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Online access to your residential account, including late stay or early arrival requests, room selection, and more.

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University Apartments or Townhouses


First-Year Housing

As you enter your first year, you will be matched with a roommate and given the key to a room in one of four residential commons on our upper campus, just seconds from your classes, dining halls, and new friends! First‑year housing

Sophomore Housing

As a sophomore, you may choose your roommates and select from a variety of housing options, including traditional residence halls, a residential commons, suite-style living, and more. Sophomore housing

Junior and Senior Housing

As a junior and senior, we encourage you to explore your independence with university apartment, townhouse, or house-style living focused around Broad St. and College St. — though classes, dining halls, and campus remain just a short walk or cruiser ride away. Juniors and seniors

Residential Learning Experiences

Residential Commons

In Colgate’s housing program for first-years and sophomores, students engage with professors and each other in special recreational, social, and intellectual activities. Every first-year student will call one of the four commons home. Residential Commons

Mellon Sophomore Residential Seminars

Since 2013, Colgate has offered three or four seminar opportunities for sophomore students in the fall semester. Each seminar allows 16-18 students to live and study together, meet regularly in their residence hall with the seminar professors and guest speakers, and travel together to a related destination at no extra charge. About SRS
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Gender Inclusive Housing Statement
The Office of Residential Life is committed to providing a living environment that is welcoming for students of all gender identities. Students have the option to live on campus with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. Incoming students may request gender-inclusive housing options at the time of their housing preference submission.
General Housing Process
The following policies and conditions are applicable to all students, including those who elect to live in gender-inclusive housing residing with a person of a different gender. Students acknowledge an understanding of the terms of this policy and agree to be bound by them.
  1. All students must be undergraduates and eligible for university housing.
  2. Student must have the roommate code of each roommate prior to the selection process and fill the capacity of the requested space.
  3. Issues related to room assignments and vacancies should be directed to the Assistant Director for that specific area. Roommate difficulties and/or a desire to receive a new room assignment will require a meeting with the Assistant Director. Contact the Office of Residential Life at 315-228-7367 to schedule an appointment.
  4. If a roommate cancels their housing or moves out of the room for any reason, the remaining students must identify a new roommate to fill the vacancy within a timeframe established by the Office of Residential Life. If the vacancy is not filled during the allotted timeframe, the Office of Residential Life will assign an interested student to the vacancy or to relocate the remaining resident(s) to another vacancy; room-type matching cannot be guaranteed.
  5. Colgate University is committed to the goal of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise, and to a campus environment where all members of the community feel safe and respected. Acts of discrimination and harassment are serious violations of our community values.
  6. Aligning with most universities, Colgate University discourages students - of any sexual orientation - who are in a relationship from living together in a residential housing unit.
  7. Incoming students may request gender-inclusive housing options at the time of their housing preference submission.
  8. Incoming students may be asked to speak with the Director of Residential Life to gain a better understanding of the request.
  9. No student will be assigned to gender-inclusive housing without consent.
  10. Privacy - Personal information related to requests or selection of gender inclusive housing will be shared with those directly involved in responding to such request and/or those who have a legitimate reason to have access to such information.

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Facility Emergencies and Inquiries

  • Phone: 315-228-7130
  • After-hours emergencies: 315-228-7468