Schedule of Events, June 4-7, 2015

This is a tentative schedule, which is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.


Thursday, June 4, 2015
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
6 p.m.
Class of 1965 Reception and Dinner
 Dana dining hall
6 p.m.
Class of 1960 Reception and Dinner
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
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Friday, June 5, 2015
7-10 a.m.
Breakfast for All Classes
Dana dining hall
7:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club
8 a.m.
Bird-watching Walk
Perkins Arboretum
Meet on patio of Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center for a one-hour walk.
8 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Class
Dance studio, second floorRunnals Building. Mats provided.
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bookstore Sale
Bookstore, Cotter Union
8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
9 a.m.
Arboretum Walk
Meet in front of Lunder House
10 a.m.
Newsmakers Quiz and Game for Classes of 1960 and 1965
Foss dining hall
Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch – Featuring classic Colby sandwiches
Foss dining hall
Noon-5 p.m.
Wine Tour and Tasting
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus. Tree Spirits produces distilled spirits and sparkling wine from local apples and maple syrup. Their Knotted Maple distilled spirit, their sparkling Apple Extra Dry, and their sparkling Maple Demi-Sec have all won medals in wine competitions.
Tree Spirits Distillery, Oakland
(Go past the soccer field and take Rice Rips Road to Route 23. Turn left, and Tree Spirits is about 1.1 miles on the right.)
1 p.m.

Class of 1955 Luncheon 
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
1-2 p.m.

Colby Today Activities
Enjoy these short easy classes and discover a piece of Colby today. Class sizes are limited and participation is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
1:30-4 p.m.
Family Activities
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
2-4 p.m.
Colby Today Open Houses
Meet faculty, staff, and current students in the facilities and labs that students use every day. Feel free to come and go as you please.
  • Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
    Diamond Building, first floor
  • GIS Lab
    Diamond Building, second floor
  • Chemistry and Biology Labs
    Keyes Science Center (second floor) and Arey Life Sciences (first and third floors)
2-5 p.m.
Career Center Open House
Young alumni – stop by the Career Center library to learn what resources are still available to you. All other alumni – stop by to learn more about new Career Center programming and how you may get involved.
Eustis Building, Career Center library
2 p.m.
Museum of Art Tour (limit 40)
The museum will be open for general admission (free of charge) if you're unable to join the tour.
William D. Adams Gallery, museum of art lobby
2 p.m.
Davis Science Center tour
Tour Colby's newest building and meet faculty members who will call it home.
Davis Science Center entrance
2 p.m.
Canoeing on Messalonskee Stream
Join Colby's Director of Outdoor Programs Ryan Linehan for a paddle down the Messalonskee. Canoes, paddles, and adult PFDs provided for up to 10 alumni and a few children. Or bring your own boat, paddles, and PFDs. If you have a PFD for a child, please bring it with you.
Meet in Eustis parking lot
3 p.m.
Campus Tour
Lunder House (Admissions)
3-4 p.m.

Colby Today Activities
Enjoy these short easy "classes" and discover a piece of Colby today. Class sizes are limited and participation is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
3:30 p.m.
Davis Science Center Tour
Tour Colby's newest building and meet faculty members who will call it home.
Davis Science Center entrance
3:30 p.m.
Class of 1965 Panel Discussion (private)
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
4 p.m.
The Supreme Court in 2013-14: Review and Predictions
Joe Reisert, Wiswell Associate Professor of Government
An overview of this term’s highlights, with a look at the court’s decisions to date and some predictions in its remaining cases—and for those who attended last year, a look at Reisert’s predictions from Reunion 2013.
Room 122, Diamond Building
4 p.m.
The Hive: Live Storytelling (modeled loosely on the Moth Radio Hour)
Join our emcee and storytellers for what’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

