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New Students' Parents and Families

Together, we can help your student embark on an incredible adventure.
PARENT/FAMILY E-MAIL UPDATES We have pulled together some key resources below for your student's arrival. Throughout the next four years, refer to the primary Parents and Families page for resources relevant to you and your student.


If you have any questions about the information below, feel free to get in touch.
First-year student families:
Lindsay Hadlock
Administrative Assistant, Arrival Day Coordinator
Transfer student families:
Aurelius Henderson
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising

Helpful Vendors Colgate Bookstore

Books, televisions, fridges, packing, laundry, moving. There's a lot to consider, even for a residence hall! Here are some vendors that frequently work with Colgate students.


Financial Information James B. Colgate Hall is the Home of Colgate Financial Aid and Accounting

Everything you need to stay on top of paying for college, from payment plan options, to the university billing schedules. If you have any questions, just contact Student Accounts.


Health Insurance Nurse takes a blood pressure reading at the Colgate Student Health Center

Colgate's Student Health Services feature a staff of experienced medical professionals. Full-time students must either enroll in (and be billed for) the Colgate Student Health Insurance Plan, or waive enrollment by providing proof of comparable coverage.


Sharing Student Records Student with her parents on Family Weekend

InfoShare gives students the option to share their private records, such as transcripts and financial holds, with trusted individuals like parents and family members.


Academic Calendar Students examine, clean and prepare their findings for storage.

Track important dates, such as Family Weekend, class recesses, and even commencement for this year and future years.


Parents: Prepare for College Student smiling with her parents in front of a Colgate banner

Advice From a Counselor: Dawn LaFrance, Director of the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at Colgate, offers advice as you prepare for your child to leave for college.

'Gate Way for StudentsColgate campus scenic photo

Transition to Colgate: The 'Gate Way is a self-paced online resource about transitioning to the Colgate community, including insider tips from students and faculty.


Area Dining and Lodging Diners eat at La Iguana in downtown Hamilton

Dining and lodging options in Hamilton and the surrounding area.


Colgate Bookstore Scenic view of the Colgate University Bookstore at the main crossroads in downtown Hamilton

The Colgate Bookstore in downtown Hamilton has all the textbooks, school supplies, computers, and even dorm supplies your student needs for college success.


Campus Webcams Entry of the O'Connor Campus Center as seen from the Coop webcam

Get a feel for Colgate — the campus, the weather, the hustle and bustle of students, even the village — by checking out our live webcams.


Students study on the fifth floor of Case LibraryAcademic Support and Disability Services

We are prepared to assist any student with making a smooth transition to college and can continue to serve as a resource throughout all four years.