Statement on Reunion 2021 and 2022
Back in 2019, as more than 3,000 alumni gathered at the Bicentennial All-Class Reunion, we could never have known that reunions and other celebrations would come to a halt the very next year due to COVID-19. After nearly two years apart, I am pleased to share plans for Reunion 2022.
Because we will be honoring three cycles of classes, including those who missed reunions in 2020 and 2021, we expect attendance numbers to be higher than ever before. Therefore, with consideration of feedback from class volunteers, University leadership has decided to host reunion on two separate weekends here in Hamilton:
June 2–5, 2022
We will welcome back alumni celebrating their 50th-75th reunions (classes of 1972 and earlier), with those alumni celebrating their 50th reunion (the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972) as honored guests.
June 9–12, 2022
We will welcome back alumni celebrating their 5th-45th reunions (classes of 1975-2017), with those alumni celebrating their 25th reunion (the Classes of 1995, 1996, and 1997) as honored guests. We will also celebrate some groups with milestone anniversaries, including Delta Delta Delta, Alumni of Color, WRCU, and the Colgate Thirteen.
I look forward to seeing our community gather in person in 2022 and hope you will join us. Formal communications with additional details will be sent from the University this fall, but we wanted to make you aware of these dates. In the meantime, you can consult the frequently asked questions below or contact the alumni relations office if you have questions that are not covered there.
As we look with hope to the near future, the Colgate community is grateful for your engagement and support, which have eased the challenges of the pandemic in so many ways.
Thank you for your dedication to alma mater. I look forward to seeing you in 2022.
Karl W. Clauss ’90
Vice President for Advancement
Frequently Asked Questions
In consultation with University leadership and the Emergency Operations Center, in-person events for Reunion 2021 have been postponed until 2022. While progress has been made in deploying COVID-19 vaccines, travel disruptions and restrictions on gatherings are likely to remain throughout the spring.
As we welcome back those who missed their reunions in 2020 and 2021, alongside those on track to celebrate anniversaries in 2022, Reunion 2022 will be spread across two weekends to accommodate the high number of alumni expected to attend.
The Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 will celebrate their 50th reunions together as featured guests, June 2–5, 2022, along with classes celebrating their 55th–75th reunions (classes of 1972 and earlier).
The classes of 1995, 1996, and 1997 will celebrate their 25th reunions together as featured guests, June 9–12, 2022, along with classes celebrating their 5th-45th reunions (classes of 1975-2017). We'll also celebrate milestone anniversaries for Delta Delta Delta, the Alumni of Color Organization, the Colgate Thirteen, and WRCU.
Colgate’s leadership considered class reunion committee and volunteer feedback as it developed options for reunion. We are grateful for alumni support of this decision.
While we will be celebrating three cycles of milestone classes — those that missed their reunions in 2020 and 2021 (class years ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6), as well as those on track to celebrate in 2022 (class years ending in 2 and 7) — all alumni are welcome to return for reunion.
Colgate staff members are working with volunteers from each class to plan special programming to honor these anniversaries. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.
We will be exploring ways to celebrate a number of special anniversaries at Reunion 2022, including: the 70th anniversary of WRCU, the 35th anniversary of the Alumni of Color organization, the 25th anniversary of Delta Delta Delta, and the 80th anniversary of the Colgate Thirteen.
Registration for the June 2–5 weekend will open in the fall of 2021. Registration for June 9–12 will open in February 2022. Additional details will be shared in the fall of 2021.
Campus housing (which includes residential halls, Greek letter houses, apartments, and townhouses) will be available and can be reserved via Reunion registration while supplies last. Large groups of 10+ seeking on-campus group housing should complete this form to express interest. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee fulfillment of request.
You may express interest in local hotel accommodations via the forms below (select the appropriate weekend to submit). Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee housing.
Other off-campus accommodations, such as local house rentals, must be secured independently. A non-exhaustive list of area B&Bs and other local rentals can be found here, and many residents may list on Airbnb. (Please do not call the Colgate Inn or the Wendt University Inn directly. Completing the appropriate form linked above is the mechanism by which to be considered for a room at one of those hotels).
We expect to be able to accommodate a limited number of RVs for each Reunion weekend. Site reservations will be accepted through reunion registration (opening in the fall for June 2-5, and February for June 9-12).
Please note that RV parking will be assigned in the General Use Lot (near Tyler's Field, behind Community Memorial Hospital) and no hookups will be provided. RV parking will be restricted to assigned locations only in order to ensure adequate parking for regular sized vehicles throughout campus.
You are welcome to make housing requests for Reunion 2022. However, due to limited housing capacity and an expected increase in attendance, we cannot honor housing requests that were made by those who registered for Reunion 2020 prior to the cancellation of that event.
Colgate staff members are currently working with class volunteers to discuss virtual options for 2021. If you are interested in helping to plan a virtual gathering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colgate will follow New York State guidance on large gatherings. At this time, it is unknown which COVID-19 protocols will be in place for May and June 2022.
Stay Home with Colgate
Colgate University remains committed to keeping alumni connected during the COVID-19 pandemic with virtual events, webinars and other resources for alumni.