Colgate University - Aerial View of Campus

Campus & Facilities


Colgate was rated “The most beautiful campus in America” by The Princeton Review (2014 & 2015). Situated on a 1,100-acre hillside campus in rural central New York State, the campus is accented by a lake and tree-lined walks and drives. Several University buildings date to the 19th and early 20th centuries. The quadrangle on the hill includes Memorial Chapel, modern residence halls, O’Connor Campus Center, and a blend of old and new academic buildings. Also located on the hill overlooking scenic mountains are the Observatory, the Cultural Center and the Frank Dining Hall. Down from the hill are more residence halls, Case-Geyer Library, Dana Arts Center, Ryan Studio, Little Hall, Student Union, Huntington Gymnasium, Trudy Fitness Center, Swimming Pool and the University’s athletic fields.

Colgate University - Aerial Photograph


Dana Arts CenterBrehmer Theater: Concerts, Recitals, Rehearsals, Clinics, Classes, Private Lessons, Workshops. – Practice rooms with Steinway pianos
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Ryan Studio & Little Hall
*Rehearsals & Classes

James Colgate Student Union
*Picnics & Catered Meals on the patio, Rehearsals, Master Classes

O’Connor Campus Center (COOP)
*Snacks, Movies, Post Office

Case-Geyer Library  (Computer Lab)


Huntington Gymnasium
*Basketball, Racquetball & Squash Courts, Volleyball & Softball Equipment

Trudy Fitness Center      

*Aerobic Equipment

Swimming Pool      

*Indoor Olympic-Sized Pool; one of only two natatoriums with a retractable roof east of the Mississippi River (lifeguard on duty during posted swimming hours).

Tennis Courts

Colgate Bookstore
*Located in the village of Hamilton (supervised trips are organized). Basic supplies can be purchased here.

Colgate University Campus Bookstore - Hamilton


See Housing & Meals for information on the Boys’ and Girls’ Dormitories & Dining Hall.

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