Homecoming 2018

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What a weekend

Homecoming is one of the best weekends on the Hill. Want to see for yourself? Watch the video, and we’ll plan on seeing you this year.

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Homecoming 2018

Schedule of Events, Oct. 5-7, 2018

Friday, October 5

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

A master list will be available the registration area in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

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.-11 a.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, Roberts Dining Hall, and Foss Dining Hall

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 form campus. The cost is $5.

152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

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 House

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

2:30-4 p.m.

Dance Lesson by the Ballroom Dance Club

Students, parents, alumni and those curious about dance are invited to join the Colby Ballroom Dance Club for a lesson in swing dancing! Bring a partner or come solo and we will pair you up. There is no experience required, just a good pair of socks to dance in!

Dance Studio, Second floor of Runnals

3-4 p.m.

Campus Tour

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

Lunder House

3:30-5 p.m.

DavisConnects Open House

Tour the newly renovated DavisConnects building and meet staff. Light refreshments will be served.

DavisConnects Building

3:45-5:30 p.m.

Culture, Poverty, and Plastic Pollution along the Yangtze River and the Rivers of the World. Dr. Lijing Jiang

The problem of plastic pollution in the oceans is an alarming and highly visible global issue, but scientists and environmentalists have rarely focused on its major source: rivers. Recently, based on literature reviews and laboratory tests, researchers have claimed that up to 95 percent of plastic pollution originates in ten rivers in the world: eight in Asia and two in Africa. To address the need for on-site observations, students can now pursue internships, through Global Colby and DavisConnects, that will allow them to visit the world’s rivers and study plastic pollution in its social and cultural context.

Lovejoy 100, 3:45 reception 4 p.m. presentation

5-8 p.m.

Dining Hall Dinner

Pay $10 at the door. Cash only.

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

5-7 p.m.

Open Rehearsal for Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play

Written by Jaclyn Backhaus, Directed by Toby Vera Bercovic, and performed by Colby students

In this reconstruction of the classic American drama, the Lorimer family has gathered to welcome home their former golden boy after tragedy has forced him to retreat to the living room of his youth. A revolving door of newly explored stock characters reveal their inner demons while struggling to achieve the American dream – life, liberty and the pursuit of authenticity.

Strider Theater, Runnals Building

6-9 p.m.

115th C Club Dinner

Registration for this event is now closed due to full capacity. The 115th Colby C Club Dinner will feature the presentation of two annual awards that supports the important role of athletics in the Colby experience: the C Club Person of the Year to Jack O’Neil ’77 and the Carl E. Nelson Award to Erika Ayers-Nardini ’98.

7 p.m.

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.

Lorimer Chapel

8-9 p.m.

Stargazing at the Observatories

Visit Colby’s observatories. This is a family-friendly event. Weather permitting.

Collins and Young Observatories

9 p.m.

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.

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.

Lorimer Chapel

Saturday, October 6

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

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Alumni of Color Network Working Breakfast

Pre-registration is required.

Dana 002

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Colby Volunteers Working Breakfast

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

Smith-Hurd-Robins Room, Roberts Building

8:30-9:15 a.m.

5k Race/Walk

Meet at the Collins and Young Observatory for race packet pick up and start. $15 to participate, Colby students are free. Pre-registration is preferred.

Collins and Young Observatory Area, walk from Alfond Parking Area

9:30 a.m.

Dash for Donuts

Hosted by Colby’s Cross Country team, this fun run is open to all ages.

Quarry Road

10-11 a.m.

A Conversation with President David A. Greene

All are welcome.

Page Commons Room, 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

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Balfour Class Ring Ordering for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Pulver Pavilion, 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 and Roberts Dining Hall

11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan

Soccer Field

11 a.m.

Woodmen’s Team Demo

Come see the Woodmen’s team in action.

Woodmen’s Field

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

Alumni Gathering in honor of David Mills ’57

Join fellow alumni for a gathering in memory of Colby Professor Emeritus David H. Mills ’57 who passed away in August 2017. Mills was a 1957 Colby Phi Beta Kappa graduate and member of Colby’s English Faculty from 1984-2016. He taught English, public speaking, theater, Italian, and debate to thousands of students.

