Reunion

Reunion 2022

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.

    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. Registration is now closed, but guests may walk in to register starting on Thursday, June 2 at 8:00 a.m. in Donovan's Pub.

    Highlights Include:

    • Updates about the University today and Colgate’s Third-Century Plan
    • Reunion college sessions with faculty, peers, and staff
    • A traditional torchlight procession
    • Special class dinners with classmates and peers
    • Friday night entertainment featuring Otis Day & the Knights

    Colgate Reunion Shotgun Event
    Friday, June 3 | 1:00 p.m.

    • Course reserved for alumni and guests
    • Pre-registration required
    • Shotgun limited to first 120 who register
    • Payment required at time of registration
    • Register by yourself or with multiple groups/players.  Pairings will be created by the golf shop for singles, twosomes, or threesomes when applicable
    • Carts will be mandatory to facilitate play
    • Competitive events will take place on the course throughout the day
    • Limited number of Friday morning tee times will be available as well

    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, Gamma Phi Beta, and the Colgate Thirteen. Registration closed May 25, 2022. Guests may walk in to register starting on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 a.m.

    Highlights Include:

    • Updates about the University today and Colgate’s Third-Century Plan
    • Reunion college sessions with faculty, peers, and staff
    • A traditional torchlight procession
    • Special class dinners with classmates and peers
    • Friday night entertainment on Whitnall Field for each era
    • Receptions for affinity groups celebrating anniversaries
    • Saturday night entertainment featuring Atomic Funk Project

    Colgate Presidents' Circle Reunion Shotgun Event
    Thursday, June 9 | 12:30 p.m.

    • Special event reserved for Presidents' Circle members
    • $65 per player 
    • Pre-registration required, call Seven Oaks directly to register at 315-824-1432
    • Shotgun limited to 30-40 players
    • Payment required at time of registration
    • Carts will be mandatory to facilitate play
    • Format: 4 person scramble with prizes going to gross winners
    • Regular tee times still available at the course for alumni and guests

    Colgate Reunion Shotgun Event
    Friday, June 10 | 1:00p.m.

    • Course reserved for alumni and guests
    • Pre-registration required
    • Shotgun limited to first 120 who register
    • Payment required at time of registration
    • Register by yourself or with multiple groups/players.  Pairings will be created by the golf shop for singles, twosomes, or threesomes when applicable
    • Carts will be mandatory to facilitate play
    • Competitive events will take place on the course throughout the day.
    • Limited number of Friday morning tee times will be available as well

    Registration Options:

    Registration has now closed for Reunion 2022. If you are interested in attending, you can walk in during registration hours, which begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9. On-campus housing may not be available, and we cannot guarantee availability at cohort dinners.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 40th anniversary of Gamma Phi Beta, the 35th anniversary of the Alumni of Color organization, the 25th anniversary of Delta Delta Delta, and the 80th anniversary of the Colgate Thirteen. 

    Early bird pricing ended on Wednesday, April 13. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 25.

    Campus Housing

    Campus housing will be available as part of the reunion registration form. If you have any questions about on-campus housing, please call Vicky Stone at 315-228-7433. Please note, we have limited on-campus housing available for the 5th-45th reunion and will likely be starting a waitlist as the weekend approaches.

     

    Off-Campus Housing

    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. 

    Hotel Interest Form for June 2–5, 2022 Weekend (those celebrating 50th through 75th Reunions)
    Hotel Interest Form for June 9–12, 2022 Weekend (those celebrating 5th through 45th Reunions)

    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.

    Currently, in keeping with vaccination requirements of our faculty, staff, and students, up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination includes proof of a booster shot for those who are eligible and 12 years of age and older. Those who are not up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination must present one of the following: 

    • a positive COVID-19 test, dated between 14 and 90 days prior to the start of the program,
    • a negative PCR test, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the start of the program, or
    • a negative antigen test, taken no earlier than 24 hours prior to the start of the program.

    Email alumni@colgate.edu to become involved in your class’s reunion planning efforts.

    Reunion Refund Policy
    Colgate's Reunion fees cover costs associated with registration, housing, meals, programming, and more. Refunds can be accommodated up to May 15, 2022 less a non-refundable $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 but health and safety will be taken into consideration. Any refunds approved after Reunion remain subject to the aforementioned non-refundable deductions, as well as additional fees.

    Reunion Cancellation

    As with all of the University’s public-health guidelines, Colgate will continue to monitor the national, state, and local COVID-19 situation, and thus health and safety guidelines remain subject to changes as needed. In the event that Reunion must be postponed, Colgate will offer refunds to those registered. 

    Yes, on-demand shuttle service can be booked through First Transit for trips between campus and Syracuse or Utica. 

    If you have any questions, please contact alumni@colgate.edu.

    Yes, you can learn more about the professional childcare options, which are provided for select times, on this page. We will also provide a list of local babysitters as the weekend approaches.

    We will be sending out a link to the attendee list in your confirmation email. Please contact us at alumni@colgate.edu if you are registered and would like to see the list of registrants.

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