Parking space is limited on campus.  To better help manage parking space available, students will be assigned a specific parking lot to park based on the residence hall they live in.  Students that live off campus will be assigned a commuter permit and must park in commuter parking only.  Students will no longer be able to drive from parking lot to parking and park where they choose.  Assigning parking lots will encourage more of our community members to walk more, have the opportunity to interact more and build stronger relationships. In walking more, we contribute in decreasing our carbon footprint and preserving the beauty of our environment.

Once student parking space on campus are filed based on residence hall location, students will be assigned to park in one of the remote lots off campus. There is limited transportation to the lot, primarily from Friday at 5:00pm through midnight Sunday. Transportation is provided by the shuttle during this time period. Call Security, 207-859-5530, for transportation during these times.Students parking spaces will fill quickly. It is highly likely there will not be parking spaces available for first years. 

All students must acquire a new parking permit annually.  Previously assigned parking permits will not be valid. 

Colby College Campus Parking Information 2021-2022

Online registration is opens on August 5 by class:

  • Seniors – August 5, 6, and 7
  • Juniors and seniors – August 8, 9 ,and 10
  • Sophomores, juniors & seniors – August 11, 12, and 13
  • All classes – August 14

Parking Regulations

  1. All vehicles parked on the Colby College campus must display a valid parking decal or temporary permit.
  2. The registered owner of a vehicle is responsible for all parking violations.
  3. All campus roadways are considered fire lanes and must be kept clear at all times.
  4. Anyone parking a vehicle on campus shall cooperate by moving his or her vehicle when requested to do so by Security.
  5. Driving off roadways on walkways, bicycle paths, lawns, or grounds is prohibited.
  6. Parking on campus in a manner that would hamper or impede emergency vehicles or restrict the normal flow of traffic is prohibited.

Compliance with all parking and traffic signs is mandatory.

Students should be familiar with and abide by the parking rules on the Security Department’s website.  In addition to parking fines, violation of parking rules may be sent to the Conduct Office and handled as a misconduct.


Mandatory Vehicle Registration

All Vehicles that park on Colby property must have a parking permit issued by the Department of Security. All students vehicles must acquire a new parking permit annually. Previously issued students permits will not be valid.  

Parking permits can be obtained on-line by clicking on this link, Parking Permit Registration Form, and following the instructions. When you arrive at Colby your parking permit will be in your packet you receive at check in.  If your parking permit is not in your packet, or you sign up at or after check in, you can obtain your parking permit at the Security Office located at 128 Roberts, (207)-859-5530.

Faculty, and staff can obtain a parking permit at the Security Office.

Any vehicle parked on campus without a permit is subject to a ticket and/or being towed. Students are responsible for complying with all Parking Regulations.  If you buy a new vehicle or lose your sticker, be sure to contact Security for a new one. All stickers must be placed on the left side of the rear windshield, driver’s side, in a manner that the sticker is clearly visible from the rear.


Student Parking

Students must park their vehicles in the parking lot they are assigned.   Commuters are only allowed to park in commuter parking.  There is no student parking at the Colby College Athletic Center.

Mary Low Lot – Adjacent to Mayflower Hill Drive and across from Woodman and Coburn Halls.

Hillside Lot – Four-tiered lot adjacent to Washington Street and West of Hillside Complex.

Roberts Lot – East side of Roberts Union and the North end of the lot.

Alfond Apartments – West of the apartments. Reserved for Alfond Residents only.

Lower Athletic Lot – The lower athletic lot is located by the Bill Alfond artificial field.

Commuter Parking – Commuter parking is located in Roberts and Mar Low lot where signed as commuter parking. 

Seton Lot –  Colby has rented a parking lot at the old Seton Hospital for long term, remote parking.  This is a perfect location for vehicles that are only used occasionally or on the weekends.  The lot is 1 mile from campus.  There is no fee to use this lot but a parking permit is required.

Transportation to the lot is available starting at 5:00P on Friday and ends at 11:59P on Sunday.  Please call Security if you need to be transported to or from the lot.

There is also a remote lot off Water Street at 14 Oxford Street.  The lot is within walking distance to the Lockwood Hotel, where there is a shuttle stop. 

