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Colgate’s 575-acre campus is often called one of the most beautiful in the nation. It serves as a launchpad for students who take advantage of off-campus study groups, foreign language programs, faculty-led research trips, and volunteer missions.

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Faculty Research Faculty Research

Whether it is in the classroom or the science center greenhouse, faculty conduct important research, often with undergraduate students playing significant roles.

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Housing Options Residential Life

Colgate is a residential university with more than 90 percent of students living on campus. The tight-knit communities that emerge from living with your peers allow you to forge lifelong personal relationships.

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Study Abroad Experience The World

These students explored Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Where will you take Colgate's globally focused curriculum? Our students head to every corner of the globe via the international and off-campus studies program.

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Student-athletes Student-athletes

Colgate’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate is 98 percent for the third straight year, placing Raiders student-athletes fourth nationally in Division I.

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Video: Installation of Professor DeWitt Godfrey's Sculpture Odin
Watch as Odin, a 13-ton sculpture by Colgate professor Dewitt Godfrey, was installed over a week's time on campus. Read more about this massive artwork.

Making A Difference Community Garden

Students make a difference on campus and in the community through volunteer work. Some students work in the university's community garden, a source of fresh produce for a local food pantry and for those visiting a campus farm stand.

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Research Opportunities Research Opportunities

Students have many ways to extend their course work and research beyond campus classrooms. Whether it's research with a faculty member or an internship, opportunities are plentiful for additional academic study.

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Global Leaders Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, former Israeli prime minister and president, was interviewed by ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff ’83, P’13 on October 25 as part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.

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Alumni Offer Help Career Exploration

 Lisa Hillenbrand ’79, P’16 (center), director of global marketing at Procter & Gamble, was among 100 alumni volunteering their time during the SophoMORE Connections program.

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Powerful Connections Success After Colgate

At Colgate, we consider the success of our alumni, young and old, to be one of our most prominent distinctions. Alumni from the Department of the Classics recently returned to campus to talk about how their majors have propelled them to success in both law school and in their legal careers.

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Model African Union Academic Groups

Students on Colgate's Model African Union team met with alumni and friends during an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The student group is one of many options available on campus.

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NIH Study Group Unique Program

Colgate offers a wide variety of exceptional off-campus study opportunities, including the National Institutes of Health Study Group that is a wellspring of scientific achievement and learning and remains the only one of its kind.

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Urban Legends The Colgate Scene

Professor William Meyer explains why the antiurban sentiments of many environmentalists are misplaced in a feature article he wrote for The Colgate Scene.

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Entrepreneur Weekend Innovators

Entrepreneur Weekend 2014 featured panelists (from left) John Donahoe, eBay president; Tony Bates, executive VP of Microsoft; Ashton Kutcher, actor and entrepreneur; Daniel Rosensweig P’15’17, CEO of Chegg; Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb; and David Faber of CNBC.

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Clubs and Organizations Get Involved

There are many ways to be active on campus, whether it is participating in a Colgate's Got Talent competition or one of the many social and academic clubs that are available.

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Digital Revolution Symposium

Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst and presidents from five other universities held a provocative discussion about how the digital revolution is impacting higher education. Clayton Christensen, co-founder of Innosight, was the keynote speaker.

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The Arts On Campus Theater

Students perform in the University Theater production Seeing the Beast, which was partially inspired by a biology class research project. The arts play a key role in the university's curriculum.

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Academic Excellence Strong Academics

Students, including those learning to speak Russian in Professor Ian Helfant's class, are challenged by a rich academic program throughout their four years. The core program is an integral part of this liberal arts education.

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Connect with friends at Frank Dining Hall.
Work closely with faculty mentors like Professor Watkins.
Learning Arabic in the renovated Keck Center.
Beyer-Small '76 Field is the new home of Colgate soccer!
Perform with passion in the University Theater.
Enjoying international cuisine at the Night Market, 2014.
Students coordinate $12,000 fundraiser for Make-a-Wish®.
Using lasers to analyze shell composition.
The Colgate Class of 2018 has arrived!
Danielle Iwata '15 leads the Colgate Dance Initiative.
Outdoor Education's Basecamp fosters friendships.
Chelsea Mohr '17 captures sunset from Case Library.
A winter wonderland, by Jessica Schoen '18.