Homecoming 2017

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What a weekend

Colby’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend was one of our best ever. The weather was perfect. The energy was amazing. And we welcomed more members of our community back to the Hill than we had in many years, especially parents and alumni. Didn’t make it? Watch the video, and we’ll plan to see you next year.

Schedule of Events, Oct. 27-29, 2017

Friday, October 27

7-10 a.m.

Homecoming Dining Hall Breakfast

Pay $6 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Classes

View Open Classes

Various classrooms, various buildings

8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Hours

Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bookstore Hours

Cotter Union

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours

Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.

Colby Museum of Art

11 a.m.-noon

Campus Tour

Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.

Lunder House

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dining Hall Lunch

Pay $8 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

Noon-1 p.m.

Noontime Art Talk: Hartley as a Reader and Writer

Museum Galleries, Colby Museum of Art

Noon-5 p.m.

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland

Enjoy a wine and spirits tasting while reminiscing with classmates at Tree Spirits Winery and Distillery, owned by Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74. Locally sourced and internationally recognized wines and spirits. Five minutes from campus.

152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

2-2:45 p.m.

True North Talks

Jackie Dupont ’04 speaks about civic engagement.

Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

2-4 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours

Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 3:45 p.m.)

Miller Library Lobby

2-4 p.m.

Colby Mule Works Innovation Lab: Open Houses

See the Mule Works Innovation Lab in practice. From virtual reality, to 3-D printing, to laser cutting, guests can see technology come to life.

Colby Mule Works Innovation Lab, Miller Street

3-4 p.m.

Psychology Colloquium Presentation. “Learning about the Mind: Children’s Understanding of Knowledge and Cognitive Activities”

Join Professor of Psychology at Northern Illinois University Bradford Pillow as he speaks about research that investigates cognitive development in children. Open to all.

Room 301, Davis Science Center

3-4 p.m.

Campus Tour

Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.

Lunder House

4-5:30 p.m.

Showcasing Faculty Scholarship and Impact: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Lecture: “The Origins of Brains”

Join Assistant Professor of Biology Josh Martin for a special STS lecture. Animals from worms to humans have brains. Our human brains are clearly special: we have evolved speech, culture, dance, language, song. Is the origin of our human brain special, or do these abilities that make us human share a common history with other mammals? Or flies? Or worms? We’ll talk about some of the recent discoveries and controversies about the origin(s) of brains, and what this knowledge may tell us about human behavior. Open to all.

Room 100, Lovejoy Building

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Global Connections: Coffee Hour at Mary Low

Mary Low Coffeehouse

4:45-5:30 p.m.

True North Talks

Miriam Valle-Mancilla ’16 speaks about how Colby influenced her passion for the arts.

Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

5-9 p.m.

Dining Hall Dinner

Pay $10 at the door. Cash only.

5-7 p.m. Roberts Dining Hall and Foss Dining Hall
5-9 p.m. Dana Dining Hall

6-8:30 p.m.

114th C Club Dinner

The 114th Colby C Club dinner will feature the presentation of two annual awards that support the important role of athletics in the Colby experience. The C Club Person of the Year Award will be presented to Joe Boulos ’68, whose support has made a significant and lasting impact on Colby and Colby athletics through the years. The Carl E. Nelson Award will be presented to Eric DeCosta ’93, the assistant general manager for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Parents and alumni welcome. Preregistration is required and can be found here.

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

7 p.m.

Arts and Innovation Showcases: A Cappella Concert

Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, May ower Chill, and Mediocre. No ticket is required. Seating is limited to 250 guests for this performance on a first-come basis.

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

7:30 p.m.

Arts and Innovation Showcases: Brake, Build, Burn: A Short Program of New Performances

In this mixed evening of performance, first-year students and theater and dance majors and minors take the stage in both student- and faculty-directed new works. The evening will feature the full range of performance research created in the Department of Theater and Dance—including theater, dance, design, and hybrid dance theater. Developed in a short period, these projects highlight collaboration, experimentalism, and inquiry-based creative research.

Free tickets can be reserved at colby.edu/theaterdance.

Strider Theater, Runnals Building

8-10 p.m.

Open Observatory

Space Club welcomes everyone to join as they operate the big telescope inside the dome, as well as smaller telescopes outside. Bring the whole family.

