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Student life at Colby is centered on the notion that learning extends beyond the classroom into all aspects of the college experience. As shaped by the College’s mission and precepts, a Colby education is characterized by academic rigor, a strong community, a friendly campus atmosphere, global reach, and active engagement with diversity of thought and human difference.
Student Affairs Mission Statement
Colby’s Student Affairs Division exists to support and enhance the College’s mission to provide students a broad acquaintance with human knowledge designed to enable each student to fulfill his or her own unique potential. The student affairs staff provides instruction, advice, and support to help students become critical thinkers, effective communicators, ethical leaders, engaged citizens, and creators of knowledge with broad exposure to and understanding of human difference and diversity.
Class of 2019: The Class of 2019 arrived on campus on September 1. I want to thank all of the returning students (CAs, COOT Leaders, SGA, SPB, and other volunteers) who came back early to help welcome the 507 new Mules into the Colby family. Your enthusiastic presence and hard work made arriving at Colby a truly special experience for new students and their families.
Roberts Renovation: The Roberts renovation is complete and students will be living the newly renovated rooms on the second and third floors beginning this fall. The Roberts residences include a mixture of standard rooms (singles, doubles, and triples) and multi-person suites, and they feature some of the most interesting student rooms, welcoming community gathering spaces, and best views on campus.
Counseling Services: Changes in Counseling Services include renovated and expanded offices (on the 2nd floor of Garrison-Foster), new staff, and a streamlined and improved procedure for scheduling appointments. Staff additions include Alissa Benziger, administrative coordinator, and Megan Brunmier, advanced practicum trainee. Beginning this fall, students interested in scheduling a counseling appointment may either call the office at 859-4490 or stop in to Garrison-Foster 205 to get set up. As in the past, email inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staffing Updates: There have been a number of staffing changes in student life of which you should be aware.
Colby Art Museum: The featured exhibition, Brand New and Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's, that opened in July and runs through October 18 is garnering rave reviews from major publications across the country including The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. Be sure to make time to see it.