Thank you for your interest in visiting Colby College. We look forward to meeting you!
Pre-registration through our Campus Visit Registration page is encouraged, though walk-ins are always welcome. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for much of the year. From July through December, we’re open most Saturdays, too. Details regarding office hours and available programming can be found on our visit calendar, and additional information about our visit offerings is below.
Tours give visitors a chance to not only see the facilities at Colby, but to learn more about our academic programs and student life from the perspective of a current student. Tours depart from the lobby of the admissions office, last about an hour, and are held at the following times:
- Monday – Friday at 10 am and 2 pm
- Saturdays (July – December and April) at 11 am
Led by current seniors and an admissions counselor, information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about Colby’s unique offerings and to have your questions answered. Information sessions generally last about an hour and are held at the following times:
- Monday – Friday at 9 am and 1 pm
- Saturdays (September – December and April) at 10 am
These are not a required part of the application process at Colby, but we offer prospective seniors visiting campus the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with a Senior Admissions Fellow. We see these conversations as a time to exchange information with you – to learn more about your interests and experiences, and to share more information about all that Colby has to offer. We recommend making these appointments well in advance of your visit, as available appointments fill up quickly. Admissions conversations are available only during the academic year and at the following times:
- Weekdays at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
- Saturdays (September – December) at 9 am, 10 am, and 12 pm
Alumni conversations are also available for students who are unable to visit campus. Similar to those offered on campus with students, alumni conversations are not required but provide an opportunity for you to learn more about Colby, and for us to learn more about you. To schedule an optional Admissions conversation, please submit our online visit form, or you can request a conversation with an alumnus near you.
Attend a Class
We would love for you to sit in on a class if you are visiting during the academic year. We will have a schedule of classes available for you to review when you check in at the admissions office. Please arrive at least five minutes early, introduce yourself to the professor, and turn off your phone.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the College campus is closed due to severe weather or other emergencies, our tours, admissions conversations, and information sessions are canceled. You may find information about campus closings at www.colby.edu or by calling Campus Security at 207-859-4000.
The Office of Admissions welcomes groups of prospective students and educators to visit our campus. Group tours are for secondary schools and community-based organizations bringing 10 or more high school students for a visit to campus. Group tours are scheduled Monday through Friday and groups must attend with adequate chaperones. Please complete the Group Tour Request Form to submit a request.