Your Colgate Summer Experience

Beginning in mid-May, you will receive a weekly email with opportunities to engage with community members, as well as prompts, links, and reminders  — all designed to prepare you for a successful transition to college life.


First-Year Experience Moodle Course

The Moodle Learning Management System is a platform that will keep you informed about various engagement opportunities, important deadlines, and informative content to help you be successful at Colgate. 

Topics include: 

  • Academic Success Resources
  • Career Services
  • Colgate and Hamilton, N.Y.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness
  • Joining the Colgate Community
  • Physical Education, Recreation and Athletic (PERA)
  • Residential Life
  • The Residential Commons



The Moodle orientation course was awesome to complete before coming on campus because it showed me how important diversity, equity, and inclusion are here, and it allowed me to more effectively participate in the many discussions we had during Orientation.

Brenna McConnell ’24

Summer Reading

During the summer, all incoming students engage in a shared reading — your first assignment as a Colgate student as part of your First-Year Seminar. The shared summer reading also provides a foundation for a variety of events throughout your first year at Colgate.

Summer Reading

Social Media Announcements

You’ve made your decision. Now tell the world! Use the hashtags #Colgate2025 or #ColgateBound in your post or videos to show your pride. 

Instagram Stickers

Customize your Instagram Story with Colgate-themed stickers.
Open Instagram app > take or select an image to add to your story > click on the sticker button on the top of your Story screen > select the GIF button and search “Colgate University” to find the collection.

colgate hat

Shareable Graphics

Download and share these graphics on any of your social media channels.


#colgatebound on maroon
#colgatebound on chapel photo


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Proud of my Colgate University student

Proud of my Colgate University Student
Proud of my Colgate University Student over a photo of the chapel


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Social Media

Follow the conversation or start your own. 

International students participate in a group activity to meet one another on Colgate's Academic Quad

Class of 2025

Join the Colgate Class of 2025 Facebook page and get to know your future classmates. 

Colgate Class of 2025 Facebook Page

Colgate's Social Media

Colgate in 13 seconds

The number 13 is considered lucky at Colgate. Browse a few of our favorite 13 second videos.  


The Colgate Classroom


Spring on the Quad




Willow Path


Autumn at Colgate


The Academic Quad