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Colgate Day

By Lauren Marshall on January 28, 2020

We invite you to join us on Friday, March 13, 2020 as we celebrate the history of our great university. Enjoy special savings and deals 9am – 6pm at the Colgate Bookstore! The entire store and website will be 13% off (some exclusions apply). 


Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special?


Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. During that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone for what would become known as Colgate University.


That’s not our only reason to celebrate the number 13. The university’s address is 13 Oak Drive. Our zip code is 13346. The first two numbers, standing alone, are the number 13, and the sum of the remaining three totals 13.


Even the university’s motto has a connection with 13. There are — no surprise here — 13 letters in “Deo ac Veritati,” a Latin phrase meaning “For God and For Truth.”


So this superstitious number has a very special meaning on our campus. And in honor of this tradition, every Friday the 13th is declared “Colgate Day.”


Maroon Friday

By Lauren Marshall on October 18, 2018

Shop HUGE sales on Maroon Friday, November 23rd! The entire gift wing, all toys and food will be 13% off. We will be open from 10am – 5pm.


Holiday Open House

By Lauren Marshall on October 18, 2018

It’s never too early to shop for the holidays! On Friday, November 16th, the village of Hamilton is hosting a Holiday Open House. Participating Hamilton stores will be open late to kick off the holiday season with refreshments and giveaways.

We will be open from 9am -7pm, and our entire gift wing, all toys, and select holiday ornaments will be 20% off, all day long. We will have locally made refreshments and cider. Happy shopping!


Third Annual Halloween in Hamilton

By Lauren Marshall on September 12, 2018

Join us as we celebrate our third annual village-wide Halloween in Hamilton on October 31st! Enjoy a giant celebration with crafts, trick-or-treating, and a free movie! Safe fun for the whole family. Check out the full schedule of events below.

From 3pm – 4pm, head over to the Colgate Bookstore (3 Utica St) for a gigantic celebration. Create a glowing Dream Jar, design your own enormous BFG ears, and snack on some delicious Frobscottle!

Then, join the costume parade down Lebanon Street from 4pm – 4:30pm. Local shops will hand out treats as the children parade through town. Lebanon Street will be closed for traffic from 3:30pm – 4:30pm for safety.

Starting at 4:30pm, the Hamilton Movie Theater (7 Lebanon St) will play the 2016 film, “The BFG” (rated PG, 1h 57m) for FREE, sponsored by the Colgate Bookstore. Based on a book by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” tells the story of an orphan little girl who befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

After the movie, head out through the village of Hamilton for a night of safe, fun trick-or-treating!


Colgate Day & Customer Appreciation Day

By Lauren Marshall on June 6, 2018

We’re combining Colgate Day with our annual Customer Appreciation Day and it’s gonna be epic! The entire store will be 13% off (in-store and online, some exclusions apply). Enjoy FREE ice cream (while supplies last).

Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special?

Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. During that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone for what would become known as Colgate University.

That’s not our only reason to celebrate the number 13. The university’s address is 13 Oak Drive. Our zip code is 13346. The first two numbers, standing alone, are the number 13, and the sum of the remaining three totals 13.

Even the university’s motto has a connection with 13. There are — no surprise here — 13 letters in “Deo ac Veritati,” a Latin phrase meaning “For God and For Truth.”

So this superstitious number has a very special meaning on our campus. And in honor of this tradition, every Friday the 13th is declared “Colgate Day.” We invite you to join us on July 13, 2018 as we celebrate the history of our great university. Enjoy special savings and deals all day long at the Colgate Bookstore!

The entire store will be 13% off (some exclusions apply). Sale includes S’well, Alex and Ani, and Patagonia.


Rain Forest Animals from the Utica Zoo

By Lauren Marshall on May 3, 2018

Join us at the Colgate Bookstore on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am – 12pm for the Utica Zoomobile: Rain Forest Animals! Meet rain forest reptiles, insects, and a Sumatran Chicken! Free and open to children of all ages.

