Colgate’s four Residential Commons are the foundation of students’ four-year living and learning experience.
About the Residential Commons
All incoming students find a home within one of four Residential Commons. Each commons is a community within which students live for their first two years, and with which they continue to affiliate throughout their four years on campus.
Each commons is led by faculty and staff directors and is supported by professional staff in the Office of Residential Life, faculty and staff affiliates, and residential fellows. Faculty affiliates provide mentorship and opportunities for intellectual engagement. All faculty and staff work together to provide residents with intellectual, recreational, and social opportunities, a sense of belonging and connection, and an affinity with Colgate.