Observatory

8:30 p.m.-midnight

Annual Fall Ball

Students, parents, and alumni are invited for live music by CLIQUE, food, and a heated dance floor. Dress Code is semi-formal.

Tent on Dana Lawn

9 p.m.

Creating Community: Harvest Evening at the Pub

Enjoy mulled wine, hot cider, beer, and wine with complimentary seasonal appetizers.

Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

9 p.m.

Arts and Innovation Showcases: A Cappella Concert

Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, Mayflower Chill, and Mediocre. No ticket is required. Seating is limited to 250 guests for this performance on a first-come basis.

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

Saturday, October 28

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Leadership Group Working Breakfast: Alumni of Color Network

Build your breakfast in Dana and walk to the adjacent Fairchild Room.
Pre-registration is required.

Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Leadership Group Working Breakfast: Colby Volunteers

Enjoy food and drinks while learning how you can continue your volunteer support for Colby’s newest initiatives and programs.
Pre-registration is required.

Roberts Dining Hall

7:45-11 a.m.

Homecoming Dining Hall Breakfast

$6 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Hours

Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bookstore Hours

Cotter Union

8:30-9:15 a.m.

5k Race/Walk

Meet at the Collins and Young Observatory Area for race registration and start/finish line. $5 to participate with all proceeds given to a local community partner.

Collins and Young Observatory Area, walk from Alfond Parking Area

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Calling All Baseball Fans!

Stop by the Brewster Reading Room in Miller Library to see an amazing showcase of wonderful artifacts from the newly arrived Cerulli World Series Collection. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide access to baseballs, programs, and tickets signed by many of the Major League’s star players. The collection spans the years 1941 through 2013.

Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Global Colby: Access, Integration, and Action

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

9:30 a.m.

Colby Alumnae Softball Game

Softball Field

9:30 a.m.

Gospel Residency Open Rehearsal

Register to sing with our visiting gospel musicians. Learn more and register here.

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours

Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.

Colby Museum of Art

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Balfour Class Ring Ordering for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

10:30 a.m.-noon

Claiming Our True North: A Conversation with President David A. Greene

All are welcome.

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

11 a.m.

Campus Tour

Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.

Lunder House

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dining Hall Lunch

Pay $8 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall, Foss Dining Hall, and Roberts Dining Hall

Noon-3 p.m.

Ludy ’21 and Pacy ’27 Levine Homecoming Weekend BBQ

Tickets for the BBQ may be purchased during registration at the homecoming welcome area in the alumni center. Fee associated with event. Students are free but must register at Homecoming registration.

Tent behind Roberts Building

Noon-3 p.m.

Visit the Colby Tailgate Area

Alumni, parents, and the Colby community are encouraged to stop by the tailgate to play some lawn games or meet up with friends.

Tailgate area

12:30 p.m.

Rugby Field Dedication

Rugby Field, Walk from Mary Low parking lot

1 p.m.

Colby Football vs. Bates

Seaverns Football Field, Harold Alfond Stadium

1-4 p.m.

Special Collections Tours

Special Collections houses Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts, and College archives. Tours will be given on a drop-in basis and complemented by displays throughout the main floor of Miller Library.

Special Collections, Miller Library

1:30-5 p.m.

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland

Enjoy a wine and spirits tasting while reminiscing with classmates at Tree Spirits Winery and Distillery, owned by Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74. Locally sourced and internationally recognized wines and spirits.

152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

2-3 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Guided Tour

Colby Museum of Art

2-5 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours

Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 4:45 p.m.)

Miller Library Lobby

3-4 p.m.

History Department Reception

Join the History Department faculty for light refreshments.

Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

3-4:30 p.m.

Main Street Tour

Meet at the corner of Appleton and Main Street for an informal walking tour in Waterville with Vice President of Planning Brian Clark.

3-4:30 p.m.

Alumni of Color Network Reception

Afternoon reception and career panel with Q&A from current students.

Pugh Center, Cotter Union

3-5 p.m.

Pictures by Johnson Pond

Bring your friends and family and get a complimentary photograph taken at this Colby landmark. The photo will be ready to take with you in minutes.

Johnson Pond

3-5 p.m.

East Asian Studies Reception

Room 423, Lovejoy Building

4-5 p.m.

