Special Programs Announces Partnership with Putney Pre-College

    Colby College is proud to partner with Putney Travel to present a unique and exciting pre-college experience for distinguished high school students.  Putney Pre-College programs are designed for motivated high school students who are curious and passionate about the world around them and who want to explore college life in a beautiful and...

Colby Announces New Island Campus on Allen and Benner Islands

    Colby College has become the new steward of two historic islands off the coast of Maine where renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth painted some of his greatest works—inspired and influenced by the landscape and architecture that were curated by his wife, Betsy Wyeth. The College has taken ownership of Allen Island and Benner...

Colby College Welcomes The New England Suzuki Institute

    Colby College is pleased to welcome the New England Suzuki Institute (NESI) to campus.  The Institute is scheduled for June 28 – July 2, 2022.  NESI provides a week of musical immersion for children of all ages and their families and is open to students of violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar who...

Colby Museum of Art Summer 2022 Exhibitions

    This Summer, The Colby College Museum of Art will host three exciting exhibitions. The Museum of Art is open to the public and free of charge.                              

Colby Opens Greene Block + Studios

    Greene Block + Studios, a center for innovation in the arts, officially opens in downtown Waterville. The $6.5-million building will offer vibrant arts programming, provide space for interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, and promote the development of creative work by Maine and national artists, educators, scholars, and students.              ...

Colby Breaks Ground on Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    Colby College officially broke ground on the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. The $85-million, 74,000 square-foot center, which will open in the fall of 2023, will be the most advanced and innovative arts facility in the region and the new home for Colby’s Departments of Theater and Dance and of Music...

Colby to Create New Arts Collaborative in Downtown Waterville

    Building on Waterville’s momentum as a dynamic arts and cultural destination, Colby College today announced that it has received a $3-million gift from Peter H. Lunder ’56, D.F.A. ’98 and Life Trustee Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98 through the Lunder Foundation to develop an arts collaborative on Main Street. The new space, which is expected...

Special Programs Welcomes New Head Womens Basketball Coach, Chenel Harris-Smith

    Special Programs is pleased to welcome Chenel Harris-Smith, the newly appointed head women’s basketball coach. A standout collegiate coach and decorated student-athlete at Kent State, Chenel comes to us from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was the associate head coach. Were looking forward to working with Chenel in the development of our...

New Pedestrian Walkway Replaces Runnals Drive

    Runnals Streetscape Reconstructing a portion of Runnals Drive as a pedestrian pathway and plaza. Area/Acreage: 2.25 acres Date of Completion: October 2019 Special Features A mix of permeable and non-permeable concrete pavers form the walk. A plaza provides gathering space in front of Runnals. Maine materials and native plantings were used in the...

Interview with Atlantic Music Festival Director, Solbong Kim

    On June 29th, the Director of Atlantic Music Festival, Solbong Kim, met with Colby students at WMHB 89.7 FM for an exclusive interview on the history and the making of the Atlantic Music Festival. In this interview, they discussed the artistic creation of AMF, the current goals, and aspirations of the festival, and...