Months of work, weeks of anticipation, days of construction, and hours of last-minute-detailing have paid off: Reunion 2013 is officially under way.

More than 2,000 alumni and friends will travel to campus this weekend, May 30–June 2, setting a new attendance record as the university celebrates its 3s and 8s. Reunion 2013 also marks the 40th anniversary of women’s athletics at Colgate and the lucky 13th reunion for our Class of 2000.

While on campus, alumni can learn about Colgate Reads, a community-wide project spearheaded by English professors Jane Pinchin and Jennifer Brice. The program aims to register 2,013 participants who will read “Tenth of December” by George Saunders before September 10, when the acclaimed author visits campus. Sign up and be counted during this special Year of 2013 program!

Whether you are on campus or following the festivities from home, make sure to visit our Reunion Live page throughout the weekend to keep an eye on our social media feeds and photo galleries. Join the conversation wherever you are by tagging your posts #gatereunion.

Colgate alumni: while you’re online, please visit to update your profile and confirm your preferences in the alumni directory. Remember: It’s your profile, and you share only what you want to share. E-mail with questions.