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Colby Conversations

We’re disappointed we won’t have the opportunity to welcome you to campus this spring, but we’re excited to connect you with current students, faculty, alumni, coaches, class deans, graduate school and career advisors, and other staff who can help you learn more about what Colby has to offer and answer any questions you may have.
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Colby Conversations

We’re disappointed we won’t have the opportunity to welcome you to campus this spring, but we’re excited to connect you with current students, faculty, alumni, coaches, class deans, graduate school and career advisors, and other staff who can help you learn more about what Colby has to offer and answer any questions you may have.

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Virtual Classes and Events

Registration has closed for our admitted student virtual panels and events. We hope the two weeks of classes, panels, events, and information sessions gave you a comprehensive view of the Colby experience. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Colby, please reach out to admissions@colby.edu.

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Explore Campus

Our 714-acre campus is a global destination for research and thought that could be your home for four years. Beyond the picture-perfect vistas, campus resources are staggering – from cutting-edge science laboratories, to the world’s finest college art museum, to best-in-class athletics and wellness facilities.
A virtual model of the new athletic center
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New Athletics and Recreation Center

Scheduled to open in August 2020, Colby’s new athletics and recreation center will offer a range of activities, including varsity, intramural, and club sports; health and wellness options; new exercise studios and personalized training; mindfulness and meditation rooms; and fitness and education programs.

A virtual model of the new athletic center
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New Athletics and Recreation Center

Scheduled to open in August 2020, Colby’s new athletics and recreation center will offer a range of activities, including varsity, intramural, and club sports; health and wellness options; new exercise studios and personalized training; mindfulness and meditation rooms; and fitness and education programs.

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Museum of Art

With more than 10,000 works of art across all media, the Colby Museum is one of the nation’s premier institutions of American art. Engaging with approximately 100 Colby courses each year, the Museum sits at the crossroads of interdisciplinary thinking and facilitates intellectual engagement between students, faculty, staff, artists, and community members.
The Colby College Museum of Art galleries double as laboratories, supporting inquiry and exploration in more than 100 courses across 25 departments.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Lake George in Woods, 1922, Pastel on paper laid down on paperboard, 17 in. x 14 1/4 in., The Lunder Collection, 054.2012
Bernard Langlais, Red Lion, 1977, Painted wood, 20 1/4 x 41 1/2 in., The Lunder Collection, 2013.179
Marsden Hartley, City Point, Vinalhaven, 1937-1938, oil on board, 18 in. x 24 in., Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2008.214
Romare Bearden, City of Brass, 1965, Photostat and gouache on board mounted on panel, 29 in. x 40 in., The Lunder Collection, 2012.330
An-My Lê, Robert Falcon Scott’s Hut and Research Vessel Nathaniel Palmer, 2008, archival pigment print, 40 in. x 56 ½ in., Museum purchase from the Jetté Acquisitions Fund, 2009.056
Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl in the Night), 1934. Etching, 15 3/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38.7 x 50.4 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 006.2016. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pablo Picasso, Deux Buveurs catalans (Two Catalan Drinkers), 1934. Etching, 15 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (38.5 x 50.5 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 2016.092. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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The first floor includes retail space as well as space for town council meetings and other community and college gatherings.
This residence hall features open lounges and connecting floors that contribute to the living and working community.
All students living in the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons agree to complete 30 hours of service per semester at a community partner site.
Living downtown offers the opportunity to become a thoughtful leader, critical thinker, and engaged citizen by integrating academic work and community involvement.
A shuttle runs every fifteen minutes to connect students living downtown to the campus on Mayflower Hill.
The Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons offers apartment-style residences in the heart of downtown Waterville.
The Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons also includes classrooms and a study and library space.
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Residential life

Wherever you reside at Colby—from the senior apartments, to the many suites with views of Johnson Pond, to the single, double, or triple accommodations designed for community development—learning continues outside the classroom as you exchange ideas, opinions, and life experiences with classmates and faculty-in-residence. Our newest residential option, the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons, puts Colby students in the very heart of the city, providing opportunities for civic engagement and building relationships that enrich the historic bond between the City of Waterville and Colby.

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Allen Island and the Belgrade Lakes

Colby’s campus extends beyond Mayflower Hill with interdisciplinary research and recreational opportunities at the Colby Hume Center, located on the nearby Belgrade Lakes, and with access to Allen Island in the Gulf of Maine through a partnership with the Wyeth Estate.

