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Plan your Visit

Everything you need to know about planning your visit, arriving on campus, and making your way around during Reunion 2017.
Scenic picture of the Colgate University campus launching Reunion 2017
Wondering where to stay during Reunion? Click here for information on all available accommodations.
Transportation and Parking
We offer a wide variety of transportation for getting around campus during reunion weekend, as well as resources for getting to Hamilton. Learn more.
Reunion Headquarters
Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
Open Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–noon
  • Registration desk 
  • Lists of local physicians, dentists, and babysitters
  • Lost and found box
  • Message board
  • Class souvenir room
  • Room key return*
*All room keys must be returned to Reunion Headquarters or Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall prior to your departure from campus (before noon on Sunday). Failure to do so will result in a $150 locksmith charge.
Emergency Phone Numbers
  • Dial 911 for fire, police, SOMAC ambulance, Campus Safety emergency (If you have a cell phone, dial 315-228-7999 for Campus Safety)
  • Community Memorial Hospital: 315-824-1100
  • Campus Safety (non-emergencies): 315-228-7333
E-mail Access
Case-Geyer Library
  • Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wireless internet access is available throughout campus.

Instructions to access wireless internet
Select ColgateGuest in your list of available wireless networks, and acknowledge the acceptable use statement. Wireless is available in all Colgate-owned buildings and outdoors on the Academic Quad.
Alcohol Policy
Under New York State law, persons under the age of 21 cannot purchase or be served alcoholic beverages. The university requests that everyone conform to the letter of the law. Beer, wine, and mixers are provided in the tents until 1:30 a.m. There will be a cash bar offering mixed drinks on the field.
Sustainable Actions
Reunion supports Colgate's environmental sustainability program. For this year's events, we are proud to continue our commitment to sustainability in the following ways.
  • E-mail is the primary method for marketing Reunion, reducing the amount of paper used.
  • Local produce and products are integrated into meals.
  • Composting food waste for Friday barbecue lunches and dinners.
  • Water coolers are provided around campus in place of one-time use, disposable water bottles.
  • Recycling presence throughout headquarters and tents.
  • Golf carts used for transportation around campus to reduce greenhouse emissions.
  • ShortLine Bus transportation - Providing daily bus service from a variety of locations to Hamilton. LEARN MORE
  • Dining services uses biodegradable plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.
To learn more about how Colgate is committed to climate neutrality by 2019, see our Climate Action Plan. For more information on Colgate's Sustainability Initiative, visit the official sustainability page by clicking here or contact the sustainability coordinator, John Pumilio at 315-228-6487.


More than 2,000 Colgate faithful returned to campus for Reunion 2016, June 2–5. The event also marked a series of important anniversaries: the 20th of Delta Delta Delta sorority, the 30th of the Alumni of Color organization, and the 50th of the Class of 1966.