Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Get informed about relevant housing selection processes for current students who will be returning to campus in the coming academic year.

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On-Campus Housing

Most Colgate students reside in on-campus residential facilities. The on-campus housing process covers students who will reside in traditional residence halls and the Residential Commons, campus townhouses, campus apartments, and in the Broad Street Community.

On-campus housing process

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Off-Campus Housing

A limited number of rising seniors may participate in the Private Off-Campus Housing Program, signing leases to live in privately owned residences in the local area. Students interested in the program must enter the private off-campus housing lottery during the fall semester of their junior year.

Off-campus housing process

New Students

Information about housing assignments for new students, including incoming first-year students and transfer students, is available on the new student welcome site.