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Thursday, April 11
 

9:00am

Registration
Welcome to Mayflower Hill! Begin your experience by checking in, picking up everything you need for your visit, and dropping off your luggage if you are staying overnight.

The Colby Museum of Art, Miller Library, and many buildings on campus will be open for visitors to explore throughout the afternoon.

Once you've finished registering for the program, head to Pulver Pavilion, where refreshments will be served and admissions staff and current students will be waiting to greet you. 


Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Lunder House

10:00am

Athletic Center Tour
Learn about the future of Colby athletics, followed by a tour of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Harold Alfond Athletic Center

10:00am

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Lunder House

10:00am

Museum Tour
Visit the finest college art museum in the country and learn about the artwork, exhibitions, and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. This is a must-see during your visit.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Colby Museum of Art

11:00am

From Hekate to Harry Potter: Magic in the Ancient and Modern Worlds
Magic features in important ways in the earliest Greek and Roman texts, and the same traditions shape the way we see the world today.

Speakers
KO

Kerill O'Neill

Julian D. Taylor Associate Professor of Classics


Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 014, Miller Library

11:00am

Into the Clouds: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere
Join for a discussion of the life and work of Joanne Simpson, the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in meteorology in the United States.

Speakers
JF

James Fleming

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society


Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 205, Lovejoy Building

11:00am

Smalltalk: Big Ideas About Little Sets
Which sets of Real numbers are negligible? Dictionary.com tells us that “negligible” means “so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded.” It is hardly surprising that such a notion must be very much context-dependent, not less so in mathematics. We shall focus on three distinct concepts of “trifling” subsets of R introduced by Cantor, Lebesgue, and Baire respectively, with each concept arising naturally in a pursuit of a basic mathematical question. Among other things, I will try to convince the student audience that the set of irrationals is much “larger,” “thicker,” and “longer” than the set of rationals, and in developing the ideas underlying such a comparison,crack open a door to a fascinating mathematical subject.

Speakers
LL

Leo Livshits

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 201, Davis Science Center

11:00am

Athletic Center Tour
Learn about the future of Colby athletics, followed by a tour of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center.

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Harold Alfond Athletic Center

11:00am

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Lunder House

11:00am

Colby Connections: Advising
Join faculty, staff, and student leaders to learn more about the support services and resources in place to help you thrive as a Colby student.

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

11:00am

11:00am

Food Trucks
Join your peers from the Colby Class of 2023 for some al fresco dining!

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Eustis Lot, Cotter Drive

12:00pm

NEW: Intermediate Yoga
Intermediate Yoga draws on traditional hatha yoga flows and poses and moves at a moderate pace.

Thursday April 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 330, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

12:00pm

NEW: Music in the Museum: The Music of Surrealism
“The Music of Surrealism” will explore the dream-like and unexpected aesthetics of surrealist music featuring French composers. With Colby Music Associate, Mezzo-Soprano Joelle Morris, and Bridget Convey on piano.

Thursday April 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colby Museum of Art

1:00pm

Climate Justice
Recent scientific reports highlight the urgency with which we must tackle climate change in order to minimize its impacts on human and natural systems. This class will describe the climate justice approach to protecting vulnerable populations most at risk.

Speakers
GC

Gail Carlson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 153, Diamond Building

1:00pm

Ethical Norms: The Difficulty in Discussing President Trump
In this class, we will look at how those in various professions—college professors, journalists, religious leaders—handle discussions of President Trump, when the ethics of their professions might conflict with their views of presidential actions.

Speakers
SM

Sandy Maisel

Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

1:00pm

Information Before and After Google: Impacts and Technologies
This class focuses on exploring the changing nature of information and how technology has changed our understanding and experience of information over the past 100-plus years. We’ll explore contemporary information technologies and how they have helped shape our understanding and use of information, information literacy, and the world of information from perspectives of digital natives and digital immigrants.

