Colgate at 200 Years
Clifford Gallery Exhibition: The Hill Envisioned

Colgate's setting - its extraordinary combination of our Hill and our expansive lower park - has long been one of its greatest assets. Few institutions...

Historical Photo Exhibit: Glass, Silver, and Memory

Glass, Silver, and Memory: Images of community by Edward H. Stone is a Colgate Special Collections & University Archives exhibit which features images of...

Thousand Ocean Sounds: Taiko Drum Concert

Eitetsu Hayashi is Japan’s premier solo drummer of taiko or wadaiko, Japanese drum. Hayashi started his taiko career as a founding member and premier...

Black Visibility Then and Now: The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

Join Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery and Department of Art and Art History for a lecture by guest curator LaTanya S. Autry. She will discuss images...

Picker Art Gallery Opening Reception

Join Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery for an opening reception celebrating two exhibitions, Embodied and Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the...

Gallery Talk with LaTanya S. Autry

Curator LaTanya S. Autry speaks about Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, which presents photographer Lee Friedlander’s...

Living Writers guest:  Patti Smith, Author of Just Kids

Patti Smith Just Kids, Patti Smith’s memoir of New York City and Robert Mapplethorpe, won the National Book Award. Critics regard her 1975 debut album,...

Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend

Family Weekend, Homecoming, and the Colgate Bicentennial converge in one spectacular weekend of events. Don't miss out on a full schedule of events,...

University Archives Historical Showcase

Join the Special Collections and University Archives department for a showcase of materials from across Colgate’s 200-year history, including the original...

Curatorial Tour of Embodied

Join a tour and discussion of the themes and concepts underlying the artworks in Embodied, an exhibition that explores how artists have engaged with the body...

Jane Pinchin: Enter Women at Colgate: with Jill Harsin & Tracey Hucks

Bicentennial Provost and Dean of Faculty Event: Enter Women at Colgate, featuring Jane Lagoudis Pinchin, Jill Harsin and Tracey Hucks ’87, MA’90. 2018...

Shabbat Services and Dinner

In this special bicentennial edition of the weekly Shabbat services and dinner, student co-authors will speak about the experience of co-writing the new...

Pre-Concert Complimentary Food and Beverages

Join students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff prior to the Bicentennial celebration and Symphoria concert at 7:00 for food trucks and complementary...

Homecoming Pep Rally

Snap a photo with Raider, enjoy the Colgate Pep Band and Cheer Squad, and hear a game preview of Saturday’s Homecoming football game: Colgate vs. Lafayette....

Bicentennial Concert Featuring Symphoria

Celebrate Colgate at 200 Years with a concert by Symphoria, one of only two musician-led cooperative orchestras in the United States.

Fireworks Over Whitnall Field

Stick around following the Bicentennial celebration and Symphoria concert at 7:00 for a fireworks show over Whitnall Field.

Coffee with the Curators

Discussion of the themes and development of the community-driven exhibition Not a Costume, on contemporary Indigenous fashion of the Western Hemisphere with...

Bicentennial Tailgate

Come one, come all! Students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, and fans of the Colgate Raiders are invited to enjoy a tailgate before the football team...

The Colgate Resolutions Family Weekend Concert

Drop by for an afternoon of food, drinks, and singing with the Colgate Resolutions

Preconcert Food and Beverages

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks

Family Weekend Bagel Brunch: Repression, Re-invention, & Rugelach: A History of Jews at Colgate

This bicentennial bagel brunch will celebrate the publication of the new history of Jewish life at Colgate, Repression, Re-invention, & Rugelach: A History...

Founders’ Week

This week includes a variety of important programs and events to mark the 200th anniversary of the 13 Colgate Founders. The campus and local community can...

Writing from Hamilton, Poetry and Place: a Reading by Peter Balakian

Peter Balakian is the author of the following works of poetry: Ozone Journal (2015), winner of the Pulitzer prizeZiggurat (2010)June-Tree: New and Selected...

