Colgate University is located in the Village of Hamilton, Madison County, NY, on Route 12B.
From the North, use 68 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY as your destination address. Turn left onto Oak Drive and James B. Colgate Hall will be the first building on the right.
From the South, use 110 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY as your destination address. Turn right at the light and James B. Colgate Hall will be the third building on the right.
From New York metropolitan area: The Tappan Zee Bridge (NYS Thruway) to Route 17 west (Exit 16) to Deposit (Exit 84). At Deposit, right on Route 8 north to New Berlin, then Route 80 west to Sherburne. Right on Route 12, then bear left on Route 12B to Hamilton.
From north of Westchester: NYS Thruway Exit 25A, follow I-88 south to exit 24, and pick up Route 20 west; at Madison, south on 12B to Hamilton.
From Boston and the east: Take Mass Pike to NYS Thurway west to Exit 25A for I-88 (Duanesburg), then I-88 west to Exit 24 for Route 20 west; beyond Madison turn left onto Route 12B south to Hamilton. In bad weather, or for more highway driving, stay on NYS Thruway west to Exit 31 (Utica); follow sign for Route 12 south through Utica; then take Route 12B south to Hamilton.
From North Central N.J.: Follow I-80 west. Exit to I-380 northwest toward Scranton, to I-81 north to Binghamton. Exit 6 for Route 12 north to Sherburne, and 12B to Hamilton.
From Philadelphia: take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-81 at Scranton; north on I-81 to Binghamton. Exit 6 for Route 12 north to Sherburne; bear left on 12B north to Hamilton.
From the west (Buffalo, Ohio, etc.) and from Syracuse Airport: Take the NYS Thruway east to Exit 33 (Vernon) to Route 365 west. In Oneida, pick up Route 5 west and move to the left lanes, to catch left turn onto Route 46 south. Follow 46 south, crossing Route 20, and onto Route 12B south into Hamilton.
By small aircraft: Hamilton Municipal Airport is located just north of town on route 12B. Though it is not served by any commercial airlines, it is used by many people visiting Colgate.