Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat


The Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) is a two-day symposium and retreat in The Forks, Maine, featuring student talks and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics.

Focused research and other scholarly activities abound on the Colby College campus during the summer months. These endeavors advance the levels of scholarship at Colby and strengthen the engagement between students and faculty. The Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat serves as the capstone event to the summer experience on Mayflower Hill. All students involved in scholarly activity on campus are invited to participate in CUSRR.

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Photo courtesy of Jon Williams

The CUSRR Planning Committee is pleased to announce that author, journalist, and storyteller Rosette Royale, Colby Class of 1989, will be the keynote speaker at CUSRR 2015 (July 23-24).

CUSRR 2015 registration is now closed.  If you have not registered and would like to do so, please email Kevin Rice to inquire.



The Colby Undergraduate Research Retreat takes place each year at Crab Apple Whitewater, located in The Forks, Maine, nestled on the Kennebec River. Crab Apple Whitewater is owned by Robert Peabody ’96.

Please contact Kevin Rice with questions about CUSRR 2015.