Speakers
KK

Kara Kugelmeyer

Assistant Director of Research and Instruction; Data and Science Librarian


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 122, Diamond Building

1:00pm

Teaching Asian Religions in an American Classroom
Our world is becoming extremely small, and yet we do not know much about our Asian neighbors. How do we get to know one another and promote pluralism in the essential sense? Teaching Asian religions via poetry, fiction, film, and art is a way of breaking barriers and getting in touch with our shared humanity.

Speakers
NS

Nikky-Guninder Singh

Crawford Family Professor of Religion


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 119, Lovejoy Building

1:00pm

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lunder House

1:00pm

Museum Tour
Visit the finest college art museumin the country and learn about the artwork, exhibitions, and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. This is a must-see during your visit.

Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Colby Museum of Art

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Getting to Class
Social class is often considered by sociologists as an “inherently indescribable concept,” which makes it a topic that many Americans like to avoid. In this session, we will explore what social class means and identify some of the ways that class gives shape to virtually all aspects of American life.

Speakers
AH

Adam Howard

Professor of Education


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 203, Lovejoy Building

2:00pm

The Biodiversity Crisis
Recent human activity has significantly affected the world’s climate, landscapes, and distribution of biodiversity. In this lecture we will explore the values of and threats to Earth’s biological diversity, potential consequences of this loss, and specific case studies that illustrate how scientists are gaining insight on these issues.

Speakers
CB

Catherine Bevier

Professor of Biology


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 215, Lovejoy Building

2:00pm

The Indelible Character
How do fiction writers bring vivid characters to the page? We will discuss characters that have stayed with us, look at select passages, and begin building characters of our own.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Braunstein

Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing)


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 153, Diamond Building

2:00pm

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lunder House

2:00pm

Green Colby: Leadership in Sustainability
Interested in environmental sustainability? Hear about Colby’s green efforts, including becoming one of the first carbon-neutral college campuses, constructing LEED-certified buildings, and serving locally sourced food in the dining halls.

Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 014, Miller Library

2:00pm

Late Registration/Help Desk
Late arrivals should check in at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid—we’ll give you everything you need to jump right into the program, no matter when you arrive.


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Lunder House

3:00pm

Admitted Students Program Kickoff
Join us to kick off the weekend and hear more about the vision for Colby with President David A. Greene.

Thursday April 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

4:00pm

Dual-Degree Engineering Partnerships
Interested in engineering? Our dual-degree program allows you to graduate from Colby and obtain an engineering degree from either Columbia University or Dartmouth College.

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 001, F.W. Olin Science Center

4:00pm

Financial Aid at Colby
In this session, learn more about financial aid and financing options at Colby.

Individual appointments with financial aid staff are available throughout the program. Call 207–859–4830 or email finaid@colby.edu to schedule an appointment.

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 141, Diamond Building

4:00pm

Global Colby
International learning expands beyond the borders of study abroad and is part of everyday life on campus. Faculty, staff, and student leaders will share how perspectives from across the world are integrated in and outside of the classroom.

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

4:00pm

Leading a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
Being healthy and active are values of our community. Join coaches, student athletes, and fitness enthusiasts who will share their tips on getting involved in varsity sports, club sports, intramurals, and fitness classes.

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 014, Miller Library

4:00pm

NEW: Zen Buddhist Meditation Group
The Colby College Meditation and Buddhist Society will lead a guided, group mahamudra meditation session.

Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rose Chapel, Lorimer Chapel

4:00pm

5:00pm

Family Reception
While students are enjoying the community picnic, families and guests are encouraged to connect with current Colby parents and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday April 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Pulver Pavilion and Page Commons, Cotter Union

5:00pm

Community Picnic and Host Meet-up
Admitted students are encouraged to join their hosts and members of the Colby community for a casual dinner. Connect with students and staff, hear their Colby stories, discover campus traditions, and learn how to make the most of the weekend.

Thursday April 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

6:00pm

NEW: Conversación y Comunidad
Conversación y comunidad is a social gathering to bring people from the mid-Maine Latinx and Hispanic community together with students, faculty, and staff from Colby College.

