Keeping Health + Safety at the Center
As we plan for Summer 2021, EXPLO is committed to planning programs that prioritize the health and safety of our campus community. For the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 planning and protocols, please visit our FAQ page.
EXPLO partners with educational institutions that provide the space and the facilities, as well as a shared educational philosophy, that allow us to create transformational learning moments — no matter where we are.
A longtime leader among the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S., Colby College continues to stand out with a record-breaking number of student applications in 2021, the completion of a new 350,000 square foot athletic center, and a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence institute set to open this fall.
Counted among the Little Ivies, Colby is known for its academic and co-curricular opportunities that prepare students for the coming world through engaging hands-on courses, innovative interdisciplinary disciplines, and an institutional commitment to prepare all students for lifelong success by providing extensive internship, research, and global opportunities.
Set on 714 acres atop Mayflower Hill, the Colby campus overlooks downtown Waterville and the Kennebec River Valley. On campus, EXPLO will have its own dedicated classrooms, labs, residence halls, and access to extensive indoor and outdoor athletic facilities including an ice rink, private beach on Messalonskee Lake, and art museum. Exceptional outdoor opportunities abound including boating and hiking and the famed Maine seacoast is easily accessible.
Campus highlights include:
There’s a reason Maine is called Vacationland. Considered one of the best destinations for summer travel, Maine boasts the best of outdoor adventure, coastal leisure, history, food, and endless unique finds. With one of the most comfortable summer climates in the U.S., daytime highs are in the mid-70s with “natural air-conditioning” evening temps in the 50s.