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Colgate Rugby Celebrates 50 Years During 2016-17 Academic Year

In January 1966, as part of the now defunct January Plan, an enterprising young student named Stephen Wright ‘67 took it upon himself to compose a report titled “Why and How Rugby Should Be Developed at Colgate.” It was from this humble effort that Colgate University would witness its first club sport and an ethos of student leadership that still permeates the club today. The women’s club was to follow in 1979. During the 2016-17 academic year, Colgate Rugby will celebrate our 50th Anniversary through a homecoming celebration (Oct 1), winter cocktail event in NYC (Jan 5), and alumni game, culminating in an All-Classes Rugby Reunion at Reunion ’17 next summer. Watch your email and this page for more information. See you on the pitch!


Atavus Camps – CWU and Rutgers

Colgate is proud to send representatives to talk to upcoming Men’s and Women’s HS players in collaboration with Atavus and Ruggers Edge at the Ellensburg (CWU) and Rutgers camps this month! Please look around our site, in particular the Recruiting section, download our brochure at, fill out a recruiting profile so we can contact you, and look at Colgate’s website at for more information! We look forward to seeing you on campus for a visit!


US Collegiate Development Camp @ Dartmouth

Coach Chapman was thrilled to attend the USCD camp at Dartmouth. He met a lot of promising athletes, and said the caliber of player in attendance has risen steadily every year.  For any players visiting our website looking for more information, feel free to browse, and to visit Colgate’s site at  Application deadlines are in November (ED) and January (RD). Please visit our recruiting page too, and fill out a recruiting form.  Thanks!