Thursday April 11, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Colby Museum of Art

6:30pm

6:30pm

Residence Hall Move-In and Tours
Students who are staying overnight will meet their hosts and move into their residence hall at the conclusion of the community picnic. Students who are not staying overnight are invited to gather in the lobby of athletic center for a tour of the residence halls with current students.

Thursday April 11, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Various Locations

7:30pm

NEW: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Our affiliated Christian Fellowship gathers for Bible study, singing, and fellowship.

Thursday April 11, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rose Chapel, Lorimer Chapel

8:00pm

Jazz Band
Jazzed about jazz? Come listen to traditional big band music from the Swing era to contemporary funk and Latin jazz.

Thursday April 11, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

8:00pm

Spontaneous Fun Night
Always a surprise. Always an adventure. You never know what you will see. Join current students and experience this quintessential Colby event sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Thursday April 11, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

8:00pm

NEW: The Moors
The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Directed by Kaylee Pomelow ‘19.

Thursday April 11, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

8:00pm

First Night Extravaganza
Let the fun begin with a variety of events in Colby’s student center: music, food, games, performances, and time to connect with your future classmates.

Thursday April 11, 2019 8:00pm - Friday April 12, 2019 12:00am
Cotter Union

9:00pm

Pugh Center Open House
The Pugh Center for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports Colby’s commitment to fostering a fully inclusive campus community through individual support, resource programs, and social justice education. Stop by, mingle, and grab a snack.

Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pugh Center, Cotter Union

9:30pm

Star Party: Open House and Star Viewing
Meet in the student center to take a tour of the night sky at Colby’s Collins and Young Observatories. View the moon, Jupiter, star clusters, and galaxies through New England’s largest telescope. Dress warmly, as the observatory dome is unheated.

Thursday April 11, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Meet at Information Desk, Cotter Union

10:00pm

Colby in the Spotlight
So you think you can dance, sing, drum, and otherwise impress? Join us while we showcase a vibrant mix of Colby’s talented performers.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

10:00pm

Game Night
Feeling the competitive spirit? Try to get your best score at pool, air hockey, trivia, and more.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00pm - Friday April 12, 2019 12:00am
Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

10:00pm

S'mores by the Fire
Nothing says relaxing Maine-style like a campfire and s’mores. Join members of the Colby Outing Club to hear about their excursions and the gear students can check out for their own trips.

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00pm - Friday April 12, 2019 12:00am
Wagner Patio, Cotter Union

11:00pm

Pick-Up for Non-Overnighters
Not staying the night? Plan to be picked up at this time.

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:00am

Morning Yoga
Start your day with sun salutations.

Friday April 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 330, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

8:00am

Registration/Help Desk
For information on all things Colby, Waterville, and Maine, stop by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at any point during your visit.


Friday April 12, 2019 8:00am - 8:00pm
Lunder House

9:00am

Beg, Borrow, Steal: Performance in the 21st Century
According to Picasso, “Good artists copy; great artists steal.” What do you think? We will look briefly at notions of intellectual property and textual “borrowings” when the text is not a written document and images are so widely circulated thanks to the internet and social media. We will look at the work of some contemporary artists (including Beyoncé). But we will reserve time for participation and debate—and maybe even the chance to make your own “stolen” performances.

Speakers
AK

Annie Kloppenberg

Associate Professor of Theater and Dance


Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 208, Lovejoy Building

9:00am

Destroying Culture or Reframing the Past?
We can’t escape the past. It exists in our memories and in our textbooks, but also in the physical landscape that we encounter at every turn. Buildings, sculptures, and artworks created in earlier times are almost always within reach. This class poses the basic question that faces us as we try to reconcile the spaces inhabited by the past with the needs of the present; namely, how do we deal with cultural materials that no longer suit our needs, beliefs, or political inclinations?

Speakers
MA

Marta Ameri

Assistant Professor of Art


Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 153, Diamond Building

9:00am

From Stardust to Planets: Meteorites as a Record of Solar System Evolution
Much of what we know about how our solar system evolved was determined using meteorites. In this class, you will learn about the different types of meteorites and what they tell us about the planetary bodies they were derived from. Attendees will get to see and touch several meteorites from Colby’s collection.

