International Students

Welcome to Colgate!

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.

More information about the International Student Orientation (ISO) and the arrival will be announced at later time.

International Student Welcome Information

Important Dates:

I-20 Application Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2024

International Students' Arrival Day: Tuesday, August 20, 2024

International Student Orientation (ISO): Wednesday, August 21 - Saturday, August 25, 2024

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