Residential Life



Community Advisor Program

The Community Advisor Program consists of 55 exemplary students from diverse backgrounds working to ensure a seamless transition for first-years and focusing on community building throughout the year. Through residence hall events, weekend rounds, and campus-wide programs, the community advisors (CAs) work as a resource to connect and engage with their peers throughout the year.






Housing Process

Colby uses the Symplicity platform for online housing registration.

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Fall Recess (no classes) October 17 and 18

Residence halls and dining halls stay open *hours may be limited*

Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday Nov. 23 through Sunday Nov. 27

Halls stay open *dining halls are closed*

Last class is Tuesday

Winter Recess Starts Dec. 20

Residence halls close for winter recess

January Program January 3 – 27

Residence halls open January 2, classes resume on the 3rd

JanPlan Break January 28 through 31  

Students returning for second semester who were not registered for a JanPlan class can return on Monday the 31st

Second Semester February 1

Residence halls open for students not registered for JanPlan class

Spring Recess March 18 through 26

Residence halls and dining halls closed for spring recess, students can return on Sunday the 26th

End of Year Closing May 16

Residence halls for non-sponsored students/seniors close on Tuesday, May 16 at noon

Commencement May 21
Residence halls must be vacated at 8 pm on Sunday