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Classrooms and Research

Colgate has a wide array of classroom and research facilities that serve our faculty members and students.
The Robert H.N. Ho Science Center opened in 2007.

Lathrop Hall

This centerpiece of the Academic Quad was originally built in 1905, but underwent a full renovation and revitalization in 2013.

The $9.6 million renovation vastly improved classroom spaces, and created new flexible and multipurpose rooms that are utilized frequently not only for innovative teaching, but for a variety of extracurricular activities as well.

The building is now home to the English department, the writing and rhetoric department, the Division of University Studies, and the campus's writing and speaking center.

Ho Science Center

One of the prime examples of our state-of-the-art facilities is the $56.3 million, 121,000-gross-square-foot Robert H.N. Ho Science Center.

The center is designed to enhance the sciences, encourage multidisciplinary fields of study, teach students collaborative learning, and recognize the importance of community outreach.

The interdisciplinary science center is named in honor of Robert Hung Ngai Ho '56, who confirmed a commitment of $27 million to the project. It was designed by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot Architects of Boston.

It houses the environmental studies, geography, geology, and physics and astronomy departments and programs, and part of the biology department. It also features the Ho Tung Visualization Lab, a greenhouse, 10 walk-in environmental chambers, a cold room, dark rooms, and a radioactivity lab.

Undergraduate Research

Our students work closely with faculty members on graduate-level research — as undergraduates. Students can participate in research opportunities as soon as they step on campus during their first year. Research

Departmental Facilities and Resources

Several of our academic departments and programs maintain detailed online information about the facilities at their disposal: