Campus Housing

All residence halls will close for the semester on 
Wednesday 11/25 at 12:00pm 
All students are required to be off campus no later than that time, unless they have been granted permission from the Dean of Students Office. 
End of Semester Shuttle 
Colby is offering shuttles to the Portland Jetport on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of November. For more details and to purchase a ticket, click HERE or visit Campus Housing. Concord Coach Lines is also offering shuttles to either Portland or Boston. More information can be found on their website.
JanPlan Arrival 2021 Shuttle 
Colby is offering shuttles from the Portland Jetport on the 8th and 9th of January. For more details and to purchase a ticket, click HERE or visit Campus Housing. Concord Coach Lines is also offering shuttles from either Boston or Portland to campus. More information can be found on their website.
JanPlan 2021 Arrival Information 
Arrival, testing, and quarantine dates are January 8 and 9 for Jan Plan. Students have been assigned an arrival time based on their residence hall. A PDF document outlining arrival dates by residence hall can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK. NOTE: Regardless of residence hall assignments, all brand new incoming Class of 2024 students who will be coming to campus for the first time (were not full time on campus in the fall) will arrive on January 8. All students must arrive between the hours of 8am and 4pm on their assigned day. All students will report directly to the Pulver Pavilion Information Desk in Cotter Union to check-in. Once students have officially checked in, they will be directly to the arrival COVID testing location. After completing their arrival test students are REQUIRED to quarantine in their residence hall room until they are in receipt of their negative test, reported to them in the Coverified app. Additional information regarding arrival will be forthcoming. For questions or conflicts please reach out to Campus Life directly at

Transportation Resources

In the event a student decides to leave campus at a time when shuttles are not coordinated by Campus Life, or their travel schedule does not align with the coordinated shuttle schedule, Campus Life has compiled a list of regional resources to assist with travel planning.
Car Service/Charters
Taxi Services
Waterville has a number of taxi operators that can assist students with travel to the Greyhound bus stop or the August Transportation Center.  Taxi options can be found at this link
Amtrak Downeaster
The Downeaster train operates four daily round trip routes between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA.  Riders can board the train in Brunswick or at the Portland Transportation Center.  Individuals wishing to utilize train service would first need to secure transportation from Colby to Brunswick or Portland.
Rental Cars
Colby has a long standing relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Individuals that meet the rental requirements have the option of renting a car to get to larger transportation centers or airports. 
Local Colby Sponsored Transportation
Colby College Security Office operates the primary local Colby transportation, the Colby Shuttle & Jitney which runs locally to transport students around Waterville. 
Ride Sharing
If the above options do not work, the Office of Campus Life encourages students to think about working with friends, hallmates, and peers to carpool. There are a number of platforms available for use to connect with other students for rides such as class year Facebook pages and Instagram pages as well as GroupMe.  Please contact the Office of Campus Life with any questions at 207-859-4280 or 
The ideal residential experience offers onsite resources and built-in community. Each of our 26 residence halls is a microcosm of Colby. Students of various classes are housed together—sharing space and pride of association.

Colby Room Draw

Symplicity is Colby’s online system for managing room selections during the room draw each spring. Each student receives a room-draw number and a pick-time based on seniority.

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