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Commencement Weekend 2017

May 20-21, 2017

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Poet Claudia Rankine to deliver 2017 commencement keynote
Nationally-renowned poet Claudia Rankine, a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement Sunday, May 21, in Sanford Field House.

Contact Information

If you have questions please contact Michele Carney, commencement coordinator, at 315-228-7425 or

Future Dates

Please use this schedule of upcoming commencement dates to help with planning.
  • May 20, 2018
  • May 19, 2019
  • May 17, 2020