Maine Day Open House

Monday, October 2, 2017

A day dedicated to Maine's high school seniors.

Going "away" for college doesn't have to be about leaving Maine. Joining the Bowdoin community for the day, you will discover that everything you're looking for--and much more than you'd expect--is available here in Brunswick.

Registration for this event has closed.

When you arrive on campus, please check in with us in the Studzinski Recital Hall Lobby. Registration begins at 8:30 am and will end before opening remarks at 9:30 am. A campus map will help you navigate, and information about parking is included at the bottom of this page. 

If you are unable to join us for this program, we hope you'll visit another time this fall!

If you have questions or need to cancel your plans for Maine Day, please contact Mariette Aborn, admissions counselor, at (207) 725-3107 or

Families and high school counselors are welcome.

Schedule of Events

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Registration & Refreshments

Lobby, Studzinski Recital Hall

9:30 am - 10:00 am


Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Campus Tour

Polar Bear Statue

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Student Aid Overview

Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Admissions Information Session

Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Burton-Little House (Admissions)

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversations Across Campus:

Research, Labs, and Fellowships
Performing and Visual Arts 
Athletics and the Outing Club

Polar Bear Statue

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

McKeen Center Open House

McKeen Center, Chapel

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Guided Visit

Art Museum Entrance

Schedule subject to change

*Interviews are available to seniors applying for Fall 2018 who have not already interviewed and are subject to availability.

Overnight Accommodations for Prospective Students

Overnight visits hosted by current first-year students on Sunday, October 1st are available through the registration page on a first-come, first-served basis.


Parking is available in the parking lot beside the Admissions Office. If this lot is full, you may park at any of the following locations: North Campus Drive (off of Bath Road), South Campus Drive (off of College Street), Coffin Street Parking Lot, Dayton Lot (off of Sills Drive) and Russwurm House Parking Lot (just east of Tower Drive). Parking lots designated for faculty and staff are also available to visitors.

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 also be available on Park Row, an access road that parallels upper Maine Street beside the College; please take note of the two-hour parking limit in certain sections. If you park here or in areas adjacent to the College, please park with the flow of traffic.

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.