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Parents and Family Newsletter
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Success on Campus

Recharging Over Break

Tips on helping your student to rest and rejuvenate after a challenging semester

Off-Campus Study Semesters: A Discussion Guide for Families

If your student expresses an interest in a semester off campus, there are important discussion points to work through as a family.

Getting the Most out of Career Services

Family members can help their students get the most out of Colgate’s personalized guidance and support.

Group Therapy Addresses Common Student Concerns

Weekly sessions help students work through stress and anxiety, grief and loss, sexuality, identity, eating issues, and more.

Gone vegan? Done with dairy? Adapting to your students’ changing dietary habits

As winter break approaches, Campus Dietitian Emily Holdorf shares tips on adapting if your student has new eating practices.

Winter 2019 Dining News

New offerings at Chobani at the Hieber Café, Frank Dining Hall, and more



Celebrate Colgate Day on Friday, December 13
For many, Friday the 13th is a day to be feared, but for Colgate alumni, students, employees, families, and friends, it’s a day to celebrate their association with this great institution.

Keep up on the Arts at Colgate: Fall 2019 Highlights
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Important To-Dos and Dates

First Week of December: Spring semester bills will be sent from Student Accounts; payment due January 10, 2020

December 13: Last Day of Classes — and Colgate Day

December 16–20: Final Exams

December 20: Salmagundi (yearbook) ordering deadline — Last chance to save $5

December 21–January 17: Winter Break

  • December 21: Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students (12:00 p.m.)
  • December 23–Jan. 1: University Closed/Holiday Break

January 18: Residences and Dining Halls Open

January 20: First Day of Classes

February 5: Off-Campus Study Approved Programs application deadline


Your Input

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How to reach us
Rebecca Downing
Senior Director, Communications and Parent Initiatives

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