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Maine Day Open House

On Monday, October 6, 2014, Bowdoin College will host Maine Day, an open house for Maine high school students and their families to learn more about Bowdoin's academic and extracurricular offerings.

Register for Maine Day

For those who have already registered, please check in with us when you arrive on campus in Daggett Lounge, located next to Coles Tower in the Thorne Dining Hall. A campus map will help guide your way.

A limited number of interviews will be available to students who sign up online. A personal interview is strongly encouraged, but is not a required part of the Bowdoin application process.

Register for an Interview

If you have questions or need to cancel your plans for Maine Day, please contact Gail Stankiewicz in the Admissions Office at (207) 725-3234 or gstankie@bowdoin.edu.

Students, parents and guidance counselors are all welcome!

Schedule of events

8:15 - 9:00

Registration and Refreshments in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and Opening Comments in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

9:15 - 10:30

Campus Tour departing from Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
or Attend Classes

10:30 - 11:30

Student and Academic Life Panel in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
or Attend Classes

11:30 - 12:30

Admissions and Financial Aid discussion in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
or Attend Classes

11:30 - 1:15

Lunch in Thorne Dining Hall; formal program concludes

1:00 - 2:25

Attend classes (1:00 classes last until 2:25 pm)

1:30 - 2:30

Campus tour departing from Office of Admissions, Burton-Little House

1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Interviews in the Office of Admission, Burton-Little House - A limited number of interviews will be available to students who sign up online

Explore campus, wander down Maine Street in Brunswick, or venture to the coast...we'll point you in the right direction!


Parking is available in the parking lot beside the Admissions Office. If this lot is full, continue down College Street and take a left onto Sills Drive and park on the left hand side of the street.

Additional parking is available in the Farley Field House lot: Take College Street to Coffin Street and make a right onto Coffin. Take that to Longfellow Ave. and make a left onto Longfellow. Go one block and make a right onto Harpswell Rd., turning right, almost immediately into the Farley Fieldhouse parking lot. Additional parking may be available on Park Row, an access road that parallels upper Maine Street beside the College. If you park here or in areas adjacent to the College, please park with the flow of traffic.

Parking lots designated for faculty and staff are also available to visitors.

Note: Please do not park in the following areas: handicapped spaces unless applicable, emergency vehicle spots, or fire lanes. If you have questions about parking, call the Security Office at (207) 725-3314.

Traveling to Bowdoin

GPS Address for the Admissions Office
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
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Did You Know?

  • Brunswick is a coastal town of 22,000 people.
  • Maine has nearly 3,500 miles of coastline.
  • Portland, Maine's largest city, is an easy half-hour drive south and is filled with galleries, shops, and nationally recognized restaurants.
  • Boston is just 2.5 hours south of Bowdoin on I-95.
  • Maine's mountains offer thousands of acres of wilderness and world-class skiing.

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