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Junior and Senior Living

Junior and senior students may live in college apartments, college houses, Greek houses, or townhouses, or they may apply to live off campus. These options include both traditional-style housing options and interest housing.
Residents of a townhouse sitting conversing in the living room during the morning

Room and Roommate Assignments

Juniors and seniors make their own roommate arrangements. The application process for interest housing begins prior to room selection for traditional-style housing, and assignments are based on application quality. Students seeking a traditional residential experience will select housing based on a random housing lottery. The availability of each residence type varies, so preferences cannot be guaranteed.

General Housing Options

100 Broad Street
100 Broad Street About the residence
The house has a space for the studio arts, a performance space, and a large first-floor study space. Most rooms in 100 Broad Street are suites with two large rooms (a common room and a double bedroom).

Dining status
Students living at 100 Broad Street are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. 100 Broad St. has a full kitchen available for residents’ use.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
None

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
34

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
Apartments - Newell
Newell Apartments About the residence
Three-person apartments are furnished and include a living room, dining room, kitchen, one-and-one-half bathrooms, a double occupancy bedroom, and a single-occupancy bedroom.

Four-person apartments are furnished and include a living room, dining room, kitchen, one-and-one-half bathrooms, a double-occupancy bedroom, and two single-occupancy bedrooms.

Laundry facilities are located in the basement of each building. Newell is located on College Street, just beyond Broad Street.

Dining status
Students living in the Newell Apartments are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Each apartment has a full kitchen available for residents’ use. Residents provide their own cleaning supplies, dinnerware, and cookware.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning of the apartment, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
None; traditional-style

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
129 (apartments of 3 or 4)

Room types
3-person apartments (1 single, 1 double)
4-person apartments (2 singles, 1 double)
Apartments - Parker
About the residence
Parker apartments are each two floors, with the kitchen and living area on the bottom floor and double bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second floor. The 6-person units also have a half-bath on the first floor. Laundry facilities are located in the Commons, a building in the center of the complex. The Commons also serves as a popular study space and a venue for social events for residents and campus groups. Parker is located on College Street, just beyond Broad Street.

Dining status
Students living in the Parker Apartments are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Each apartment has a full kitchen available for residents’ use. Residents provide their own cleaning supplies, dinnerware, and cookware.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning of the apartment, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms.

Coeducational?
4-person apartments: not coed
6-person apartments: coed

Interest housing
None; traditional-style

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
200 (apartments of 4 or 6)

Room types
4-person apartments (2 doubles)
6-person apartments (3 doubles)
Apartments - University Court
University Court Apartments About the residence
Fondly nicknamed “Birch,” there are 10 buildings, each with four furnished four-person apartments (except building 6, which houses laundry facilities). Each apartment is one floor, has two large double bedrooms, a bathroom, a living/dining room area, and a full kitchen. University Court is located on College Street, just beyond Broad Street.

Dining status
Students living in University Court are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Each apartment has a full kitchen available for residents’ use. Residents provide their own cleaning supplies, dinnerware, and cookware.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning of the apartment, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms.

Coeducational?
Coed complex with single-gender apartments

Interest housing
None; traditional-style

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
156 (apartments of 4)

Room types
4-person apartments (2 doubles)
John C. Cushman III House - 102 Broad Street
Cushman House About the residence
Cushman House is a self-governing coeducational house given to the university by John C. Cushman III '63. The house’s purpose changes each year with the resident student group.

Dining status
Students living in Cushman House are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
"A special place for Colgate students with an ever-changing sense of purpose, but nevertheless a commitment to the objective of providing a stimulating academic and social experience."

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
16

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
La Casa
La Casa About the Residence
La Casa is located on campus on the corner of Oak Drive and Academic Drive. It is a small living community originally established as a center for students interested in Latino culture. Today it serves the community by providing a general housing option.

Dining status
Students living in La Casa are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilites staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
None

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
12

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Townhouse Community
Townhouse community About the residence
The Townhouse Community houses students in townhouses of 8 or 16 occupants each. Each townhouse has double-occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen that includes: a dishwasher, two refrigerators, a flat-surface stove with four burners, an oven, and a sink. Residents are responsible for stocking their kitchen and townhouse with items such as dishes, glassware, pots and pans, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, etc.

The townhouses provide more independent living and the opportunity for shared responsibility. Residents will explore and affirm their identity through a community living experience where they learn how to collaborate, hold each other accountable, and contribute to their group and townhouse community.

Dining status
Juniors and seniors living in the Townhouse Community are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Each townhouse has a full kitchen available for residents’ use. Residents provide their own cleaning supplies, dinnerware, and cookware.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning of the townhouse, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms.

Coeducational?
16-person: coed
8-person: not coed

Interest housing
None; traditional-style

Resident class years
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Occupancy
272 (units of 16 or 8)

Room types
Doubles

Interest Housing Options

Groups applying for interest-based housing will determine the theme of the residence for the upcoming academic year in their applications, with the exception of Whitnall Hall (wellness living) and Crawshaw Hall (Harlem Renaissance Center).
49 Broad Street - Class of 1934 House
Class of 1934 House About the residence
The Class of 1934 House includes a spacious dining room, living room, and recreational area. Residents participate in a variety of intellectual, educational, and social programs.