A tradition of partnership fuels and ongoing spirit of community exchange. Students enjoy Waterville's many restaurants, walk with friends along the RiverWalk, and engage in gallery, music, and theatrical performances.
Set to open at the end of the year, this dedicated space will provide vibrant programming and artist studios for Colby students, faculty, and the greater Waterville community.
The Schupf Center for the Arts will include a contemporary gallery of the Colby College Museum of Art, Railroad Square Cinema, Common Street Arts gallery, and multidisciplinary educational spaces.
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, the Lockwood is a 53-room hotel that acknowledges Waterville’s rich heritage of innovation and industry.
The RiverWalk is in one of Waterville’s most important historic districts. You can walk from downtown along the Head of Falls where many displays provide you with unique narratives about the local history of the Kennebec Valley.
Waterville is home to restaurants and cafés featuring cuisine from around the world.
The Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons is a residential facility downtown that houses more than 200 students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborative partnerships and strong investments have contributed much toward the revitalization of Waterville’s downtown—including the transformation of historic buildings.
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Waterville

Waterville Main Street is lined with local businesses that showcase the variety of the city’s offerings including local cafés, specialty shops, art galleries, a farmer’s market, an opera house and independent movie theater, and a collection of restaurants boasting cuisine from all over the world.
You’re never too far from home in Waterville. As an engaging and vibrant college city, Waterville reflects pride in its history, residents, and students.
Set to open at the end of the year, this dedicated space will provide vibrant programming and artist studios for Colby students, faculty, and the greater Waterville community.
The Schupf Center for the Arts is a 32,000-square-foot building that includes a contemporary gallery of the Colby College Museum of Art, Railroad Square Cinema, Common Street Arts gallery, and multidisciplinary educational spaces.
The Lockwood is a 53-room hotel that acknowledges Waterville’s rich heritage of innovation and industry through its limestone façade.
The RiverWalk is in one of Waterville’s most important historic districts. You can walk from downtown along the Head of Falls where many displays provide you with unique narratives about the local history of the Kennebec Valley.
A tradition of partnership fuels an ongoing spirit of community exchange. Colby students taste Waterville through its many restaurants, stroll with friends along the RiverWalk, and perform in gallery, music, or theatrical performances.
The Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons is a residential facility downtown that houses more than 200 students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborative partnerships and strong investments have contributed much toward the revitalization of Waterville’s downtown – including the transformation of historic buildings.
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Waterville

Waterville Main Street is lined with local businesses that showcase the variety of services and recreation options that the city has to offer including local cafés, specialty shops, art galleries, a farmer’s market, an opera house and independent movie theater, and a collection of restaurants boasting cuisine from all over the world.

Resources and Opportunities

Innovative Programs and Partnerships

Colby is home to prominent centers of thought, research, and action that provide funding for experiential learning and internships, access to events featuring some of the most influential voices of our time, and interdisciplinary programs that position students to make an impact on society’s most pressing challenges.

The Buck Lab for Climate & Environment provides funding and internships to students interested in solving environmental and climate related challenges.
Actor, author, social justice activist, and social media star George Takei delivered a keynote address as part of S.H.O.U.T. Week, an annual event led by the Pugh Center for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences Innovation provides funding to students for scientific research and connects them with partners like the Jackson Laboratory and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Lunder Institute for American Art creates unique opportunities for critical and creative research in collaboration with leading artists, scholars, and curators.
ABC News Correspondent and author Dan Harris '93, one of the many influential voices brought to campus by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs.
World-renowned artist and architect Maya Lin served as Colby's first artist-in-residence and spoke to the community as part of the Center for the Arts and Humanities annual programming.
Every fall, the Oak Institute for Human Rights invites a front-line human rights activist such as Clare Byarugaba, pictured here, to engage with the Colby community as the Oak Human Rights Fellow.
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Resources and Opportunities

Graduate School and Career Advising

DavisConnects prepares students for lifelong success by guaranteeing access to unique internship, research, or global experiences for every student, regardless of personal and financial networks. These experiences are supported by a robust funding system and an advising model that pairs students with industry expert advisors from their first day on campus.
Success in the Industry of your Choosing

Graduate School and Career Advising

DavisConnects prepares Colby students for lifelong success by integrating our rigorous liberal arts education with unique internship, research, or global experiences for every student, regardless of personal and financial networks. This set of universal experiences is supported by a robust funding system and an advising model that pairs students with industry expert advisors from their first day on campus.

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This Colby Life

Learn more about our diverse and inclusive community by following along on ThisColbyLife, joining our Class of 2024 Facebook Group, or sending us your WeChat I.D. to join our group chat. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@colby.edu.

A Generous Gift with Profound Impact

An incredibly generous $16 million gift from Trustee Marieke Rothschild P’16 and her husband, Jeff Rothschild P’16 will support three of the College’s highest priorities: financial aid, the arts, and health and wellness.

Gifts like the Rothschilds’ to financial aid, the arts, and health and wellness enhance the overall student experience at Colby by ensuring talented students from every background have access to a rigorous, world-class education that also supports their creative passions and personal well-being.
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What’s up, everyone? My name is Kyle Butler and I am a first-year from Boston, Massachusetts. I am a member of the men’s basketball team and I am excited to share a bit of my Colby experience with you all! – Kyle ’23
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