Colby Hall

Looking for a small, close-knit group of friends? Then Colby Hall is a great housing option. The residents may be spread out over three floors, but they create a tight, comfortable community. This hall tends to be laid back with plenty of laughter and social activities. Colby Hall houses first-year students.

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The ground and second floors are mixed gender by room. The first floor is all-male and the third floor is all-female. There is a lounge on the first floor; a common kitchen and laundry facilities are on the ground floor. Colby Hall is located between McKean and Page Hall with easy access to the Quad and the Sawyer Center.

Colby Hall Floor Plan


Colby Hall is under the direction of an Area Coordinator who lives in Best Hall. Two Resident Assistants live in Colby.


Colby Hall honors the Colby family, which has long been associated with the college. Colby Hall was dedicated by one of the 11 founders of the Academy, the 19th-century New Hampshire governor Anthony Colby, to his daughter, Susan, the first teacher and principal of the Academy, and to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colby and their children, Jessie, William and Mary.