The housing process takes place in the spring. Below you’ll find a detailed list of the ins and outs, so you’ll be an expert when it’s time to pick a room.

The housing process functions as a lottery system in which every student receives a room draw number and pick time based on seniority. Colby uses a program called Symplicity to help organize housing and manage the lottery.

When it comes time to choose your room, everything will be completed online through Symplicity. As we get closer to the process, informational sessions will be held to provide an overview of the system and answer any lingering questions you might have. Below you’ll find links to housing applications, instructions, and floor plans.

AMS_4Room Draw step by step

Symplicity Online Room Draw

Information on furniture, window dimensions, keys, and hall access

Accommodation Housing Form

2016 Alfond application, due Wednesday, April 6th

2016 Housing process info session notes 

HoPE application, due Friday, March 11th

2016-2017 floor plans

Special Interest Housing

Substance free:



3rd floor Leonard

Mind, Body, Spirit:


Mary Low



Quiet Study:




New for Fall of 2016 , 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 on purpose. The community will gather monthly to engage in conversation of big questions, such as failure, happiness, courage, greed, and family. Residents will be assigned in small groups to a faculty or staff mentor.

Mind, Body, Spirit (formerly Wellness)

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.

Quiet Study Community

The Quiet 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 or other audio, and groups conversing in public areas and hallways. The CA will work with community members to create and enforce quiet and consideration expectations.

Substance Free Living

The Substance Free Life hall or floors are for students who choose not use alcohol, tobacco products, or illicit substances. Students in this community agree to to not store any such substances or to be in the community if under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances. Students will participate in programs throughout the academic year which will increase awareness about substance use and abuse and students will work with their CA to explore wellness related topics.