June 6-9, 2013
Colby welcomes back alumni from classes ending in 3 or 8 for Reunion 2013 and a weekend of activities that will revive old memories and create new ones.
Information and Preliminary Schedule
Reunion Weekend is packed with activities. A tentative schedule is available online
and is frequently updated as planning evolves. From receptions and dinners to lectures, golf, family activities, and facilities tours, we’ve got it all. Some activities are class-specific and others are open to the entire alumni community.
2013 marks Colby’s 200th birthday. To celebrate, we’re planning a Bicentennial Bash Friday, June 7. An afternoon of historically themed talks and tours will be followed Friday evening by an all-class expo—where small tents will be decorated by each class with memorabilia from their years at Colby. The evening will conclude with a picnic, dancing, and fireworks. Plan to arrive Friday afternoon to take advantage of these special bicentennial activities.
Registration and Pricing
Why not come for the whole weekend? There’s plenty to do. If your schedule doesn’t allow, we offer meal options to fit your needs. Registration material will be mailed in March 2013, and online registration will also be available at that time.
Housing and Class Headquarters
Each class has its own headquarters and stays in the same dorm(s). To get the complete Colby experience, we encourage you to stay on campus. Dorm rooms have one or two single beds and shared bathrooms. Standard linens are supplied. Plan ahead to room with friends, which you should note on your registration form.
If your days of staying in the dorms are over, feel free to make your own hotel reservations. Information on area hotels is available online
Your first stop is the registration area in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center. Alumni may check in beginning June 6 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Official on-campus events June 6, however, are only for the Class of 1963 (50th reunion); other classes may hold pre-reunion events off campus. The registration area is open Friday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Find out who your class officers are and which classmates are planning your reunion under the "stay connected" tab at the top. Feel free to offer your suggestions for reunion events by contacting Alumni Relations
Find out why Colby’s dining is regarded as among the best college dining in the nation by attending on-campus meals. Eat well from Friday morning through Sunday brunch by indicating on your registration form which meals you plan to attend. Your Saturday night class dinner takes place in a private setting with just your class—it’s the highlight of the weekend. Quick meals and snacks are also available in the Joseph Family Spa and the Marchese Blue Light Pub, both in Cotter Union. Hours will be posted in the final program. Information about area restaurants is available online
Colby’s athletic facilities are available to alumni and their guests. Tennis, swimming, walking or jogging, squash (bring your own racket), and the fitness center are options for fitness during the weekend. Don’t forget about the arboretum. The Quarry Road Recreation Area
, just down the hill, offers easy walking and mountain-biking trails as well as access to Messalonskee Stream for canoeing or kayaking. Of course, Maine’s gorgeous mountains, beaches, and hiking trails are a short drive away.
New this year is the Blue Light 5K Run
. Lace up your running shoes and join fellow alumni for a Saturday morning trek through Colby's beautiful arboretum. Proceeds support the Colby Fund—specifically financial aid—and will count toward your class fundraising goals. You’ll also get a t-shirt and an adrenaline boost for participating. Register for the 5K trail run when you register for reunion.
Family Activities and Childcare
Bring the kids! Children's and family activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. Free drop-in childcare is available Friday afternoon for parents attending faculty lectures in the Diamond Building. On Friday evening, bring the family to the Bicentennial Bash, where a bounce house and a clown will entertain your children.
More family fun continues Saturday afternoon with activities on Dana Lawn that are open to everyone. Supervised childcare is available Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, but preregistration is required. For $40 your child—babies to age 12—will be fed, entertained, and closely watched. See the children’s program
for more information.
Teenagers and high schoolers are welcome to join all reunion events. If your teen is interested in an interview with the Admissions Office, a limited number of appointments are available Thursday and Friday. Contact Admissions at email@example.com
or at 207-859-4800 to schedule an interview. Campus tours are available Friday and Saturday at 3 pm.
By car: Google maps
are ideal for directions. Use 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine, 04901 as your destination.
By air: Portland International Jetport
offers several rental-car options. If you prefer a shuttle service, contact Maine Limousine Service
at 800-646-0068 or Bay Limousine
By train: Amtrack’s Downeaster
provides five daily round-trips between Boston and Portland.
For those with physical challenges, we offer golf carts to move around Mayflower Hill. Please contact Alumni Relations
with your individual needs, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Gotta-Have Colby Gear
Colby’s Seaverns Bookstore in Cotter Union has extended hours throughout the weekend for those must-have Colby gear purchases.
Be in Touch
Alumni Relations: 207.859.4310
Colby Fund: 207.859.4320
Reunion fax: 207.859.4316
Future reunion dates:
June 5-8, 2014
June 4-7, 2015
June 2-5, 2016