Colby’s overnight fall visit program for high school seniors.
We believe that the campus visit experience is an integral part of a student’s college search process. Touring the campus, meeting with faculty, and connecting with current students helps applicants get a true sense of Colby’s extensive resources, campus character, and personality.
The Experience Colby program provides this and more. Participants will have the opportunity to attend classes with our world-class professors, learn more about our talented and diverse community of scholars, and experience life as a Colby student.
Colby is committed to diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who bring unique perspectives to campus. Diversity of background, experience, and thought all contribute to our dynamic community. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply for Experience Colby.
Colby is committed to accessibility. Travel grants are available to cover a portion or all costs of your trip depending on family financial circumstances. You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to be considered. Colby does not require a Common Application fee, and we are committed to covering 100 percent of students’ demonstrated need—without loans.
The dates of the fall program are Sunday, Oct. 18 – Tuesday, Oct. 20 2015.
During Experience Colby you’ll get to:
- Attend classes and have dinner with professors
- Learn about our multicultural resources
- Connect with current students and stay overnight
- Tour campus
- Have an on-campus interview
Noon-3 p.m.—Arrivals in Portland
3:30 p.m.—Depart for Colby
4:45 p.m.—Drop off belongings
5:30 p.m.—Meet your Colby host/ icebreakers with current students
6:30 p.m.—Dinner with current students
9 p.m. —Story Time (A Colby tradition)
9:45 p.m.—Reconnect with Colby hosts, do homework, hang out in the residence halls, etc.
7:30 or 8:30 a.m.—Breakfast in dining halls
8 a.m.-noon—Attend classes
11:50 a.m.—Lunch with Colby ambassadors and/or hosts
1 p.m.—Tour of Waterville
2:45pm—Admissions and financial aid session
3:15 p.m.—Free time: meet with coaches/faculty/staff/
4 p.m.—Study abroad/foreign language or Green Colby (Outing Club and sustainability) or Colby Volunteer Center
5 p.m.—Dinner with members of the faculty and staff
7 p.m.—Coffee hour with student groups
9 p.m.—Spotlight performances by student clubs and organizations and taste of Waterville
10 p.m.—Reconnect with hosts
8:30-10 a.m.—Personal interviews
Students interested in applying should complete the Experience Colby application by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
In addition to the online application, we require:
- School transcripts with courses and final marks for grades 9 -11 (we will accept an unofficial copy).
- Standardized test scores. Please send results of SAT, 3 SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, ACT or PLAN exams (we will accept a copy of your own score report or scores printed on your transcript).
These documents can be uploaded electronically with your application or sent to the admissions office via email, fax, or mail:
Subject: Experience Colby
RE: Experience Colby
Attn: Experience Colby
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
4800 Mayflower Hill – Waterville ME – 04901-8848