Reunion

Reunion 2020: May 28–31

Return to the hill. Reunite with friends. Relive the tradition. Revel in the progress.

At Reunion 2020, we look forward to celebrating the special anniversaries of classes ending in 0 and 5, as well as the 70th anniversary of WRCU.

Registration

First, review the options below, then

Register: Classes of 1940-1970

Register: Classes of 1971-2019

See who's coming

Important Dates

Monday, February 3: Registration opens for alumni of classes ending in 0 or 5, WRCU, and Presidents' Club members
Monday, February 17: Registration opens to all alumni
Wednesday, April 15: Last day of early bird pricing
Friday, May 15: Refund request deadline
Wednesday, May 20: Last day of registration

    Registration Options

    Early Bird Pricing (available through April 15, 2020): $345 per person
    Regular Pricing (begins April 16, 2020): $370 per person

    Arrive anytime Thursday or Friday and depart before noon on Sunday

    Includes:

    • The following meals:
      • Breakfast (Friday–Sunday)
      • Friday lunch and dinner
      • Saturday evening dinner
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
    • Reunion College classes
    • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir
    • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

    Housing Options

    For those choosing Full Weekend Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Early Bird Pricing (available through April 15, 2020): $265 per person
    Regular Pricing (begins April 16, 2020): $290 per person

    Arrive anytime Thursday or Friday, and depart before noon on Saturday

    Includes:

    • The following meals:
      • Breakfast (Friday and Saturday)
      • Friday lunch
      • Friday dinner
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks, followed by all-class entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Reunion College classes
    • All other Reunion activities taking place on Friday
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir
    • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

    Housing Options

    For those choosing Friday-Only Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday and Friday nights. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Early Bird Pricing (available through April 15, 2020): $290 per person
    Regular Pricing (begins April 16, 2020): $315 per person

    Arrive anytime Saturday (or after 9:00 p.m. Friday) and depart before noon on Sunday

    Includes:

    • The following meals:
      • Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
      • Saturday night dinner
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Reunion College classes
    • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir
    • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

    Housing Options

    For those choosing Saturday-Only Registration, on-campus housing is available Saturday night. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Early Bird Pricing (available through April 15, 2020): $200 per person
    Regular Pricing (begins April 16, 2020): $225 per person

    Intended for alumni and guests who are not interested in any meals; arrive and depart anytime during the weekend

    Includes:

    • No meals are included with the Raider Weekend package.
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
    • Reunion College classes
    • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir
    • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

    Housing Options

    For those choosing Raider Weekend Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Early Bird Pricing (available through April 15, 2020): $280 per person
    Regular Pricing (begins April 16, 2020): $305 per person


    Reduced rates for the Classes of 2005, 2010, and 2015
    Early Bird Pricing: $250 per person
    Regular Pricing: $275 per person

    Intended for alumni and guests who would like to attend a Saturday night dinner but are not interested in any other meals; arrive and depart anytime during the weekend

    Includes:

    • Meals:
      • Saturday night dinner with classmates
      • No other meals are included with this package
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
    • Reunion College classes
    • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir
    • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

    Housing Options

    For those choosing Raider Weekend + Saturday Dinner Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Members of the Class of 1970 are invited to celebrate their 50th Reunion at $200 per person, along with one guest at the same rate.

    Includes:

    • All 50th Reunion weekend meals and special events (see below)
    • Entertainment and beverages (beer, wine, and soft drinks) on Whitnall Field
    • 50th Reunion class souvenir
    • Reunion College sessions
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton

    Please note that this special 50th Reunion pricing is available for members of the Class of 1970 and one adult guest. To register additional guests, please contact Vicky Stone at 315-228-7433. 

    50th Reunion weekend special events and meals include:

    Thursday, May 28:

    • Presidents’ Club Reception: Members of the Class of 1970 and their guest are invited to join members of the Presidents’ Club for a reception.

