Commencement for the Class of 2009 is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th. Since Colgate is some distance from major hotels, we offer on-campus housing for guests of graduating seniors from Friday, May 15th through Monday, May 18th. The family of each senior may reserve up to four (4) beds in campus residence halls. (Please note: University apartments, Townhouses and College Houses are not used.) Single, double, triple and quad rooms are available in Curtis Hall, Drake Hall, Cutten Complex and Bryan Complex at a rate of $40.00 per person, per night. Bed linen and towels are included although we do recommend bringing extra blankets and pillows for your comfort.
Requests for room assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis so we encourage you to be timely in returning your reservation form. Due to limited space on campus, preferences for particular halls, facilities, and types of rooms are not guaranteed. Accommodations for people with special needs
can be made, however such spaces are limited. Please be sure to list any specific requirements that we should pay special attention to on the enclosed housing form.
To make reservations, please complete Graduation Housing Form and return it with full payment by Friday, April 24th to: Graduation Housing, Office of Residential Life, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. For full refund cancellation requests must be made prior to Friday, May 8, 2009.
A notice will be mailed to you and your son/daughter the first week of May to confirm your reservations and information regarding the check-in process. Students requiring more than the allotted four spaces are encouraged to use the spaces of classmates not using campus housing for their families.
Your son/daughter can pick up room keys prior to your arrival Monday, May 11th – Friday May 15th 8:00am – 5:00pm or Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm. Our office is open Sunday, May 17th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Monday, May 18th 8:00am – 5:00pm to allow
for families to return keys. Please make appropriate arrangements to pick up and return keys during these times. There is a $50.00 lock change charge for keys not returned to the Office of Residential Life by 5:00pm Monday, May 19th.
If you need assistance in making your housing arrangements please contact me at the Office of Residential Life (315) 228-7372.