Student Life

An integrated campus experience
based on a culture of shared success.

Community results from creating the right set of conditions. We start by assembling a diverse class of fascinating, curious people and giving them places to gather, opportunities to celebrate, and the support they need to thrive.

A Global Destination for the Arts

Where history’s great works of art meet today’s most enterprising minds. 

Athletics and Recreation

Proud member of the NESCAC and the NCAA Division III, Colby offers 32 varsity teams, 30 club sports, and nine intramural sports—including broomball (think ice hockey without skates).

Be a part of something
bigger than yourself.

We define learning in broad terms. Beyond your classes, research, and labs, you’ll fill your days by doing the things you love.

Student body of 2,300 undergraduates
125+ student clubs and organizations
45+ long-term civic engagement opportunities
2,500+ student employment positions

Connecting with Waterville and Maine

Colby students invest thousands of hours volunteering each year, including mentoring local youth, addressing inequities, or launching bold new ideas for productive, cooperative civic engagement.

Resources and Support

Throughout your time at Colby, we’ll provide the resources you need to thrive.

Your insider guide to the
Colby community.