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Welcome Class of 2017!
We are thrilled you have arrived on campus and look forward to getting to know you during orientation and over the years to come. As you embark on your Colby journey, we encourage
What footsteps have you traveled in coming to Colby? What experiences have led you here? Who has helped you along the way?
What excites you about Colby? What intimidates or scares you? What do you hope to gain from your Colby experience? What footsteps do you hope to leave as a legacy to the Colby
What does the next four years have to do with the rest of your life? What do you aspire to, and what value do you hope to bring to your community after Colby? Where are your footsteps
The Orientation Planning Committee
Class of 2017 Orientation Check-in
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Please check back end of May for:
* Colby I Will Be...Survey
* First Year Residential Preference Form
* COOT sign-up
Introduction to Academic Life: First Class
Your "first class" at Colby will provide you with a meaningful classroom experience on your arrival day at the College. You will engage with faculty members and classmates for an overview of the liberal arts and essential information related to your academic success. Be prepared to talk about your pre-orientation assignment.
C2IT - Colby Community Involvement Trip
C2IT is a new part of the College's First Year Orientation Program. Throughout orientation, we are stressing the concept of healthy communities – what it means to be an active member of a healthy community and the rights and responsibilities that accompany the privilege. C2IT is designed to show students how deep engagement in a community based concern or issue enriches the experiences of all residents.
We recognize that many students choose to come to Maine or stay here to attend college, with good reason. Our state is a wonderful place with natural beauty, hardworking people and a rich history. C2IT gives First-Years Students the opportunity to learn about a particular topic important to Maine, and to meet people who are actively engaged in and care about those issues.
Our guiding concept for the day is "Meet, Learn, & Do". Students will travel throughout the state, be met by a host – someone who is knowledgeable about and invested in a particular concern, meet with others who share that interest, learn about the topic, and then, where possible, do some relevant hands-on work.We hope that students will come away from C2IT with an understanding of how community is broadened and strengthened by the work of engaged citizens and the skills these people use while addressing their work. We feel certain our students will benefit from their hosts' stories and hope they can be helpful as the Class of 2016 begins to shape its own campus community.