*Both Roberts Lot and Mary Low Lot contain parking areas designated for faculty, staff, and students.


Commuter Parking – residents of Alfond Commons, Lockwood and off-campus

Commuter parking is intended for short term day use.  It is located in the Mary Low lot and in the Roberts lot.  Vehicles that need to be left on campus overnight should be parked in the Lower Athletic lot.    During times the parking lot must be plowed, commuters should move their vehicles no later than 9:00P to allow Facilities to clear the lot.  Vehicles that impede snow removal may be towed. 


Parking Permit/No Parking Permit

All faculty, staff, and students are required to have a parking permit. If a vehicle accrues three tickets, without a permit, the vehicle is subject to towing at the time of the fourth ticket.


Parking During Breaks

Students who wish to leave their vehicles on campus during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during the break. A key must be left at Security so the vehicle can be moved in an emergency or for operational purposes.  Vehicles left on campus without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Winter Parking Rules


Loading and Unloading Vehicles

Students who need to temporarily park their vehicle near their residence hall to load or unload their vehicle may do so with advanced permission from Security.  Students may park close to their residence hall for up to 15 minutes, provided that the emergency flashers are on and the driver is available to move the vehicle in the event of an emergency.  Vehicles left longer than 15 minutes are subject to ticketing and/or towing.


Visitor Parking and Temporary Parking Permits

Visitors are required to park in Visitor Parking and comply with all Colby parking regulations. Hosts are responsible for informing their guests of the parking regulations. Temporary Permits are available to Temporary Employees, High School Students, and those Auditing Classes who will have a vehicle on campus for a short period of time. Museum Guests are to park in the Roberts lot.


Loss of Parking Privileges

Students are allowed to accumulate a total of three tickets per semester.  The fourth ticket will result in loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the semester. Revocation can be appealed in person to the Ticket Appeals Committee, but the loss of privilege is in effect until the committee renders its decision. After parking privileges are lost, a meeting with the Appeals Committee is required. If privileges are reinstated and another ticket is issued anytime during the academic year, parking privileges are revoked.

Students that lose their parking privileges must park in the Seton lot or Remote lot.   


Towing

Any vehicle parked on campus without a permit and all illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or being towed at the owner’s expense.


Fines:

$100 Fine

Lack of Parking Permit

Parking in a Fire Lane

Parking in a Handicapped Zone

Disregarding the Cotter Road Closure

Reckless Driving

All remaining violations – $25 Fine


For Additional Information call Security 207-859-5530


Colby assumes no responsibility for damage to or theft of or from any vehicle parked on College property. Anyone who parks a vehicle on College property does so at his/her own risk.


Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons


General Parking Information

There is limited parking for residents of the Alfond Commons located at 13 – 15 Appleton Street. It is on the other side of Main Street from the Alfond Commons.

Because of its size, each apartment is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment is issued one Colby parking hanger.  The hanger must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot.

Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The Colby parking hanger is only valid for the Appleton Street lot.  Any student vehicle parking on campus must have a parking permit

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.  http://www.waterville-me.gov/downtown-parking-regulations/

In addition to the City of Waterville ordinances, Colby has instituted additional rules for the Concourse.  Any violation of these rules will be enforced through the Dean of Conduct’s Office.


Downtown Student Parking

There are three parking areas that students need to be aware of and familiar with their rules.  Each has its unique set of rules.  Students that park on campus must obtain a commuter parking permit. In the event you need to park downtown please adhere to the parking rules.

Appleton Street Parking Lot

Because the parking lot is small, each apartment is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment will be issued a Colby parking hanger that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot. Campus Life will manage the Colby parking hangers. Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense. If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a commuter parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Appleton Street parking lot.

Head of Falls

The Head of Falls is the preferred parking lot for students that do not have a Colby parking hanger that need to park downtown.  There is no space on campus for long term parking for commuters.  The lot is a city owned parking lot that is intended for long term, overnight parking.

Concourse Parking

The Concourse is a city owned parking lot that is intended for customers visiting the many establishments in the area.  The city has designated both 2 hour parking and all day parking within the lot.  When there is a large influx of students using the lot during business hours it disrupts the normal flow of customer parking.  This disruption has not reflected positively on Colby or the students living at Alfond Commons.  Colby believes in the sense of community and to facilitate that sense of community Colby has had to institute additional rules for parking in the Concourse. 

