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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

5000 College Station

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME 04011-8441

United States

Phone: 207-725-3100

Fax: 207-725-3101


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Admissions Office
Title:Reception Desk
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
5000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8441
Admissions Office Phone:2077253100
Admissions Office Fax:2077253101
Admissions Office Email:admissions@bowdoin.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness
David Saul Smith Union
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center
The Edwards Center for Art and Dance
Coastal Studies Center; Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum; Studzinski Recital Hall; Hawthorne-Longfellow Library; Druckenmiller Science Building; Thorne Dining Hall; Wish and Pickard Theaters; top of Coles Tower (for birds-eye view); Watson Arena, Farley Field House, Greason Pool; playing fields/trails; the Bowdoin Pines; the Bowdoin Quad.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Downtown Brunswick
City of Portland
L.L. Bean and Freeport
Androscoggin River Bike Trail; Bailey Island & Orr's Island; Bohemian Coffee House; City of Bath; Big Top Deli; Bull Moose Music/Movies/Video Games; Cook's Lobster House Restaurant; Eveningstar Cinema; Frontier Cafe; Gelato Fiasco; Little Dog Coffee Shop; Mere Point; Merrymeeting Bay; Morse Mountain Conservation Area; Popham Beach State Park; Reid State Park; Sugarloaf and Sunday River ski resorts; Thomas Point Beach; Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Please refer to: http://academic.bowdoin.edu/ir/data/environment.shtml

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@bowdoin.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:mid-May
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Mon 10:30am, Tues-Fri 2:30pm
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@bowdoin.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
     Describe:Submit Prospective Interest Form at http://athletics.bowdoin.edu/information/prospect/index and contact coach directly
Advance Notice:3 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@bowdoin.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:http://athletics.bowdoin.edu/landing/

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
     Describe:Contact the faculty member via e-mail to request a class visit

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:3 weeks
Any Limitations:Seniors only; 1-night stay; not available on Fri or Sat night or during exam periods

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Portland International Jetport is less than 30 miles from campus. Mid-Coast Limo (800-937-2424) provides service between the airport and campus. Hertz (800-654-3131), Budget (800-527-0700) and other major rental car companies serve the airport. Enterprise (207-725-1344) serves the Brunswick area. Arrange for limousine or taxi service as early as possible. Mermaid Transportation and Concord Trailways provide bus service (with pick ups in Brunswick and on campus) to and from Portland and points beyond. Amtrak provides train service between Brunswick and Boston. Bowdoin also provides a shuttle service to local areas of interest and Portland. Please refer to: http://www.bowdoin.edu/about/visiting/
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From the south, take I-95 N. toward N.H./Maine, then merge onto I-295 N. via Exit 44 toward South Portland/Downtown Portland, take the US-1 exit at Exit 28 (Bath-Brunswick/Coastal Rte. 1) and follow Rte. 1/Pleasant St., following signs for Maine St. At the intersection with Maine St., turn right, then proceed straight (Bowdoin will be on the left), proceed straight past the Joshua L. Chamberlain statue then turn left onto College St., which takes you into the campus. From the north, take I-95 S. and then the US-1 exit at Exit 28 (Bath-Brunswick/Coastal Rte. 1) and proceed as above. Please refer to: http://www.bowdoin.edu/about/visiting/directions.shtml
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Accessible by car, bus, train and air, the Maine coast is a popular destination for visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. It offers a wide variety of guest accommodations, including inexpensive chain hotels, bed and breakfasts, upscale inns and major hotel chains. Local accommodations include The Brunswick Inn (B&B); the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern; The Daniel; the Comfort Inn; the Econo Lodge; and the Fairfield Inn & Suites, among others. Nearby in Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) are the Harraseeket Inn and the Hilton Garden Inn. A comprehensive list can be found at: http://www.midcoastmaine.com/
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Recommended far-away destinations range from New York City (a 52-minute flight) and the nearby city of Boston (two hour drive; also accessible by train) to beautiful Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunkport, Camden/Rockport, Bar Harbor, and further points Downeast. All of these destinations offer a wide range of accommodations for visitors.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Admissions
    5000 College Station
    Brunswick, ME 04011-8441
    Phone: 207-725-3100
    Fax: 207-725-3101
    Email: admissions@bowdoin.edu
  • Visiting Center:
  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
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