Athletic & Recreation Facilities

Varsity Facilities

Featuring a Division I NCAA athletics program, Colgate's student-athletes compete in world-class athletics facilities.

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Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Colgate students' health, physical wellness — and, frankly, fun — are supported with facilities ranging from sustainability-certified Trudy Fitness Center, to a climbing wall, boathouse, and outdoor equipment rental center.

There truly is something for every interest.

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Trudy Fitness Center

Students on the rowing machines in Trudy Fitness Center

The fitness center features Precor's latest cardio and strength training machines. These include

  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Adaptive motion trainers
  • Squat/bench press stations
  • Free weights
  • And more

The fitness center is also home to group fitness classes and personal training opportunities.

Sustainable Facility

At its opening, Trudy was Colgate's first LEED-certified facility, with a gold classification. The facility boasts:

Landscaping requires no watering system
Construction materials obtained within 500 miles
More water efficient than average building its size

Huntington Gym

Students take a dance class in the Huntington Gym loft space
Students take a dance class in the Huntington Gym loft space.

Huntington Gym facilities include:

  • Basketball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash courts
  • Sauna
  • Martial arts studio
  • Spin studio
  • Dance/group fitness studios

Lineberry Natatorium (Pool)

The pool in Lineberry Natatorium at Colgate University

In addition to acting as home to the university's varsity swimming and diving teams, the pool at Lineberry Natatorium has regular open swimming hours. At times, the pool also plays host to physical education lessons from the Outdoor Education Program in activities such as kayaking and scuba.

Retractable roof panels mean those visiting the indoor facility don't have to miss out on good-weather days.

Angert Family Climbing Wall

Students watch as another student scales a wall in the Angert Family Climbing Wall facility
The Angert Family Climbing Wall in Huntington Gym.

The Angert Family Climbing Wall, open to the public and located on the third floor of the Huntington Gym, is a modern facility with frequently updated routes. The climbing wall features quality equipment, including new flooring, crash pads, and holds.

Whitnall Field

A student prepares to swing a bat at a pitched softball during an intramural game on Whitnall Field
A dynamic common space of the campus, Whitnall hosts intramural contests as well as major campus events.

Located on the lower campus across the street from the Broad Street Residential community, Whitnall hosts a variety of intramural sports programs throughout the year.

It is also a common gathering place for other major campus events such as Homecoming and Reunion.

Glendening Boathouse

Seasonally, the Glendening Boathouse on nearby Lake Moraine serves as a rental center for students interested in setting out on the water. Whether one wishes to paddle, sail, or simply float atop the waves, the boathouse — which is also the home of Colgate's men's and women's rowing teams — has a rental to suit the need.

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Additional Facilities

There's no lack of variety in the choices available to Colgate students who wish to be active. In addition to the facilities above, the university has the following facilities available:

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