Colby welcomes alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the general public to our fourth annual Blue Light 5K Run, held during Reunion Weekend. Join the alumni community in a trail run through Colby’s beautiful arboretum. Anyone may participate in this race and we welcome runners of all ages and paces. Race day registrations accepted with $25 cash or check. Click here for more information.

Colby Museum of Art

Join us for three weeks of art making, dancing, poetry reading, and writing during Colby College Museum of Art’s Lively Spaces Summer Camp. Colby Museum’s collection will inspire rising second graders through sixth graders to move, write, speak, draw, and perform. The camp takes place Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. from July 11 to 29. Preregistration is required and registration is limited to 45. Click here for more information.


Welcome back alumni in class years ending in 1 or 6 and the Class of 2015. Reunion Weekend run June 3-5 and includes a weekend full of events. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Seniors in the Class of 2016 will precess from Miller Library to Lorimer Chapel for Baccalaureate, a private event for seniors and faculty. Parents and guests may watch the precession and the event, broadcast live, on the lawns surrounding Lorimer Chapel.

The Baccalaureate speaker is Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, who oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls. She has mobilized elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates to improve access to the middle class, to boost American businesses and the economy, and to champion equality and opportunity for all Americans. Jarrett has helped President Obama develop a broad coalition to champion efforts to end sexual assault, to raise the minimum wage, to empower working American families and women around the world, and to promote entrepreneurship and early childhood education. She earned her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and was previously CEO of the Habitat Company in Chicago, chair of the Chicago Transit Board, and a senior administrator for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also served as director for corporations and nonprofits in roles including chair of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange, chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.