Reunion Essentials

Everything you need to make the most of your experience at Reunion.


Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Hall (Student Union)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m.–midnight.
Sunday, 8 a.m.–noon


  • Registration desk
  • Lost and found
  • Class souvenir room

All reunion attendees staying in campus housing must their return room keys before departing campus. On Friday and Saturday, keys may be returned to Reunion Headquarters between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight. On Sunday, keys may be returned between 8 a.m. and noon at Donovan’s Pub, Frank Dining Hall, and lock boxes located outside select residential halls.

In order to get credit for returning your key, please place key(s) in an envelope with your name and phone number. Failure to return keys prior to departing campus will result in a $150 locksmith charge. Keys must be returned before noon on Sunday and cannot be mailed back to campus. If you have any questions, please call 315-228-7433.

Connect to the ColgateGuest network

Case-Geyer Library
Thursday/Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Fire, police, SOMAC ambulance, Campus Safety emergency – 911
  • Campus Safety - 315-228-7911
  • Community Memorial Hospital – 315-824-1100
  • Campus Safety (non-emergencies) – 315-228-7333

The Cruiser makes regular stops at James C. Colgate Hall (Student Union), downtown (Colgate Inn and Colgate Bookstore), Hotel One75, and College Street apartments. For live tracking, download the Colgate app from the App Store or Google Play.

Clearly designated, legal parking spaces on campus are available on a first- come, first-served basis. In addition to the spaces available on campus, reunion attendees can follow parking signs to the general parking lot off Broad Street, adjacent to Tyler’s Field and behind Community Memorial Hospital. Overflow parking is available on the RV/ Tent field behind Andy Kerr Stadium (accessed from College Street across from Newell Apartments). Whenever possible, please take advantage of the Colgate Cruiser and/or our shuttle service, which both originate in front of James C. Colgate Hall (Student Union).

Under New York state law, persons under the age of 21 cannot purchase or be served alcoholic beverages. The University requests that everyone conform to the letter of the law. Beer and wine are provided in the tents until midnight. There will be cash bars offering mixed drinks in the main tent on the field. Please note that law prohibits the possession and/or consumption of an open container of alcohol in public places and within vehicles, including vehicles driven by our student staff.

We strive to accommodate common dietary restrictions and provide clear labeling for those with food allergies. Food will be labeled at each meal to indicate whether it is vegetarian or vegan, or if it includes any common allergens. If you need assistance or have any questions, please speak to on-site catering staff or the staff in Reunion Headquarters.

The Ho Tung Visualization Lab is a state-of-the-art digital theater displaying the sky’s planets, constellations, and much more, all in a full-dome experience like no other. Perfect for all ages.

A list of babysitters is available at the registration desk in Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Hall (Student Union).

To meet the needs of nursing parents, a dedicated space is available in James C. Colgate Hall. Please inquire at Reunion Headquarters.

Saturday evening class dinners and special anniversary receptions are open to those attendees age 21 and over. Attendees are asked to present access passes at the entrance to their dinner.

Alumni and guests registered for the Full Weekend option will have meal tickets provided at registration. Please present the appropriate ticket upon entrance to each meal. Attendees under age 21 are invited to accompany their parents to all meals, with the exception of Saturday’s dinner.

Keep your access pass with you all weekend. Staff and alumni want to know your name. Your access pass also grants you access to Tent City.

On-demand fleet vehicle service and golf cart transportation originate in front of James C. Colgate Hall (Student Union). To make special arrangements, visit the Transportation Tent located outside the Student Union and at Tent City.