Kickoff Weekend


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)

Registration opens August 20


If you cannot be there in person, be there in spirit. Check back in August to share your hopes and memories.



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