5-6:30 p.m.
Class of 1965 Private Reception
Location to be determined
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Barbecue
Dana dining hall and Dana lawn (buffets and seating in both locations)
5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Candle Lighting and Meet and Greet with Rabbi Isaacs
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
7-10 p.m.
Dancing Under the Tent: All Classes
Dana lawn
7-11 p.m.
Class of 1965 Private Dinner and Reception
Foss Hall
9 p.m.
Fireworks Display
9 p.m.-midnight
Individual Class Receptions
Individual class headquarters
9 p.m.-midnight
Dave Mello Band (contemporary pop rock and originals)
Bobby Silberman Lounge (below the pub), Cotter Union
8 p.m.-midnight
Quiet Lounge with Coffee Drinks
Mary Low Coffeehouse
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
7-10 a.m.
Breakfast for All Classes
Dana dining hall
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
8 a.m.
Yoga Class: Multiple Levels
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building. Mats provided.
8:30 a.m.
5K Trail Run
Colby Arboretum
Preregistration and lineup begin at 8 a.m. at the Gould Music Shell area (by Coombs baseball field).
9:30 a.m.
State of the College Address with President David A. Greene
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
10:45 a.m.
Parade of Classes (assemble at 10:15 a.m.)
Line up on the Colby Green.
(In the event of rain, meet at Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center, at 11 a.m.
)
After parade
Celebrate Colby: Class Gift and Alumni Award Presentations
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Maine Showcase luncheon and Barbecue Buffet
Field house, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Noon-5 p.m.
Wine Tour and Tasting
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus. Tree Spirits produces distilled spirits and sparkling wine from local apples and maple syrup. Their Knotted Maple distilled spirit, their sparkling Apple Extra Dry, and their sparkling Maple Demi-Sec have all won medals in wine competitions.
Tree Spirits Distillery, Oakland
(Go past the soccer field and take Rice Rips Road to Route 23. Turn left, and Tree Spirits is about 1.1 miles on the right.)
1-4 p.m.
Special Collections Tours  
Miller Library
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Informational Session at Colby's New Biomass Plant
Campus Drive, west of the athletic center
1:30-4 p.m.
Family Activities
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
2 p.m.
Advice About Selective College Admissions
Designed for parents of high school students, this session will describe the current landscape of selective college admissions focusing on ways that parents can support their children through the process. High school students are welcome to attend as well.
2-5 p.m.
Family Fun Activities
Dana lawn
Enjoy moon bounce, glitter tattoos, balloon tying, soccer, cookie decorating, and snow cones.
2-5 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours 

2 p.m.
Museum of Art Tour (limit 40)
The museum will be open for general admission (free of charge) if you're unable to join the tour.
Williams D. Adams Gallery, museum of art lobby
2 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session I
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
3 p.m.

Gift Planning Open House
Fireside Lounge, Cotter Union
Alumni, staff, and faculty are invited to stop in and meet Colby’s Gift Planning staff and learn more about planned giving and Colby’s Willows Society.
3 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session II
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
3-5 p.m.
Colby Authors Book Signing
Bookstore, Cotter Union
  • Participants to be determined
3 p.m.


Campus tour
Lunder House (Admissions)
4 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session III
  • Topics and presenters to be determined
4 p.m.
Childcare Registration and Drop-Off (pre-registration by May 15, 2015 is required)
Lobby, Runnals Building
Evening

Class Receptions and Dinners
Various locations across campus. Click here to see schedule grid.
9 p.m.

After-Dinner Entertainment for all Classes
Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are available at all venues.
 

Live Music with Pearl, an Alumni Band
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union
 


DJ: '80s and '90s Dance Music
Lower programming space, Cotter Union
 


Quiet Lounge with Coffee Drinks and Live Piano Music
Mary Low Coffeehouse
 
 
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Sunday, June 7, 2015
 
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Key Drop-Off, Lost and Found
Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
7-11 a.m. Champagne Jazz Brunch for All Classes
Dana dining hall
9 a.m. Yoga Class: Multiple Levels
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building. Mats provided.
10 a.m.-noon Miller Library Tower Tours

10:15 a.m. Boardman Memorial Service
Lorimer Chapel
Noon Check Out of Residence Halls
Please leave your keys in the dropbox provided in your dorm, dining hall, or in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center.
Lost keys cost Colby $55 each to have a door rekeyed. Please help reduce costs by returning your key appropriately. Thank you.