The celebration begins here on August 20, 2018.In September, the university will host its first bicentennial events. You are warmly invited to join the festivities online and in person. Reconnect with Colgate. Remember your experiences. Imagine the possibilities.
Bicentennial Website Launch
Colgate derives its distinctive character from its 200-year history. Professors, students, and staff members have combed the archives to learn how the remarkable people and crucial moments have shaped this incomparable place. They will share their discoveries here throughout the year.
Read the forthcoming Colgate: A Bicentennial History by James A. Smith ’70 and Colgate in 200 Photos.
To build on its extraordinary legacy, the university must expand its reputation for energy, beauty, and intellectual rigor. Here, in the weeks and months ahead, you will read more about Colgate’s vision for its third century and consider what the future holds for this great university.
Join Colgate’s bicentennial celebration on campus and around the world.
Share your own hopes and memories here, starting this August.
Events will take place on campus and across the country throughout the bicentennial year.
Family Weekend, Homecoming, and the Colgate Bicentennial converge in one spectacular weekend of events:
Friday, September 21
Complimentary food and beverage on Whitnall Field, including food trucks and a Bicentennial craft beer brewed by Good Nature
Bicentennial kickoff concert under the stars, featuring Symphoria and the Colgate University Chorus
Fireworks over Whitnall Field
Saturday, September 22
Bicentennial tailgate and homecoming football game
Join Jim Smith ’70, author of Becoming Colgate; Jason Petrulis, former Bicentennial Fellow; and other guests for an exploration of Colgate history. This event marks the kickoff to a nationwide Bicentennial Tour.
Earth, Wind & Fire concert in Sanford Field House, presented by the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate (ticket information to follow)
If you cannot be there in person, be there in spirit. Check back in August to share your hopes and memories.