Colgate Day

Every Friday the 13th, the Colgate community celebrates . . .

For many, Friday the 13th is a day to be feared. For Colgate alumni, students, employees, families, and friends, it’s a day to celebrate our association with this great institution.

Colgate Day is a worldwide celebration that takes place every Friday the 13th. It’s a day to gather with Colgate friends and show your pride for alma mater, to wear maroon, and to show your love on social media. On Colgate Day we celebrate our Colgate spirit, and our connection with Colgate alumni spread all across the globe.

Friday, May 13, 2022 ~ Colgate Day Events

Colgate Peloton Rides, hosted by the Alumni Council (times ET)

  • 5:30 a.m. | 30 min. Disney Ride with Bradley Rose (Encore), hosted by Jen Stone and Susie Becker Gould ’03
  • 7:30 a.m. | 30 min. Vinyl Vault Ride with Hannah Corbin (Live)
  • 10 a.m. | 20 min. Pop Ride with Cody Rigsby (Live), hosted by Becky Bye ’02 and Emily Raiber ’02
  • 10:35 a.m. | 20 min. Groove Ride with Cody Rigsby (Live)
  • Noon | 30 min. Classic Rock Ride with Matt Wilpers (Live)

Notes from the organizer(s): Be sure to add #ColgateRider to your Peloton profile. You will be able to filter the leaderboard to see which Colgate Riders have joined. Don’t forget to send lots of high fives! Send a photo of yourself before or after your ride in your Colgate gear with the hashtag #ColgateRider on Twitter or Instagram. We’ll select one random Colgate Rider to win a swag bag from the Colgate Bookstore.

Atlanta, Ga.
4 p.m.
Sweetwater Brewery
Event address: 195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA
Event contact: John Paul Ortiz ’10; jpaul.ortiz@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Come join us for some sun, fun, and good vibes with the ATL Crew. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Boston, Mass.
5 p.m.
Castle Island Brewery
Event address: 10 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA
Event contact: Taylor Garry ’18; tgarry@colgate.edu
Notes from the organizer(s): Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

Chicago, Ill.
5 p.m.
Porter Kitchen and Deck
Event address: 150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL
Event contact: Michael Miller ’12; memiller24@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

Cincinnati, Ohio
4 p.m.
Alcove by MadTree Brewing
Event address: 1410 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH
Event contact: John Stieger ’96; jastieger@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Come celebrate Colgate Day at OTR's newest gathering place. Look for the Colgate flag.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
6 p.m.
The Fairmount
Event address: 2448 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Hts, OH
Event contact: Megan Fulton ’07; meganbfulton@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): We reserved space in the couch area and nearby tables in the restaurant. This event is free to attend. Appetizers will be provided. Drinks and additional food will be available for purchase. Family and friends are welcome to join.

Fayetteville, N.Y.
5 p.m.
Craftsman Wood Grille & Tap House
Event address: 7300 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY
Event contact: Emily Murphy Oastler ’09; emmurphy09@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): We will meet at either the outdoor or indoor bar, depending on the weather. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Fernandina Beach, Fla.
This event has been canceled.
Event contact: Ruth ’78 & Peter ’76 Gregory; rzg96199@gmail.com

Los Angeles, Calif.
6:00 p.m.
O'Brien's on Wilshire
Event address: 2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, Calif.
Event contact: Laura McDonald ’10; 914-450-8352

Morristown, N.J.
6:30 p.m.
The Homestead
Event address: 10 Dehart St., Morristown, NJ
Event contact: Melissa Klika ’95; drmelissaklika@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): We have a reserved area at the bar. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

Fairfield County: New Canaan, Conn.
5 p.m.
White Buffalo
Event address: 72 Park Street
Event contact: Tom Rossi ’95; trossi97@gmail.com

New York, N.Y.
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Galway Hooker
Event address: Off 7th Ave South, West Village
Event contact: Lauren Casella ’16, laurencasella@gmail.com
Notes from the organizers: Upstairs Bar is reserved. Mention Colgate when you arrive to be directed upstairs.

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.
5 p.m.
The Yard House at Scottsdale Square
Event address: 7014 E Camelback Rd Suite 612, Scottsdale, AZ
Event contact: Flora-Fawn Pappas ’02; florapappas@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Join us for this informal launch of the Phoenix alumni chapter. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Providence, R.I.
6 p.m.
Narragansett Brewery
Event address: 271 Tockwotton Street, Providence, RI
Event contact: Katie Flynn ’90; flynnkof@yahoo.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Food and drink will be available for purchase. We have high tops reserved and will gather on the patio if the weather allows.

Rochester, N.Y.
5 p.m.
Three Heads Brewing
Event address: 186 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 
Event contact: Ginger Ruff ’09; Ginger.n.ruff@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Look for the Colgate signs. Light food will be provided, drinks will be available for purchase, and plenty of parking is on site. Families and kids are welcome to join, too. 

Rye, N.Y.
6 p.m.
Whitby Castle
Event address: 330 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY
Event contact: Wendy Hufford ’83; wlhufford@gmail.com
Notes from the organizer(s): Appetizers to be provided. Cash bar. We will gather on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. Free parking is provided.

Washington, D.C.
6 p.m.
The Admiral
Event address: 1 Dupont Circle NW
Event contact: Denny Gonzalez ’13; dgonzalez@alumni.colgate.edu
Notes from the organizer(s): Connect with other Colgate folks in the back bar space.

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