Colgate faculty and staff may commission charter buses for Colgate-related travel needs, such as class trips and research excursions.

Reservations for trips using charter bus services should be arranged at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance.  During the months of April, May, September, and October lead time is 2 months.  This is especially true if the trip includes weekend days (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday).

Please note that the person responsible for arranging the trip is also responsible for ensuring an up-to-date roster of all passengers on the buses, including, name and cell phone number is on record with the bus driver in case of emergency. 

If you follow these guidelines and are not able to arrange service from any of our charter bus providers, please let the Purchasing Department know.

Faculty and staff planning Colgate-related group travel may book charter bus service through either of the following providers:

Hale Transportation

Phone: 315-853-8670

Email: or Stephen Hale (

Wade Tours

Phone: 518-355-4500

Email: or Greg DeLorenzo (



School Bus Services can be obtained through First Student (not to be confused with First Transit).  They are providing this service when they are available, their first priority is with Syracuse Schools.

School Bus Charter Service
First Student

Phone: 855-272-3222 
Contact Person: Various