What is the term of the Oak Fellowship?
The Oak Fellow is in residence during our fall semester — the fellow term is September 1 through December 10. However, Oak Fellows are strongly encouraged to arrive in Maine in mid-August so that he/she can get situated prior to the beginning of classes.
Can a Fellow stay for a longer or shorter period, or for a period that does not correspond to a traditional academic semester?
It may be possible for the fellow to stay for a slightly longer period, depending on the situation. While we might be able to provide office space for a longer stay, we would only provide salary and benefits for the four month period. To leverage the full experience of the fellowship, we require that the fellow be with us here at Colby from early September through mid-December; shorter stays do not allow for a respite for the fellow nor for a robust connection to the Colby community.