Commitment to Community Health

Commercial Service Providers and Contractors

Interim requirements for commercial service providers and contractors working on campus.

Service providers/contractors policy

General Operations

Changes to many of the University's general operating procedures are necessary to promote public health and fiscal responsibility through the COVID-19 pandemic

Policies impacting general operations

Event & Meeting Guidelines

Keeping in mind our overall goal to safeguard the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and the local community, these continued precautions related to events, meetings, and all other in-person gatherings must be followed.

Event and meeting guidelines

Faculty Support for Research and Teaching

Policies and information regarding faculty grants, funding, and conference attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Support: Research and Teaching


Colgate University received funding on May 7, 2020 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. A portion of these funds are to be used to issue direct grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by COVID-19.

Eligible students were contacted by email during the week of May 11.


Refunding Policy, Fall 2020

Policies regarding withdrawal, refunds, and leaves of absence during the fall 2020 semester.

Refunding policy

Reopening Plan

Overseen by the University president and his cabinet, Colgate’s reopening plan has been devised through a set of teams working closely together: the Task Force on the Reopening of the Colgate Campus, Task Force on Remote Learning, and the Emergency Operations Center

Colgate University Reopening Plan

Travel Policy

The best way to mitigate the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 at Colgate University and in the Greater Hamilton Community (Community) is to create a stable population, where travel in and out of the Community is effectively controlled and/or limited.

COVID-19 Travel Policy

Vaccination Policy

Colgate is requiring all students and employees on campus to complete their COVID-19 vaccination before the fall 2021 semester.

Vaccination Policy