Collegium is known for the annual summer colloquies it sponsors for faculty from its 65 member institutions in the United States and Canada. The colloquies provide a collegial environment in which participants from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and disciplines discuss the sources and implications of an academic vocation, and explore how that vocation can be enriched and realized in a Catholic college or university setting. Collegium colloquies invite scholars to explore some of the most compelling aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition and to think about how their work serves their students, the academy and the world.
The location of the Colloquy alternates among three host sites: College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn. and the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.
On Collegium's 25th anniversary, we will take a slight break from our usual program to sponsor a larger conference, a Pause at 25. The Pause at 25 will gather Collegium alumni/ae from each of our member campuses to renew the spirit they encountered at Collegium and to think with key administrators about how to advance Collegium’s work at our colloquies and on our campuses into the next 25 years. It will ask how, if we were reinventing Collegium from scratch in 2017, we would want to do so, in light of new realities and opportunities. The Pause takes place June 21-24, 2017 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.