Colbert Hall is named for Mother Columkille Colbert, who served as President of Incarnate Word College for thirty-seven years (1923-1960). Mother Columkille is known for her quick decisions and authoritative administration style, as well as her kindness, generousity and sensitivity to the needs of others. She began as instructor of Latin and Greek, later she became Academic Dean, President and finally the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Mother Columkille served Incarnate Word College for fifty-seven years.
Colbert Hall, located on the third and fourth floor of the Adminstration Building, is air-conditioned and houses approximately 120 underclass women. Triple, double, and single rooms are available. Each room is equipped with a twin bed, desk, chair, a chest of drawers, and closet space for each student. Along with that, each room is equipped with one data computer jack per student. A large community bath is centrally located on each floor. One floor is designated as an all-quiet floor. Colbert Hall is noted for its unique floor plan: the rooms vary in size and large windows offer the best view of the campus. Some of the rooms are carpeted, while others have hardwood floors, or tile. Colbert Hall is a substance free hall.