Resources & Facilities – Information Technology

Technology is embedded in the fabric of the Bowdoin College experience. Students, faculty, and staff have access to the latest software, experienced consultants, and targeted training to take advantage of technical resources. The Information Technology (IT) team consults with faculty, students, and staff and works in partnership with departments to provide reliable and innovative solutions.

Bowdoin is one of the most robust wired and wireless institutions in the nation. Students and faculty have access to high performance computing and over 600 supported software packages providing them with the latest tools to assist with their studies, analysis, and research. A full- time, professionally staffed Service Desk supports Mac, Windows, and Linux computers and software applications. The student-run Service Desk works with students, answering questions and resolving software and hardware issues during evenings and weekends. Software support is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The campus has multiple academic computer labs, a 24-hour public lab, over thirty public printers, and 3-D printers. Students are provided Microsoft’s Office 365 email, OneDrive storage, Microsoft Office, video conferencing capabilities, and cable television. There is a free equipment Loaning Center that includes video- and audio-recording devices, projection, laptops, digital cameras, GoPros, and newer technology for testing and evaluation.

IT is constantly exploring technology trends and working to provide accessible, secure, and stable services.