Homecoming Weekend Skip Navigation


Homecoming 2016 will be held September 30 - October 2, a special weekend for Colgate University.  
A family in Colgate gear explores the tailgating area at Homecoming
Homecoming will be held the same weekend as the Inauguration of Colgate's 17th President, Brian W. Casey. The dedication of the Class of 1965 Arena is also held on Saturday, October 1, so there will be lots to celebrate. Be sure to stop by the tailgate area Saturday afternoon and check in at the Welcome Tent for a free Homecoming t-shirt (available while supplies last, but we'll have plenty!).

Athletic Contests

Friday, September 30

6:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Navy

Saturday, October 1

11:00 a.m.
Field Hockey vs. Lafayette

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Cornell

3:00 p.m.
Women's Hockey vs. New Hampshire

4:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Lehigh

4:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh

7:00 p.m.
Men's Hockey vs. Army

Sunday, October 2

1:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Bucknell

3:00 p.m.
Women's Hockey vs. New Hampshire

Team Reunions

Click the links below for more info and to register:

Weekend Highlights

Friday, September 30

4:30 p.m.
Inauguration of President Brian W. Casey, Academic Quad (rain location: Colgate Memorial Chapel)

5:30 p.m.

Reception for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests, Residential Quad (rain location: Ho Atrium)

8:00–10:00 p.m. We The Kings
Homecoming Concert on Whitnall Field (beer and wine available for legal age guests.)

We The Kinigs


Saturday, October 1

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Tailgate opens between Beyer-Small '76 Field and Andy Kerr Stadium

11:00 a.m.
Dedication of the Class of 1965 Arena


In addition to a welcome tent, catered by Holy Smokes, affiliates of the following groups will also find tents in the tailgate area:
  • Presidents' Club
  • Men's and Women's Lacrosse
  • Men's and Women's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Basketball
  • Football
  • Konosioni
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Classes of 2017-2020
  • ALANA Cultural Center
  • LGBTQ Initiatives
  • Raider Pep Band
  • and more

Raider Park

With such a busy weekend on campus, availability of area accommodations is extremely limited. Consider camping in Raider Park on Whitnall Field! Click here for more info and to reserve a site.

Photos from 2015

Homecoming Weekend is a collaborative Colgate University signature weekend sponsored by: the Office of Alumni Relations; Annual Giving; Colgate Athletics; the Center for Career Services; Special Events; and the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement.