, First and Second Year Experience and Community Development 
315-228-6443
newstudent@colgate.edu

International Students

Office of International Student Services
011-1-315-228-6131
oiss@colgate.edu

Transfer Students

Kristin Cothran
Associate Dean for First and Second-Year Experience and Community Development
315-228-6443
kcothran@colgate.edu

Aurelius Henderson
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
315-228-7368
ahenderson@colgate.edu