Utica Zoo creates unique experiences and promotes public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation and recreation. Located in Roscoe-Conkling Park, the zoo is part of a recreational complex made possible by the donation of land from Thomas R. Proctor in 1909.The first building, completed in 1920, is currently named the Wildlife Building and houses the administrative offices, auditorium, reptile exhibits and the zoo’ s kitchen.  In 1981, the Animal Care Center was added to the Wildlife Building for the quarantine and veterinary facilities. The first building made exclusively for animal use was completed in 1927 and still houses the primate collection. Other major exhibits include the Lion exhibit and the California sea lion exhibit (finished in 1986).


33rd Annual Alumni Author Book Signing

By Lauren Marshall on April 30, 2018

Join us at the Colgate Bookstore on Saturday, June 2nd at 12:30pm as we host our 33rd Annual Alumni Author Book Signing! Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase and autographing.

The following alumni authors will be available for book signings:

Lauren Braun Costello ‘98
Eileen Coffey-Cowley ‘88
Teresa Delgado ‘88
Mark Moyer ‘86
Bernard Resnick ‘83
Bernard Siegel, MD ‘53
Jennifer Smith ’03
Al Yellon ’78

 

Paul Pinet, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, will also be signing copies of his book, “Shadowed by Deep Time”. His landscape watercolor paintings will be on display on the third floor.


Colgate Day – Friday, April 13, 2018

By Lauren Marshall on March 15, 2018

Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special?

Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. During that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone for what would become known as Colgate University.

That’s not our only reason to celebrate the number 13. The university’s address is 13 Oak Drive. Our zip code is 13346. The first two numbers, standing alone, are the number 13, and the sum of the remaining three totals 13.

Even the university’s motto has a connection with 13. There are — no surprise here — 13 letters in “Deo ac Veritati,” a Latin phrase meaning “For God and For Truth.”

So this superstitious number has a very special meaning on our campus. And in honor of this tradition, every Friday the 13th is declared “Colgate Day.” We invite you to join us on April 13, 2018 as we celebrate the history of our great university. Enjoy special savings and deals all day long at the Colgate Bookstore!

The entire store will be 13% off (some exclusions apply). Sale includes S’well and Alex and Ani.


Booklovers Club Holiday Reception

By Lauren Marshall on November 2, 2017

Calling all booklovers!

Come to our annual reception on Tuesday, November 28th from 6pm – 7pm to receive free books, and enter to win more! Enjoy locally made refreshments and receive expert personal assistance while shopping for the holidays.

Here’s how it works: Our friends in publishing have donated great books, which we combine into bundles. For every book you purchase at the reception, you’ll receive one raffle ticket. Browse through the bundles to find the perfect collection. Then, place your raffle ticket on the bundle of your choice, and see if you are the winner! All drawings for book bundles will be held at 7:00pm. You need not be present to win.

Want even more free books? Come browse our huge collection of free advance reading copies – including books that haven’t even been published yet!

This event is open to book club members and the general public. Book club members will receive double stamps for every book purchased that night.


Colgate Day – October 13, 2017

By Lauren Marshall on September 13, 2017

Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special?

Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. During that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone for what would become known as Colgate University.

That’s not our only reason to celebrate the number 13. The university’s address is 13 Oak Drive. Our zip code is 13346. The first two numbers, standing alone, are the number 13, and the sum of the remaining three totals 13.

Even the university’s motto has a connection with 13. There are — no surprise here — 13 letters in “Deo ac Veritati,” a Latin phrase meaning “For God and For Truth.”

So this superstitious number has a very special meaning on our campus. And in honor of this tradition, every Friday the 13th is declared “Colgate Day.” We invite you to join us on October 13, 2017 as we celebrate the history of our great university. Enjoy special savings and deals all day long at the Colgate Bookstore!

The entire store will be 13% off (some exclusions apply).