Commitment to Community Health
This will not be a normal academic year. Much of the freedom and autonomy of personal behaviors must be supplanted with a commitment to community health. The University depends on it in order to continue offering in person residential education. The people of the village, town, and county rely on it for employment and economic health. Students and employees are therefore required to review and sign a commitment to community health in order to return in person to the Colgate campus.
Changes to many of the University's general operating procedures are necessary to promote public health and fiscal responsibility through the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
Federal CARES Act HEERF
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.
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
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.