Welcome to Colby!

The Office of Parent Giving and Programs would like to extend a warm welcome to all returning parents and the Class of 2019 parents and their students!

First Semester Away (FSA) – Orientation and return date 

FSA students can arrive starting at 8 am on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Check-in will occur in Cotter Union. There will be a full day of unpacking, a campus tour and Orientation events. A full schedule for the day will be posted the second week in December. For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Kim Kenniston, Associate Director of Campus Life for Residential Education and Living at 207-859-4280.

Final FSA 2019 Orientation schedule - click here


Parents have questions and needs specific to their role. The parents program provides answers. If you are unable to find what you need, please contact


Family Homecoming is a weekend of events held each fall for students, parents, families, and friends. Parents also visit campus and support student activities year-round. See the campus events calendar and athletic schedule for all events.

Get involved

Colby parents play an integral role in supporting their students throughout their Colby experience. Here are a few ways that you can have an impact on campus life for all Colby students.