Campus Housing

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.

  • Living with students gives first-years constant access to advice, information, and support from those who already know their way around.
  • Being clustered with other first-years within mixed-year housing means new students get to learn with and lean on others who are just getting started.

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.

Housing Resources

Housing applications, instructions, and floor plans—everything you’ll need to be an expert in picking a room at Colby:

  • How to use Symplicity during room draw. (PDF)
  • 2018 FAQ about Room Draw
  • 2018-2019 floor plans
  • 2018-2019 Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons application
  • 2018-2019 Harold and Bibby Alfond Senior Complex application
  • Request to Live in Non-Colby Housing Form
  • 2018-2019 accommodation housing request
  • Residence Hall Gallery

    Special-Interest Housing


      The Hall of Purpose Exploration (HoPE) is a residential community dedicated to asking questions about purposeful work, meaningful lives, and community connections. A group of select sophomores and juniors in residence for both semesters will live together, build community, and engage in conversation about living with purpose. The community will gather monthly to engage in conversation about big questions such as failure, happiness, courage, greed, and family. Residents will be assigned in small groups to a faculty or staff mentor. Location: Goddard-Hodgkins Hall

      Mind, Body, Spirit

      The Mind, Body, Spirit community is for students interested in exploring physical and emotional wellness. Students will be required to attend one program per month sponsored by their CA or an approved College-sponsored program. Themes such as sleep routines, meditation, yoga, nutrition, and stress reduction will be explored. Locations: Coburn, East, and Johnson Halls

      Quiet Study Community

      The Quiet Study Community will be a building or floors set aside as 24-hour quiet zones with adjustments for consideration. This is a community for students who wish to respect increased sensitivity to noise such as loud music, other audio noise, or groups conversing in public areas and hallways. The CA will work with community members to create and enforce quiet and consideration expectations. Location: Mitchell Hall

      Substance-Free Living

      The Substance-Free Living building or floors are for students who choose not to use alcohol, tobacco products, or illicit substances. Students in this community agree to not store any such substances or to be in the community if they’re under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances. Students will participate in programs throughout the academic year that will increase awareness about substance use and abuse, and students will work with their CA to explore wellness-related topics. Locations: Averill, Foss, Leonard, and Mary Low Halls