All students, even first-years, are allowed to park for free at Colby, and most tend to find it very easy. Because the College is in Maine, the snowy winters can be a problem, but students with four-wheel drive and snow tires (maybe even a shovel) fare well. The parking lots are all within a five-minute walking distance from any given dorm but even that can seem too far in the winter. Colby is generally good about plowing the lots after a large storm, but if you leave your car in a lot too long without moving it, your car will likely end up under a few feet of snow.
There are three main student lots around campus—Bob's, Foss, and Hillside—as well as student parking at the athletic center, and parking spots are always available. Campus is far enough from town that having a car is very helpful, especially during the cold winters. But even if you don’t have a car of your own, so many students bring one to campus because Colby makes it so easy that you’re likely to know someone who has a car on campus.