Colgate Together — Parent and Family Update
Colgate Together

Parent & Family Update


Public health

Advance to Gate 3

Colgate advanced to Gate 3 on Tuesday morning, following a reduction in positive cases on campus. Our thoughts are with the students still in isolation and those in close contact quarantine.

In announcing the shift to Gate 3, Vice President Laura Jack thanked students, faculty members, and staff members for their flexibility and understanding as they have endured this semester. “We have become accustomed to any number of pandemic scenarios, but going backward on our Gate number isn’t one of them,” she said. “It was a source of understandable stress, but you rallied, and the results are trending in the right direction. This good news comes as we continue to plan for campus events.”

Voluntary COVID-19 Antigen Testing

Students seeking voluntary antigen testing were offered clinics this week, on Tuesday and Thursday. These tests, free of charge, are specifically for anyone who is concerned about exposure, or for those who are planning on departing campus for any reason. Those whose schedules conflict with the two testing days can contact Student Health Services to make an appointment.

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Updates From Campus

Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle Colgate will provide free transportation to Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport, May 2–9, 2021. Students received a link to make first-come, first-served reservations online in Monday’s Colgate Together Digest. Requests with less than 24 hours’ notice may not be accommodated due to de-densification requirements.

May 2–4: Noon and 3 p.m.
May 5–8: Noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.
May 9: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.



Start Your Bidding! Senior Honor Society Auction

This year, the Senior Honor Society’s annual auction celebrates the artistic talent of our community. Colgate faculty, staff, students, and alumni have donated their artwork and expertise for a virtual, silent auction that is open until April 25 at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit two local organizations of the Indigenous Oneida Nation: AOY (Akweku Osh^he Yukwayote) and The Shako:wi Cultural Center. You may register for bidding and view the artwork on the live auction website. Anyone is welcome to bid on items.


Register for Bidding


Spring DanceFest

April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Watch your favorite student dance groups in the performance of the year! Groups of all styles are putting their hard work throughout the semester on display.





Final Thoughts

Message of Support

Dawn LaFrance, director of Counseling and Psychological Services and director of sexual violence support, shared the following message with the campus community earlier this week

“In two weeks, students will begin taking finals. This semester has been a long journey for all of us. We have encountered many uncertainties and setbacks, but we have also seen remarkable resilience and strength. We are almost there. During these final weeks of the semester, please remember to take care of yourselves and those around you: rest, eat well, take breaks, and use your time wisely. If you are in need of support, there are many people in your Colgate community who want to help you. Counseling center staff are ready to assist, and they have crisis/consultation hours available M–F 1:30-4:30 p.m. — no appointment necessary. Call, email, or use our Appointment Request Form. We are all rooting for you. Stay determined and see the light at the end of the tunnel!”

College Student Summer Job Resources

Not all college students pursue an internship. Just working hard and making money over the summer can be an excellent goal. Collegiate Parent’s article 30+ Ways Your College Student Can Earn Money This Summer provides a practical and comprehensive look at where and how students can find a summer job.


How to reach us
Rebecca Downing
Senior Director, Communications and Parent Initiatives

Parent and family resources

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