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W.M. Keck Humanities Resource Center

The Keck Center in Lawrence Hall is a high-tech space for the exploration of language and culture, promoting global perspectives in education.
Nady Abdal-Ghaffar teaching an Arabic course in the Keck Center


Mon–Thurs: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fri:  8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The center is located on the garden level of Lawrence Hall.

Contact Information

G. Cory Duclos
114A Lawrence Hall

Global Perspectives

The center's robust technology and study space support our commitment as a university to broaden students' perspectives. The center creates opportunities for students to explore diverse ways of thinking through both academic study and immersion in new languages and cultures.

Native Speakers

Each year Colgate hosts foreign language interns from eight different countries. With offices in the Keck Center, students are invited to develop their conversational language skills by speaking with these native speakers!

Facilities and Features

The Keck Language Resource Center features two spaces. The outer lounge serves as a social space animated by communication in various foreign languages and the inner computer resource center provides students and faculty with the equipment to record, speak, and conduct videoconferences.

The computer resource center features:
  • Two private recording rooms
  • Conference center (seats 8)
  • 11 iMacs equipped with headsets for recording and listening
  • Laptops (PC and Mac)
  • Scanner
  • Variety of current course textbooks
  • International dictionaries
The computer center is a flexible space designed to accommodate various teaching and learning styles. All the spaces are reservable.

Use the links below or contact the Keck Center Director to reserve the Conference Room or Private Recording Rooms.

Departments and Programs of Interest

The Keck Center is open to all students on campus, but is utilized most significantly in the curricula of the following departments and programs:

Available Software

  • Blue Jeans (video conferencing)
  • Adobe Connect (web conferencing)
  • Transparent Language (online language learning)
  • Praat (visual analysis of spoken utterances)
  • Final Cut Pro (video editing)