Speakers
TD

Tasha Dunn

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Geology


Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 212, Lovejoy Building

9:00am

Financial Aid at Colby
In this session, learn more about financial aid and financing options at Colby.

Individual appointments with financial aid staff are available throughout the program. Call 207–859–4830 or email finaid@colby.edu to schedule an appointment.

Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 141, Diamond Building

9:00am

Lunder Institute for American Art Information Session
Learn about Colby's Lunder Institute for American Art, which creates a unique space for scholarship, creative works, dialogue, and mentorship among visiting scholars and artists, Colby faculty and students, and the central Maine community. 

Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Colby Museum of Art

10:00am

Joan of Arc: Warrior or Saint?
This class will examine the life and death of Joan of Arc and will challenge some frequent assumptions about her brief but important role on the historical stage. Our emphasis will be on her life and death, but we will also explore how her canonization as a saint in 1920 has influenced interpretations since.

Speakers
LT

Larissa Taylor

Professor of History


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 203, Lovejoy Building

10:00am

Modeling Behavior and Neurodegenerative Diseases in Fruit Flies
This presentation will provide an overview of current projects in our research lab, focusing on the utilization of fruit flies as a model organism to understand chemical and genetic modifiers of normal behavior and disorders, such as ethanol-induced responses, circadian rhythm, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Speakers
TA

Tariq Ahmad

Associate Professor of Biology


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center

10:00am

Sex/Gender, Race, and Sports
In 2011 the International Olympic Committee implemented testosterone testing to regulate any unfair advantage certain bodies may have in women’s sports. Athletes are tested on an ad hoc basis, and since this testing, the athletes “outed” as having too much testosterone have been women of color from the Global South. This class uses sports as an entry point to think through race, sex/gender, the Global South, and feminist anti-racist activism.

Speakers
ST

Sonja Thomas

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 212, Lovejoy Building

10:00am

Why Culture Matters (Now More than Ever)
What is culture, and why does it matter? What stories do we tell ourselves about ourselves—through the shows we watch, the games we play, the objects we buy, the histories we tell, and the places we build? How has culture worked on Americans in the past, and how can it help us understand our contentious present—an era marked by neoliberal globalization and economic inequality, white nationalism and Black Lives Matter, alternative media and post-truthiness? In this session, we consider some of the cultural stories of our past and present, examining what they are, who gets to tell them, and the ways they shape how we think about ourselves, our beliefs, and the things we do.

Speakers
LS

Laura Saltz

Associate Professor of American Studies


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301, Davis Science Center

10:00am

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Lunder House

10:00am

Colby Connections: Community Building
Join faculty, staff, and student leaders to learn more about making connections and building community at Colby. This panel will highlight orientation programs, student life, spiritual life, diversity, and civic engagement on campus.

Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

10:00am

Research Opportunities at Colby
Colby collaborates with world-class research institutions and provides unique opportunities for research both in and outside of Maine. These partnerships allow Colby students to work with experts and gain hands-on experience.

Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Robins Room, Roberts Building

11:00am

Gap Year Experiences
Thinking about a gap year? Come hear from current students about how their lives were enriched by gap year experiences prior to beginning their Colby career. Learn about resources and opportunities such as the Global Citizen Year program.

Friday April 12, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 301, Davis Science Center

11:00am

Meet the Majors
Drop in to connect with faculty and students from across disciplines to learn more about Colby’s academic offerings.

Friday April 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

12:00pm

NEW: Power Yoga
Power Yoga is a gentle pace yoga covering poses to aid in flexibility and stability for strength and grace.

Friday April 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 330, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

12:00pm

NEW: Jumu'ah Prayer
The Colby Muslim Society and members of our local community will lead a guided prayer.

