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Colby Hall

Colby Hall is a traditional-style hall with spacious rooms, most with hardwood floors. While primarily housing first year students, Colby Hall offers the opportunity for incoming and returning students to live together and to create a dynamic and unique environment.


The ground floor rooms are mixed-gender, with single-stall bathrooms. The first floor houses male students, the second floor is mixed by room, and the third floor is all-female. This hall has a lounge on the first floor, and shared kitchen and laundry facilities on the ground floor. Colby Hall is located next to McKean Hall, with easy access to the Quad and Sawyer Center.

Colby Hall Floor Plan


Colby Hall is staffed by two resident assistants and an area coordinator who lives in Best Hall.


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.