    Friday, May 29:

    • Breakfast
    • Class of 1970 golf shotgun
    • 50th Reunion luncheon under a tent on Merrill House lawn
    • Formal class cocktail hour and dinner hosted by President Casey under a tent at Raab House
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks
    • Entertainment on Whitnall Field

    Saturday, May 30:

    • Breakfast
    • Service of Remembrance for the Class of 1970
    • 50th Reunion luncheon under a tent on Merrill House lawn
    • Class dinner
    • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field

    Sunday, May 31:

    • Breakfast

    Alumni celebrating reunions of more than 50 years are invited to return to campus at $200 per person, along with one guest at the same rate

    Includes:

    • The following meals:
      • Breakfast (Friday-Sunday)
      • Friday lunch and dinner
      • Saturday lunch for the Classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965
      • Saturday night dinner
    • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field all weekend
    • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
    • Reunion College classes
    • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
    • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
    • Reunion souvenir

    Please note that this special Reunion pricing is available for members of the Classes of 1940-1970 and one adult guest. To register additional guests, please contact Alumni Relations at 315-228-7433. 

    Housing Options

    On-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

    Ages 13-20:

    • Full Weekend: $75
    • Friday Only: $60
    • Saturday Only: $25
    • Raider Weekend: Free

    Ages 12 and below:

    • Free

    Children's Programming

    A variety of children’s programming, professional child care, and babysitters are available throughout the weekend. Please note that Saturday evening anniversary dinners may only be attended by guests aged 21 and older. Please make alternative child care and meal arrangements for younger guests.

    Additional Information

    Under New York State law, persons under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. The University requests that everyone conform to the letter of the law. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available on Whitnall Field until 1:30 a.m. There will be a cash bar offering mixed drinks on the field as well.

    Reunion Weekend events strive to support Colgate’s Sustainability Initiatives and Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019. 

    We are proud to continue our commitment to sustainability in the following ways:

    • Email is the primary method for marketing Reunion, reducing the amount of paper used
    • Local produce and products are integrated into meals
    • We compost Friday lunch and dinner food waste
    • Water coolers are provided around campus in place of one-time use disposable water bottles
    • Recycling receptacles are placed throughout headquarters and tents
    • Golf carts are used for transportation around campus to reduce greenhouse emissions
    • Biodegradable plates, utensils, cups, and napkins are used by dining services

    To learn more about Colgate’s Sustainability Initiatives, visit the official sustainability page or contact John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability.

    Registration includes an opportunity to support the Green Revolving Loan Fund when registering for reunion. The Green Revolving Loan Fund is the gift that keeps on giving by financing campus sustainability projects and renewable energy that lowers Colgate’s carbon footprint while reducing annual operating costs. The energy and resource savings from financed projects are reinvested into the fund so it grows over time.

    Colgate's Reunion fees cover costs associated with registration, housing, meals, programming, and more. Refunds can be accommodated up to May 15, 2020. Two small deductions are non-refundable: the $5 gift to Colgate included in registrations of guests aged 21+, and a $15 processing fee. The $15 processing fee will apply to all cancellations; this fee offsets costs the Office of Alumni Relations incurs each time a monetary transaction is processed. Changes to registration options will not incur a $15 processing fee (e.g., switching from a Full Weekend to Saturday Only registration option). 

    Refunds requested after May 15 will not be considered until after Reunion. As registration fees are applied to associated event costs, full refunds cannot be guaranteed. Any refunds approved after Reunion remain subject to the aforementioned non-refundable deductions, as well as additional fees.

    Reunion registration fees are set based on the costs of weekend programming, services, and entertainment. A limited amount of financial resources has been set aside to subsidize the Reunion registration fees of alumni for whom unique circumstances of financial hardship would otherwise prevent them from attending their Reunion.

    To be considered for a Reunion registration fee subsidy, please submit your request.

    Additional questions may be directed to the Alumni Relations Office:

    I didn’t think it was possible, but I left Reunion on Sunday even more in love with Colgate than when I arrived a few days prior.

    Joe Spina ’14