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On this page you'll find listings of all available housing options to each class. Each listing includes information on the facilities and rooms available in each building, including any amenities associated with them. To learn more about which buildings are aligned with which Residential Commons. For more information on our housing facilities, please contact the Office of Residential Life at reslife@colgate.edu

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Housing Available to First-Year Students

Housing assignments for first-year students are made by the Residential Life staff taking into consideration your housing preference form responses. As an incoming first-year student, you will receive our housing preference form early in the summer. This form will ask questions that allow us to match you with roommates along critical similarities. Your responses and those of your peers will also allow us to assemble residence hall floors and residential commons communities. To best maintain the integrity of this process, students are not able to indicate a specific residence hall or roommate preference.

We know that learning who your roommate is and where you will be living during your first year at Colgate is important to you. We are as excited as you about welcoming you to your new home and helping you get settled in to your new community. For that reason, we endeavor to deliver this exciting news to you as soon as possible. Housing assignments, including the building/room where you will be living and your roommates’ names, will be made available to you on your Colgate Housing Portal in early August.

Please note that all first-year students and sophomores are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan. In addition, all common spaces in first-year and sophomore areas, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.
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 serves as the primary living space where students study and socialize. There are also three study spaces located on the 4th floor and laundry machines located on the ground level.

Room Types
3-Person Suites
4-Person Suites
5-Person Suites
Bryan Complex
Bryan Complex Residence
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 lounge. Each building has a laundry facility in the basement. There are microwaves in the kitchenettes or lounges of each house, and there is a larger, shared kitchen with scheduled open hours in the Edge Core.

Crawshaw House is home to the Harlem Renaissance Center (HRC).

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 Hall
Curtis Hall Residence
Most of the rooms in Curtis Hall are double bedrooms, with the exception of a small number of suites. Every floor has a lounge or common space, and laundry machines are located in the basement. Curtis Hall is also home to the satellite student health clinic and Haven.

Room types
Doubles
4-Person Suites
6-Person Suites
Drake Hall
Drake HallResidence
Drake features a variety of room types, though most are traditional doubles. Every floor has a lounge or common space, and laundry machines are located in the basement. There is a large, shared kitchen on the 1st floor of the building with scheduled open hours. The Office of Residential Life is also located in Drake Hall, accessible via a separate entrance.

Room types

Doubles
Triples
4-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
5-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
6-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
East Hall
East Hall Residence
East Hall offers a variety of housing options is primarily double rooms with a small number of singles and triples. Laundry facilities are located on the first and third floors, and there is a lounge on the 1st floor. The Center for Women’s Studies is located in the basement.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
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 on the second floor.

Room types
Doubles
Stillman Hall
Stillman Hall Residence
Stillman has a number of suite-style rooms with a common area students may use for studying or socializing. Each floor of Stillman has a small, shared study area, and there is a larger lounge on the first floor. Laundry machines are located on the ground floor.

Room types
4-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.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
Quads

Housing Available to Sophomores

Depending on availability, students may choose their residence hall for their sophomore year. Students who wish to remain in their Commons receive first priority through a Commons lottery process that takes place prior to the general lottery. The lottery system determines the order in which students make their selections and numbers are assigned to students in random fashion each class year. Sophomores have additional application-based housing options like Sophomore Residential Seminars and individual interest housing. Residential Life professional staff will communicate opportunities to learn about these processes prior to housing selection beginning in the Spring semester.  

Please note that all sophomores are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan. In addition, common spaces in most sophomore areas, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms. The only exception is that students in the Townhouses are responsible for cleaning their kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas.
76 Broad Street
Residence
76 Broad Street is a mid-sized student community with shared living and dining space. Because sophomores live in 76 Broad Street and are required to have a meal plan, there is not a shared kitchen available.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
113 Broad Street
113 Broad Street ComplexThe 113 Broad Street Complex consists of Brigham, Read, Shepardson, and Whitnall houses. It 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 common lounge, including a kitchenette. Each building has a laundry facility in the basement.

The Core is a common space shared by each of the four buildings, including study space on the second floor and a kitchen operated by the Office of International Student Services with limited open hours. The first floor of the Core is home to the Shaw Wellness Institute.

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)
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 serves as the primary living space where students study and socialize. There are also three study spaces located on the 4th floor and laundry machines located on the ground level.

