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Office of Residential Life

Our goal is to further the educational mission of Colgate by extending student learning and growth into our residential community, promoting a purposeful and inclusive environment through shared expectation.
We are dedicated to supporting living arrangements that extend learning beyond the classroom.

Our Goals

  • We promote healthy, safe, and inclusive communities where individual members are valued and respected.
  • We foster personal growth and success through a purposeful residential experience.
  • We challenge and support students in making meaningful and responsible contributions to society.

Colgate Housing Account

Login to your Colgate housing account - Residence by Symplicity, where you can access information related to your residential experience. Students can submit online work orders, late stay or early arrival requests, participate in room selection and all other areas associated with your housing assignment.  


Community Leaders
Community Leader Applications

The CL position is a fulfilling, challenging experience, and provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and to form meaningful relationships. It is a chance to enhance your communication skills, and receive extensive training and personal development. 

To qualify to be a Community Leader one must be in good judicial standing and be a full time matriculated student. We are only interested in those who have a desire to make a difference, and a sincere interest in mentoring other students.

Students interested in applying for the CL position, must attend ONE information session below

Tuesday, November 8th, 4:30pm-5:30pm  Lathrop Hall - 207
Thursday, November 17th 11:30am-12:30pm Olin Hall - 328
Wednesday, November 30th, 4:15pm-5:15pm Edge Cafe/Bryan Complex
Tuesday, December 6th, 5:00pm-6:00pm Alumni, 11
Tuesday, January 24th, 6pm-7pm Alumni, 111

Application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accessible on your housing account by November, 7th, 2016. 

Applications are due on January 27th, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Contact Information

Office of Residential Life
Drake Hall - 13 Oak Dr.
Hamilton, NY 13346
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Phone: 315-228-7367

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stacey Millard

Stacey Millard

Director of Residential Housing

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Stacey began at Colgate in 2015. In her role as Director of Residential Housing, Stacey oversees housing assignments, residential facilities, and housing selection processes; she is also closely aligned with the Residential Commons program. Stacey’s professional experience consists of more than 5 years in residential life roles at small liberal arts institutions with characteristics similar to Colgate University. One of the most rewarding components of her position, is the opportunity Stacey has to help students find their fit and the place where they feel they most belong at Colgate. She also enjoys the opportunities to collaborate with the Facilities & Capital Projects staffs as we continue to invest in and renovate our residential facilities around campus. Stacey graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Sociology and Educational Studies, and the University of Vermont with a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. Stacey is a native Vermonter, but now calls Chittenango, NY home with her husband, Geoffrey.

Fareeza Islam

Senior Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Commons 2 (Bryan Complex, 94 Broad St.), 100 Hamilton Street, Cutten Complex

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Fareeza graduated from Colgate University in 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Environmental Studies and is currently working towards the completion of her M.S in Student Affairs Counseling at Syracuse University. She has spent her time over the last two years overseeing the programmatic efforts and housing needs of sophomore students. She is very excited to be on the leadership team for Commons Two working to develop and implement a community that provides an enriching and inclusive experience for all students. She is passionate about student development and looks forward to serving as a resource that will help students to develop and thrive holistically both inside and out of the class room. Originally from the Guyana in South America, Fareeza loves the Colgate community and enjoys Saturdays at the farmers market in the Village of Hamilton during the summer months.
Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Ciccone Commons (Curtis and Drake Halls, 100 Broad Street), Townhouses

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Jack started working at Colgate University in 2016 as an Assistant Director in the Office of Residential Life. He works with students living in the Ciccone Commons and Townhouses. He is a recent graduate from Le Moyne College, where he received his B.A. in Philosophy, and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Higher Education Administration at Syracuse University. He loves the people at Colgate and the village of Hamilton, and he hope to develop programs that foster an inclusive campus environment where students can flourish.
Amin Rashid

Amin Rashid

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Gate House, East Hall, West Hall, Andrews Hall

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Rashid brings ten years of residential life experience to Colgate University. He is a graduate of the Purchase Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, and has his Master of Science degree from Ithaca College. Rashid enjoys volunteering his time to youth groups and organizations in his hometown of Syracuse, New York; one of those being On Point for College, a college access network whose mission is to help first-generation students graduate from college and become gainfully employed.
Esther Rosbrook

Esther Rosbrook

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Parker Apartments, University Courts, Newell Apartment, Broad Street College Houses

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Esther Rosbrook has a business degree from the University of Indonesia in 2002 and graduated from the State University in Buffalo in 2015 with a Master of Science degree in Education. Prior to coming to Colgate, Esther has about twenty years of experience in public relations, finance and budgeting, international relations, customer service management, youth empowerment programs and education. Before joining the residential life team, she worked at the ALANA Cultural Center for three years and transferred to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in 2015. In addition, she advises several student organizations on campus.

Tanith Sherman

Residential Housing Coordinator