International Students

Welcome, Class of 2024!

Congratulations on your admission to Colgate University! We are eager to welcome you to Hamilton, N.Y., and to assist in your transition to university life in the United States. This is an exciting venture that is bound to have its challenges, but we are confident that you will find a home within the Colgate community, where you will develop meaningful relationships, grow in knowledge and thrive. The Office of International Student Services (OISS) is looking forward to helping you through this transition, to guide you as you form your new community, to provide advising, fun activities and excursions. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

The purpose of this downloadable resource is to provide important information that will help you prepare for your arrival to Campus and first weeks at Colgate. We look forward to seeing you all during International Student Orientation on August 19th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Download Welcome Booklet

Office of International Student Services (OISS)

The Office of International Student Services provides immigration services and support to international students. The office also enhances the Colgate student experience by promoting understanding and awareness of cultural issues with the goal of cultivating global citizenship.

Studying at Colgate as an international student is exciting and rewarding, but there are many governmental, cultural, and even personal considerations. OISS provides the following services to help you with these challenges so you can have an excellent Colgate experience:

  • F-1 student immigration advising and support
  • SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) administration 
  • International Student Orientation (ISO)
  • Cultural adjustment support
  • Advocacy on behalf of all international students
  • Campus programs and events
  • Local trips and activities 

Contact OISS