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Make the most of your return to campus by enjoying the many exciting events offered all weekend long with your classmates and friends.
Are you excited for Homecoming 2014?

September 18-20, 2014

Last year, more than 900 alumni and guests flocked to campus for a weekend full of reminiscing, networking, and school spirit. This year promises to be another great opportunity to connect with alma mater and current students. Register online to let us know you'll plan to join us, or contact Alumni Relations at 315-228-7439.

FREE Registration ensures: a FREE Homecoming tshirt for alumni; complimentary football tickets for alumni and their guests; weekend programming and some meals as noted below.

If you are planning on some golf at Seven Oaks, visit this website for more information:

Working Schedule of Events:

Thursday, September 18
5:45 p.m. - Catered BBQ sponsored by the Presidents' Club
7:00 p.m. - Emerging Leaders Keynote featuring Mark Divine '85, Founder, President and CEO of US Tactical and SEALFIT

Friday, September 19
12:30-2:30 p.m. - Career Connections: Conversations with Colgate Leaders, a luncheon reception that will provide an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and explore various career paths.
5:30 p.m. - Presidents' Club 50th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 p.m. - Catered BBQ and activities on Whitnall Field
~8:15 p.m. - Pep Rally program
~9:00 p.m. - Fireworks and musical entertainment by Waiting for Henry
More to come!

Saturday, September 20
11:00 a.m. - Women's Field Hockey v. Holy Cross
11:00 a.m. - Tailgate on Van Doren Field
1:00 p.m. - Kickoff: Colgate v. Cornell

Tailgate Tents

A limited number of 20x20 tents are available for alumni and student groups to reserve. Alumni groups may secure a tent for a $200 fee; student groups without an existing alumni structure may secure a tent for a $50 fee. Tent reservation includes 2 tables, 10 chairs, and trash/recycling receptacles. Power capabilities are still TBD.

To request a tent for your group or solicit more information, please email alumni@colgate.edu with:
  • Your name
  • Your class year
  • Group affiliation
  • Estimated group size
Every effort will be made to accommodate interested parties but a request does not guarantee a tent reservation. Requests must be received no later than Friday, September 5 and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Payment must be received by Monday, September 15.


Visit the Colgate website 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 below! Have questions about Raider Park? Direct them to alumni@colgate.edu.

Take a look at this fun website that will help enhance your visit to Colgate and the Village of Hamilton!

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