festival schedule

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change.

Friday, Oct. 4 •  Saturday, Oct. 5 •  Sunday, Oct. 6 •  Notes

Friday, Oct. 4


11 - 5 p.m.
Fall Festival Hospitality Center - Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall
Be sure to make this your first stop on campus!


Various Times
Back to ClassVarious locations
Relive the college academic experience without worrying about your grades! Sit in on a class with current students. A schedule, including classes, times and locations, will be available at the Hospitality Center.


12 - 7 p.m.
Art Faculty Annual ExhibitionMarian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
Browse through the art gallery and enjoy works by current faculty members.


12:30 p.m.
Campus Tourmeet in Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall
Revisit familiar sites and discover what's new on a student-led tour of campus.


3 - 5 p.m
Career Networking CoffeehouseWheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
Join current students and fellow alumni for this networking event, where a panel of alumni will share their experiences and offer career advice for students preparing to enter today's job market.


5 p.m.
Class of 1963 Dinner Cruise on Lake Sunapee ($$)
Join your classmates aboard the MV Sunapee II for a scenic dinner cruise around Lake Sunapee. Advance registration is required. Registrants must be on board by 4:45 p.m. Vans will depart from the back of Colgate Hall at 4:20 p.m.


7 p.m.
100: Head/Heart/FeetClements Hall, Ivey Science Center
Hammer and Saw Films, the award-winning company founded by Mike Mooney '02 and Will Peters '06, in coordination with Colby-Sawyer's Windcrossing Productions, will present portions of their first feature-length documentary “100: Head/Heart/Feet.” The documentary follows the day-to-day life of ultrarunner Zak Wieluns '02 as he trains for and runs the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100-mile runs in the United States.

Dinner is on your own this evening. Enjoy one of our region's many restaurants or have dinner with our students in the Dining Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 5 Back to Top


9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Hospitality Center - Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall
Be sure to make this your first stop on campus!


All Day
Colby-Sawyer Oral History Project
Have a favorite memory of your time at Colby-Sawyer? Want to share your story? Students will be roaming campus to chat with alumni about their experiences at Colby-Sawyer. Look for students wearing buttons that say, "Tell Me Your Story: the Colby-Sawyer College Oral History Project."


9 a.m - 7 p.m.
Art Faculty Annual ExhibitionMarian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
Browse through the art gallery and enjoy works by current faculty members.


9 a.m - 12 p.m.
Admissions Open HouseAdmissions Office, Colgate Hall
Alumni with high school-aged children or grandchildren are encouraged to stop by the Admissions Office, where staff members will be available to assist with questions about college admissions and financial aid.


9:30 a.m. Alumni Mountain DayMt. Kearsarge
The bells are ringing! It's Mountain Day! Join our alumni group and hike Mt. Kearsarge! Meet at Winslow State Park.


10 a.m.
Full Circle - Ceramics Studio, Sawyer Fine Arts Center
Join Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts David Ernster as he leads you through the basic manipulation of clay, primarily on the potter's wheel. Professor Ernster will also discuss current aesthetic trends in the ceramics field and share images of work from contemporary clay artists.


10 a.m.
Campus TourMeet 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.


Alumni Athletic Matches

10 a.m.

Alumni BaseballKelsey Field
Men's and Women's Alumni SoccerKelsey Field
Men's and Women's Alumni TennisKelsey Tennis Courts

11 a.m.

Men's and Women's Alumni Swimming and DivingKnight Natatorium

12:30 p.m.

Women's Alumni RugbyTBA

1:30 p.m.

Men's Alumni RugbyTBA

2 p.m.

Women's Alumni LacrosseTBA


11 a.m.
Women's Rugby vs. Castleton State College - TBA


11 a.m.
The State of Colby-Sawyer College - Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center
President Galligan will address the campus community, sharing an update on the current happenings at Colby-Sawyer, as well as future plans for the college.


11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch ($$)
Enjoy lunch today in the newly refurbished dining hall in Ware Student Center or pick up your pre-ordered bag lunch in the Thornton Living Room.


