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Congratulations on your acceptance to Colgate!
Here are your next steps:

The information below is intended only for students who have received a formal notification of admission.

1. Visit Campus

Admitted Student Day Visit Options

the Academic Quad on a sunny day

Admitted Student Visit Days

Weekdays, March 25 - April 30

(except April 8 and April 16)

Admitted Student Visit Days are morning-visit programs for admitted students and their guests. The schedule features time for students to meet with Colgate community members in and out of the classroom. Guests will be given their own tour and have the option of attending the morning admission information session or taking advantage of drop-in hours at the Office of Financial Aid. The program concludes with a wrap-up session and optional lunch in the dining hall. (View the daily schedules as a PDF)


Students gathered on the grass on Arrival Day

Experience Colgate

April 8 and April 16

Experience Colgate is a full-day visit program for admitted students and their guests. The schedule features panel discussions with students, faculty, and administrators; a Colgate classroom experience; campus tours; a residential open house; and a campus programs expo. The Office of Financial Aid will also hold drop-in hours to meet with visitors.

Experience Colgate schedule
9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration, James C. Colgate Student Union (#38 on campus map)

10:20-11:10 a.m. Colgate classroom session (Students), Various locations
                            Campus tour (Students, Guests)

11:20 a.m.-noon Congratulatory remarks, Colgate Memorial Chapel (#19)

Noon-12:45 p.m. Faculty roundtable, Colgate Memorial Chapel (#19)

1:00-1:45 p.m. Luncheon with Colgate community members, Cotterell Court (#A14)

2:00-2:45 p.m. Student life panels (Students), Various locations
                         Life outside the classroom (Guests), Colgate Memorial Chapel (#19)

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Faculty office hours, Various locations
                         Preparing for life after Colgate, Benton Hall (#10)
                         Campus programs and student activities expo, James C. Colgate Student Union (#38)
                         First-year residence halls open house, Curtis Hall (#22), Stillman Hall (#65), West Hall (#71)

4:00 p.m. Campus or athletic facility tour (optional)

Memorial Chapel on Colgate's campus at dusk, with pink clouds in the sky

Overnight Hosting

March 31 - April 24

Explore campus for a day and night with a current student. An overnight visit gives you the chance to experience life on the Hill — attend a class, participate in extracurricular activities, eat in a dining hall, and meet with faculty. 

REGISTER: Overnight hosting

Useful Links for Visiting Students

2. Attend a Congratulatory Reception in Your Area

Join us in your area to celebrate your acceptance into the Class of 2023. Meet alumni and additional members of the Colgate community. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Home of Margaret and Dewey Awad '90
75 Cart Path Road
Weston, MA 02493


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Home of Linda Havlin '72
9 West Walton Street,
Chicago, IL 60610

Hosted by Linda Havlin '72, Trevor Marticke '08, Ian Murphy '10, and Clarissa Shah '10


Denver/Rocky Mountain Region
Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Home of Whitney and Kevin Zimmerman '90
4255 South Bellaire Circle
Englewood, CO 80113


Fairfield County, Conn.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Home of Pamela and Bruce Ferguson '91, P'21, '23
19 Wilson Ridge Road
Darien, CT 06820


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Home of Doug Roberto '73
4129 Township Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30342


Los Angeles/Southern Calif.
Sunday, April 13, 2019

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Home of Julia Strickland and Timothy Wahl P'10
2754 McConnell Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90064


New Haven/Hartford, Conn.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by Barry Feldman '62 and Frank Loehmann '67
Farms Country Club
180 Cheshire Road
Wallingford, CT 06492


New York City
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Hosted by Chris '85 and Nancy King P'17 P'23
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019

Important: the NYAC has a dress code. Men are required to wear slacks, dress shoes and a collared shirt, and women are asked to wear a skirt or slacks with a blouse. Jeans, t-shirts, leggings, and sneakers are not allowed.

Registration is full for this event. 

San Francisco/Northern Calif.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Home of Daniel Mummery and Frances Nuelle P '21, '23
284 Greenoaks Dr.
Atherton, CA 94027


3. Connect with Others

4. Make Your Deposit

Incoming students may make their deposits online through the applicant portal.

Admitted Student Important Dates

  • May 1: Deposit deadline
  • June 1: Deferred entrance request deadline
  • August 1: Housing assignments released

Resources for Enrolled Students

Students preparing their room on move-in day
New student with his family on move-in day
Student high-fives the Colgate Raider
International flags in Frank Dining Hall

Contact Information

First-year student families
Lindsay Hadlock
Administrative Assistant, Arrival Day Coordinator
International students and families
Office of International Student Services
103 Lathrop Hall 
Transfer student families
Aurelius Henderson
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising