Rec Facilities

Usage Rules and Regulations for Colgate Fitness and Recreational Facilities

  • All users must present currently valid ID and people who are not Colgate students or employees must have a valid membership and a 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 [315‐228‐7333, 88 Hamilton Street].

Facility Hours and Information


Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–9 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. 


    Hours may change without notice, for the latest information use the Colgate Mobile app.

    Monday–Friday:  6–7:30 a.m. 

    Monday–Friday:  11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 

    Monday-Thursday:  7–9 p.m.  

    Saturday & Sunday:  12–3 p.m. 

    Closures:  Sat 11/2, 9

    There will modified hours for Thanksgiving week (November 22nd- December 1st)




    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.


    Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. 

    Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

    Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

    Included Facilities

    • Basketball Courts (Daily gym reservations)
    • Racquetball Courts
    • Squash Courts*
    • Sauna
    • Martial Arts Studio 
    • Spinning Studio (class and group use only)
    • Third-floor Studios (class and group use only)
    • Locker rooms


    * Squash courts closed 4–6:30 p.m. on Monday–Thursday during the academic year for team use.

    Membership Sales

    Memberships are available for purchase for all Fitness and Recreational Facilites, included Locker Rentals, Monday–Friday at Equipment Issue Room (The Cage)

      Usage Rules and Regulations

      • Courts Membership required for patrons without a Colgate ID.
      • 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.

      Closed: 11/22 - 12/1

      More about the climbing wall

      Hours are available on the Colgate Mobile app.

      Closed for the Season

      Open to the Public Sundays in September and October (Weather Permitting)


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

        Price List:

        Shell/Targets (Guns Included)

        Targets Only

        Colgate Students



        Colgate Fac/Staff



        Non Colgate



        Ear Plugs  $1



      1916 Bonney Road, Hamilton, NY 13346

      Closed for the season, reopens in next summer.

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


      Boathouse Recreation Boat Rental

      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




      About the rental center

      Sunday Public Skate

      Sundays: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. November 3 –February 23 (Closed Dec 22 - 29)

      No Charge 

      Colgate Noon Skate

      Mondays: 12 - 1 p.m.   Dates: 11/4 - 12/16 (No Pucks)

      Learn To Skate and Hockey Skating Classes

      For ages 4–adults and taught by the Colgate Figure Skating Club.  Email to register or get more information.

      • Fall Sessions: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 12/1, 12/8
      • Winter Session Jan–Feb
      • Sunday Afternoons 4:30–5:30 p.m.  Price:: $12/Lesson or $6O/Session

      Usage Rules and Regulations

      Skates Required — No Rentals

      Enter rink through main lobby doors next to the ticket booth.  A signed “assumption of risk/release of liability” statement will be required for skaters 18+ or parents of skaters under 18 for use during the academic year.


      Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 9:00AM

      Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  Noon Hour (2 Courts & Track)

      Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

      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.

      Seven Oaks Golf Club at Colgate University, located in Hamilton, NY, is an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones.

      2 East Lake Road
      Hamilton, NY 13346

      For detail visit

      The Seven Oaks Clubhouse is a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant and caterer. We are open to the public and open year round serving lunch and dinner. We are located at the corner of Payne St and E Lake Rd.

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

      Event Reservations

      Contact to inquire about reserving the field for an event.