Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, exceeded expectations, with perfect fall weather, a jam-packed schedule of activities, and more than 1,500 parents, alumni, and friends swarming Mayflower Hill.

The energy level was high as students and their families and alumni from across the years took advantage of open classes, world-class museum exhibitions, and tours of the Miller Library tower for an overview of the Kennebec Valley with fall foliage just past its peak.

On Saturday morning President Greene told a standing-room-only crowd in Ostrove Auditorium about Colby’s remarkable recent progress and upward trajectory. There were panel discussions for parents, faculty lectures, and Career Center presentations Friday and Saturday afternoons. Choices Saturday evening included student a cappella groups, a concert by the Colby College Chorale, and a performance by two Broadway stars in Page Commons.

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for Family Homecoming Weekend 2016, Oct. 7-9 next fall. Don’t miss it.

The Weekend in Images


Students, Parents, Alums Preview New Fields

Colby’s first-in-NESCAC artificial-surface softball and baseball complex, almost completed, was open for a sneak-peek tour Oct. 31 during Family Homecoming Weekend. The new fields will extend practice opportunities for teams, allow for more varsity home games, and open new opportunities to make Waterville a magnet for college and regional tournaments.

Students, parents, and alumni got a tour of the new softball and baseball complex, featuring synthetic turf surfaces, a hitting tunnel, and state-of-the-art ancillary facilities during Family Homecoming Weekend. The new facilities will help Colby recruit the strongest academic applicants who want to play baseball and softball.