Hello to those of you who’ve earned a place at our '22 conference!

We’ll update this link regularly between now and June 19, and have just added a downloadable list of FAQs, packing suggestions for your trip to Colgate as well as updated information about activities at the conference.

Please check out the following information about our optional field trip to Syracuse, our optional participant directory, and shuttle reservations to and/or from Syracuse or Utica. For all three, the deadline to respond is Friday, June 3.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive and where should I go? What if my flight/train/bus is late? Where do I park? What are the rooms like? What about meals? We've tried to answer these questions (and more) here

Optional Field Trip to Syracuse Stage

On Wednesday, June 22, we’re offering an optional field trip to Syracuse Stage to see Kyle Bass’ new play, salt/city/blues. Round-trip transportation, a pre-play talk by Kyle, and a ticket to the performance are included in the $50 cost of the field trip. Dinner will be on your own at one of the many restaurants within easy walking distance of the theater. The shuttle will depart from campus at 3:15 p.m., returning around 11:30 p.m. To sign up, please fill out this form and submit payment online.

Participant Directory

Would you like to be in our optional and completely free participant directory this year? If so, click here.

Shuttle Service

If you require shuttle service to and/or from Syracuse or Utica, click here. Please note that masks are required on all shuttles.

Packing List

We aim to provide you with all the essentials you'll need for the week. We've compiled a list of suggestions for things that you might want to pack here.

Housing Information & Driving Directions

Please refer to our FAQs document for information about Hotel One75 and 'Gate House.

Hotel One75 is on Route 12B/Utica Street. From the north, it will be on the right-hand side just before you reach the village of Hamilton. From the south, it will be a left turn about half a mile after you go through the village. It’s a two-story yellow building with a green roof and shutters.


If you have any questions or concerns, or if there are any access needs or accommodations you would like us to know about, please email us at writersconference@colgate.edu or call the Office of Conference and Summer Programs at (315) 228-7760.


Please submit information about your vehicle if you plan to park on campus at any point during the conference.

If you are staying at 'Gate House, you will need to park your vehicle in the long term parking lot at the 113 Broad Street after unloading your belongings. Golf cart shuttles will be available to transport you back to 'Gate House after parking your car. 

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