NOTE: Hamilton is located on Route 12B, not Route 12 or Route 20; this is the most important fact to remember in locating Colgate. Also, because of construction projects, all visitors should enter campus via Oak Drive.
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: Mass. Pike to NYS Thruway (connect I-87 North, I-90 West toward Buffalo), Take exit 25A and follow I-88 south to the first exit, then pick up Route 20 west; at Madison, south on 12B.
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.