Ready, set, go ’gate!
A variety of programs will help introduce you to Colgate and lay an important foundation for a successful four years.
Make friends and memories. Seven unique pre-orientation programs are offered in the weeks leading up to your first semester and provide a chance to get better acquainted with Colgate and the Colgate community before other students arrive on campus.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Most incoming students will arrive to campus on August 22. Remember honk loudly and proudly when you pass the “Honk If You Love Colgate” sign.
August 22–25, 2021
A four-day program that includes the first-year arrival dinner, Convocation, and other rituals of pride. Each speaker or event will give you a little more insight into Colgate’s academic, cultural, and social fabric.
August 26 – September 12, 2021
Welcome Weeks events and programming provide opportunities to continue meeting new people, learning about campus resources, getting involved, and having a chance to explore the Village of Hamilton.