Student Life

Colgate University is an active, intellectually curious campus community, where life and learning transcend disciplines, cultures, and classrooms.

Students at Colgate live, work, and study in one of the country’s most historic and beautiful learning environments. Each student is an essential part of a tight-knit community that shares a common purpose and nurtures close bonds of lifelong friendship.

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I realized I had found something that was missing from every other school that I’d looked at — I loved how passionate everybody was about Colgate.

Willa King ’22 "On Common Ground," Colgate Magazine

Campus Housing & Dining

A residential campus, nearly all Colgate students live on campus, set among the lush, rolling hills of Hamilton, New York. Learn more about student living facilities, programs such as the Residential Commons living-learning communities, and the campus dining experience.

Clubs, Organizations, and Student Involvement

Offering more than 200 student clubs and organizations, life at Colgate is vibrant and exciting. Opportunities abound for personal development, cultivating academic and personal interests beyond the classroom.

Learn more about opportunities for service, leadership, fraternities and sororities, pre-professional experience, arts, entertainment, culture, and more.

Athletics & Recreation at Colgate

Colgate is home to 25 NCAA Division I athletic teams and numerous club and intramural sports programs. While Colgate students cheer for the Raiders, they also advance their physical wellness through a wide variety of fitness and recreational activities.
Learn more about Colgate athletics, recreational sports and facilities, physical education program, outdoor education, and more.

Diversity & Inclusion

Colgate is committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse student body and campus community from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. Colgate students are unified in a shared pursuit of knowledge.  

Learn about diversity and inclusion programming, cultural organizations, and resources.

Health and Wellness

Colgate takes seriously its commitment to student health and wellness. The University offers an array of services to promote happiness and well-being throughout the university.

Learn more about student health services, the Shaw Wellness Institute, mental health and substance abuse counseling, as well as student support resources and policies.


Colgate University is committed to maintaining the safety and security of the campus community in a caring, respectful, and professional manner.

Our collaborative approach to emergency management brings together campus safety, fire safety, and environmental health and safety teams to ensure the campus is a safe place to live and learn.