SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING The Special Interest Draw is designed to provide a greater choice in the traditional housing options. These choices are described below:
Quiet Halls:Quiet Hall living is an essential and important option for Colby students. The College continues its support for providing Quiet Halls, demand permitting, and for allowing students to indicate their interest for Quiet Hall living prior to the regular draws. Students living in this/these hall(s) agree to the philosophy of 21-hours of quiet per day, with expanded consideration hours on the weekends. Consideration hours are defined as normal noise levels, provided that neighbors are not being disrupted.
Co-Operative Living: The first floor of Mary Low is designated for co-operative living. Students living on this floor agree to purchase food and to prepare meals independent from the traditional dining hall meal plan. Please note that the co-op will be substance-free if Mary Low is designated substance-free for 2009-2010.
Co-Educational Living: Students of the opposite gender may live within the same living area if there are separate, lockable, sleeping areas for each of the students. Rooms in which coed living is NOT permitted include, but is not limited to, one-room doubles and one-room triples. Rooms in which co-ed living is permitted includes singles within suites, Alfond apartments, and 2-room doubles in Heights in which there is a separate entrance for each part of the room and a locking door between the two sections. 2-room doubles without two separate entrances are not eligible for co-educational living.
Substance-Free Halls: The Substance-Free Halls are intended to provide an environment free from alcohol, tobacco, and other substances. Selection for these halls will be based on demand. Residents will sign an agreement prior to room selection agreeing to adhere to this philosophy, or risk being asked to move from the building.