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Homecoming 2015

Make the most of your return to campus by enjoying the many exciting events offered all weekend long with your classmates and friends.
Make plans to celebrate Colgate spirit at home in Hamilton. Cheer on Colgate football as well as men's and women's soccer. Meet with current students in both networking and casual settings. Most importantly, enjoy a weekend back at alma mater!

Festivities kick off on Thursday, September 17 with a Presidents' Club-sponsored BBQ on the Academic Quad and keynote address by Adonal Foyle '98, retired NBA center, author, and founder of both Democracy Matters and the Kerosene Lamp Foundation.

View the rest of the working schedule below.

Register Today!

REGISTER NOWLet us know you'll plan to join us for the weekend and take advantage of discounted Football vs. Yale game tickets at just $5 each. The first 750 alumni to check in at the Welcome Center will also get a complimentary Homecoming t-shirt.

Returning with a Group?

Consider sponsoring a tent at Saturday's tailgate! Alumni groups may reserve a tent for $200. Available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Fee includes tent and two tables only; groups must coordinate their own catering, etc. Please contact Kate Hollerbush '09, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at khollerbush@colgate.edu to express interest.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 17

5:45 p.m.
Free BBQ
Academic quad in front of Memorial Chapel

7:00 p.m.
Emerging Leaders keynote featuring Adonal Foyle '98

Friday, September 18

10:30 a.m.
Mock interviews*
Spear House

11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Welcome Center open
Donovan’s Pub 

11:30 a.m.
Mock interviews*
Spear House

1:00 p.m.
Career Connections: Conversations with Colgate Leaders**
A networking luncheon reception powered by Colgate Professional Networks
Hall of Presidents (James C. Colgate Student Union)
E-mail questions to jarnault@colgate.edu
**Separate registration requested.

3:15 p.m.
Mock interviews*
Spear House

Whitnall Field

7:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Air Force
Beyer-Small ‘76 Field

7:30 p.m.
Bonfire and Pep Rally
Whitnall Field

*Invitation Only

 Additional details forthcoming

Saturday, September 19

10:00 a.m.
Football Halftime
Welcome Center Open

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming Tailgate

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Yale
Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium

4:00 p.m.
Men's Rugby vs. Binghamton University

4:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. American
Beyer-Small '76 Field

6:00 p.m.
Hall of Honor Banquet**
**Separate registration required.

Additional details forthcoming

Affinity Gatherings/Activities

Men's Basketball
Women's Lacrosse
Men's and Women's Rugby
Swimming & Diving

Additional details forthcoming

Additional Activities

6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Fitness Center hours

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. and 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Open Swim
Lineberry Pool

3:00–6:00 p.m.
Angert Rock Wall
Huntington Gym

7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Fitness Center hours

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Village of Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Village Green

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Hamilton Chocolate Festival

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Raider Kid Zone
Raider bounce house, giveaways, games, face painting

3:00–6:00 p.m.
Angert Rock Wall
Huntington Gym

Noon–3:00 p.m.
Open swim
Lineberry Pool

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Fitness Center hours

Noon–3:00 p.m.
Open swim
Lineberry Pool

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Click here for a list of area accommodations or check out hamiltonnyhomes.com to view short-term rentals. 

Have a tent or an RV? Camp out in Raider Park on Whitnall Field for FREE! View the Raider Park Agreement and indicate your plan to camp when you register. Be sure to check in at the Welcome Center when you arrive on campus to sign the agreement and receive your site assignment. Note: accommodation of RVs is for parking only - no hookups are available on Whitnall Field.

Internet Access

Alumni can access Colgate wifi by connecting to "ColgateGuest" SSID.

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