Room Types
3-Person Suites
4-Person Suites
5-Person Suites
Bryan Complex
Bryan Complex Residence
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 lounge. Each building has a laundry facility in the basement. There are microwaves in the kitchenettes or lounges of each house, and there is a larger, shared kitchen with scheduled open hours in the Edge Core.

Crawshaw House is home to the Harlem Renaissance Center (HRC).

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 Hall
Curtis Hall Residence
Most of the rooms in Curtis Hall are double bedrooms, with the exception of a small number of suites. Every floor has a lounge or common space, and laundry machines are located in the basement. Curtis Hall is also home to the satellite student health clinic and Haven.

Room types
Doubles
4-Person Suites
6-Person Suites
Drake Hall
Drake HallResidence
Drake features a variety of room types, though most are traditional doubles. Every floor has a lounge or common space, and laundry machines are located in the basement. There is a large, shared kitchen on the 1st floor of the building with scheduled open hours. The Office of Residential Life is also located in Drake Hall, accessible via a separate entrance.

Room types

Doubles
Triples
4-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
5-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
6-Person Suites (available to sophomores only)
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 on the second floor.

Room types
Doubles
Stillman Hall
Stillman Hall Residence
Stillman has a number of suite-style rooms with a common area students may use for studying or socializing. Each floor of Stillman has a small, shared study area, and there is a larger lounge on the first floor. Laundry machines are located on the ground floor.

Room types
4-Person Suites
Singles
Doubles
TownhousesResidence
Townhouse community
Townhouses with space for 8 or 16 students are available, each with 4 or 8 double-occupancy bedrooms respectively, along with two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen. Typically, the 8-person Townhouses are reserved for juniors and seniors and are available in the lottery.

Room types
16-person Townhouses (8 Doubles)
8-person Townhouses (4 Doubles)

Additional Housing Options

Sophomores may apply for several special housing options, including residential academic programs and individual interest housing. Students who are selected for these programs will be placed in their respective buildings prior to general housing.
Sophomore Residential Seminars
Sophomore Residential Seminars are 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, typically in 100 Hamilton, where they will 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 about SRS
Harlem Renaissance Center
The HRC is a community learning center and home designed for sophomore students who are interested in the culture and heritage of Africans and African Americans. 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. The HRC is a part of the Hancock Commons, and is located in Crawshaw Hall.
Wellness Living
Wellness Living is a community for students who make decisions based on a holistic attitude about wellness and make a conscious effort to maintain their health. Students who choose wellness living have an interest in substance-free housing. Residents of wellness living communities agree not to use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs in their living area, or to let these impact their residential community.  Wellness living communities have historically had a partnership with the Shaw Wellness Institute for programming, resources, outreach, and education. The Wellness Living community is located on the 1st floor of Whitnall Hall. 

NOTE
: All first-year halls are substance-free in accordance with both federal and New York state laws.

Housing Available to Juniors and Seniors

In their junior and senior years, students may choose their residence hall, depending on availability. With special interest communities, block housing, our lottery system, and the private off-campus housing lottery for seniors only, students have many options for housing. The lottery system determines the order in which students make their selections and numbers are assigned to students in random fashion each class year. Residential Life professional staff will communicate opportunities to learn about these processes prior to housing selection beginning in the Spring semester. 

Please note that juniors and seniors are not required to enroll in a meal plan but may opt in to one if they choose. For students living in Broad Street houses, common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff while students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms. Students living in apartments and townhouses are responsible for cleaning all areas, including kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, and bedrooms.
Apartments - NewellNewell Apartments
Residence

All Newell apartments are single story flats furnished with living, dining, and bedroom furniture. Three-person apartments include a single and a double while four-person apartments include two singles and a double room. Laundry facilities are located in the basement of each building.

Room types
3-Person Apartments (1 Single, 1 Double)
4-Person Apartments (2 Singles, 1 Double)

Apartments - Parker
Residence

Parker Apartment ComplexAll Parker apartments are furnished with living, dining, and bedroom furniture. Parker apartments are each two floors, with the kitchen and living area on the bottom floor and double bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second floor. The six-person units also have a half-bath on the first floor. Laundry facilities are located in the Parker Commons, a building in the center of the complex.

Room types
4-Person Apartments (2 Doubles)
6-Person Apartments (3 Doubles)

Apartments - University CourtUniversity Court Apartments
Residence

All University Court apartments are furnished with living, dining, and bedroom furniture. University Court consists of four-person apartments, each with a bathroom, living/dining room area, a full kitchen, and two double bedrooms. Laundry facilities are located in building 6.

Room types
4-Person Apartments (2 Doubles)
TownhousesResidence
Townhouse community
Townhouses with space for 8 or 16 students are available, each with 4 or 8 double-occupancy bedrooms respectively, along with two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen. Typically, the 8-person Townhouses are reserved for juniors and seniors and are available in the lottery.

Room types
16-person Townhouses (8 Doubles)
8-person Townhouses (4 Doubles)
49 Broad Street - Class of 1934 House
Class of 1934 House Residence
The Class of 1934 House includes a spacious dining room, living room, and recreational area along with communal kitchen and dining space. Upstairs are double and single rooms for a small number of students. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
70 Broad Street
The LojResidence
70 Broad Street is a small community of students living in double and single rooms. 70 Broad Street also has a communal kitchen and dining space. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
80 Broad Street - Ralph J. Bunche House
Bunche House Residence
Bunche House is a mid-sized house with single and double rooms. 80 Broad Street has a spacious living area on the first floor, a large kitchen, and a communal dining space. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
94 Broad Street - Hancock Commons Social House
94 Broad Street Residence
94 Broad St. is the Hancock Commons Social House for juniors and seniors. 94 Broad Street has primarily double and single occupancy rooms and spacious common spaces that are perfect for meetings, studying, or just hanging out. 94 Broad also has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. 

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
100 Broad Street 
100 Broad Street Residence
100 Broad Street is a mid-sized community of students. Most rooms in 100 Broad Street consist of two large rooms joined into one shared area. On the main floor, there is a large common space for studying and socializing, and there is a large kitchen. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
John C. Cushman III House - 102 Broad Street - Ciccone Commons Social House
Cushman House
Residence
Cushman House is the social house for the Ciccone Commons for juniors and seniors in the Ciccone Commons. The house has single and double rooms, as well as living, study, and dining spaces on the first floor.

Room types

Singles
Doubles
Triples
104 Broad Street
104 Broad StreetResidence
104 Broad Street is a mid-sized student community. 104 Broad has large living and dining space on the 1st floor, as well as a laundry area, kitchen, and small bathroom. Upstairs, students live in double and single rooms. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
110 Broad Street - Brown Commons Social House
110 Broad Street on Arrival Day Residence
110 Broad Street is a large student community that serves as the social house for Brown Commons juniors and seniors. The house, which includes a large kitchen and dining area, also has large common spaces on the first floor that are ideal for studying or recreation.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
118 Broad Street
Asia Interest House Residence
118 Broad Street is a small house of single and double rooms, a shared kitchen, living and dining space, and laundry facility. Along with other College Houses, this house is sometimes home to a number of successful interest groups.

Room types
Singles
Doubles

Additional Housing Options

Juniors and seniors may apply for several special housing options, including group interest housing, fraternity and sorority housing, and private off-campus housing. Students will receive information about each of these processes before housing selection begins.
Group Interest Housing
Interest Communities provide the opportunity for groups of juniors and seniors to integrate their passions into their residential experience with formalized support from Colgate. Students in interest communities are expected to create opportunities for one another to engage around the interest indicated in their application. This may include programs and events for their specific interest community and/or the rest of the Colgate and Hamilton communities. Interest group leaders may work with the Office of Residential Life, the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement, and the Broad Street Association to bring their vision to life and serve as the primary liaison for their interest community throughout the year. Interest Communities that are approved may be placed in a College House on Broad Street (non-Greek affiliated), a Townhouse, or group of apartments. Previous placement in a location does not guarantee placement in that same location in subsequent years. More information about group interest housing and the application process is sent out before housing selection begins.
Fraternity/Sorority Houses
Students who are involved in a fraternity or sorority are permitted to live in their respective fraternity or sorority house during their junior and/or senior years. The facilities are university-owned, but the operations of the communities within are the responsibility of the individual fraternity and sorority organizations. Learn more about fraternity and sorority life.
Private Off-Campus Housing
As a four-year residential liberal arts institution, Colgate houses the vast majority of students close to its academic core. We are not able to house all students in our residential facilities, however, so we release a small fraction of our overall student population during their senior year to live in privately-owned off-campus housing in the Village of Hamilton. Students interested in this opportunity apply during their junior year for a limited number of spots. Because it is not guaranteed that everyone wishing to live off campus will be permitted to do so, do not commit to or sign a lease for an off-campus residence unless you have received notification of permission to live off campus from the Office of Residential Life through the private off-campus housing process.