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Family Weekend

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Family weekend is filled with events to keep you busy. Enjoy a fundraising 5k or one of the many other events planned.
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Family Weekend 2013 was another success! We hope you had a great time connecting with your student and embraced the Colgate spirit. We look forward to seeing you next Family Weekend!

Save the Date: Family Weekend, October 24–26, 2014

Planning for Family Weekend is in progress. A final schedule will be available early October. In the meantime, we understand you would like to make travel plans and reservations.

As Family Weekend officially kicks off on Friday morning, you can attend classes from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. A list of open classes will be provided. In the afternoon, you may choose to attend a variety of art shows, concerts, viz lab show, athletic and club events and more. Later, grab dinner on campus or make a reservation at one of your favorite village restaurants. The next day will be full of activities such as morning fitness programs for parents, athletic events, concerts, lectures, student group events, shopping in the village, faculty and department open houses, and more. On Sunday, join a church service or stay for the Colgate University Orchestra concert at the Chapel.

To ensure that you receive all official electronic announcements regarding Family Weekend, take time now to be sure your email address is up-to-date with us at

Save the Date

Family Weekend 2015
October 30–November 1
Featuring a home football game

Family Weekend 2016

October 28–30

Family Weekend 2017
October 27–29

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Special Needs

Visitors with special needs or requests can make arrangements for Family Weekend by writing ahead to