Inspired by our values and supported by strategic partnerships and connections, our initiatives leverage our existing strengths to enhance our students’ experiences, improve their outcomes, and produce generations of leaders to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.
Colby is committed to aggressively recruiting highly qualified students from every social, cultural, and geographic background, with programs like the Fair Shot Fund and the Pulver Science Scholars leading the way. Your support will build our strength to provide financial aid to students from low-income and middle-class families and help Colby become a national example for enrolling the most talented students. Show your support.
A transformational vision of vibrant, healthy communities and competitive excellence alongside academic exploration permeates Colby’s culture and drives our goals for fitness, wellness, and athletics. With further investment in modern athletic facilities—including the finest, most versatile venues for competition and recreation—expansive opportunities exist to set Colby apart from its peers. Show your support.
Colby aspires to be a global destination for intellectual innovation. Colby Labs—investments in multidisciplinary programs and partnerships across traditional academic boundaries—will open paths to scholarship and intellectual networking and spur advances where our graduates will have the most impact. Labs now established include the Buck Lab for the Climate and Environment, and the Linde Packman Lab for Bioscience Innovation. Show your support.
The Colby Museum of Art is poised to be this country’s preeminent academic art museum and an international destination for the collection, study, and exhibition of American art. The museum is already distinctive among its peers through the strength of its collection and the Lunder Institute for American Art. With expanded resources, Colby students and the community will have greater opportunities to engage with the institute’s residents and fellows through lectures, symposiums, and research partnerships. Show your support.
Our DavisConnects program establishes Colby as the first liberal arts college to make unparalleled access to internship, research, and global experiences a foremost priority. Because ideas and learning shouldn’t be limited by resources, Colby invites your support to shape opportunities for students through a new model for the liberal arts.
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A center for creative and performing arts will be a laboratory that strengthens partnerships with artists and arts organizations, increases access to world-class performances, and demonstrates Colby’s commitment to the performing arts. Capital investment will create uniquely flexible, multipurpose spaces for teaching, performing, working, and creating in music, theater, dance, and cinema studies and help grow the creative economy in Waterville and beyond. Show your support.
Colby is catalyzing growth in Waterville through major new centers like the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons, and upcoming developments like the Lockwood Hotel and Paul J. Schupf Art Center, and by creating a environment in which our students and community are deeply civically engaged. Colby and its partners have a plan for fostering community partnerships, creating residential density, attracting new jobs, increasing visitors, and improving quality of life. Our vision? A revitalized city, alive with activity, in which history is honored and reimagined spaces brim with civic promise. Show your support.