Friday April 12, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Rose Chapel, Lorimer Chapel

1:00pm

Global Lab: Private Sector Engagement in Latin America
Given fiscal constraints on national governments, how can the private sector contribute to improving social and environmental conditions in Latin America? This session will share results of January fieldwork in Peru and Colombia of a Global Lab exploring private sector engagement in addressing social deficits.

Speakers
PF

Patrice Franko

Grossman Professor of Economics


Friday April 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 141, Diamond Building

1:00pm

Moore’s Law: Predicting the Future
For over 50 years, Moore’s Law has predicted the future of computing power. Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors that will fit on a chip increases by a factor of two every two years. The relentless increase in computing power has driven innovation in almost every aspect of our lives. What does the future hold?

Speakers
BM

Bruce Maxwell

Professor of Computer Science


Friday April 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 122, Diamond Building

1:00pm

One Little Poem Against the Whole World: What Writing Well (And Not Quite So Very Well) Can Teach Us
We’re taught that we need to become good writers so we can impress our professors, make good grades, and eventually get high-paying jobs in tall buildings made mostly of glass. We’re also taught that writing well is mostly a matter of mastering certain basic skills. While it may be true that avoiding comma splices may help you in the “real world” of profs and grades and land good jobs in tall buildings made mostly of glass, there are far more serious and joyous reasons for you to care about the noise you make on the page. We’ll read a few poems to jump-start some new thinking on what writing can really teach us.

Speakers
AB

Adrian Blevins

Associate Professor of English (Creative Writing)


Friday April 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 119, Lovejoy Building

1:00pm

Personality Development Across the Life Span: What, When, and How?
What are the most important personality traits? When does personality first develop, and how does it change with age? This research talk will examine personality development from early childhood through middle age.

Speakers
CS

Christopher Soto

Associate Professor of Psychology


Friday April 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 205, Lovejoy Building

1:00pm

Living the Colby Life
Enjoy a candid opportunity to learn about the Colby experience from those who live it. Hear about adjusting to the rigors of college work, living together in residence halls, and getting involved on campus.

Friday April 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

2:00pm

Colby Students: Then and Now
Then: Curious about Colby students’ lives throughout the College’s history? Interested in exploring American history through the lens of Colby’s past? Come to Special Collections and check out scrapbooks, yearbooks, diaries, letters, and more.

Now: Interested in finding out about the lives of Colby students here today? Come chat with students about what it’s like to be at Colby and what Colby means to them.

Speakers
ER

Erin Rhodes

Archives Education Librarian


Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Robinson Memorial Room, Miller Library

2:00pm

Cooperation under Anarchy: The Case of Nuclear Arms Control
One of the central dilemmas of international relations is how do states cooperate in an environment in which there is no higher authority to ensure that they abide by their commitments as there is in domestic politics. In the area of nuclear weapons, does this mean that arms races are inevitable or are there conditions in which states in conflict can engage in arms control? Through a simulation known as the Prisoner’s Dilemma, this class will explore the conditions under which cooperation is possible using both real and hypothetical arms control agreements.

Speakers
KR

Kenneth Rodman

William R. Cotter Distinguished Teaching Professor of Government


Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 215, Lovejoy Building

2:00pm

The Psychological Effects of Belief in Free Will
The existence of free will has been contentious among philosophers, psychologists, and even laypersons for centuries. Emerging perspectives from social psychology suggest that regardless of whether free will actually exists, belief in free will has profound consequences for our judgments and behavior. We will examine the psychological effects belief in free will has on different components of our self-concept and social behavior.

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Seto

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 153, Diamond Building

2:00pm

Tigers, Elephants, and the Future of Biodiversity Conservation
Tigers and elephants are among the world’s best known and most threatened large mammals. We will discuss examples of projects conducted alongside Colby students, including a course that brought 16 students to Sri Lanka, and some of our work in Asia and Africa to highlight some of the key challenges—and opportunities—for conserving biological diversity in a rapidly changing world.

Speakers
PN

Philip Nyhus

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies


Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 145, Diamond Building

2:00pm

Campus Tour
Take a campus tour to learn about academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student.

Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lunder House

2:00pm

DavisConnects Information Session
This session will explore DavisConnects, an innovative program that provides students with global, internship, or research experiences and prepares them for life after Colby.

Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 108, Grossman Hall

2:00pm

NEW: The Discovery of Skin
A dance performance by Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Tsiambwom “T” Akuchu and visiting artist Katie Cristine Conrad.

Friday April 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cellar Theater, Runnals Building

3:00pm

Leveraging the Colby Network
With more than 25,000 alumni around the world, Colby gives you opportunities to make truly global connections. Join alumni who have leveraged the Colby network and who now support graduates in careers across multiple industries.

Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

4:00pm

Club Expo
There are more than 100 ways to make connections with your fellow Colby students while doing something you love. This expo is a great way to see the range of clubs and organizations on campus. Being a part of them is simply a matter of signing up, showing up, and diving in.

Friday April 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Atrium, Diamond Building

4:00pm

Ice Cream Social
Gather and enjoy Maine-made ice cream.

Friday April 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Diamond Circle

4:00pm

Bubble Soccer
Come and get your silly on with this wild take on soccer. No skill is required to bounce around inside inflatable balls while dribbling down the field.

Friday April 12, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Alfond Ice Rink, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

4:30pm

NEW: The Discovery of Skin
A dance performance by Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Tsiambwom “T” Akuchu and visiting artist Katie Cristine Conrad.

Friday April 12, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cellar Theater, Runnals Building

5:00pm

Creative, Visual, and Performing Arts Reception
Interested in taking part in visual or performing arts? Then a tour of our studio spaces is in order. Join faculty and students to discuss the vibrant arts culture at Colby. Following the gathering, take a tour of the photography, foundations, painting, sculpture, and printmaking studios and experience student work.

Friday April 12, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Colby Museum of Art

5:30pm

Mule Works Innovation Lab Open House
Check out Colby’s newest maker space, where students from every discipline come together to explore interactive technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printing, and laser cutting.

Friday April 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mule Works Innovation Lab, Miller Library

6:00pm

Mini Film Festival
Interested in the art of filmmaking? Come see what projects Colby students have undertaken and learn about the ways they are developing their filmmaking skills on Mayflower Hill and beyond.

Overflow location for this event will be in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building. 

Friday April 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 122, Diamond Building

6:00pm

NEW: The Moors
The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Directed by Kaylee Pomelow ‘19.

Friday April 12, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

7:00pm

Blacklight Zumba
Do you Zumba? Dance the night away with your future classmates.

Friday April 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 330, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

7:00pm

Paint Night
Tap into your creative side for a night of painting. All artistic levels are welcome.

Friday April 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

8:00pm

Dodgeball Tournament
Explore Colby’s intramural athletic scene through a dodgeball tournament hosted by iPlay. No need for organized teams—we play pickup here.

Friday April 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Field House, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

9:00pm

9:00pm

Open Mic Night
Stop by the Mary Low Coffeehouse, the newest addition to the campus social scene, and enjoy coffee, tea, treats, live music, and readings.

Friday April 12, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday April 13, 2019 12:00am
Mary Low Coffeehouse, Mary Low Hall

10:00pm

A Cappella Fest
Watch our talented and varied a cappella groups perform a sampling of live vocal arrangements.

Friday April 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Foss Hall

11:00pm

Late-Night Breakfast and Trivia
Enjoy some late-night snacks and trivia to wrap up the evening.

Friday April 12, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday April 13, 2019 12:30am
Foss Hall

12:00am

Pick-Up for Non-Overnighters
Not staying the night? Plan to be picked up at this time.

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:00am - 12:30am
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union
 
Saturday, April 13
 

8:00am

Farewell Brunch
One last gathering before you depart campus, this brunch will give you the opportunity to say farewell to your future classmates.

Saturday April 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Dana Hall

8:00am

Help Desk
For information on all things Colby, Waterville, and Maine, stop by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at any point during your visit.


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lunder House

12:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

3:00pm