Welcome to Colby!

The Office of Parent Giving and Programs would like to extend a warm welcome to all returning families and the Class of 2022 students and their families! A great resource for you is our First-Year Families page.


Parents and families have questions and needs specific to their role. Below are resources that you will find helpful. If you are unable to find what you need, you can send us an email at or give us a call at 207-859-4321 and we will gladly help.

  • A Family Guide to Colby 2018-19  Offers great information, academic calendar, resources, and links for parents on the Colby website.
  • myColby – A portal for monitoring deadlines, paying student bills, and more. Students must grant parents permission to gain access. For help navigating the site, use this myColby guide,
  • Student Financial Services – Colby’s comprehensive fee, payment schedules, and other financial information.
  • Academics – This link provides you with services in academic, multicultural and international affairs.
  • Life on Campus  Up-to-date information on dorm closures, meal planshealth services, and campus security
  • Special occasions – birthdays, Valentine Treats, exam week, and special holidays – Acadia Cakes in Waterville will deliver the most delicious cakes, cupcakes and cookies to your student.
    • Or, use the Send-A-Sweet program, run by Colby’s own dining services, to send your student a care package for their birthday or a just because treat.
  • Can’t find what you need here? Ask a fellow parent any questions about transitioning to Colby.

Transportation to and from Colby College – Airport Shuttle

An airport shuttle runs during breaks from Colby to Augusta, Portland International Jetport, and the Portland Concord Coach Lines and Amtrak terminals. Ticket information is shared with students during the year and students can reserve tickets here.

Other Transportation Available



Family Homecoming is a weekend of events held each fall for students, parents, families, and friends. Families also visit campus and support student activities year-round. See the campus events calendar and athletic schedule for all events.

Get involved

Colby parents play an integral role in supporting their students throughout their Colby experience. Here are a few ways that you can have an impact on campus life for all Colby students.