Schedule of Events

The Homecoming & Family Weekend Hospitality Center is in Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall. Check in to receive your weekend packet containing activity information, any schedule changes, and a complimentary gift. Everyone who checks in will be entered in a raffle to win a Colby-Sawyer cornhole set!

Parking is available in designated campus lots, but strictly prohibited on campus roadways. Golf cart transportation is available for those who need assistance.

*The schedule of events may be subject to change.

Friday, Oct. 14
9 – 5 p.m.

The StableWare Student Center

Our campus store, The Stable, is offering a 10% discount on all Colby-Sawyer gear.

10 a.m.

Colby-Sawyer Athletics Golf OutingMontcalm Golf Club, Enfield, N.H.

Pre-registration is required by Oct. 7. Visit golf.colby-sawyercamps.com for more information.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dining Hall Open for LunchWare Student Center

12 – 5 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Hospitality CenterThornton Living Room, Colgate Hall

Make this your first stop on campus. Everyone who checks in will be entered in a raffle to win a Colby-Sawyer cornhole set!

12 p.m.

Scholar/Donor Luncheon (by invitation only) Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center

Generous scholarship donors and their grateful student recipients celebrate the power of philanthropy at this annual luncheon. By invitation only.

12 – 5 p.m.

Laura Roebuck: A Series of Discoveries – Davidow Center for Art + Design

The William H. & Sonja Carlson Davidow ’56 Fine Art Gallery presents Laura Roebuck: A Series of Discoveries, an exhibition of both large scale and small canvases by a San Francisco/Bay Area-based abstract expressionist painter working in oils.

1:30 p.m.

Campus Tour – meet in Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall

Revisit familiar sites and discover what’s new on a student-led tour of campus. Presented by the Office of Admissions.

3 p.m.

Charger’s Athletic Pavilion Groundbreaking – Kelsey Athletic Campus

Join the campus community for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Athletic Pavilion at the Kelsey Athletic Campus.

3:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Galligan’s Pub at Lethbridge Lodge

Colby-Sawyer’s happening hotspot offers locally sourced pub fare and beer. Enjoy s’mores at the outdoor fire pits.

4 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer Alumni Awards Celebration – Davidow Center for Art + Design

Join the campus community for a presentation of our annual awards, as we celebrate alumni for their service, contributions and accomplishments.

  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Tony Librot ’94
  • Alumni Service Award – Linda “Kelly” Graves ’72 and Beth Bryant Camp ’92
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award – Rachel Quaye ’17
4:30 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Welcome Reception Davidow Center for Art + Design

All alumni, families and guests are invited to the official kick-off celebration of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2022. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Dining Hall Open for DinnerWare Student Center

6 p.m.

Class of 1970/71 MT – 50th Reunion Welcome Dinner – Private residence in New London

Driving directions available in the Hospitality Center.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1971 & Class of 1972 50th Reunion Welcome Dinner – Lake Sunapee Country Club

Saturday, Oct. 15
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Dining Hall Open for BreakfastWare Student Center

All day

Homecoming & Family Weekend Mountain Day – Mt. Kearsarge

The bells are ringing! Gather your friends and relive your Mountain Day memories with a hike up Mt. Kearsarge. Mention Colby-Sawyer Homecoming & Family Weekend to the gate attendant at Winslow State Park to receive free entry.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hospitality Center Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall

Make this your first stop on campus. Everyone who checks in will be entered in a raffle to win a Colby-Sawyer cornhole set!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The StableWare Student Center

Our campus store, The Stable, is offering a 10% discount on all Colby-Sawyer gear.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Laura Roebuck: A Series of Discoveries – Davidow Center for Art + Design

The William H. & Sonja Carlson Davidow ’56 Fine Art Gallery presents Laura Roebuck: A Series of Discoveries, an exhibition of both large scale and small canvases by a San Francisco/Bay Area-based abstract expressionist painter working in oils.

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Growing Food on Campus – Meet in front of the Ivey Science Center

The college’s permaculture garden and the newly established Main Street Garden provide students with knowledge and experience in food production. Additionally, the gardens educate students about the providing healthy food, food insecurity, ecological connections and community resilience. Visit the college gardens with Professor Leon Malan and see how we grow food in a sustainable way.

10 a.m.

Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony – Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives

Join us as we recognize outstanding academic achievement by inducting our newest student members into the Colby-Sawyer College chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

10 a.m.

Campus Tour – meet in Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall

Revisit familiar sites and discover what’s new on a student-led tour of campus. Presented by the Office of Admissions.

10 – 10:45 a.m.

The 2022 Midterm Elections - Room 201, Ivey Science Center

The political headwinds are running against President Biden and the Democrats, but will they be able to devise a winning strategy? If the Republicans make significant gains, what might that mean for the economy, foreign affairs and other pressing issues? Finally, what do the midterms tell us about the presidential race in 2024? In this talk, Dr. Eric Boyer will discuss the possible outcomes and possible consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.

10:30 a.m.

Alumni Touch Rugby Match in Memory of Robby Burnett ’07 – Mercer Field

11 – 11:45 a.m.

State of the College with President Stuebner – Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center

Alumni, students, parents, families and friends are invited to join President Susan D. Stuebner as she shares the latest news from campus, including information about the construction of the college’s newest academic building.

11 a.m.

