Destination: Bowdoin

Bowdoin is a vibrant residential college nestled in a small, active New England town, but that is just the beginning. Our location places a wealth of landscapes and environments at our fingertips: To the south we have easy access to city life in Portland and Boston; to the north is the rich tradition of communities who have lived off the land for generations; to the west is the playground of lakes, rivers, and mountains; and to the east is the coastline representing so much that is central to the world’s issues today, from global warming and the health of our oceans to honoring and preserving the world’s beautiful landscapes. 

The truth is that four years is not enough time to explore and enjoy this place…but it’s a good start.

Smith Union, Studzinski Hall, Appleton Hall (clockwise from left)

The Bricks

Hubbard Hall

Hubbard Hall

Early Morning on the Quad

The Bowdoin Quad

David Saul Smith Union

David Saul Smith Union

Morrell Lounge

Morrell Lounge

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Terrace

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Alpheus Spring Packard Gateway, with Massachusetts Hall in the Distance

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Cleaveland Hall

Bowdoin Lamp Ivy

The Quad in the Fall

Leaves on the Quad

The Bowdoin Chapel at Sunset

The Bowdoin Chapel at Sunset

Hubbard Hall

Hubbard Tower

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion

Hawthorne-Longefellow Library

Hawthorne-Longefellow Library

The Shannon Room

The Shannon Room

Bowdoin and Brunswick with the Androscoggin River in the Distance

Bowdoin, Brunswick, and the Androscoggin

Whittier Field

Whittier Field

Maine Street

Maine Street, Brunswick

Park Row

Park Row, Brunswick

Park Row

Park Row, Brunswick

Bull Moose Music Store

Bullmoose Music Store, Brunswick

Bull Moose Music Store

Bullmoose Music Store, Brunswick

Clementine Restaurant

Clementine Restaurant, Brunswick

The Gelato Fiasco

The Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick

Little Tokyo Restaurant

Little Tokyo Restaurant, Brunswick

Pedro O'Hara's

Pedro O'Hara's, Brunswick

Vinyl Haven Records

Vinalhaven Records, Brunswick

A Local Orchard

Bowdoin Campus

Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center

Aerial View

Portland, Maine

Aerial View

Portland Harbor

Aerial View

Portland Head Light

Aerial View

Bethel Point Boathouse

BOC LT

City of Portland

Portland Maine

Coastal Studies

Coastal Studies

A Local Farm

Local Farms

Freeport, Maine

Freeport Maine

Freeport, Maine

Freeport Maine

Freeport, Maine

Freeport Maine

Portland Harbor

Portland Harbor

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Sailing, Bethel Point Boathouse

Sailing

Surfing at Popham Beach

Surfing

Merrymeeting Bay

Tidal Marsh

Western Maine

Lakes and Mountains

Western Maine Mountains

Mountains

White Water Kayaking

White Water Kayaking

Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing

Maine Ski Hill

Skiing

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

The Western Maine Mountains

Mountains

Winter Hiking with the Outing Club

Hiking

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston

Bowdoin Cabin in Monson, Maine

Cabin 1

Bowdoin Cabin in Monson, Maine

Cabin 2

Kent Island Scientific Research Station

Kent Island 1

Kent Island Scientific Research Station

Kent Island at Night

Telemark Skiing with the Outing Club

Skiing

Campus Architecture

The Chronicle of Higher Education says Bowdoin 'Resets Jefferson's Bar for Campus Architecture'.

Read about the history and architecture of Bowdoin’s buildings, extracted from Patricia McGraw Anderson's The Architecture of Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1988). Available online.