Until April 1, to allow proper snow clearing for vehicle and pedestrian safety, parking is not permitted along Mayflower Hill Drive.

Vehicles parked on the side of the road severely complicates plowing efforts, and as snow banks build, vehicles parked partially on the pavement require drivers to step out into traffic when they exit their vehicles. This is an extremely dangerous practice.

“No parking” signs have been installed along the shoulders.

Similarly, overnight parking is prohibited through April 1 on all Colby roadways and state roads through campus. This includes weeknights, weekends, holidays, and break periods.

To minimize the impact on campus operations and increase the efficacy of removal efforts, full snow clearance of parking lots will take place on the first weekend following a snow event.

During a snow event and for the days before the weekend, Facilities Services will keep campus lots and walkways as clear as possible. Student vehicles should remain in their designated parking areas.

Following a snow event that necessitates a complete clearing of campus parking lots, the campus community will be notified that the snow removal plan will be in effect for the coming weekend and that all student cars must be moved to a designated lot within a stated timeframe. Details are below. Employee cars must also be moved from campus lots.

Security will use ColbyNow to inform students, faculty, and staff that the snow removal plan is in effect for the upcoming weekend. Campus Life will notify Colby students via email that the snow removal plan is in effect for the upcoming weekend.

For students, faculty, and staff parked in Mary Low and Roberts lots:

Between 6 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday, move vehicles to either

  • Faculty/staff parking area in Roberts lot
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Mary Low lot
  • Lower fieldhouse parking lot
  • Athletic center team entrance parking lot

Between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, return vehicles to original lot.

For students parked in Hillside and Alfond Apartments lots:

  • Between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday, move vehicles to either
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Roberts lot
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Mary Low lot
  • Lower fieldhouse parking lot
  • Athletic center team entrance parking lot

Between 4 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. on Monday, return vehicles to original lot.

In accordance with Colby’s policy, students who wish to leave their vehicles on campus during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during break. Vehicles left on campus without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense. Only students with home addresses west of the Mississippi River may leave their vehicle on campus while abroad or over the summer.

Student athletes who wish to leave their vehicles on campus while traveling for team-sponsored events must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during their travel. Faculty and staff members who are traveling out of the local area and plan to leave their personal vehicle on campus overnight should park in the lower fieldhouse lot. Security will contact local towing companies to remove vehicles that do not comply with the College’s snow removal plan. Towing will be at the owner’s expense.

Alfond Commons and Appleton Street Parking lot

Residents of Alfond Commons are expected to park in the Appleton Street lot or park in the upper Hillside lot and use the Colby shuttle.

The City of Waterville implements a winter parking ban annually for dates specified on its website: waterville-me.gov. Students living in Alfond Commons will receive detailed information about snow removal downtown, and all students parking downtown should be aware of the city’s snow-removal schedule.

The City of Waterville places signage at entrances to city parking lots, including the Concourse, announcing when overnight snow removal is taking place. The city will tow vehicles that are in violation of the snow removal parking ban. Snow removal schedules and alternate municipal locations are posted on the city’s Facebook page.

Campus Life will email Alfond Commons residents the city’s announcements related to parking during snow events; however, individual residents are ultimately responsible for ensuring their vehicles are legally parked at all times.

In an effort to minimize the impact of bulk snow removal on Alfond Commons residents, snow clearance at the Appleton Street lot will normally take place on weekdays during daylight hours. In most cases, this will not conflict with the city’s efforts to clear snow, which typically take place at night.

Security will use ColbyNow, and Campus Life will send an email, to alert Alfond Common residents that the snow removal plan is in effect for the Appleton Street lot. Given the size of the Appleton Street lot, it is extremely important that all vehicles are removed in order to clear it. Unlike campus, snow removal in the Appleton Street lot can occur any day of the week.

There are three parking lots available to Alfond Commons residents during Appleton Street snow removal operations.

  • The Head of Falls lot on Front Street;
  • The Colby spaces along Front Street in the lot at the intersection of Front and Spring Streets;
  • The lot at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street behind Cancun restaurant.

Alfond Commons residents who wish to leave their vehicles in the Appleton Street lot during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving. Security will inform students where to park during the break. Vehicles left in the Appleton Street lot without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Student athletes who reside in Alfond Commons and who wish to leave their vehicles in the Appleton Street lot while traveling for team-sponsored events must contact Security prior to leaving. Security will inform students where to park during their travel. Vehicles left in the Appleton Street parking lot without prior permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.