Class of 2021 Sendoff Receptions

Welcome to Colby! This summer Colby families are hosting events across the country to welcome the Class of 2021. Popularly known as sendoff receptions, these events are informal gatherings that bring together new and returning Colby families. Each reception is a great opportunity to meet classmates and families from your home region in a social setting. Please note there is no cost to attend sendoff receptions.

Select the most convenient reception for your family. Receptions are scheduled in conjunction with Colby family volunteers in locations with large numbers of incoming Colby students. Several students and their families, however, attend a reception that is convenient to their summer. Therefore, all incoming members of the Class of 2021 and their families are invited to view the full schedule of receptions in the hope that one of the locations works. Please note that families may attend a reception without their student and vice versa given differing summer schedules.

** Additional Events below TBA 
[Click the "Registration" button above to RSVP]


Washington, D.C. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 28
RSVP by June 21

Los Angeles, Calif. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Thursday, June 29
RSVP by June 22


North Hampton, N.H. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 12
RSVP by July 5

Metro West, Wellesley, Mass., Global Entry Semester Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
*This event is only for students who are starting their Colby experience with a semester in Salamanca, Spain or Dijon, France        
Thursday, July 13
RSVP by July 6

Greenwich, Conn. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 19
RSVP by July 12

New York, N.Y.  Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Thursday, July 20
RSVP by July 13

Houston, Texas Sendoff Reception: (5-7 p.m.)
Sunday, July 23
RSVP by July 16

Metro West, Needham, Mass. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 25
RSVP by July 18

North Shore Chicago, Ill. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 25
RSVP by July 18

San Francisco, Calif. Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 26
RSVP by July 19

Penn Valley, Penn. Sendoff Reception: (4-6 p.m.)
Sunday, July 30
RSVP by July 24


Minneapolis, Minn. Sendoff Reception: (6-8 p.m.)
Thursday, August 3
RSVP by July 27

Maine Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 9
RSVP by August 2

** Additional Events TBA

New Jersey Sendoff Reception: (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Date and Time TBD


Or contact:

Deb Thurston P'16
Assistant Director of Parent Giving and Programs