Athletics and Recreation Facility Hours

A student acts as spotter for another student bench pressing in Trudy Fitness Center

Usage Rules and Regulations for All Colgate Facilities

  • All users must present currently valid ID and people who are not Colgate students or employees must have signed a Liability Release Waiver.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be directly accompanied/supervised by an adult (18/over) at all times.  Such minors must be an active participant with the accompanying adult during the entire activity period.  No children under the age of 12 are permitted to use the Fitness Center.
  • Access may be restricted at any time (sometimes without prior notice) due
  • to Colgate-related needs. Usage during student peak demand times (4:00–6:00 P.M.) is particularly discouraged.
  • The paid employees of the facility area have ultimate authority relative to the use of that facility.  Disregard or disrespect will result in loss of user privileges.
  • All users are asked to monitor their language so as to eliminate profanity, abusive or repulsive language which others may find offensive.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the facilities.
  • All facility users are required to have a parking sticker ‐ this may be secured at Campus Safety [228‐7333].

Facility Hours and Information


Summer hours

  • Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.


Usage Rules and Regulations

  • Upon entry all users must present a currently valid ID (Colgate ID or Membership card) or guest pass and sign in at front desk.  
  • Clean, dry shoes are required for admittance.  During inclement weather a second pair of work‐out shoes must be carried in and worn.
  • For sanitary reasons, clothing which covers the back, arm pits, shoulders and abdominal area is mandatory.
  • All users are asked to wipe down aerobics equipment after use.
  • After workout, all equipment used is to be returned to its proper storage location/position.
  • Aerobic exercise equipment use is to be limited to 20 minutes whenever anyone is waiting.
  • External music other than that provided by the facility is prohibited.
  • Children under 12 not permitted in Fitness Center. Children 12‐16 must be directly supervised by an adult. 


Summer hours; hours may change without notice

  • Monday–Thursday:
    • 6–7:30 a.m.
    • 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
    • 3:30–6 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 6–7:30 a.m.
    • 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

  • Thursday, July 25th after 3 p.m. 
  • Friday–Sunday, July 26th-28th 
  • Tuesday, July 30th after 3 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 1st after 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8th after 3 p.m. 

Usage Rules and Regulations

  • Upon entry all users must present a currently valid ID (Colgate ID or Membership card) or guest pass.  
  • All users must shower before entering pool.  
  • Swimming is not permitted unless a life guard is on duty.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be directly accompanied/supervised by an adult (18/over) at all times. Such minors must be an active participant with the accompanying adult during the entire activity period.
  • Gum, bandaids and glass of any type are prohibited.   
  • Running on deck is prohibited.
  • Floatation devices must be approved by a lifeguard.
  • No swimming under bulkheads.
  • Life guards have ultimate authority in pool area  ‐  disregard for or disrespect shown toward a lifeguard may result in expulsion from pool and jeopardize membership status.


Summer hours

  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m. 
  • Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Basketball courts are closed for refinishing, June 17–July 16.

Additional Notes
  • Membership sales: Monday–Friday
  • Squash courts closed 4–6:30 p.m. on Monday–Thursday during the academic year for team use.

Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

Included Facilities

  • Basketball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Squash courts
  • Sauna
  • Martial Arts Studio
  • Spinning Studio
  • Third-floor studios (class and group use)
  • Locker rooms

Usage Rules and Regulations

  • Light soled footwear must be worn to assure that marks are not left on playing surface.
  • Roller blades, bicycles, skate boards etc. are not permitted inside the facility.


Summer hours are limited

Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

More about the climbing wall


  • Closed for the season
  • Reopens in September


  • Beginners welcome
  • Instruction provided
  • Equipment (guns, ammunition, targets) supplied for a modest fee


1916 Bonney Road
Hamilton, NY 13346


  • Wednesday: 4–7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12–6 p.m.

All hours are weather dependent. To check status, call 315-228-7620.

Usage Rules and Regulations

  • Colgate University ID is required in order to check out equipment for on-lake use.
  • The boathouse property is just for boating, no swimming, picnicking, or sunbathing is permitted at any time.  A signed “assumption of risk/release of liability” statement will be required.
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are required at all times by Colgate policy. Repeat offenders of this policy will no longer have access to the facility. PFD's are also required by NYS law until May 1. Violators approached by the DEC may be fined.

More about the boathouse

All users of the cross country trails should do so at their own risk. The trail terrain varies throughout and trail conditions may change at any time given weather conditions and/or natural environmental changes to the area. All users should use the trails cautiously and at their own risk.



Dial 9-1-1, or call Colgate Campus Safety at 315-228-7911.

Reporting Trail Issues



Summer rental hours are by appointment only.


About the rental center

Sunday Public Skate


Learn To Skate and Hockey Skating Classes

For ages 4–adults and taught by the Colgate Figure Skating Club.

  • Fall Sessions Oct–Nov
  • Winter Session Jan–Feb
  • Sunday Afternoons 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Usage Rules and Regulations

Skates Required — No Rentals

Enter rink through main lobby doors next to the ticket booth


Closed for the summer

Usage Rules and Regulations

  • All users must have valid Colgate ID or membership.
  • Users must sign in using the sign-in sheet posted in the changing room.
  • Facility may only be used during posted hours.
  • Non‐varsity individuals are not permitted in facility during reserved team practice times.
  • Recreational hours are severely limited from January–March.
  • All users must carry in a second pair of activity shoes in order to gain admittance during inclement weather. Clean footwear must be changed into prior to entering activity area. Only rubber soled running and/or turf/court shoes are to be worn.
  • Spikes or dark soled shoes that will leave a mark are not permitted.

2 East Lake Road
Hamilton, NY 13346


Open access for recreational activities, unless scheduled for events and intramural activities.

Event Reservations

Contact to inquire about reserving the field for an event.