Join us in October, along with more than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby who will return to Mayflower Hill for Family Homecoming Weekend. Family Homecoming Weekend offers academic events, athletic games, and performances open to the general public. Most events are free of charge.

Schedule of Events: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 promises a host of opportunities to reconnect with alumni, family, and friends. Join us on Mayflower Hill for tours of Miller Library, a book reading by Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Cal Mackenzie, department and faculty receptions, home football game, a performance of Broadway songs by Michael Winther and Kimberly Grigsby to name just a few of the varied events.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

8 a.m. -9 p.m.

 

Registration and Information Desk hours
Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Open Classes
Various classrooms, various buildings

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Colby College Museum of Art hours
Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.
Colby Museum of Art

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Dining Hall Lunch
Foss and Roberts dining halls open until 2 p.m.
Pay $7 at the door.
Dana dining hall open until 3 p.m.

12-3 p.m.

 

Special Collections Open House and Tours
Special Collections houses Colby's rare books, literary manuscripts, and College archives. Tours will be complemented by Colbiana displays throughout the main floor of Miller Library.
Miller Library

12-5 p.m.

 

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

1-5 p.m.

 

Dean of Students and Campus Life hours
Second floor, Eustis Administration Building and Second floor, Cotter Union

2-3 p.m.

 

What can the CC do for You?
Meet with Career Center staff to learn about new and exciting resources and opportunities related to internships, post-graduate education, and the job of your dreams. All welcome.
Room 142
, Diamond Building

2-4 p.m.

 

Miller Library tower tours
Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 3:45 p.m.)
Front steps, Miller Library

3-4 p.m.

 

Life outside the Classroom: Navigating New Territory
As parents transition along with their first-year students, the Dean of Students Office would like to provide additional stepping stones and resources for student success. Please join this informative panel.
Room 122, Diamond Building

4 -5 p.m.

 

A Passion for Victorian "Obscures:" The Life and Work of Professor Emerita Eileen M. Curran
This event will formally open the Eileen M. Curran Papers housed in Special Collections. English professor Curran taught at Colby from 1958 until her retirement in 1992. She was a highly respected and active member of the international Victorian studies community. An authority on 19th-century British periodicals, she was an associate editor of The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals and established her own Curran Index. She died in Maine in 2013, after which her working papers came to Special Collections. Three scholarly colleagues—Patrick Leary, Diane Magras, and Gary Simons—will share insights on Curran’s remarkable life and work. Please join us!
Special Collections, Miller Library

5-8 p.m.

 

Dining Hall Dinner
Foss and Roberts dining halls open until 7 p.m.
Pay $9 at the door.
Dana dining hall open until 8 p.m.

7 p.m.

 

The Early Show: First A Cappella Concert
Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, and Mayflower Chill. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets early. $5
Lorimer Chapel

9 p.m.

 

Family Homecoming Weekend Welcome Reception
Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

9 p.m.

 

The Late Show: Second A Cappella Concert
Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, and Mayflower Chill. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets early. $5
Lorimer Chapel

 

 

 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

7-11 a.m.

 

Dining Hall Breakfast
Pay $5 at the door.
Dana dining hall

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Registration and Information Desk hours
Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Colby College Museum of Art hours
Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.
Colby Museum of Art

9:30-10 a.m.

 

Reception for Alumni, Parents, and Students
Atrium, Diamond Building

10 -11 a.m.

 

Conversation with President David A. Greene
All welcome
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Dining Hall Lunch
Tickets must be purchased in advance, $8.
Roberts dining hall

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   Book Reading by Cal Mackenzie, Goldfarb Family Distinguised Professor of American Government
In his new novel, Independence, Mackenzie tells the story of the Houghton family, that observes and participates in many of the signature moments of the American Revolution. As their new country endured the agonies of national independence, each of the Houghtons confronts the challenges and opportunities of personal independence. Mackenzie will read from his book about lives shaped by the trials and triumphs of the country––and the times––they inhabit.
Room 141, Diamond Building

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Opportunities to Study Off Campus
Panel discussion presented by the Office of Off-Campus Studies
Room 122
, Diamond Building

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m

 

Family Homecoming Weekend BBQ
Tickets must be purchased in advance, $18.
Tailgate next to Seaverns Football Field
, Harold Alfond Stadium

12-1 p.m.

 

Hillel Family Luncheon
Second Floor, Pugh Center, Cotter Union

12-5 p.m.

 

Wine Tour and tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

1 p.m.

 

Men's Football vs. Bates
Seaverns Football Field, Harold Alfond Stadium

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

 

Special Collections Open House and Tours
Special Collections houses Colby's rare books, literary manuscripts, and College archives. Tours will be complemented by Colbiana displays throughout the main floor of Miller Library.
Miller Library

3 p.m.

 

Alumni of Color Network Reception
Pugh Center, Cotter Union

3 -5 p.m.

 

Miller Library tower tours
Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 4:45 p.m.)
Front steps, Miller Library

3:30 p.m.

 

All Hallow’s Day Concert, Colby College Chorale and Chamber Singers
Directed by Shannon M. Chase, the chorale and chamber singers will perform a festive program of music evocative of the season and in celebration of Family Homecoming Weekend.
Lorimer Chapel

4 p.m.

 

Economics, Government, and Global Studies departments reception
Atrium, Diamond Building

4-6 p.m.

  History department reception
Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

5-8 p.m.

 

Dining Hall Dinner
Dana dining hall

5:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Memorial Reception and C Club Colby Night Dinner
Parents and alumni welcome. The 112th Colby C Club dinner will feature the presentation of the C Club Person-of-the-Year award and the Carl E. Nelson Award. Preregistration required.
$25 for students $26 for adults
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

9 p.m.

 

Old Love & New Love: Michael Winthers with Kimberly Grigsby
The New York Times calls Broadway singer/actor Michael Winthers a “first-rate singer of unusual refinement” with “a voice that traverses genres.” Winthers joins forces with Broadway musical director Kimberly Grigsby for a unique evening of well-known classic standards as well as some lesser-known, new love songs by some of our best emerging contemporary theater composers and lyricists.
Page Commons, Cotter Union

 

 

 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

8 -11 a.m.

 

Dining Hall Breakfast
Pay $7 at the door.
Dana Dining Hall

9 a.m.

 

Hardy Girls Freaky 5K
Dress up in fun Halloween costumes for a run to benefit Waterville’s Hardy Girls Healthy Women organization. Proceeds support HGHW in their quest to empower girls and women.
Registration at 9 a.m., run at 10 a.m.
Location TBD

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Legacy Brunch
Private Event
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

10:30 -11:30 a.m.

 

Catholic Mass
Lorimer Chapel

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

German Department Brunch
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Ecumenical Christian Service
Lorimer Chapel

12 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland