June 2-5, 2016
 

Registration opens in March 2016

Colby welcomes back alumni from classes ending in 1 or 6 for Reunion 2016 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 will be available online this spring. From receptions and dinners to lectures, golf, and facilities tours, we’ve got it all. Some activities are class-specific and others are open to the entire alumni community. 

Arrive Early

Past reunion attendees often say the weekend passes too quickly. Plan to arrive Friday morning or afternoon to discover Colby today with tours, fun classes, and opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and current students. Visit the bookstore, see the new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Museum of Art, and get settled before the evening events. Meet your classmates at the welcome barbecue, dance with fellow alumni in the big tent, and then retreat to your class headquarters for your first reception.

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. Click on the "pricing" link on the right to see how much your weekend may cost. Registration opens in mid-March and early bird pricing is in effect until May 15. Registration closes May 30 and no registrations will be accepted after that date. Register early -- space is limited!

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.

We require a $20 key deposit for each dorm room key you check out during reunion. Please bring your credit card when you check in. Return your key before you leave campus in your dorm or in Pulver Pavilion in the student center and your deposit will be returned.

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.

Check In

Your first stop is the registration area in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center. Alumni may check in beginning June 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Official on-campus events June 2, however, are only for the Class of 1966 (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.–2 p.m.

Eat Well

Find out why Colby’s dining services is regarded as one of the nation's best by attending on-campus meals. Eat well from Friday morning through Sunday brunch by registering for meals you plan to attend. Your Saturday night dinner takes place in a private setting with just your class—it’s the highlight of the weekend. Quick meals and snacks are 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.

Class Officers

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.

Get Moving

Colby’s athletic facilities are available to alumni and their guests. Tennis, swimming, walking or jogging, squash (bring your own racquet), and the fitness center are options. Don’t forget about the trails in Colby's Perkins 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.

2016 marks the fourth running of the Blue Light 5K Run. Join fellow alumni for a Saturday morning trek through Colby's beautiful arboretum. Proceeds support the Colby Cares About Kids program. You’ll also get a t-shirt and an adrenaline boost for participating. Register for the 5K trail run when you register for reunion.

Colby Kids Childcare

Colby has partnered with the Alfond Youth Center for childcare services reunion weekend. Children ages 3 to 12 can participate in a full program of supervised activities Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, or Saturday evening. Your child can attend some or all of these sessions.

You must preregister for childcare by May 26, 2016. Reservations cannot be accepted after that date. Late registrations and walk-ins are not allowed, so please register early. 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 admissions@colby.edu or at 207-859-4800 to schedule an interview. Campus tours are available Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Getting Here

By carGoogle maps or Mapquest 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 at 866-950-2292.

Waterville's LaFleur Airport (KWVL) is closed until July for major runway upgrades. The Augusta State Airport (KAUG), located 20 miles south of Waterville, is the nearest comparable airport. Information on Waterville airport improvements is at facebook.com/LafleurAirport.

By train:
Amtrak’s Downeaster provides five daily round trips between Boston and Portland.

On campus:
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 Bookstore in Cotter Union has extended hours throughout the weekend for those must-have Colby gear purchases. 

Be in Touch

Alumni Relations: 207-859-4317
Colby Fund: 207-859-4320
Reunion fax: 207-859-4316
www.colby.edu/reunion
alumni@colby.edu
 
Future reunion dates:
June 2-5, 2016
June 1-4, 2017
June 7-10, 2018