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Bicentennial All-Class Reunion

In 2019, we invite all alumni to return May 30–June 2 for a Bicentennial Reunion celebration.

We will celebrate special anniversaries for alumni whose class years end in 4 and 9, Alumni Council, Konosioni, Swinging ’Gates, and Thought Into Action. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the ALANA Cultural Center.

Due to an overwhelming response for the All-Class Reunion, we are assessing our available beds in university-owned residential buildings. The Colgate alumni community responded very quickly to the invitation to register! You are encouraged to join us on campus, but should consider securing off-campus housing options before registering.

NOTE: Colgate launched its new alumni and family portal in autumn, 2018. If you have not yet set your password in this new portal, visit alumni.colgate.edu and follow the directions there to set up your account before registering for Reunion. Be sure to use the same email address at which you receive official Colgate correspondence.

Registration Information

  • Monday, February 4, 9:30 a.m. ET: Registration opens for alumni whose class years end in 4 and 9, as well as members of Alumni Council, Konosioni, Swinging ’Gates, Thought Into Action, and Presidents’ Club.
  • Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. ET: Registration opens for all other alumni.
  • Saturday, April 13, 11:59 p.m. ET: Early bird registration closes
  • Wednesday, May 22, 11:59 p.m. ET: Registration closes

There are several registration options available, with special pricing available for alumni returning to celebrate 50 or more years, as well as younger guests.

Alumni walk down Willow Path, illuminated by lights at Reunion

Full Weekend Registration

Early Bird Pricing (available through April 13, 2019): $345 per person
Regular Pricing (begins April 14, 2019): $370 per person

Arrive anytime Thursday or Friday and depart before noon on Sunday

Includes:

  • The following meals:
    • Breakfast (Friday–Sunday)
    • Friday lunch and dinner
    • Formal Saturday evening dinner
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field all weekend
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Reunion College classes
  • Gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Housing Options

For those choosing Full Weekend Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

Friday Only Registration

Early Bird Pricing (available through April 13, 2019): $265 per person
Regular Pricing (begins April 14, 2019): $290 per person

Arrive anytime Thursday or Friday, and depart before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday

Includes:

  • The following meals:
    • Breakfast (Friday and Saturday)
    • Friday lunch
    • Friday dinner
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field on Friday
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks, followed by all-class entertainment on Whitnall Field
  • Reunion College classes
  • All other Reunion activities taking place on Friday
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Housing Options

For those choosing Friday Only Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday and Friday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

Saturday Only Registration

Early Bird Pricing (available through April 13, 2019): $290 per person
Regular Pricing (begins April 14, 2019): $315 per person

Arrive anytime Saturday and depart before noon on Saturday

Includes:

  • The following meals:
    • Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Formal Saturday night dinner
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field on Saturday
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field on Saturday night
  • Reunion College classes
  • All other Reunion activities taking place on Saturday, including gatherings for affinity groups, athletics teams, clubs, and Greek letter organizations
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Housing Options

For those choosing Saturday Only Registration, on-campus housing is available Saturday night. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

Raider Weekend Registration

Early Bird Pricing (available through April 13, 2019): $200 per person
Regular Pricing (begins April 14, 2019): $225 per person

Intended for alumni and guests who are not interested in any meals; arrive and depart anytime during the weekend

Includes:

  • No meals are included with the Raider Weekend package.
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field all weekend
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Reunion College classes
  • All other Reunion weekend activities, including affinity group and Greek letter organization meetings
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Housing Options

For those choosing Raider Weekend Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

Raider Weekend Registration with Saturday Dinner

Early Bird Pricing (available through April 13, 2019): $280 per person
Regular Pricing (begins April 14, 2019): $305 per person

Intended for alumni and guests who would like to attend a Saturday night formal dinner but are not interested in any other meals; arrive and depart anytime during the weekend

Includes:

  • Meals:
    • Saturday night formal dinner with classmates
    • No other meals are included with the Raider Weekend package
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field all weekend
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Reunion College classes
  • All other Reunion weekend activities, including affinity group and Greek letter organization meetings
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Housing Options

For those choosing Raider Weekend + Saturday Evening Dinner Registration, on-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

50th Reunion Weekend Registration for the Class of 1969

Members of the Class of 1969 are invited to celebrate their 50th Reunion at $200 per person, along with one guest at the same rate

Includes:

  • All 50th Reunion weekend meals and special events (see below)
  • Entertainment and beverages (beer, wine, and soft drinks) on Whitnall Field
  • 50th Reunion class souvenir
  • Reunion College sessions
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton

Please note that this special 50th Reunion pricing is available for members of the Class of 1969 and one adult guest. For information about registering additional guests, please contact Vicky Stone at 315-228-7433. 