Men’s Alumni Soccer GameKelsey Soccer Field

11 a.m.

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Elms College - Sally Shaw Veitch ’66 Track and Field

11:30 p.m.

Men’s Rugby vs. TBDMercer Field

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer Quad Fair

Stop by the Quad Fair for food and beverages, a beer tasting, horse and carriage rides, cider press demonstrations and more. Live music will be presented by The Conniption Fits, featuring Stevens Blanchard ’97.

12 p.m.

Moulage 101 – Room 103, Mercer Hall

Moulage in simulation is the use of makeup techniques to simulate illness and injuries on a mannequin or simulated patient/actor. In this session we will teach how to simulate bruises, bleeding, and wounds – just in time for Halloween! Led by Assistant Professor of Nursing Arianna Anton ’12 and Simulations and Academic Remediation Nurse Educator Nicole Chartier ’11.

12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Galligan’s Pub at Lethbridge Lodge

Colby-Sawyer’s happening hotspot offers pub fare and beer.

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Game Day Tent – Kelsey Field

Enjoy varsity sports action with a cold beer and a snack from the food truck while the kids enjoy pumpkin painting.

12 – 1p.m.

President’s Golden Homecoming & Heritage Society LuncheonThe Curb, Sawyer Center

Graduates who are celebrating or who have already celebrated their 50th Reunion, as well as members of the Colby-Sawyer Heritage Society, are invited to join President Susan D. Stuebner for a complimentary luncheon. *Sponsored by the Colby-Sawyer College Heritage Society

1 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos for the Classes of 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967The Curb, Sawyer Center

1 p.m.

Alumni Baseball Game – Kelsey Athletic Campus

1 p.m.

Women’s Varsity Soccer vs. Rivier University – Kelsey Soccer Field

1:15 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos for the Classes of 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987– meet in front of Colgate Hall

1:15 p.m.

Class of 1970/71 MT Service of RemembranceColgate Front Lawn

Members of the class of 1970/71 MT will join together around the Class of 1970/71 MT memorial tree to honor and remember deceased classmates.

1:30 p.m.

All-90’s Reunion SocialBeer Tent on the Quad

Members of the classes of 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1997 are invited to reconnect at the beer tent on the Quad. Receive a complimentary beverage ticket and enjoy the music of the Conniption Fits, featuring Stevens Blanchard ’97.

2 p.m.

Campus Tour – meet in Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall Revisit familiar sites and discover what’s new on a student-led tour of campus. Presented by the Office of Admissions.

2 p.m.

Lake Sunapee Foliage Cruise – Sunapee Harbor

Enjoy a scenic cruise around Lake Sunapee aboard the M.V. Kearsarge. Pre-registration is required and van transportation to Sunapee Harbor will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vans depart from the rear of Colgate Hall at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this event.

2 p.m.

Women’s Varsity Rugby vs. Norwich University – Mercer Field

2:15 p.m.

Gender, Equality, and the Stalled Revolution - Room 201, Ivey Science Center

The Women’s Movement of the mid-20th Century transformed gender dynamics in the United States. However, decades later, we are still working to close gaps between men and women, especially in our homes and workplaces. Please join us to examine the sociological data, consider the differential impacts of COVID-19, and share our own experiences with societal change. Presented by Professor of Sociology Kathleen Farrell

3 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos for the Classes of 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1997– meet on the steps at the rear of Colgate Hall

3 p.m.

1970’s and 1980’s Reunion SocialPeter Christian’s Tavern

Members of the classes of 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987 are invited to gather for a Reunion social.

3 p.m.

Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. Johnson & Wales UniversityKelsey Soccer Field

3:30 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos for the Classes of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017– meet at the Game Day Tent at Kelsey Field

4:30 p.m.

Post-Game PartyGalligan’s Pub at Lethbridge Lodge

Unwind after the day’s sporting events with old friends and cold brews.

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Dining Hall Open for DinnerWare Student Center

5:30 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos for the Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 President’s House

5:45 p.m.

President’s 50th Reunion Cocktail Reception – Presidents’ House

President Sue Stuebner cordially invites members of the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 and their guests to the Presidents’ House for a cocktail reception.

6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Cocktail ReceptionWheeler Hall, Ware Student Center

Gather with fellow alumni and friends for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

7 p.m.

Homecoming Celebration Dinner and DanceWheeler Hall, Ware Student Center

Join together for a Homecoming dinner followed by dancing to the live band Soul Fix.

7 p.m.

Wacky BingoDining Hall, Ware Student Center

Enjoy a favorite campus event with alumni, students, parents and families!

Sunday, Oct. 16
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Dining Hall Open for BreakfastWare Student Center

9:30 a.m.

Class of 1970/71 MT Farewell BrunchPrivate residence in Andover, N.H.

Driving directions available in the Hospitality Center.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The StableWare Student Center

Our campus store, The Stable, is offering a 10% discount on all Colby-Sawyer gear.

10 a.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Brunch (by invitation only)Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center

11 a.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyWheeler Hall, Ware Student Center

A celebration of the 15th class of inductees to the Colby-Sawyer College Athletic Hall of Fame.

The 2021 inductees are:

  • Tara Stewart Darak ’08
  • Peter Donato ’16
  • Kevin Keith ’14
  • Judy Butler Shea ’60
  • Mitchell Stone ’97
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dining Hall Open for Brunch Ware Student Center