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First-Year Housing

First-year students live in six residence halls. Each has live-in student staff members who serve as community organizers, resources, and mentors. Each hall also is supervised by a professional staff member who lives on campus.
Stillman Hall Stillman Hall Stillman Hall Gate House Gate House Andrews Hall Andrews Hall Students often utilize the building's lounge as a study space in the evenings. Students often utilize the building's lounge as a study space in the evenings. East Hall West Hall West Hall West Hall Curtis Hall Curtis Hall Curtis Hall Curtis Hall Curtis Hall Common space lounges build a strong sense of community among residents. The "fishbowl" common area is a favorite study space. Hook up your gaming system in a lounge to let off some steam with friends! Curtis Hall Student residential life staff members mentor incoming students and add welcoming touches to each room!

Residence Halls

We know that housing is an important aspect of every students' college experience. At Colgate we strive to create a comfortable environment that complements your academic pursuits. We enhance the educational mission of Colgate by extending student learning and growth into our residential community, and by promoting a purposeful and inclusive environment.

Click each residence hall below for a full description, and browse the images above to see real students' rooms.
Andrews Hall

Andrews Hall as seen from the west Residence
Andrews Hall houses first-year students in suite-style living. There is a recreational lounge with a television and vending machines on the second floor. In the basement there are two study lounges, two laundry rooms, two bicycle storage areas, and a kitchenette with a microwave, sink, and refrigerator.

Cleaning Responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident Class Years
First-year students

Student studying in Andrews Hall residenceCoeducational?
Yes, by room.

Occupancy
126

Room Types
Five-person suites
Four-person suites
Three-person suites

Community Leaders
Bryan Acevedo 2016
Dayna Campbell 2017
Geneva Leong 2017
Joseph Chacra 2017

Curtis Hall

Curtis Hall Residence
Curtis Hall is a traditional-style residence hall. Most of the rooms in Curtis Hall are double bedrooms, with the exception of six suites. Every other floor has a student lounge, and laundry facilities are located in the basement. Curtis Hall is home to the satellite student health clinic.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students and sophomores

Two students sitting on their beds in their Curtis Hall residence.Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy

233

Room types

Double rooms
4-person suites
3-person suite

Community Leaders
Grace Western 2017
Julia Won 2015
Kathryn Lannin 2017
Sarah Wooton 2015

East Hall

East Hall Residence
East Hall is a traditional-style residence hall. Laundry facilities are located on the first and third floors, and there is a study room on the fourth floor. There are two lounges on the fifth floor of the building, one of which has a television and DVD player for resident use. The Center for Women’s Studies is located in the basement.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

Student relaxing in her East Hall residenceCoeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
96

Room types
Doubles
Singles

Community Leaders
Antoinette Nwabunnia 2017
Courtney Elston 2016
Yiyue Zhang 2017

Gate House

Gate HouseResidence
Gate House is two floors, and each room is individually climate-controlled with heat and air conditioning. There are laundry facilities on the first floor, and a lounge with a television on the second floor.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

A student using her computer in her Gate House residence.Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
80

Room types
Doubles

Community Leaders
Ji Hoon Park 2016
Lauren Colquitt 2016

Stillman Hall

Stillman Hall Residence
Stillman Hall is divided into three sections: East Stillman, Center Stillman, and West Stillman. Each section contains a first-floor study lounge with vending machines. In the basement there are recreational lounges with a microwave and television, as well as bicycle storage and laundry facilities.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

Students chatting and working in their Stillman Hall residence.Coeducational?
Yes, by room

Occupancy
141

Room types
4-person suites
2-person suites
Singles
Doubles

Community Leaders
Maria-Dorin Shayo 2017 - Center
Monica Wegerer 2017 - East
Lindsay Kahlbaugh 2016 - West

West Hall

West HallResidence
West Hall has five floors. There is study and recreation lounge space on the first floor. Laundry facilities are located on the first and third floors.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

Students hanging out in their West Hall residence.Coeducational?
Yes, by room

Occupancy
127

Room types
Singles
Doubles
4-person rooms

Community Leaders
Anan Hossain 2017
Yaxin Chen 2017
Zhehao Jiang 2015


More Information

If you have any questions, please see our list of frequently asked questions.

For residence hall locations, see the campus map.

Contact Information

Office of Residential Life
Drake Hall - 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mailreslife@colgate.edu