Colgate's living and learning program houses first-years and sophomores and supports students throughout their college years by fostering a welcoming, enriching, and supportive community.
A student's Residential Commons membership is determined by the building where they are assigned to live in their first-year. Housing assignments for new students are made using the housing preference information they submit to Residential Life in the summer before they arrive at Colgate. Currently (through 2018–19), first-year students in a commons have the option to remain there as sophomores. Beginning in 2019–2020, all sophomores will be affiliated with a commons. RESIDENTIAL COMMONS