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Reunion 2024

Join us June 7–9.

Our robust weekend programming offers fun activities for you to enjoy. Whether you want to step back into the classroom through Alumni College, take in the sights from atop Miller Tower, or enjoy the local fare from Maine food trucks, you and your friends will have plenty to do.

Class of '74 Group Photo
50 Year Reunion

Caps off to 50 years.

We are honored to welcome the graduating Class of 1974 to celebrate their 50-year reunion. We’re so excited for you to reminisce, reconnect, and engage with the Colby community.

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2024 Reunion Schedule

Events

Check back as the schedule will continue to be updated.

7 a.m. Arboretum Hike led by Ron Joseph and Don Joseph ’74
Ron Joseph has written a book about his passion for wildlife in Maine titled Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill: Memories of a Maine Wildlife Biologist and conducts bird watching tours regularly.

7 a.m.–4 p.m. Island Campus Trip
Join us for an excursion to Allen Island. Registration required. Check back for link.

7–9 a.m. Dining Hall Breakfast

7 a.m.–6 p.m. Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center Hours

7:30–9:30 a.m. Open Swim
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

8 a.m.–11 p.m. Registration
Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

9–10 a.m. Waterville Creates Guided Tour of the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center
Downtown Waterville

10–11 a.m. Guided Walking Tour of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center 

10–11 a.m. Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tour

10–11 a.m. Waterville Creates Guided Tour of the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center
Downtown Waterville

10–11 a.m. Guided Exhibition Tours at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art
Downtown Waterville

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Alumni College
(more information to come)

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Colby College Museum of Art Hours 

11 a.m.–noon Guided Exhibition Tours at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art
Downtown Waterville

11 a.m.–noon Campus Walking Tour with Admissions

11 a.m.–7 p.m. Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center Hours
Downtown Waterville

Noon–2 p.m. Open Swim
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

1:30–4 p.m. Special Collections and Archives Open House
Miller Library

2–3 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

2–3 p.m. Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tour

2–4 p.m. Ascend Miller Tower 

3–4 p.m. Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tour

3–8 p.m. Food Truck Festival & Lawn Games

4–8 p.m. Maine Beer and Wine Festival

5–7 p.m. First Friday at Greene Block + Studios
Downtown Waterville

8:30–11 p.m. Jazz Piano with Dessert, Coffee, and Wine Bars

8:30–11 p.m. Pub Night

8:30–11 p.m. Karaoke

8:30–11 p.m. Casino

8:30–11 p.m. Dance Party

7–9 a.m. Dining Hall Breakfast

7 a.m.–1 p.m. Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center Hours 

7:30–9:30 a.m. Open Swim
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

8 a.m.–6 p.m. The Colby Bookstore Hours 

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Reunion Registration
Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

9–10 a.m. Waterville Creates Guided Tour of the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center
Downtown Waterville

10–11 a.m. Yoga
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Colby College Museum of Art Hours 

10:30–11 a.m. Parade of Classes

11 a.m.–12 p.m. A Conversation with President David A. Greene

Noon–12:30 p.m. Alumni Awards

12:30–2:30 p.m. Vacationland Luncheon

1–2 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

1–2 p.m. Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tour

2–3 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

2–3 p.m. Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tour

2–3 p.m. Waterville Creates Guided Tour of the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center
Downtown Waterville

2–4 p.m. Ascend Miller Tower

2–4 p.m. Pickle Ball open courts
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

3–3:30 p.m. Boardman Ceremony

3–4 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Admissions

4–5 p.m. 1974 Memorial Ceremony

5:30–6:30 p.m. Class Receptions

6:30–8:30 p.m. Class Dinners

8–11 p.m. Dance Party with Groove Alliance

8–11 p.m. Jazz Piano with Dessert, Coffee and Wine Bars

7–10:45 a.m. Dining Hall Breakfast

8 a.m.–1 p.m. The Colby Bookstore Hours 

10–11 a.m. Yoga
Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

11 a.m.–7 p.m. Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center Hours
Downtown Waterville

8 a.m.–noon Check out of Residence Halls

Noon–5 p.m. Colby College Museum of Art Hours 

 

2023 Alumni Awards Brick Award Winners

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Council Awards Committee is proud to annually present to deserving alumni the Colby Brick Award, Distinguished Alumna/us Award, and other awards such as the Ernest C. Marriner Award for Distinguished Service to the College, the Outstanding Educator Award, the Edson V. Mitchell ’75 Distinguished Service Award, the Blue Key Award, and the Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award.

