While living the life of the mind, our students enjoy exploring the physical world. Many play varsity, club, or intramural sports. Plenty take advantage of our location and outdoor programming to sample Maine’s spectacular natural offerings.
Every student begins the Colby experience by embarking on an intensive outdoor adventure with a small group of fellow first-years, building friendships and self-confidence before the fall semester even begins. The outdoors is part of the education here. There may be no greater classroom.
Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips
COOT (Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips) is an outdoor-based orientation program required of all first-year Colby students. Trips are designed to be fun and engaging while preparing students for their transition to living and learning on campus.
ICED COOT January
Iced COOT takes place Jan 13-14, 2018, and is designed for our Global Entry Semester students with a focus on exploring the state’s winter activities. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and indoor challenge course are a few of the offerings students can choose from. Fellow first year students from the fall semester join in Iced COOT to help welcome the GES students to the Colby community.