Arts and Humanities Colloquium:  James Bennett and Robert McVaugh

James Bennett, Senior Associate at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Project Manager for the Upper Campus Landscape Master Plan; Robert McVaugh,...

Art and Humanities Colloquium: James Bennett and Robert McVaugh

The Colgate Campus: Looking Forward and Looking Back James Bennett, Senior Associate at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Project Manager for the Upper...

Colgate's Natural History Museums

Begins in Ho Atrium at 4:15, with remarks at 4:30, followed by tours to the new Olin Hall display cases. The Beauty of Mineral Sculptures, Robert M. Linsley...

"Not a Costume" Opening Reception

Join Colgate University’s Longyear Museum of Anthropology for an opening reception to celebrate the new exhibition Not a Costume. 4:30–6:30 p.m., Longyear...

Living Writers guest:  Mel Watkins, Colgate '62 and Author of Dancing with Strangers

Mel Watkins In his memoir, Dancing with Strangers, Colgate alum Mel Watkins (’62) remembers what it meant to grow up as an African-American in a...

Friday Night Film Series: Lights, Camera, Colgate!

Colgate, like many colleges and universities, has used film to show off the campus and shape public narratives of the institution. This program of Colgate...

Colgate University Orchestra

Marietta Cheng, Conductor and Professor of Music Program: Von Suppé, Light Cavalry OvertureTchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23Andrew...

Colgate's Multiculturalism: Past, Present and Future

The contributions of alumni of color have had a distinctive impact on the character and history of Colgate UNiversity. As the institution begins its third...

Bicentennial Tour: Albany, N.Y.

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Made Out of the Past: Slavery, Creative Imagination and the Writing of "Possessing Harriet"

The Upstate Institute and the Department of Theater present the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ‘81 Endowed Chair for Regional Studies Kyle Bass as he discusses the...

Bicentennial Conversation: History of Off Campus Study

An opportunity to learn about when students started going abroad and suprising details about where they went.

Bicentennial Tour: Dallas, Texas

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

A Celebration of Jewish Life at Colgate: Then and Now

Join Professor Alice S. Nakhimovsky, distinguished chair in Jewish studies and professor of Jewish studies and Russian and Eurasian studies, for a discussion...

LGBTQ Life at Colgate: Past, Present, and Future

Alumni are invited to join faculty, staff, and students for a panel discussion on the evolution of the LGBTQ community at Colgate. As the 50th Anniversary of...

How Oneida Nation Land Became Colgate

Laurence M. Hauptman (SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History) "How Oneida Nation Land Became Colgate" Lecture on the history of the transfer of...

Open Forum on Carbon Neutrality & Carbon Offsets

Please join Colgate's Sustainability Council for a short presentation to update members of the campus community about our carbon neutrality goal and to...

Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: Boston

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: Chicago

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

December 6, 2018 7pm
Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: DC

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

December 6, 2018 7pm
Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: NYC

Alumni from the classes of 2004-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

December 6, 2018 7pm
Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: Philadelphia

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

December 6, 2018 7pm
Bicentennial Birthday Party for Recent Alumni: San Francisco

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2018 are invited to a Bicentennial Birthday Party. Come for an evening of celebration, connection, cocktails, and cake in...

December 6, 2018 7pm
Village of Hamilton & Colgate University Bicentennial Holiday House Tour

Join the Hamilton and Colgate Communities for a Holiday House Tour in celebration of our Bicentennial. All proceeds go to the Hamilton Food...

Bicentennial Tour: Los Angeles, CA

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Bicentennial Tour: Philadelphia, PA

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Bicentennial Tour: San Francisco, CA

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Bicentennial Tour: Washington, D.C.

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Bicentennial Tour: Naples, FL

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...

Bicentennial Tour: West Palm Beach, FL

Join alumni and friends for the nationwide Bicentennial Tour celebrating Colgate's 200th anniversary. Jim Smith '70, author of Becoming Colgate, will be...