There are multiple ways to get to Colgate and to get around campus.
Drive Times (Hours)
The University's On-Demand Shuttle service offers the Colgate community and campus visitors easy and safe transport to and from Syracuse and Utica transportation hubs. It also offers students a cost-effective way for small groups to book trips to local/regional destinations.
Getting to Campus
Amtrak service to New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other major cities is available at the Utica station.
In addition, Megabus offers transportation to Port Authority in New York City on Fridays and Sundays.
- Fridays 2:20 p.m.: Leaving for NYC from Colgate
- Sundays 12:30 p.m.: Leaving for Colgate from NYC
Colgate provides a free shuttle service around Hamilton and the university campus, open to students and the public.
Syracuse Destiny USA Mall Shuttles
Free Shuttles to Destiny USA Mall will depart on Saturdays at noon and 3 p.m. (returning to campus at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Face coverings are required. Questions? Contact First Transit Colgate.OnDemandScheduling@firstgroup.com.
EV Charging Station
There is a Level 2 ChargePoint station for electric vehicles, located on Lally Lane on campus.
Bus Transportation for Breaks
Megabus offers trips from campus to Port Authority in New York City for academic breaks.
Fall 2021 Mid-Term Break
- Friday, October 8, 2:20 p.m.: Leaving for NYC from Colgate
- Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 p.m.: Leaving for Colgate from NYC
My Bus Home
My Bus Home, a provider of motor coach service to various areas in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, offers transportation for each of Colgate’s 2021–2022 academic breaks.
Private, fully insured motor coaches with restrooms and Wi-Fi will pick up students on Lally Lane in front of the James C. Colgate Student Union. Pricing per trip depends on the destination and the number of students who register. A 1-way fare is half the price of a round trip. Capacity is 50 students per coach; minimum of 30 riders required per trip.