The Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend is free to attend. In lieu of a registration fee, we ask that you make a gift to support the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate or the Colgate Fund.
Discounted with Advanced Purchase
Non-refundable tickets for the Colgate vs. Lafayette game on Saturday, September 22 are available for early, discounted purchase with registration for the weekend.
Families, please be advised that your student can attend home games for free by showing their Gatecard and, therefore, no tickets need to be purchased on their behalf.
Tickets are available for discounted purchase through Sunday, September 16; thereafter, tickets may be purchased for full price at the Welcome Center on Friday or at the gates on Saturday.
Registering for the weekend does not guarantee tickets to Saturday evening’s concert featuring Earth, Wind & Fire. You will be redirected to Eventbrite upon completion of the weekend’s registration, at which point you can claim tickets to the concert. Those who register may reserve up to a maximum number of tickets:
Yes. The Bicentennial kick-off weekend will include classic Family Weekend and Homecoming programming — as well as Bicentennial events and fanfare.
Starting on August 20, you can register here.
Check in at the Welcome Center on Friday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. The Welcome Center is located on the patio along the College Street side of James C. Colgate Hall by Donovan’s Pub.
Parking is available in many locations during the weekend. Parking will be available on Whitnall Field for the Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration on Friday.
There will be areas for sitting and standing on Whitnall Field with views of the stage. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. There will be a limited number of chairs available in front of the stage on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage guests to make those seats available to those who need them.
If you purchased football tickets when registering for Kickoff Weekend, they will be available for pickup:
Given the demand for this concert and the nature of the event, limited seating will be available for those who need it. We encourage those attending to stand and enjoy the music.
The concert is presented by the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.