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Sophomore Living

All sophomores are housed on campus, and each residence is overseen by an assistant director and student community leaders who serve as mentors and resources.

Room and Roommate Assignments

Here are a few key points about room selection for your sophomore year:
  • Students make their own roommate arrangements.
  • Room selection is based on a random lottery system during the spring of your first year (applications for interest housing must be submitted earlier).
  • The availability of rooms and suites varies by residence hall, so preferences cannot be guaranteed.
  • Sophomores may choose to apply for three interest housing options: Wellness Living, the Harlem Renaissance Center, and the academic Sophomore Residential Seminars program.
  • There also are resources available for those who require special accommodations.

Residence Halls

Click each residence hall below for a full description.
94 Broad Street
94 Broad Street

About 94 Broad Street

94 Broad is a traditional residence hall for sophomore students. 94 Broad Street has double and single occupancy rooms and spacious common spaces that are perfect for meetings, studying, or just hanging out. 94 Broad also has a partial kitchen, laundry facilities, and storage space.

Dining status

Students living at 94 Broad Street are included in the traditional college meal plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
Standard residence

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Sophomores

Occupancy
31

Room types
Single rooms
Double rooms
Triple room
Bryan Complex
Bryan Complex

About 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
Students living in the Bryan Complex are included in the traditional college meal 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
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)
Curtis-Drake Residential Learning Community
Curtis Hall Residence
Curtis Hall and Drake Hall will be home to Colgate's first residential learning community in 2015-16. The community will be 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 other floor has a student lounge, 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.

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

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

Occupancy

Curtis: 233
Drake: 212

Room types

Single room
Double rooms
Triple rooms
3-person suite
4-person suites
5-person suites
Cutten Complex
Cutten Complex

About Cutten Complex

The Cutten Complex consists of Brigham, Read, Shepardson, and Whitnall houses. Cutten has 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 common lounge, including a kitchenette. Each building has a laundry facility in the basement.

The Cutten Core is a common space shared by each of the four buildings, including study space on the second floor. The first floor is home to the Shaw Wellness Institute.

Dining status
Students living in the Cutten Complex are included in the traditional college meal plan.

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

Interest housing
Standard residence

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Sophomores

Occupancy
212 (53 per building)

Room types
2-person suites (1 single, 1 CL room)
3-person suites (3 singles)
3-person suites (1 single, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 singles, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 doubles)
Drake Hall
Drake Hall Residence Drake Hall, along with Curtis Hall, will be home to Colgate's first residential learning community in 2015-16. The residence hall features a variety of room types, though most are traditional doubles. Each floor has a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave. Each floor has an enclosed study lounge and larger community lounge. Laundry facilities are located in the basement.

The Office of Residential Life is also located in Drake Hall, and has a separate entrance.

Dining status
Students living in Drake Hall are included in the traditional college meal plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff.

Interest housing
Residential learning community

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

Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
212

Room types
Single room
Double rooms
Triple rooms
4-person suites (2 singles, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 doubles)
5-person suites (3 singles, 1 double)
5-person suites (1 single, 2 doubles)
Townhouse Community
Townhouse community

About the Townhouse Community

The Townhouse Community houses students in townhouses of 8 or 16 occupants each. Each townhouse has double-occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen that includes: a dishwasher, two refrigerators, a flat-surface stove with four burners, an oven, and a sink. Residents are responsible for stocking their kitchen and townhouse with items such as dishes, glassware, pots and pans, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, etc.

The townhouses provide more independent living and the opportunity for shared responsibility. Residents will explore and affirm their identity through a community living experience where they learn how to collaborate, hold each other accountable, and contribute to their group and townhouse community.

Dining status
Sophomores residing in the townhouses are included in the traditional college meal plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning of the townhouse, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms.

Coeducational?
16-person: coed
8-person: not coed

Interest housing
None; traditional-style

Resident class years
Juniors, seniors, and sophomores

Occupancy
272 (units of 16 or 8)

Room types
16-person townhouses (8 doubles)

Interest Housing Options

Click each interest housing option below for a full description.
100 Broad Street – Residential Learning Community Annex
100 Broad Street About the residence
The residence serves as an annex to the Curtis-Drake residential learning community. Upper-level students living in this residence will serve as mentors and ambassadors to the first-year and sophomore students living in Curtis and Drake Halls, and the residence's common spaces will be used for inclusive social gatherings for the residential learning community. Most rooms in 100 Broad Street are suites with two large rooms (a common room and a double bedroom).

Dining status
Students living at 100 Broad Street are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. 100 Broad St. has a full kitchen available for residents’ use.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
Curtis-Drake residential learning community annex

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Occupancy
34

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
Harlem Renaissance Center
The Harlem Renaissance Center is located in Crawshaw House, part of the Bryan Complex. The HRC is a living and learning center for students interested in African and African American history and culture and is open to students of any class year. The HRC was established with two goals in mind: to provide students with an educational atmosphere about the culture and heritage of Pan-African ways of life and to educate the Colgate community about African American culture.

Dining status
Students living in the Bryan Complex are included in the traditional college meal plan. The Edge Cafe dining facility is located in the residential Bryan Complex.

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

Coeducational?
Yes

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)
Sophomore Residential Seminars
This is a living-learning community. Students must apply for the academic program independent of, and prior to, the housing selection process. Selected students will automatically be assigned a room to in which to live and study together with their seminar classmates.

Selected students will live and study together, then travel in an academic embedded experience related to the course. Each spring, students will continue their class dialogue with a one-quarter-credit course with their professor. Students who wish to participate in the Sophomore Residential Seminars program need to apply as first-year students. LEARN MORE
Wellness Living
The Wellness Living community is located in Whitnall House, a part of the Cutten Complex (see above). The community is for students committed to maintaining healthy life habits. The program is well situated in this space, which is also home to the Shaw Wellness Institute.

More Information

If you have any questions, please see our list of frequently asked questions. Also, feel free to contact the office of Residential Life.

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