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International Class of 2022

Congratulations on your acceptance to Colgate University!
International students get to know one another on the Academic Quad at Colgate


The Office of International Student Services is eager to welcome you to Hamilton, New York and assist in your transition to university life in the United States.

This page will be updated periodically as more information become available.

International Student Arrival Day

Tuesday, August 21

International Student Orientation (ISO)

Wednesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 25
International Student Orientation (ISO) is an exciting experience designated to prepare you for life at Colgate as an international student. ISO is strongly recommended for all international students, including student-athletes and students from Canada. 

Following international student orientation, you will join the rest of the Class of 2022 for Orientation on Sunday, August 26.
Application for Initial I-20 due May 20
The Application for Initial I-20 must be completed by all international students who will attend Colgate University in F-1 (student) visa status. Complete the Application for Initial I-20 by May 20. To complete the form you will need electronic copies of the following documents:

- Copy of biographical page(s) of passport
- Financial documentation as noted in "Section II: Source and Amount of Funding" of the form
- Completed Sponsor’s Affidavit and Bank Official Certification Statement 2018 (if required in "Section II: Source and Amount of Funding")
Applying for an F-1 Visa at a U.S. Embassy
Canadian Citizens: Acquiring F-1 Visa Status at a U.S. Port of Entry
Canadian citizens acquire F-1 visa status at the U.S. port of entry. Download the information sheet CANADIANS- Acquiring F-1 Visa Status at a US Port of Entry 2018 for details.
What to Expect at a U.S. Port of Entry
Download the information sheet on What to Expect at a US Port of Entry 2018.
Maintaining Valid F-1 Student Visa Status
Download the information sheet on Maintaining Valid F-1 Status 2018.
OISS Arrival Survey due August 1
Please complete the OISS Arrival Survey no later than August 1.