Students that live in Alfond Commons or are visiting Alfond Commons shall not park in the Concourse 7:00 A.M. through 7:00 P.M.  Violations will be handled by the Dean of Conduct.  The first violation will be a $25.00 fine and each subsequent violation will result in the fine being doubled.  In addition to the fine, each violation will be counted towards parking violations on campus.  After three total violations, campus parking privileges will be revoked for the remaining of the semester.  


Lockwood

If you live in the Lockwood Hotel there is limited parking directly across Front Street.  The lot is shared with the City of Waterville and currently due to construction, space is even more limited. To help manage the parking lot, each room will be issued a Colby parking hanger that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot. Campus Life will manage the Colby parking hangers. Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense. If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a commuter parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Appleton Street parking lot.  Students with a Commuter permit can park in the From Street Remote lot or for free at the Head of Falls. 


General Parking Information

There is limited parking for residents that live at the Lockwood. Directly across Front Street there is parking associated with Lockwood. Each room will be issued one Colby parking hanger permitting use of the Lockwood parking lot.  The hanger must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot.

Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The Colby parking hanger is only valid for the Lockwood parking lot.  Any student vehicle parking on campus must have a parking permit sticker.

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.  http://www.waterville-me.gov/downtown-parking-regulations/

In addition to the City of Waterville ordinances, Colby has instituted additional rules for the Concourse.  Any violation of these rules will be enforced through the Dean of Conduct’s Office.


Student Parking

There are three parking areas that students need to be aware of and familiar with their rules.  Each has its unique set of rules.  Students that park on campus must obtain a commuter parking permit.  In the event you need to park downtown please adhere to the parking rules.

Lockwood Parking Lot

Because the parking lot is small, each room is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment will be issued a Colby parking hanger that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot. Campus Life will manage the Colby parking hangers. Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense. If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a commuter parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Lockwood parking lot.

Head of Falls

The Head of Falls is the preferred parking lot for students that do not have a Colby parking hanger that need to park downtown.  The lot is a city owned parking lot that is intended for long term, overnight parking.

Concourse Parking

The Concourse is a city owned parking lot that is intended for customers visiting the many establishments in the area.  The city has designated both 2 hour parking and all day parking within the lot.  When there is a large influx of students using the lot during business hours it disrupts the normal flow of customer parking.  This disruption has not reflected positively on Colby or the students living at Alfond Commons.  Colby believes in the sense of community and to facilitate that sense of community Colby has had to institute additional rules for parking in the Concourse.

The nine parking spaces directly behind Alfond Commons that face the library are designated 2 hours parking from 8:00a-06:00p., Monday-Friday.  These particular spaces service the Waterville Library.  Many of the 400 visitors a day are elderly or have mobility issues and need to park in these spaces.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces during hours the library is open.

Waterville Public Library Hours

  • Sunday – Closed
  • Monday – 10AM–7PM
  • Tuesday – 10AM–7PM
  • Wednesday10AM–7PM
  • Thursday10AM–7PM
  • Friday10AM–5PM
  • Saturday10AM–3PM

The parking spaces in the area in front of the Pagoda Express, Yardgoods Center, Made in Maine shop, Villager Restaurant… are designated 2 hour parking from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Friday.  These spaces service the businesses that are in front of them and many of the patrons are elderly.  When the spaces are occupied by students, patrons are inhibited from visiting the businesses.  Students should not park in these spaces from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Saturday.

The remaining spaces in the Concourse are either 2 hour parking or all day parking.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces from 7:00A-7:00P.

In addition to any city imposed fine, students in violation of the above rules are subject to a conduct violation.

Safety  

While Waterville is a safe community, there is no reason to take chances. By following these simple rules you can ensure your safety.

The parking lot is small, backing into the space is always safer.

Drive slowly and cautiously.

Be aware of your surroundings – look for people and if you are uncomfortable, drive away.

Always lock your vehicle – thieves look for easy opportunities.

Do not hide a key on your vehicle.

Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle. If you must, secure it in the trunk before you get to the lot. Even the presence of a charging cord can be an invitation to a thief.

Do not put anything that identifies you or your vehicle on your key ring. If you lose your keys it will help a thief find your vehicle or your residence.

Have your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle for fast entry if needed.

Call Security, 859-5530, for an escort anytime you have concerns

If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Appleton Street or Lockwood parking lot.

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.

Colby assumes no responsibility for damage to or theft of or from any vehicle parked in the Appleton Street or Lockwood parking lots or on Colby property. Anyone who parks a vehicle on College property does so at his/her own risk.

Winter Parking – Nov 1 Through April 1

From November 1 through April 1, parking is not permitted along Mayflower Hill Drive.  This is necessary to allow proper snow removal.

Vehicles parked on the side of the road severely complicates plowing efforts, and as snow banks build, vehicles parked partially on the pavement require drivers to step out into traffic when they exit their vehicles. This is an extremely dangerous practice.

Similarly, overnight parking is prohibited through April 1 on all Colby roadways and state roads through campus. This includes weeknights, weekends, holidays, and break periods.

To minimize the impact on campus operations and increase the efficacy of removal efforts, full snow clearance of parking lots will take place on the first weekend following a snow event.

During a snow event and for the days before the weekend, Facilities Services will keep campus lots and walkways as clear as possible. Student vehicles should remain in their designated parking areas.  Vehicles that hinder the removal of snow will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Following a snow event that necessitates a complete clearing of campus parking lots, the campus community will be notified that the snow removal plan will be in effect for the coming weekend and that all student cars must be moved to a designated lot within a stated time frame. Details are below. Employee cars must also be moved from campus lots.

Security will use ColbyNow to inform students, faculty, and staff that the snow removal plan is in effect for the upcoming weekend. Campus Life will notify Colby students via email that the snow removal plan is in effect for the upcoming weekend.  Security will not call students to move to their vehicles.

For students, faculty, and staff parked in Mary Low and Roberts lots; this includes commuter parking

  • Between 6 p.m. on Friday and 5 a.m. on Saturday, move vehicles to either
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Roberts lot
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Mary Low lot
  • Lower Athletic lot
  • Upper Athletic lot
  • Between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, return vehicles to original lot.

For students parked in Hillside and Alfond Apartments lots:

  • Between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Sunday, move vehicles to either
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Roberts lot
  • Faculty/staff parking area in Mary Low lot
  • Lower Athletic lot
  • Upper Athletic lot

Between 4 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. on Monday, return vehicles to original lot.

In accordance with Colby’s policy, students who wish to leave their vehicles on campus during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during break. Vehicles left on campus without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense. Student athletes who wish to leave their vehicles on campus while traveling for team-sponsored events must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during their travel. Faculty and staff members who are traveling out of the local area and plan to leave their personal vehicle on campus overnight should park in the lower fieldhouse lot. Security will contact local towing companies to remove vehicles that do not comply with the College’s snow removal plan. Towing will be at the owner’s expense.


Alfond Commons and Appleton Street Parking lot

Residents of Alfond Commons are expected to park in the Appleton Street lot or the Head of Falls and use the Colby shuttle.

The City of Waterville implements a winter parking ban annually for dates specified on its website: waterville-me.gov. Students living in Alfond Commons will receive detailed information about snow removal downtown, and all students parking downtown should be aware of the city’s snow-removal schedule.

The City of Waterville places signage at entrances to city parking lots, including the Concourse, announcing when overnight snow removal is taking place. The city will tow vehicles that are in violation of the snow removal parking ban. Snow removal schedules and alternate municipal locations are posted on the city’s Facebook page.

Campus Life will email Alfond Commons residents the city’s announcements related to parking during snow events; however, individual residents are ultimately responsible for ensuring their vehicles are legally parked at all times.  There are lit message boards at the entrances of the Concourse advising when the City wil be clearing the lot and vehicles need to be moved.

In an effort to minimize the impact of bulk snow removal on Alfond Commons residents, snow clearance at the Appleton Street lot will normally take place on weekdays during daylight hours. In most cases, this will not conflict with the city’s efforts to clear snow, which typically take place at night.