Lorimer Chapel Lounge

11:30 a.m.

Scholar’s Reception

The Dean of Studies Office will be hosting a Scholars Reception once again to honor our new Bixler, Bunche, Dana, Strider, Phi Beta Kappa, and Presidential designees. The reception is an opportunity for invited scholars and their families to visit with each other and with Colby faculty and staff, with refreshments available to enjoy.

Foss 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 the alumni center.

Tent behind Roberts Building

12 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan

Field Hockey Field

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

1 p.m.

Colby Football vs. Wesleyan

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. Five minutes form campus. The cost is $5.

152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan

Soccer Field

2-3 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Guided Tours

Colby Museum of Art

2-3 p.m.

East Asian Studies Department Reception

Room 423, Lovejoy Building

2-5 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours

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

Miller Library Lobby

2:30-5 p.m.

Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons Tours and Wine Tasting

Tours of the new Mixed-Use Residential Space will begin at 2:30 p.m. Following the tours, please join Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin Rice ’96 for a wine tasting inside the Chace Community Forum space.

Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons

3-4 p.m.

History Department Reception

Join History Department faculty for light refreshments.

Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library

3-4 p.m.

Alumni of Color Network Panel

Alumni panel and Q&A with current students.

Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

4-5 p.m.

Pugh Center Alumni Reception

Join alumni and members of the Pugh Center for a reception.

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

4-5 p.m.

Economics, Global Studies, and Government Reception

Join faculty for light refreshments.

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

5-7 p.m.

1978 Men’s Soccer Team Reception

Following an alumni soccer game, members of the 1978 team will gather for a reception.

Marchese Blue Light Pub

6:30-8 p.m.

Alumni of Color Network Dinner

Foss Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.

Traditional Flamenco with Bourassa Dance and Friends

Flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Barbara Martinez (voice), and Cristian Puig (guitar) will perform traditional and passionate flamenco works that showcase flamenco’s integration of dance, song, and guitar in traditional styles such as Cana, Alegrías, Tientos, and more. THis performance is funded by the Clark/Comparetti Concert Fund.

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

9 p.m.

Harvest Evening at the Pub

Enjoy mulled wine, hot cider, beer, and wine.

Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

Sunday, October 7

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

9-10:45 a.m.

Democracy and the Shrinking Newsroom

Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs welcomes you to a breakfast and panel discussion

Breakfast will be available in SSWAC at 9:00; the Program will begin at 9:30 and end at 10:45

David M. Shribman, Executive Editor and Vice-President of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Formerly of Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Star and The Buffalo Evening News. Chair of Colby’s Lovejoy Selection Committee.

Nancy Barnes, Executive Vice President of News and Editor at Houston Chronicle Publishing Company; also served at Star Tribune and at other newspapers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.

Marty Kaiser, Senior Fellow at the Democracy Fund; formerly Editor and Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Lawrence Goldman, Senior Research Fellow of St. Peter’s College, Oxford and 2018 Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri.

Moderated by Professor L. Sandy Maisel, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government.

Register by clicking here.

Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

10-11:30 a.m.

German Program Brunch

Alumni, parents, students, and staff are welcome. Please pay $6 at the door for your breakfast in Dana and bring to the space.

Dana 002

10:30 a.m.-noon

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)

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours for Seniors and their Parents

A special opportunity for seniors to experience the beautiful sights from the Miller Tower. Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 11:15 a.m.)

Miller Library Lobby

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Balfour Class Ring Ordering for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

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 FAQ

Do I need to register for Homecoming?

Yes. All parents, alumni, and guests are asked to register for Homecoming. There will be printed programs and gifts at the registration area until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Where is parking for Homecoming?

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 opposing 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 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?

The College contracts with a professional photographer to take photographs of Colby families near Johnson Pond from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. 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?

Please contact staff at the Office of Alumni Experience and Networks at 207-859-4311 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)

Alumni of Color Network

We are excited to host a series of activities for the Alumni of Color Network (AOCN) during Homecoming 2018. We are excited to welcome you back to campus and help to build connections between you and the current students.