Frequently Asked Questions

Is there wireless internet, and will I need to bring a router? There is wireless internet in each of the buildings, so there is no need to buy a router

What size is the bed? What kind of bedding will they need? The beds are twin standard.

Can I bring a microwave/mini fridge? Yes, students are allowed both microwaves and mini fridges.

Is there a study space in the dorms? Yes there are common areas in each complex with a computer banks.

What pets are allowed in the dorms?  ONLY service animals are allowed. Documentation must be presented to the Director before moving in.

What furniture is in the room? The rooms have Bed and mattress, closet, desk and chair, dresser.

How many RAs/dorm coordinators are on campus? We have three professional staff -- one in each complex and 10 student RAs. 

How can I contact Residence Life? Housing Office: 785.460.5552; Student Life Office: 785.460 4610. 

Please tell me about security. CCC has a full-time security officer, 785.460.5508, available in the Student Union. We also have night security.  

Where is health services and how to contact them? CCC has a full-time nurse, 785.460.5502, available in the Student Union.

Can I have a toaster? NO, we do not allow toasters or anything with an exposed heating coil.

Can I have a coffee maker? YES!

Can I have a miniature grill? NO, we do not allow anything with an open flame around the residence halls. There are two grill on campus for student use.

Can I have visitors? Visitors are welcome until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on the weekends.     

Where should people back home send my letters and cookies? Inquire in the Mailroom daily. You may take outgoing mail to the Campus Mailroom, located in the Student Union. 

Incoming mail should be addressed with the student's name printed clearly on the envelope or package in the following format:

Colby CC
1255 S Range Ave
Colby KS  67701


  • Winter coat and boots
  • Gloves and stocking hat
  • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razor
  • Brush, comb and hair care products
  • Pillow(s), comforter and/or blanket
  • Mattress pad, sheets (twin extra-long)
  • Alarm with battery back-up
  • Cell phone and charger
  • towels
  • shower slippers
  • Multi-plug power strip
  • Plastic bowl, dish, mug, silverware
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies

Items Often Overlooked

  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobe
  • Telephone/address book
  • Trash can
  • First-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Bed lamp
  • Room decorations
  • Desk lamp
  • Ear plugs
  • Medicine/vitamins

Academic Supplies

  • Pens and highlighters
  • Paper, spirals and binders
  • Planner
  • Pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus set
  • Calculator
  • Computer  (we are wireless)
  • Scissors, tape, etc.
  • Stapler and staples
  • Stationary, stamps and envelopes
  • Flash drive


  • Laundry Bag
  • Detergent/Fabric Softener

Travel Needs

  • Backpack
  • Travel tote (duffle)
  • Shower caddy

Storage Needs

  • Hangers- shirts, pants, skirts, etc.
  • Small stackable crates
  • Shoe racks
  • Under bed storage


  • TV & cable cord
  • Game System
  • Radio/ iHome
  • Lock box
  • Coffee maker
  • Small refrigerator (no larger than 4.3 CF)
  • Microwave
  • Small tool kit
  • DVDs/movies
  • Door mirror
  • Drying rack
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Headphones

What NOT to Bring

  • Extension cords (use surge protector power strip)
  • Hot pots/open element or flame items
  • Candles or incense
  • Pets
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Guns, air-soft guns, paintball guns, etc.
  • George foreman grills
  • Dartboards
  • Pizzazz or similar pizza makers
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Sentimental items or one of a kind valuables
  • Drug paraphernalia, alcohol decorations (symbols, brands, empty)

As a resident, you are responsible to review and know the policies found in the Residence Life Handbook as well as the Student Code of Conduct. Please read the contents thoroughly. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member. Failure to abide by these policies may result in unintended behaviors and consequences, such as summons to appear before the student conduct board and/or sanctions. Please take your responsibility as a member of this community seriously.

Meal Plan and Information

Eighteen meals a week are offered. Meal plans are required for all students living in campus housing. 

If you cannot make a meal time please contact Consolidated Food Management (Student Union) or a member of the dining staff regarding take-out meals. Consolidated works with students to provide dining options that fit their individual needs including take-out meals, gluten free, dairy free, etc.

Daily Offerings During the Academic Year

(Monday- Friday):

7:00-8:30am: Hot Breakfast

8:30-9:30am: Continental Breakfast

11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm: Grab and go Lunch

5:00-6:45pm: Dinner

(Saturday & Sunday):

10:30am-1:00pm: Brunch

5:00-6:00pm: Dinner