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SophoMORE Connections provides second-year students an opportunity to explore their academic and career interests through conversations with alumni, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen.

2017 Keynote: Jamil Jude ’09

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DOWNLOAD 2017 PROGRAMCelebrating its 5th year, this program is designed to help second-year students think about major selection, off-campus study options, and internship planning in consultation with our best resources: Colgate alumni, faculty, and staff. Check out the 2017 program for more detail.


For students, the program runs Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21. Alumni are asked to be here beginning on Friday, January 20 through Saturday, January 21.


Over half of the sophomore class, 50+ juniors and seniors, and 125 Colgate alumni, faculty, and staff. Bios for all alumni participants will be posted in the online program booklet a week prior to the event.

Keynote Speaker 2017

Jamil Jude ’09

Headshot of Jamil Jude '09
Jamil is a freelance director, producer, playwright, and dramaturg. Self-identifying as an "Artist Plus", Jamil feels most at home bringing socially relevant art to the community.

Past Keynote Speakers