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The 2018-2019 academic year marks the beginning of Colgate University's third century. We are exploring our past, telling stories from our history and collecting your Colgate memories. We'll celebrate with exciting and enriching events over the year, and take our first steps into Colgate's bright, bold future. Join us.

Colgate at 200 Years
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Burke Hall and Pinchin Hall

Burke Hall and Pinchin Hall News Residence Halls

Following a $10 million gift from Gretchen ’81 and Steve ’80 Burke P’11,’20, and another $10 million gift from an anonymous donor, Colgate will be opening two new residence halls to students this fall:

About Burke Hall
About Jane Pinchin Hall

Congratulations, Class of 2019

Congratulations, Class of 2019 Commencement

Globally Recognized Undergraduate Work

Globally Recognized Undergraduate Work Student Research

Colgate students are frequently awarded the most competitive research fellowships, scholarships, and grants to pursue their academic passions. This year's grantees include: (front row, from left) Elizabeth Gonzales ’19, Oneida Shushe ’19, Alina Sabyr ’19, (back row) Jennifer Lundt ’19, Jacob Watts ’21, Scott Adler ’19, William Rosencrans ’19

Alina Sabyr ’19 Receives Watson Fellowship
Elizabeth Gonzalez ’19 Studies Chinese Culture through Gilman Scholarship
Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships
On-Campus Summer Research

Experience the world

Experience the world Off-Campus Study

Colgate is ranked number one among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in semester-long off-campus study opportunities, according to the newest Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

A leader in off-campus study
Study group information
News from Off-Campus Study
In video: Students experiences abroad

World-class education, funded

World-class education, funded Financial Aid

Colgate meets 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students. The average debt of a Colgate graduate is $16,000, far below the national average of $28,400.

Learn More About Financial Aid
Colgate Joins Coalition For Access, Affordability, And Success
Photos: In The Classroom

Find Your Niche

Find Your Niche Clubs & Organizations

With more than 200 clubs and student organizations, there’s always something to do on campus, and there’s support to help build new organizations should you have a new idea in mind.

Find A Club
Center For Leadership And Student Involvement
Recreational Sports

A Welcoming Community

A Welcoming Community Diversity & Inclusion

Learning inside and outside the classroom is enhanced by the embrace of diverse opinions, religions, and cultures. At Colgate, students live, learn, and grow. Together.

Colgate celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. from Jan. 21-Feb. 1
Mosaic connects Colgate's multicultural alumni community
Diversity And Inclusion
LGBTQ Community

Pre-Orientation Adventures

Pre-Orientation Adventures Pre-Orientation

Incoming first-year students have the opportunity to participate in a number of pre-orientation programs. Seven dynamic offerings are available for enrolled students to join.

Pre-Orientation Overview
New student information
First-Year FAQ
In video: Moonlit Canoe

Go Forth With Confidence

Go Forth With Confidence Careers & Entrepreneurship

Nationally-recognized Career Services support, steadfast alumni involvement, and opportunities for entrepreneurial experience help Colgate students enter the workforce with confidence and poise, ready for careers of their choosing.

SophoMORE Connections links students with alumni, career opportunities
Thought Into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs
Startup Success
Support On Campus And Beyond

Reaching Ever Outward

Reaching Ever Outward Service Learning

Colgate students use their drive and intelligence to serve their communities. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service coordinated student volunteers to assist local organizations like the Hamilton Center for the Arts.
Celebrating Carbon Neutrality

Celebrating Carbon Neutrality Sustainability

On Earth Day 2019, Colgate became the first institution of higher education in the state of New York to achieve full carbon neutrality. Learn more about our commitment to a sustainable future.

Office Of Sustainability
Sustainability News
In Video: Going Green

Access to Academia’s Best

Access to Academia’s Best 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Colgate students learn directly from professors in small classes, with no classes taught by teaching assistants. Professors at Colgate are consistently on the cutting edge of their fields, while their doors remain open to students.

Recent academic updates
Stories of faculty research
Professor Jenna Reinbold receives top award for book on political myth
Learn more about our faculty

A Foundation for Success

A Foundation for Success Liberal Arts

Students explore foundational works and ideas to prepare for a lifetime of success in any field — even those that do not yet exist.

About The Core
Division Of Arts And Humanities
Look Inside Our Classrooms
Colgate at 200 Years

A historic run

A historic run Raiders at the Dance

In a season featuring Colgate's most victories, most Patriot League victories, and first NCAA tournament appearance in 23 years, #15 Colgate men's basketball gave #2 Tennessee an upset scare right to the end.

A League Championship 23 Years in the Making
Colgate Stacks Three Major Patriot League Major Awards
In Pictures: Colgate's Dramatic Championship Win

A Wellspring of Support

A Wellspring of Support Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative

Robert H. N. Ho's longstanding commitment to enriching scientific endeavor and the study and understanding of Chinese culture at Colgate ranks him among the university's most generous alumni. His $15 million donation to establish the Robert Hung Ngai Ho Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative is the latest addition to his legacy.

Read "A Wellspring of Support"

No-Loan Initiative

No-Loan Initiative No-Loan Initiative

The no-loan initiative eliminates federal loans from financial aid offers for all current and incoming students with a total family income of up to $125,000, starting in the Fall of 2020.

No-Loan Initiative details
The Third-Century Plan

An Energetic Campus

An Energetic Campus Explore Colgate

Colgate is known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

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The Third-Century Plan

The Third-Century Plan The Third-Century Plan

A distinctive institution of national reputation, Colgate seeks to pursue its mission at an even higher level. The Third-Century Plan is a long-term framework for that quest.

Colgate Launches Third-Century Plan
Read the Full Plan
President Brian W. Casey Presents Colgate’s Third-Century Plan