On the Colby Trail, your first year journey (FYJ) explores: discovery, difference, dialogue, community, and care.
Throughout your first year, we invite students to understand these five features as fundamental to the offer of a liberal arts education at Colby.
The Exchange is a way for all incoming students to connect with each other, and affinity communities here on campus. The key features are the discussion forum in the various communities where you can post questions, the events where critical deadlines are shared, and the ability to message classmates and student leaders directly without needing to share your phone number directly.
Orientation will be focused on helping you develop a deeper understanding of the amazing academic and personal journey you’re beginning.
Base Camp is where you go to find online educational content to read or watch and reflect upon that will be followed up on and will connect to and influence/inspire all other content for that year. Each year’s Base Camp will have different units and content.
Community Building Circles is a time to be in community reflecting on important topics and being in relationship with one another. They are facilitated by your Community Advisors (CA) and more info will be shared by your CA.
Small group educational workshops or trainings that are designed to ground you in topic specific content that is critical to your transition and success for the year.
A culmination experience to bring students together to connect their learning moments and reflections for the semester and year.
The final stop along each year’s journey where we will highlight the learning outcomes that have been achieved as a result of engaging in that year’s full content and experience.