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did columbus sail?
It depends on how much you hate cold weather! If you will be miserable, probably not, but we all find a way to deal with it- and some people even like it! You can get out and ski, snowshoe, go ice fishing, etc. There are many things to do in the winter that you would not be able to do in other, warmer places.
Yes! The snow is beautiful
I live in Central New York about 45 min. away from Colgate and we get A LOT of snow and (although this winter has been already so far) Hamilton New York is known to have harsher winters than us. Hope this gives you a slight visual.
The amount of snow varies from winter to winter, but major roads and walkways are largely kept clear. It's not overbearing, and it makes for a fun weekend afternoon.
I dont think so, although I am from Chicago! Always glad when Spring comes around though...
Same in Portland (OR), it snowed a few days ago and then it was sunny..
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Written by David Esber
Colgate is definitely not a warm-weather school, at least for the majority of the year. What Hamilton does offer is four distinct seasons with fresh snowfalls as beautiful as the changing autumn leaves—emphasis on the fresh snowfalls. While the first few wintry days or even weeks are greeted with excitement by most students, as the gray months begin to blend together, students seek respite wherever possible. It's not all cold, however. The first and last few weeks of class frequently hit the 80s, with plenty of sun making you wish you had air conditioning in your on-campus housing (the only residence hall with air conditioning is Gate House). Though most know Colgate for its snowfall, there is a fair amount of rain in the fall and spring, making waterproof boots and a good raincoat necessities.
While some instantly knock Colgate off their college search for its weather, the students know that there is far more to the eye than a quick look at the weather forecast online. Students make the most of their location, "borrowing" trays from Frank Dining Hall for sledding down the old ski hill or renting skis from the Outdoor Equipment Rental Center (OREC) in Base Camp to take on the miles of groomed ski trails. Pack a few sweaters, a warm jacket, a good pair of boots, and you'll be set for whatever the Chenango Valley throws your way. In many ways, the weather is what makes Colgate truly a special place.
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