Experience Colby Visit Program

Colby students are diverse. They come from different backgrounds and represent different cultures. Some spent their childhood in the largest cities of the U.S. and others grew up on potato farms in northern Maine. They have diverse interests and varied political views, they practice different religions, and they come to Colby with unique perspectives on life.


The Colby community is made up of 1,820 students—all with different stories to tell.

Colby values diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who also value diversity. If this describes you, we want you to consider a visit to campus—for FREE. Through our overnight campus visit program, Experience Colby, we do our best to make it possible for interested high school seniors to come for a visit regardless of financial circumstances. However, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to be considered.

Apply to attend Experience Colby and decide for yourself—can you picture yourself at Colby?

During Experience Colby you’ll get to:

  • Stay overnight in our residence halls
  • Attend classes and meet professors
  • Tour campus
  • Meet current students
  • Try our delicious food

Students at last year’s Experience Colby events dined with President Adams, participated in discussions about campus diversity, attended a poster presentation of student research projects, participated in the Food Day Carnival, enjoyed a dessert social with their hosts and other current students, and attended live performances by several student groups. Check out our slideshow.