50th Reunion weekend special events and meals include:

Thursday, May 30:

  • Presidents’ Club Bicentennial Celebration: Members of the Class of 1969 and their guest are invited to join members of the Presidents’ Club for this milestone event.

Friday, May 31:

  • Breakfast in Frank Dining Hall
  • Class of 1969 golf shotgun
  • 50th Reunion luncheon under a tent on Merrill House lawn
  • Formal class cocktail hour and dinner under a tent at Raab House
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field

Saturday, June 1:

  • Breakfast in Frank Dining Hall
  • Service of Remembrance for the Class of 1969
  • Alumni Assembly
  • 50th Reunion luncheon under a tent on Merrill House lawn
  • Class dinner at the Class of 1965 Arena
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field

Sunday, June 2:

  • Breakfast in Frank Dining Hall

Registration for the Classes of 1939-1968

Alumni celebrating reunions of more than 50 years are invited to return to campus at $200 per person, along with one guest at the same rate

Includes:

  • The following meals:
    • Breakfast (Friday-Sunday)
    • Friday lunch and dinner
    • Saturday lunch for the Classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, and 1964
    • Formal Saturday night dinner
  • Beer, wine, and entertainment on Whitnall Field all weekend
  • Torchlight parade and fireworks on Friday night
  • All-class entertainment on Whitnall Field on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Reunion College classes
  • Affinity group and Greek letter organization meetings
  • Transportation on campus and in the village of Hamilton
  • Reunion souvenir
  • $5 gift to support the Colgate Fund

Please note that this special Reunion pricing is available for members of the Classes of 1968 and earlier and one adult guest. For information about registering additional guests, please contact Vicky Stone at 315-228-7433. 

Housing Options

On-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.
 

Guests Under Age 21

Ages 13-20:

  • Full Weekend: $75
  • Friday Only: $60
  • Saturday Only: $25
  • Raider Weekend: Free

Ages 12 and below:

  • Free

Housing Options

On-campus housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Sign up for on-campus housing, RV sites, and tent spaces when registering for Reunion. Please visit the Housing Options page for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options.

Children's Programming

A variety of children’s programming, professional child care, and babysitters are available throughout the weekend. Please note that Saturday evening formal dinners may only be attended by guests aged 21 and older; alternative arrangements should be made for child care and meals.

Schedule Highlights

Additional Information

Alcohol Policy

Under New York State law, persons under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. The University requests that everyone conform to the letter of the law. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available on Whitnall Field until 1:30 a.m. There will be a cash bar offering mixed drinks on the field as well.

Sustainability and Green Initiatives

Reunion Weekend events strive to support Colgate’s Sustainability Initiatives and Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019. 

We are proud to continue our commitment to sustainability in the following ways:

  • Email is the primary method for marketing Reunion, reducing the amount of paper used
  • Local produce and products are integrated into meals
  • We compost Friday lunch and dinner food waste
  • Water coolers are provided around campus in place of one-time use disposable water bottles
  • Recycling receptacles are placed throughout headquarters and tents
  • Golf carts are used for transportation around campus to reduce greenhouse emissions
  • Biodegradable plates, utensils, cups, and napkins are used by dining services

To learn more about Colgate’s Sustainability Initiatives, visit the official sustainability page or contact John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability.

Registration includes an opportunity to support the Green Revolving Loan Fund when registering for reunion. The Green Revolving Loan Fund is the gift that keeps on giving by financing campus sustainability projects and renewable energy that lowers Colgate’s carbon footprint while reducing annual operating costs. The energy and resource savings from financed projects are reinvested into the fund so it grows over time.
 

Reunion Refund Policy

Colgate's Reunion fees cover costs associated with registration, housing, meals, programming, and more. Refunds can be accommodated up to May 15, 2019. Two small deductions are non-refundable: the $5 gift to Colgate included in the registration price and a $15 processing fee. The $15 processing fee will apply to all cancellations; this fee offsets costs the Office of Alumni Relations incurs each time a monetary transaction is processed. The $15 processing fee will not apply to partial refunds issued when an attendee changes registration options (e.g., switching from a Full Weekend to Saturday Only registration option).

Refunds requested after May 15 will not be considered until after Reunion. Full refunds are not guaranteed, and any refunds approved remain subject to the aforementioned non-refundable deductions, as well as additional fees.



Cupola of Colgate Memorial Chapel through the trees