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A slideshow from first semester finds students immersed in classes, relishing campus events, enjoying quality time with friends and families, and basking in the beauty of Mayflower Hill. Stroll through 20 images and see how gorgeous Mayflower Hill is, whether festooned in fall foliage or made even more scenic by snow.

Favorite Photo Op

Favorite Photo Op

Fall leaves line the academic quad and frame Miller Library. The library is such a popular camera target that Instagrammers use the hashtag #millergram.

Clearing the Zone

Clearing the Zone

Erin Maguire ’15 handles the ball in a field hockey game versus University of Maine Farmington.

No Fresher Fruit

No Fresher Fruit

Sarah Carrigan ’16 bites into an apple during a Colby-sponsored outing to the Apple Farm in Fairfield.

Wink Wink

Wink Wink

Students smile for the camera as they head to class.

Exploring The Big Apple

Exploring The Big Apple

Assistant Professor of American Studies Ben Lisle engages students in the course Space, Place, and New York City.

Quadrangle Consult

Quadrangle Consult

Students confer on the library steps before class.

Live Poets Society

Live Poets Society

Students listen intently to Professor Adrian Blevins in her course Intro to Poetry.

Mule Mobbed

Mule Mobbed

Members of the Colby athletics fan club, the Mule Mob, bring the noise in Alfond Stadium.

Equations and Electricity

Equations and Electricity

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dale Kocevski works at the blackboard in his course Electricity and Magnetism.

Overextended

Overextended

John Baron ’18 tests his vertical game during warm-ups before the Mules beat the Hamilton Continentals in October.

Historical Perspectives

Historical Perspectives

Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard leads a discussion in her American Women's History course.

Glimpse of the Past

Glimpse of the Past

The spire on Miller Library is topped by a weathervane depicting the sloop Hero—the ship that carried Colby’s founder from Boston to the Kennebec River to start the school.

Catching Up

Catching Up

A family converses on the academic quad during Family Homecoming Weekend.

Career Prep

Career Prep

Osman Bah ’16 listens to an alumni panel during the Career Center’s annual "Paving the Road to a Future in Finance," a day-long event at Fidelity Investments. Students travel to Boston to meet with financial professionals, practice interviewing skills, and learn about career opportunities.

Masquerade in the Museum

Masquerade in the Museum

While judging the Halloween costume contest at the Colby College Museum of Art, President David A. Greene shakes the hand of a student dressed as Bob Ross.

Friends and Food

Friends and Food

The International Food Festival, a popular event each fall, brings together faculty, students, and staff for a cross-cultural culinary experience in Foss dining hall.

Representing Hong Kong

Representing Hong Kong

Kelvin Lui ’15, Gillian Wei ’18, Stephanie Ng ’18, and Lucas Lam ’17 made curry fish balls, a popular street food in Hong Kong, to share during the annual International Food Festival.

A Hint of Winter

A Hint of Winter

Warm air over early-season snow shrouds the symmetry of the academic quad in fog.

Student Center

Student Center

Students gather in Cotter Union for coffee, studies, and quality time.

Frosty Foliage

Frosty Foliage

Snow arrived early, catching birches and willows along Johnson Pond with leaves intact. Come January the foliage will be gone and the pond frozen in time for skating and broomball.