Featured Reunion Programming

Featured Programming

Alumni, families, and friends are invited to hear from President Brian W. Casey who will deliver remarks Saturday morning in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.

Every year, alumni authors who are returning for Reunion are invited to participate in the Alumni Authors Book Signing at the Colgate Bookstore. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

If you would like more information or have questions about the Alumni Authors Book Signing, please contact Kate Reynolds, General Book Buyer, 315-228-7061 or kreynolds@colgate.edu.

Colgate Reunion isn’t just for adults. Families are encouraged to attend. We offer a variety of family-oriented activities and child care services.

Family-Friendly Activities

Throughout the weekend, we offer events specifically aimed at families and younger guests. In previous years, events have included a scavenger hunt, family bike ride, climbing wall open hours, and more. Look for activities with the Family Fun “Raider” icon in the schedule of events.

Camp Raider Professional Childcare Services

Offered Saturday, May 30. Book by the hour from 1:00-10:00 p.m. 

Every year, we partner with KiddieCorp to offer Camp Raider to younger guests aged 6 months to 12 years. Appropriate activities are provided for each age group and include exciting themes, arts and crafts, group games, music and movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc.

Please note that pre-registration with KiddieCorp is required. Register early, as spaces fill up. Walk-in registration space is very limited and cannot be guaranteed. The cost is $15 per child, per hour with a two hour minimum requirement.

More information and registration.

Babysitters

A list of babysitters (rates vary) will be available at the registration desk in Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union. Information can be obtained after May 1 by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@colgate.edu.

Meals

All meals throughout the weekend are included in the registration options for younger guests, with the exception of the Saturday evening dinners, which are open to guests aged 21 and over. Alternative arrangements for meals and childcare should be made for that evening.

Colgate Reunion Shotgun Event

Friday, May 29, 1:30 p.m.

  • Course reserved for alumni and guests
  • Pre-registration required
  • Shotgun limited to first 120 who register
  • Payment required at time of registration
  • Carts will be mandatory to facilitate play
  • Competitive events will take place on the course throughout the afternoon

Class of 1970 Shotgun Event

Friday, May 29, 7:30 a.m.

Members of the Class of 1970 are invited to participate in their class shotgun event. Pre-registration is required; please call Seven Oaks at 315-824-1432.

Additional Tee Times During Reunion Weekend

Tee times are available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Reunion weekend. Please call Seven Oaks directly to request tee times at 315-824-1432.

Separate class events are also available. Class chairperson should contact Seven Oaks at 315-824-1432 or sevenoaksgolf@colgate.edu if interested in holding a class event.

Dress Code

  • Golf shirts are required
  • T-shirts, tank tops, tennis shorts, jogging shorts, gym shorts, cutoffs, and jeans are prohibited
  • Soft spikes only

Every year, dozens of alumni and campus community members offer classes for Reunion attendees. Reunion College sessions provide an opportunity for presenters to share their career experience, research, interesting hobbies, or community service in a classroom setting during Reunion.

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s Reunion, please apply here. Proposals are due by March 1, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with approval status delivered no later than March 18, 2020.

On Saturday evening, class and special anniversary dinners will be held at locations on and around campus. Dinner locations will be included in the highlight sheet you receive in your welcome packet. Alumni attending Reunion but not celebrating a special anniversary will receive food truck vouchers and are invited to dine in era tents on Whitnall Field.

Saturday night dinners are only open to alumni and guests who select the Full Weekend, Saturday Only, or Raider Weekend + Saturday Dinner registration options. If you plan to attend a Saturday evening dinner, please select one of these options when registering.

Please note that Saturday dinners are open to guests aged 21 and over. Alternative meal and child care arrangements should be made for younger guests.

Saturday Dinner Attire

Apparel varies by reunion year:

  • For most Saturday evening dinners,  a nice shirt, jacket, or tie; skirts, dresses, or other summery dressy apparel are typical.
  • For the 25th class: Saturday evening dinner is a more formal affair, with jackets and/or ties or comparable dressy attire.
  • For the 50th class: Friday night's dinner is formal, while dinner on Saturday night is casual.
  • For the 5th, 10th, and 15th classes: Class volunteers have opted to enjoy food trucks on Whitnall Field and dine in their respective tents. Casual attire is appropriate.

WRCU 70th Anniversary

To coincide with the 70th anniversary, a number of gatherings and events for alumni affiliated with WRCU will take place throughout the weekend.

More details will be provided in the Reunion schedule of events and on highlight sheets.

Alumni golfing at Seven Oaks during Reunion Weekend