Security will use ColbyNow, and Campus Life will send an email, to alert Alfond Common residents that the snow removal plan is in effect for the Appleton Street lot. Given the size of the Appleton Street lot, it is extremely important that all vehicles are removed in order to clear it. Unlike campus, snow removal in the Appleton Street lot can occur any day of the week.

There are three parking lots available to Alfond Commons residents during Appleton Street snow removal operations.

  • The Head of Falls lot on Front Street;
  • The lot at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street behind Cancun restaurant.

Alfond Commons residents who wish to leave their vehicles in the Appleton Street lot during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving. Security will inform students where to park during the break. Vehicles left in the Appleton Street lot without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Student athletes who reside in Alfond Commons and who wish to leave their vehicles in the Appleton Street lot while traveling for team-sponsored events must contact Security prior to leaving. Security will inform students where to park during their travel. Vehicles left in the Appleton Street parking lot without prior permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.

FAQ

Yes. Students are required to obtain a permit from the Office of Security. Although first year students are allowed to have a vehicle on campus, we encourage them to consider leaving their vehicle at home because of limited campus parking.

Yes. Every student is required to have a new permit that is issued annually. If you plan to park on campus, you must register your vehicle online, and pick up your assigned permit from the Office of Security. 

The permit will allow the Office of Security to assist in the event the owner associated with a vehicle needs to be identified in cases of an emergency or an issue of concern with that vehicle develops on or off campus.

Complete the on-line registration that can be found on the Office of Security webpage, https://www.colby.edu/securitydept/parking-information/ , during the registration time frame.  Students will need to know their residence hall and vehicle’s registration information. 

A student parking permit costs $100 per academic year. The fee is paid for by credit card when you sign up on the registration page.  If you do not have a credit card, please contact Security.  Members of the Class of 2021 are exempt from the fee.

Once the registration has been successfully submitted, the parking permit can be picked up at the Office of Security, located in room 128 of Roberts Hall. 

You will be assigned a parking lot for the academic year when you register on-line and pay the fee.

We want to decrease our carbon footprint and preserve the beauty of our environment. We also want to encourage our community members to walk more, having the opportunity to interact with others and build stronger relationships. Finally, this will assist with space management because of the limited number of parking spaces available on campus.

Students will be assigned to a student parking lot closest to their residence hall. We will assign these spaces on a first come, first serve basis based on class year. We assign in order of class year beginning with seniors. Each class will be provided dates to register.  After the dates have passed, registration will be open to all classes.  

  • Seniors – August 8, 9, 10
  • Juniors and seniors – August 11, 12, 13
  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors – August 14, 15, 16
  • First Years and upper class students- August 17 forward

It is possible that the parking lot closest to your residence hall becomes full before you are assigned a permit. If that occurs, students will be assigned to park in an overflow lot on campus or a remote parking lot off campus.

Students who live in Bill and Joan Alfond Commons, Lockwood, or have been approved to live off -campus will be issued a commuter permit.  Commuter parking spaces occupy the last row of the Mary Low parking lot.  If those spaces are full, students will park in the overflow parking lot, which is located in the lower athletic parking lot.

Permits should be placed on the outside of the rear windshield, in the lower left hand corner (driver’s side). 

Yes. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

The parking rules can be found at this link.

Vehicles may be parked temporarily in roadways and driveways for up to 15 minutes for loading or unloading, provided that the emergency flashers are activated and the driver is readily available to move the vehicle. Vehicles parked for more than 15 minutes may be ticketed and/or towed without warning or notice.

New cars should be registered with the Office of Security as soon as possible. A new license plate number can be updated to the existing permit vehicle information in the database. A replacement permit can be issued at the Office of Security a new vehicle.  

Lost or stolen permits must be immediately reported to the Office of  Security. 

Calls should be directed to Security at 207-859-5530.

Individuals may appeal a parking ticket by submitting an appeal form to Security. The appeals form can be found at this link, https://www.colby.edu/securitydept/vehicle-ticket-appeal-form/  

Contact Campus Security

EMERGENCIES: 207-859-5911

128 Roberts Building
5530 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
P: 207-859-5530
[email protected]