Alumni Awards

Reunion FAQs

You have questions. We have answers.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about your reunion.

June 7–9, 2024.

We welcome home all alumni, especially those celebrating their 1st through 60th reunion, along with the Golden Mules (Class of 1969+).

Your reunion registration fee covers all meals and events.

Call us at 207-859-4311 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about registration or the weekend.

The registration deadline is typically in late May.

Your first stop should be the registration area, located in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center. Upon registration, you’ll receive a packet containing a name tag, weekend schedule, and special mementos. You’ll also be able to collect your room key.

Meals are included with each reunion package. Please review the schedule for detail about different food options, including which dining halls are open and when. Light afternoon snacks (e.g., granola bars, etc.) will also be available in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center and in the Spa in Cotter Union on Friday and Saturday of Reunion (2:30–4:30 p.m). Please designate food allergies and related information on the registration form in the appropriate section.

Refunds are typically available until mid-May. After that date, we cannot issue a refund because food and materials have been ordered and staffing levels determined. All registrations include a gift to the Colby Fund which cannot be refunded. Thank you for understanding. If the College makes the decision to cancel reunion for any reason (e.g., a change in the Covid-19 landscape), full refunds will be issued.

Absolutely! We encourage returning alumni to bring their entire family. There are plenty of family activities for children and their parents.

Yes, you may request to be paired with friends. Please indicate this preference on your registration form, and we’ll try to accommodate your request. Make sure your friends provide a similar request so we can pair you up. The earlier you register, the more likely we’ll be able to accommodate your request. Please be advised that shared rooms will not be assigned until all roommates have registered for reunion.

In addition to our “Kids Zone” where families can enjoy fun activities together such as face painting, a bounce house, and more, we offer childcare for children ages 4-13 on Friday and Saturday evening through “Camp Colby.”

Camp Colby provides a safe environment for children to play and explore while their parents/guardians enjoy time with classmates and friends during Reunion.

All activities will be on campus. More information will be provided upon check-in at Reunion.

Colby College is committed to making its campus accessible to persons with disabilities. However, not all areas of campus are fully accessible. Individuals who have special needs should contact the Office of Communications and Engagement at 207-859-4311 or at [email protected]. Service animals that meet ADA requirements will be permitted with advanced notice.

Dress is casual all weekend except for the Saturday evening class reception and dinner, which tends to be semi-formal—a jacket and tie for men and a dress, pant suit, or dress suit for women. Please note that some dorm rooms do not have mirrors.

Photos and videos will be recorded during Reunion. By attending, you may be included in these materials, which may be used by Colby College.

In case of rain or cold weather, bring a rain coat, sweater, and umbrella. If possible, bring an extra pillow and blanket, towels, and a bedside lamp. You should pack necessary toiletries, hangers, an iron, and an alarm clock. Families with young children should bring a pack and play or portable crib.

Stay tuned for more information!

No, we supply linens for you. In each room, you’ll find a twin bed (or beds), a pillow, sheets, a blanket, and a towel. If you’re driving to Colby, we strongly suggest you bring an extra pillow or blanket.

We’re sorry, but no pets are allowed on campus. Please make alternate arrangements. Service animals that meet ADA requirements will be permitted with advanced notice.

The bookstore will be open, and many items will be on sale. Store hours are listed in the online schedule of events, as well as the printed program.

The health and safety of our community and all reunion attendees is a top priority. All attendees must follow CDC, state, and College policies and guidance regarding Covid-19. We encourage all reunion attendees (with the exception of those who are unable to do so) to be fully vaccinated and boosted, though it is not required. We are not testing attendees onsite or requiring proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Thus, each attendee should consider their personal health situation in deciding to attend reunion, including attendance at particular reunion events and activities. Colby will continue to monitor the Covid-19 landscape, and we will provide updated information if there are any changes to the policy or event plans.

Each Reunion registration includes a $10 gift in support of the Colby Fund. Only one gift will be charged per registrant, no matter the number of guests added. Gifts to the Colby Fund from alumni, families, and friends like you provide the resources that sustain the College and create opportunities for students to learn, experience, and grow. If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Events Office at 207-859-4311 to register for Reunion over the phone.

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WATERVILLE, MAINE – JUNE 03: Scenes for Reunion Weekend 2023 Saturday, June 3, 2023. (Photo by Knack Factory for Colby College)
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