Home to Colgate University, Hamilton, New York is an historic Village located in the heart of Central NY. You will love the sense of community coupled with immense pride for the hometown school.
Founded in 1795 and first known as Payne's Settlement, the Village of Hamilton celebrated its bicentennial in 1995. It has maintained its rich history while welcoming the changing times with each new class of Colgate first years. Hamilton was recently named one of the friendliest towns in America by Forbes Magazine. Campers will have the opportunity to do some exploring before the clinic and during the 1-hour lunch break to enjoy the family-owned restaurants and shops, and a friendly smile or two.
For those coming in from beyond driving distance, we recommend lodging at the Colgate Inn, located directly in the Village, or in nearby hotels in New Hartford, NY (25 miles), or Syracuse (40 miles). The easiest airport to fly in and out of is Syracuse airport, which is a quick hour drive to campus.
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13 Oak Drive
Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.
Through its curriculum, the engagement of the faculty, and life on the campus, Colgate challenges students to be enlightened thinkers and prepares them to be global citizens who will thrive in life and in work. Learning here, living here, and climbing the hill of our campus, you feel it: We are always ascending. Colgate is a university that is marked by a proud two-century history and shaped by its bold ambition.
At the core of Colgate University is one of the most ambitious and relevant learning experiences in the country. Regardless of major, all students are taught to think critically, communicate powerfully, analyze other perspectives, and solve complex problems. This foundational curriculum equips students to develop as leaders who can engage thoughtfully and flourish in the careers that they want.
Colgate’s scale is unlike any in America. We are small enough for students to build relationships with their professors, yet large enough to support top scholars in every field. We offer a surprisingly vast array of classes and majors. Undergraduates in every major undertake serious research here. Off-campus and international study options prevail, and all our classes are taught by leading scholars in their fields. At Colgate, teaching is a clear priority. This is a place of intellectual rigor and engagement.
Colgate’s identity is defined, too, by how it feels here. The beauty of our campus invites you in. Set on a hillside — with stately buildings, surrounded by a canopy of colorful trees — we are steeped in 200 years of history. The energy of this place is everywhere. We compete in Division I athletics, the highest level of collegiate sports. We have designed our residential living to ensure that students from all over the world feel connected and share experiences on a campus that quickly feels like home. In the center of New York, in one of the friendliest towns in America, we offer the best of college life.
It is our mission to develop thinkers who value intellectual rigor and who are capable of challenging themselves and others with vigor and reason. We choose sophisticated students who will grow in both confidence and humility, and who will seek a global perspective in shaping their own. Our students carry our values. One day they will carry the value of a Colgate degree, which opens doors with its reputation for academic excellence.
This is Colgate, a distinctive, vibrant, and welcoming place to learn, live, and develop into who you are. Colgate is ever driven to be the best — one of the world’s premier universities and the finest undergraduate institution in America.
Beyer-Small '76 Field
30 College Street
Beyer-Small '76 Field
Beyer-Small ’76 Field is home to the Colgate soccer teams.
The facility is named for two Colgate Hall of Honor members. John Beyer is the retired longtime men’s and women’s soccer head coach, while Barry Small ’76 is a former soccer and baseball student-athlete who served as a University Trustee. Located between Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium and Tyler’s Field, Beyer-Small '76 Field pays tribute to the life-changing connections that can develop between student-athletes and coaches.
The field features TV-standard lighting; a fully functioning press box with rooftop camera deck; home and visiting team rooms; public restrooms; seating for 1,300 fans; and a FIFA 2-certified FieldTurf playing surface that is approved for use in World Cup qualifying matches. The university’s 9/11 Memorial, originally dedicated Sept. 13, 2003, at Van Doren Field, was relocated to the new facility.
Beyer was head men’s soccer coach from 1966 through 1979, leading the team to an 81-66-15 overall record with six All-Region players and one All-American — Barry Small. Beyer coached the women’s team for two years in the early 1980s, posting a record of 22-10-1 and achieving a combined Colgate soccer coaching mark of 103-76-16.
Small earned his All-America Second Team honors while serving as team captain during his senior year of 1975. The four-year letter winner ended his Colgate tenure fourth on the school chart in career goals with 22, and third in points with 48. Twice, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named him All-New York Region. He also lettered three years in baseball as the starting center fielder.
The facility was dedicated Aug. 29 and 30, 2014, during the Raiders' opening home weekend for men's and women's soccer in front of an overflow crowd of 1,645 supporters.