Explore Colby Hillel

Colby has a vibrant and diverse Jewish community. Hillel holds a weekly candlelighting service followed by a homemade dinner made by students in the kosher kitchen. Hillel partners with Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville for holiday celebrations including High Holiday services and meals, Sukkot, Purim, Passover, and more. From goat hikes, to the Colby-Bowdoin-Bates Shabbaton, to Thai and Torah, there is something for everyone at Colby Hillel. Jewish life on campus is supported by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life and an amazing Jewish studies department.

Undergraduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (11.0%*)
2,282 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Kosher-style kitchen for Hillel student use.

Religious Services

Colby Hillel students attend services at Beth Israel Congregation, the traditional, egalitarian synagogue in Waterville.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 7%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $63,790
  • Tuition Out-of-State $63,790
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 91% / 11%
  • Greek Life No

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4280 Mayflower Hill
Waterville ME 04901 US
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