The Department of Security is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to make Colby safer and serve the Colby community.
If an Emergency occurs, contact Security using the blue emergency phones located throughout campus, including at the main doors of all residence halls, or call 207-859-5911.
A student who feels uncomfortable walking alone or is unable to drive himself or herself due to sickness, injury, intoxication, etc, can call for a safe escort to a residence hall or an academic building. Security officers will walk with students or provide a vehicle escort to their destination.
To use this service, call the Security Office:
The ColbyCard is a one-card system designed to provide a convenient way for students to gain access to residence halls and dining halls and to use services such as the library and laundry, copy, and snack machines. The card incorporates proximity technology for access control; a magnetic strip for dining services; data chip technology for laundry, vending, and copying; and bar code technology for library services. The ColbyCard Office is located on the ground floor room 118 of the Lovejoy building.
Access to Campus Facilities
Campus buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the campus community and to guests and visitors during normal business hours Monday through Friday and for limited designated hours evenings and weekends.
Access to Residence Halls
Colby residence halls are locked 24 hours a day throughout the academic year and during College breaks. While classes are in session, all currently enrolled students have access by way of their ColbyCard to all residence halls from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Students have access to the residence hall in which they live 24 hours a day. There are phones at the entrances of each residence hall available for use by visitors and guests so that they may call the person they are visiting in that building to gain entry. Residential Life staff are available in each residence hall on a regular basis, and security officers make rounds through each residence hall on a regular basis.
Emergency advisories warning the campus of a potential danger are posted as soon as possible after a serious incident has occurred. Names and specific locations are not posted on the advisories, but details such as description of the assailant, suspect vehicle, and last known location are all posted. These advisories will be distributed and posted in all residence halls, dining halls, and other campus locations.
The Department of Security and Campus Life seeks to centralize and record all items found or reported missing on campus.
Lost: Property that is lost should be reported to Campus Life. The report will be cross-checked with property being held at the Pulver Help Desk. If the property is not being held, a general description will be placed in the lost-and-found logbook. If the property shows up at a later date, you will be notified by Campus Life. It is important that Campus Life be notified if the property is found by someone outside of the department.
Found: Property that is found should be turned in to the Pulver Help Desk, where a report will be filed and cross-checked with other reports to determine the proper owner. Property turned in as found will be held a minimum of 90 days. After that time the item becomes the property of Colby College and will be disposed of as necessary.