Dining status
Students living in the Class of 1934 House are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
Based on group application

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
12

Room types
Single rooms
Double rooms
Triple rooms
70 Broad Street - The Loj
The LojAbout the residence
The Loj House is a small community of students living in double, triple, and single rooms.

While the theme of the house is determined by group application each year, historically the house's theme has focused on environmentalism and the outdoors, bringing together students students who share a common interest in the outdoors.

The community has supported various ways of relating to the natural environment such as adventure and recreational activities, environmental activism, academic study, and outdoor and experiential education, often collaborating with the Outdoor Education program .

Dining status
Students living in The Loj are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
Based on group application. Historically, the house has had a theme focusing on environmentalism and the outdoors.

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
12

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
80 Broad Street - Ralph J. Bunche House
Bunche House About the residence
Bunche House is a mid-sized, themed community of students. The theme of the residence is determined each year by the group application of the student residents. Historically, the house has focused on peace and internationalism, or positive sexuality on campus.

Dining status
Students living in Bunche House are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Bunche House has a full kitchen available for residents’ use.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
Based on group application. Historically, the house has had a theme focusing on peace and internationalism or positive sexuality.

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
26

Room types
Singles
Doubles
104 Broad Street
104 Broad Street About the residence
104 Broad Street is a mid-sized, themed student community. The theme of the residence is determined by the group application of the student residents.

Since being gifted to the university in 2005 by Phi Gamma Delta alumni, the residence has served as a fraternity house, and as a themed house focusing on wellness living.

Dining status
As there is not a full kitchen in 104 Broad St., students often choose to use the school's meal plan system. Sophomores living in the house are required to have a meal plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
Determined by group application

Resident class years
Sophomores, juniors, seniors

Occupancy
29

Room types
Singles
Doubles
110 Broad Street
110 Broad Street on Arrival Day About the residence
110 Broad Street is a large, themed student community. The theme of the residence is variable each year, determined by the group application of the student residents.

The house has large common spaces on the first floor that are ideal for studying or recreation.

Dining status
Students living at 110 Broad Street are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. 110 Broad St. has a full kitchen available for residents’ use.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
Determined by group application.

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
43

Room types
Singles
Doubles
118 Broad Street - Asia Interest House
Asia Interest House About the residence
118 Broad Street is a small, themed student community. The theme of the residence is determined by the group application of the student residents.

Historically, the residence has been known as the "Asia Interest House," with its primary purpose being to enhance the lives of students by encouraging an appreciation and understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures. To that end, the residence has worked closely with Asian student organizations, the Colgate International Community, the Asian studies and East Asian languages and literatures departments, as well as the ALANA Cultural Center.

Dining status
Students living in the Asia Interest House are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Coeducational?
Yes

Interest housing
Determined by group application. Historically, the residence has been themed as the "Asia Interest House."

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
8

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Harlem Renaissance Center
The Harlem Renaissance Center is located in Crawshaw House, part of the Bryan Complex (see above). The HRC is a living and learning center for students interested in African and African American history and culture and is open to students of any class year. The HRC was established with two goals in mind: to provide students with an educational atmosphere about the culture and heritage of Pan-African ways of life and to educate the Colgate community about African American culture.

Dining status
Students living in the Bryan Complex are included in the traditional college meal plan. The Edge Cafe dining facility is located in the residential Bryan Complex.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning all space within their suite, including the bathroom.

Coeducational?
Yes

Room types
3-person suites (1 single, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 singles, 1 double)
5-person suites (3 singles, 1 double)
5-person suites (1 single, 2 doubles)
6-person suites (2 singles, 2 doubles)
Wellness Living
The Wellness Living community is located in Whitnall House, a part of the Cutten Complex. The community is for students committed to maintaining healthy life habits. The program is well situated in this space, which is also home to the Shaw Wellness Institute.

Dining status
Students living in the Cutten Complex are included in the traditional college meal plan.

Cleaning responsibilities
Students are responsible for cleaning all space within their suite, including the bathroom.

Coeducational?
Yes

Room types
2-person suites (1 single, 1 RA room)
3-person suites (3 singles)
3-person suites (1 single, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 singles, 1 double)
4-person suites (2 doubles)
Delta Upsilon Fraternity House

Fraternity and Sorority Houses

Students who are involved in a fraternity or sorority are permitted to live in their respective fraternity or sorority house during their junior and/or senior years. The facilities are university-owned, but the operations of the communities within are the responsibility of the individual fraternity and sorority organizations. Learn more about fraternity and sorority life.

Off-Campus Living: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

Members of the senior class may apply to enter a lottery for a limited number of opportunities to live off campus in the Hamilton community. For more information about the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program, contact the Office of Residential Life.

Note: It is not guaranteed that everyone wishing to live off campus will be permitted to do so. Do not commit to or sign a lease for an off-campus residence unless you have received notification of permission to live off campus following the off-campus housing lottery.

More Information

If you have any questions, please see our list of frequently asked questions. Also, feel free to contact the office of Residential Life.

For residence hall locations, see the campus map.


Contact Information

Office of Residential Life
Drake Hall - 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mailreslife@colgate.edu