12 p.m.
Women's Varsity Field Hockey vs. Rivier College - Mercer Field


12:15
Heritage Society Luncheon (by invitation only)Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
Members of Colby-Sawyer's Heritage Society (those who have generously chosen to support Colby-Sawyer with a deferred gift) are invited to a special thank-you luncheon with President Tom Galligan and Chair of the Board of Trustees Tom Csatari.


12:30 – 3 p.m.
Children's ActivitiesKelsey Athletic Fields
Why should adults have all the fun? Kids will love the activities organized by the Early Childhood Development Majors Club.


12:30 p.m.
Men's Varsity Soccer vs. Thomas College - Kelsey Field


1 p.m.
Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Husson University - Hogan Sports Center


1 p.m.
Women's Varsity Tennis vs. Castleton State College - Kelsey Tennis Courts


1 - 4 p.m
Fall Festival ConcessionsKelsey Athletic Fields ($$)
The Chargers Club, Colby-Sawyer's athletic booster club, will sell concessions during the alumni and varsity games. Stop by, grab a bite to eat, and support Colby-Sawyer Athletics!


1 - 4:30 p.m
Fall Festival Beer TentKelsey Athletic Fields ($$)
Enjoy a cold brew with friends while watching the game day action on Kelsey Fields.


2 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer Today: A Panel with Current Students and Faculty - Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center
Hear first-hand about the Colby-Sawyer of today from our panel of experts – our current students and faculty.


2:30 p.m.
Men's Rugby vs. Castleton State CollegeTBA


3 p.m.
Women's Varsity Soccer vs. Thomas College - Kelsey Field


3 p.m.
Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Maine Maritime Academy - Hogan Sports Center


3: - 3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Tea with President Galligan - President's House
Members of the classes of 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953 and 1958, along with their guests, are cordially invited to afternoon tea with President Tom Galligan.


3:15 p.m.
The Electric Feast: A (Deliciously) Collaborative Alumni Project - Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center
The Electric Feast, a pop culture, news and entertainment website, launched in May 2013, is run by a group of dedicated Colby-Sawyer alumni including Joseph Delaney '12, Charles Moak '12, Megan Ruggiero '10, Sean Ahern '09 and Kameron Mertz '12. The Electric Feast staff will discuss how the website came to be and how their creative editors and writers strive to remain fresh in the crowded sphere of the internet. Electric Feast panelists will answer questions about the collaborative process, and encourage CSC community members to share their talent and ideas with the site.


4:30 p.m.
Men's and Women's Rugby Club 15th Anniversary Celebration - Room 005, Ware Student Center


4:30 p.m.
Wesson Honors Alumni Reception - Wesson Honors Suite, Colgate Hall


Class Reunion Photos - Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall

4:50 p.m. 1963
5:00 p.m. 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953
5:15 p.m. 1958, 1968, 1973, 1978
5:30 p.m. 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998
5:40 p.m. 2003, 2008


5 – 6 p.m.
50th Reunion Class Cocktail Reception - President's House
President Tom Galligan and his wife, Susan, cordially invite the 50th Reunion Class and their guests to a cocktail reception.


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
All-Alumni Cocktail Reception - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.


6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
All-Alumni Reunion Celebration Dinner - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center ($$, Cash bar)
All alumni and guests are invited to gather for a sumptuous banquet dinner as we honor reunion classes and present our annual Alumni Awards.


8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer Dance Celebration - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center (Cash bar)
Join the Colby-Sawyer community for a dance party featuring the live musical entertainment of The Nines.

Sunday, Oct. 6 Back to Top


10 a.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Brunch (by invitation only) - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center


10:30 a.m.
50th Reunion Farewell Brunch - Lake Sunapee Country Club ($$)


11 a.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
A celebration of the eighth class of inductees to the Colby-Sawyer College Athletic Hall of Fame.


11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Art Faculty Annual ExhibitionMarian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
Browse through the art gallery and enjoy works by current faculty members.


12:30 p.m.
Men's Varsity Soccer vs. University of Maine-Farmington - Kelsey Field


3 p.m.
Women's Varsity Soccer vs. University of Maine-Farmington - Kelsey Field