Welcome to the Healthy Colby First-Year Experience! Grounded in the Five Domains of Healthy Colby, the four elements of this program are selected specifically to equip you with skills to create a strong collegiate foundation. You will be contacted by your student-faculty/staff facilitator in September with details for your first gathering.
- See Wellness Requirement Policy for full requirement details and deadlines.
- All four elements (below) must be completed by first-years to select Fall 2021 classes in April. (Most other students must complete the requirement before selecting Spring 2021 classes in November.)
- Your facilitators will track attendance to report to the Registrar’s Office.
- If you believe your Distribution Checklist does not accurately reflect your attendance, please contact Valerie Sirois, Associate Registrar within one week of the event.
|Element||When?**||Why now?||Healthy Colby Domains Covered|
|ReST (Resiliency Skills Training)||October; 4 sessions||Some students are missing family and the familiarity of home; academics are increasing in intensity; friendships are developing||Human Experience – Emotional Well-being; Relationships|
|Time Management; Self-directed video and submitted reflection||November||First wave of mid-term exams occurs; competing extra-curricular and social commitments increasing||Intellectual Inquiry; Human Experience – Emotional Wellbeing|
|Sleep: Self-directed video and submitted reflection||January||One semester and one finals period completed; time availability in January to experiment with new habits||Human Experience – Physical Wellness; Human Experience – Emotional Wellbeing|
|Colby Life: Self-directed video and submitted reflection||January||Most have experienced enough of Colby life to have made observations of the culture; ready to find a meaningful place in community; have a desire for meaning-making||Community Citizenship; Relationships|
**Timing subject to change due to modified schedule Fall 2020