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First-Year Housing

Each first-year residence hall 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.
Studying with friends in Stillman suite common room Roommates working together in Stillman Suite common room Working hard late in Stillman. First-year students relax in the Gate house residence. Relaxing in Gate house. Students enjoy themselves in Andrews suite common room. Studying in suite common area. 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. Studying on West Hall bed. Enjoying some down time. First-year students work together. Hanging out together in Curtis Hall. Getting ready to go in Curtis Hall. Drop-in for a quick study break. Discussing and reading together in Curtis Hall. First-year students in Curtis Hall. Common space lounges build a strong sense of community among residents. Hook up your gaming system in a lounge to let off some steam with friends! Open spaces to make a phone call. Student residential life staff members mentor incoming students and add welcoming touches to each room!


Residential Options

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.

Meal Plans

Regardless of residence, all first-year students are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan.
Andrews Hall
Andrews Hall as seen from the west Residence
Andrews Hall houses first-year students in suite-style living. The common room within suites in Andrews Hall serve as the primary living space where students study and socialize. There are also three study spaces located on the 4th floor of Andrews Hall.

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
Approximately 130

Room Types
Five-person suites
Four-person suites
Three-person suites
Curtis Hall and Drake Hall
Curtis Hall Residence
Curtis Hall and Drake Hall are the homes on the hill for Colgate's first residential commons in 2015-16. The commons is led by faculty-staff duo Rebecca and Mark Shiner. Most of the rooms in Curtis Hall are double bedrooms, with the exception of six suites, while Drake features a variety of room types, though most are traditional doubles as well. Every floor has a student lounge or common space, and laundry facilities are located in the basements of each hall. Curtis Hall is home to the satellite student health clinic, while the Office of Residential Life is located in Drake Hall, accessible via a separate entrance.

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

Dining status
All first-year students and sophomores are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan.

Resident class years
First-year students and sophomores participating in the Curtis-Drake residential commons.

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

Occupancy

Curtis: 233
Drake: 212

Room types

Single room
Double rooms
3-person rooms
3-person suites (available to sophomores only)
4-person suites (available to sophomores only)
5-person suites (available to sophomores only) 
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. East Hall offers a variety of housing options (singles, doubles and triples) depending on a students preferences. 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

Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
96

Room types
Doubles
Singles
3-person rooms 
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. Gate House is the smallest residence hall in terms of occupancy in the first-year area, which has historically helped facilitate a greater sense of community within the hall. 

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
Stillman Hall (Offline for renovation throughout the 2016-2017 academic year)
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
West Hall
West HallResidence
Located between the Academic and Residential Quads, West Hall has five floors. There is a lounge space located on the first floor, equipped with a television and microwave, where students are able to study or socialize with their peers. 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
3-person rooms
4-person rooms
Bryan Complex
Bryan Complex The Bryan Complex consists of Cobb, Crawshaw, Parke, and Russell houses and features single and double-occupancy rooms within suites. Suites in this complex share a bathroom and a small hallway area. Each floor in the building has a recreational lounge and a small study lounge. Each building has a laundry facility in the basement. There are microwaves in the kitchenettes or lounges of each house.

Crawshaw House is home to the Harlem Renaissance Center (HRC, see interest housing below), and the complex is connected to the Edge Cafe.

Dining status
All first-year students and sophomores are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning all space within their suite, including the bathroom.

Interest housing
Standard residence for Cobb, Parke, and Russell; Crawshaw House is home to the Harlem Renaissance Center (see Interest Housing below).

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
First Years 
Sophomores

Occupancy
216 (54 per building)

Room types
3-person suites (1 single, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 singles, 1 double)
5-person suites (3 singles, 1 double)
5-person suites (1 single, 2 doubles)
6-person suites (2 singles, 2 doubles)


Residential Commons

In the fall of 2015, Colgate started to pilot the first of four residential commons, called the Ciccone Commons. Located in Curtis and Drake halls and co-led by Rebecca Shiner, associate professor of psychology, and Mark Shiner, university chaplain, this community is home to about 200 first-year students and 200 second-year students. The community is aligned with an annex for programming at 100 Broad Street where junior and senior members have chosen to live.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMABOUT CICCONE COMMONS

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