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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.

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Contact Information

Office of Residential Life
Drake Hall - 13 Oak Dr.
Hamilton, NY 13346
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Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mail: reslife@colgate.edu

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Office Hours

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

Stacey Millard

Stacey Millard

Director of Residential Life
smillard@colgate.edu

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Stacey began at Colgate in 2015. In her role as Director of Residential Life, Stacey oversees all aspects of residential life; 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.
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Fareeza Islam '14

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.
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.
Sarah Lemon

Sarah Lemon '12

Interim Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Ciccone Commons, East Hall, West Hall

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Sarah joined the Residential Life team in August 2016 as the Residential Fellow for the Ciccone Commons. Now as the Interim Assistant Director for East and West Halls, she is excited to be a part of making the Colgate experience better for students in and out of the Commons communities. Her hope is that every Colgate student would feel welcome and included and know that they are an important and cared for member of the Colgate community. Sarah graduated from Colgate in 2012 with a B.A. in Geology and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a M.Sc. in Geophysics in 2014. After graduating from Wisconsin, Sarah’s passion for geology took her to Anchorage, Alaska where she worked for two years for BP Alaska. Although Alaska was a wonderful adventure, Sarah is happy to be back in Hamilton with an opportunity to serve the university and students she loved so much during her tenure as a Colgate student.
Tanith Sherman

Tanith Sherman

Residential Housing Coordinator
tsherman@colgate.edu

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Tanith started working at Colgate University in 2015 in the Office of Residential Life. As the Housing Coordinator she works with students to find them housing and with Facilities to maintain our residential halls. She most enjoys working one on one with students looking for housing options or returning from abroad to ensure that each student finds a place they can comfortably call home while at Colgate. She received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing in 2008 from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Born and raised in Nebraska, Tanith, her husband Josh and their three children have called upstate New York their home for the past 15 years.