Economics, Government, and Global Studies Reception

Alumni, students, and parents are invited to join faculty members for hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Atrium, Diamond Building

5-8 p.m.

Homecoming Dining Hall Dinner

Pay $10 at the door. Cash only.

5-8 p.m. Dana Dining Hall
5-7 p.m. Roberts Dining Hall

7:30-9 p.m.

Music at Colby Series

Masterworks
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Jinwook Park, director

The Colby Symphony Orchestra presents works by three German masters: Wagner’s The Overture and the dramatic “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser, Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Beethoven’s timeless Sixth Symphony, The Pastoral, which abounds with the sounds and images of the beauty of the German countryside.

Lorimer Chapel

Sunday, October 29

8-11 a.m.

Homecoming Dining Hall Breakfast

Pay $6 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bookstore Hours

Cotter Union

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Calling All Baseball Fans!

Please stop by the Brewster Reading Room in Miller Library to see an amazing showcase of wonderful artifacts from the newly arrived Cerulli World Series Collection. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide access to baseballs, programs, and tickets signed by many of the Major League’s star players. The collection spans the years 1941 through 2013.

Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Balfour Class Ring Ordering

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

11 a.m.-Noon

Ecumenical Gospel Service in Lorimer Chapel

This service will highlight guest gospel artists David Dupree and David Powell, marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Hosted by Colby’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 1st Congregational Church of Waterville, Pleasant St. Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and 1st Congregational Church of Winslow. All are welcome.

Lorimer Chapel

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hillel Bagel Brunch

Meet with Hillel Advisor Rabbi Erica Asch and fellow students for an informal conversation and nosh.

Hillel Room, Pugh Center (second floor)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

German Program Brunch

Alumni, parents, students, and staff all welcome to attend.

Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dining Hall Lunch

Pay $8 at the door. Cash only.

Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

Noon-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours

Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.

Colby Museum of Art

Homecoming 2017 FAQ

Do I need to register for Homecoming 2017?

Yes. All parents, alumni, and guests are asked to register for Homecoming. There will be printed programs and gifts at the registration area until 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where is parking for Homecoming 2017?

Parking is available in various areas across campus. Colby alumni, parents, and friends participating in the Colby Athletics tailgate should proceed to the Colby tailgate area next to the football field just beyond the parking lot. Parents and fans of the Bates football team should proceed to the parking lot with “Visitor Parking” signage for parking and tailgating activities.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are available across campus, including Cotter Union and near the Homecoming 2017 welcome area in the alumni center.

What about meals?

Families looking to join the Ludy ’21 and Pacy ’27 Levine Homecoming Weekend Barbecue must purchase tickets in advance when registering for the event. The fee for the lunch is $20 for adults and $9 for children. Colby students are free, but must register for the meal.

Families and guests may eat Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and Saturday lunch at Dana Dining Hall. Lunch on Friday or Saturday can be had at Dana or Roberts Dining Hall. Meal prices are $6 for breakfast and $8 for lunch. Children five and under are free; ages six to 11 are half price. Cash only.

What is there to do around Waterville?

Waterville is home to 15,000 residents and boasts a downtown district that features a municipal auditorium (the Waterville Opera House), Railroad Square Cinema, one of America’s great independent cinemas (three screens), and many locally owned businesses. Visitors will also find a half-dozen hotels, two hospitals, a multiplex movie theater, and nationally recognized businesses—Starbucks, Home Depot, and others—within city limits.

How can I get professional photos of my family at Homecoming 2017?

The College contracts with a professional photographer to take photographs of Colby families near Johnson Pond from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Photographs are printed onsite and can be picked up 15-30 minutes after the photos are taken. All photo sessions are provided free of charge.

Who can answer other questions about Homecoming 2017?

Please contact staff at the Office of Alumni Experience and Networks at 207-859-4310 or colbyevents@colby.edu

WATERVILLE, ME - OCTOBER 08: Colby College Homecoming weekend events: on Saturday, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh) 2015 Homecoming events WATERVILLE, ME - OCTOBER 08: Colby College Homecoming weekend events: on Saturday, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh) WATERVILLE, ME - OCTOBER 08: Colby College Homecoming weekend events: on Saturday, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh) WATERVILLE, ME - OCTOBER 08: Colby College Homecoming weekend events: on Saturday, October 8, 2016. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh)