Directions, Transportation, Accommodations, and Weather

Colby College is located at 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901. The conference will be held in Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building.

Parking: if you are driving, the back rows of the Mary Low lot and the Lunder lot adjacent to the Diamond building will be available for parking.  Please see the campus map for details.

Hotel Transportation: If you need assistance getting from a hotel to the confence, please contact the organizers: [email protected]

Map of Colby campus

Driving Information
Take Interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland. Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive you will turn left onto First Rangeway, opposite Inland Hospital. Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway, to the first stop sign, and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus. Diamond academic building, the venue for the conference, is the first building on the right. It is just after a large parking lot.

Mileage from Eastern Cities
Portland – 78 miles
Boston – 180 miles
Hartford – 270 miles
New York – 390 miles
Philadelphia – 490 miles
Washington – 630 miles

Google Maps

Nearby airports include Portland International Airport, Logan International Airport, Bangor International Airport, Manchester Boston Regional Airport, and Augusta Regional Airport.

Bus Information
Concord Trailways provides daily service from Logan Airport, Boston’s South Station, and Portland to Colby’s athletic center. Additional buses go to and from Augusta. For schedules call 800-639-3317 or visit
Vermont Transit/Greyhound provides daily service to Boston and beyond. The Waterville terminal is on Airport Road at the Waterville airport, about two miles from campus. Call 207-872-5000 or 800-231-2222.

Travel Services
Hewins Travel
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Toll Free: 800-359-2106
From Waterville: 207-873-0692
From Campus: ext. 4070

Rental Cars
Major car rental companies are available at nearby airports. For those wishing to rent a car in Waterville, Enterprise Car Rental is located on Kennedy Memorial Drive. Enterprise can be reached toll-free at 207-877-6601.

Conference organizers will contact winners of the conservation innovation contest for students concerning accommodations.

For all other conference participants seeking to book rooms, conference organizers have arranged a group rate at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn Waterville. The rate is $99 plus 7% tax per room, and rooms can hold up to four people. Complimentary services include a deluxe continental breakfast, indoor heated pool, fitness center, business center, and wireless access throughout the hotel.  The cut off date for booking with the group rate is February 24, 2013. Conference participants can book rooms at and should enter LLC under the group code to receive the group rate. They can also book directly or call the hotel at 207-873-0400.
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Waterville.  The conference rate is $69 plus tax per room.  The hotel has a heated indoor salt water pool, gym, full service restaurant and lounge and includes breakfast with the rate. Contact Nikole Raymond,  AAA Travel, 13 Washington St. Waterville ME 04901, +1 207-873-0692, +1 800-359-2106, +1 207-873-7681 fax or email [email protected] to book a room at the Best Western.

Other accommodations near Colby

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