About the Open House
October 15–17, 2017
Colgate in Focus is our annual diversity open house, which allows a select group of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to gain insight into the Colgate experience.
We encourage current high school seniors who come from low-income, first-generation, or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. For many prospective students, the diversity fly-in program provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. You will meet current students, faculty, and staff, attend a class, tour the campus, and stay overnight in a residence hall, all while participating in activities sponsored by Colgate’s many diverse student organizations.
Applications for Colgate in Focus must be submitted by Friday, September 8. We will review applications and provide decisions on a rolling basis beginning in late July APPLY NOW
What will I do?
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a class, tour campus, meet members of the Colgate community, and spend the night in a residence hall with a student host. Previous events have also included panels on career and post-graduate preparation, application workshops, and evening activities.
Can my parent(s), family member, or guardian come?
We invite your parent(s), family member, or guardian to come and experience Colgate campus life as well. Special events are planned specifically for guests including a dinner, campus tour, and open visiting hours with our financial aid office.
If I have already visited Colgate, should I come for the Colgate in Focus program?
Yes. While campus visits provide valuable information and an overview of the Colgate experience, our Colgate in Focus provides a unique opportunity to interact with diverse organizations within our university community and become familiar with many resources available to Colgate students. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to experience campus life. Try Colgate on for size and determine if it is a good fit for you.
For more information, please contact
the Office of Admission at 315-228-7401 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org