Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat


The Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) is a two-day event. Day one is a research symposium featuring student talks and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics. The symposium will be held on campus this year. The second day features an all-day white-water rafting trip in The Forks, Maine. 

Focused research and other scholarly activities abound on the Colby College campus during the summer months. These endeavors advance the levels of scholarship at Colby and strengthen the engagement between students and faculty. The Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat serves as the capstone event to the summer experience on Mayflower Hill. All students involved in scholarly activity on campus are invited to participate in CUSRR.


We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for CUSRR 2022 will be Dr. Rodwell Mabaera, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Research Director of Genitourinary Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth! CUSRR 2022 will take place on July 28-29, 2021.


The schedule for CUSRR 2022 can be found on the Registration Page.



Day two of the Colby Undergraduate Research Retreat takes place each year at Crab Apple Whitewater, located in The Forks, Maine, nestled on the Kennebec River. Crab Apple Whitewater is owned by Robert Peabody ’96.

Please contact Karena McKinney with questions about CUSRR.