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Welcome to the Year of ’13

2013 marks the Year of ’13, and we are celebrating this once-in-a-century annum with events on the 13th of each month between September 2012 and December 2013.
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Year of ’13 News

The Year of 2013 offers many ways for Colgate to celebrate its lucky number (the university was founded by 13 men with 13 dollars and 13 prayers). As part of our yearlong celebration, on the 13th of every month we will post a story or list pertaining to our lucky number.
December 13, 2013
A look back at the Year of '13, a special year for everyone connected to Colgate – READ MORE
November 13, 2013
13 fascinating items from the Colgate archives – READ MORE
October 13, 2013
13 ways Colgate is committed to sustainability – READ MORE
September 13, 2013
13 of the best Colgate images … so far – READ MORE
August 13, 2013
13 Colgate media moments – READ MORE
July 13, 2013
13 undergraduate summer research projects at Colgate – READ MORE
June 13, 2013
See 13 Reunion photos from the Colgate archives – READ MORE
May 13, 2013
13 alumni who made (or continue to make) a difference in the world – READ MORE
April 13, 2013
Hidden Colgate: A year of ’13 list – READ MORE
March 13, 2013
Top 13 stories help tell the tale of what has been happening at Colgate – READ MORE
February 13, 2013
From politicians to filmmakers: A retrospective of 13 fascinating guests at Colgate – READ MORE
January 13, 2013
13 cool (a.k.a. challenging) Colgate courses for the lucky Year of ’13 – READ MORE


Below is an excerpt from the 1913 Salmagundi yearbook; the poem is entitled "Thirteen".

"Not another Class of Thirteen
shall be seen within these walls
Till a hundred long years distant,
when her present sons have passed"

Class of 1913