Bowdoin Class of 2022 Open House

Thursday, April 12 - Saturday, April 14

Congratulations on your admission to Bowdoin!
As you make your final choice of a college or university, we invite you and your family to a Bowdoin College Open House to meet the students, faculty, and staff of the Bowdoin community. The Open House includes student panels and briefings by deans and faculty members, as well as opportunities to explore interests and activities that are important to you.

Registration Opportunities and Deadlines

  • Attend Open House (without an overnight at the College). Registration deadline: April 6 at 11pm EDT.

  • Attend a class or go on a tour of the Schiller Coastal Studies Center. Registration open from April 5 at 7pm EDT to April 6 at 11pm EDT. Refer to your registration window email for the specific registration link. 

  • Attend Open House with an overnight at the College (Registration CLOSED)

The Open House is designed for students to spend one or two days exploring the academic and extracurricular offerings of the College. While the program officially begins with breakfast on Thursday morning, your arrival and departure plans, the events you attend, and the time you spend getting to know the surrounding area are yours to determine. Priority for overnight accommodations is given to Regular Decision students. Early Decision students wishing to stay on campus overnight will be placed on a waiting list and notified of space available.

If you have questions about the open house please contact the Admissions Office at (207) 725-3100 or admissions@bowdoin.edu.

Schedule of Events

7:15am - 9:00am Hot Breakfast, Moulton Dining Hall
7:30am - 9:30am Hot Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall
8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in and Information Table, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
8:00am - 4:00pm Attend Bowdoin Classes, (schedule available at check-in)
9:00am - 9:30am President’s Welcome, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:00am - 10:30am Continental Breakfast, Moulton Dining Hall
9:30am - 10:30am An Open Forum with the Deans, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
10:45am - 11:45am Financial Aid and Student Employment Information, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
10:45am - 11:45am The First-Year Academic Experience, A Panel Discussion, Maine Lounge, Moulton Union
12:00pm Lunch for Admitted Students, Polar Bear Statue
12:00pm Lunch for Additional Guests, Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
12:30pm - 1:30pm Music Department Open House, Room 101, Gibson Hall
1:00pm – 2:00pm Off-Campus Study: Panel Discussion, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
1:00pm – 2:00pm Beyond Bowdoin, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
2:15pm – 3:15pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
2:15pm – 3:15pm Bowdoin and the Environment, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
3:30pm – 4:30pm Beyond the Classroom: Research and Fieldwork, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:30pm – 4:30pm For the Common Good, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
3:30pm – 5:30pm Schiller Coastal Studies Center Outing, Meet the bus at the Polar Bear Statue
4:30pm Parent portion of the Open House program ends
4:30pm - 6:00pm Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner With Amal Kassir: Spoken Word Poet
5:30pm - 7:00pm Asian Studies Program: Japanese Table, Hutchinson Room, Thorne Dining Hall
5:30pm - 7:00pm Romance Languages: Hispanic Studies Table, Pinette Dining Room, Thorne Dining Hall
6:00pm – 7:00pm LGBTIQA Dinner, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, 24 College Street
6:30pm – 7:30pm Museum of Art Tour, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
7:00pm – 8:00pm Bowdoin Faith Groups Meet and Greet, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 30 College Street
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Finance and Business, McKeen Study, Massachusetts Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Green Groups Drop-In, Environmental Studies Common Room, Adams Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Orient Open Hours, Orient House, 12 Cleaveland Street
7:00pm - 8:00pm Chem-Free Q&A, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
7:00pm - 8:00pm A Cappella Performance, The Chapel
7:00pm - 8:00pm Asexual and Aromantic Community for Education Meeting, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, 24 College Street
7:00pm - 8:00pm Mock Trial, Room 208, Adams Hall
7:00pm - 8:30pm Amal Kassir: Spoken Word Poet, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
7:30pm - 8:30pm Student-Athlete Discussion, Quinby House, 250 Maine Street
7:45pm - 9:30pm Peucinian Society, Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall
8:00pm - 9:30pm Maine Street Tour Featuring Gelato Fiasco, Meet at the Polar Bear Statue
8:00pm - 10:00pm Arts and Crafts, Craft Center
8:30pm - 9:30pm Fashion Show, The Chapel
8:30pm - 10:00pm Battle of the Bands, Jack Magee's Pub and Grill, Smith Union
9:00pm - 10:00pm Improvabilities, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
9:00pm - 10:00pm Latin American Student Organization, Center for Multicultural Life, 30 College Street
10:00pm - 1:00am Dining Service: Super Snacks, Thorne Dining Hall
10:30pm - 12:00am Bowdoin Outing Club: S'mores, Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center
10:30pm - 12:30 am Board Game Club, Game Room, Smith Union
11:30pm - 12:30 am Haunted Campus Tour, Meet at Bowdoin Admissions, 255 Maine Street

7:15am - 9:00am Hot Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall
7:30am - 9:30am Hot Breakfast, Moulton Dining Hall
8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in and Information Table, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
8:00am - 4:00pm Attend Classes (schedule available at check-in)
9:00am - 9:30am President's Welcome, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:00am - 10:30am Continental Breakfast, Moulton Dining Hall
9:30am – 10:30am An Open Forum with the Deans, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
10:45am – 12:00pm Faculty Academic Fair, Morrell Gymnasium
12:00pm Lunch for Admitted Students, Meet at Polar Bear Statue
12:00pm Lunch for Additional Guests, Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
12:30pm - 1:30pm Music Department Open House, Room 101, Gibson Hall
1:00pm - 2:00pm The First-Year Academic Experience, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
1:00pm - 2:00pm Beyond Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:15pm - 3:15pm Financial Aid and Student Employment Information Session, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
2:15pm - 3:15pm Beyond the Classroom: Research and Fieldwork, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
3:30pm - 4:30pm Transition to Bowdoin, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:30pm - 4:30pm Bowdoin and the Environment, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
4:30pm Parent portion of the Open House program ends
4:30pm - 5:30pm Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
4:45pm - 5:45pm Navigating Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
5:00pm - 9:00pm ...And She's a Black Woman, Student Curated Art Exhibition, Edwards Art Center Gallery
5:30pm - 6:00pm Shabbat Candle Lighting, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 30 College Street
6:00pm - 7:00pm Cookie Baking with Baking Club, Russwurm African American Center
6:00pm - 7:00pm Sex and Sexuality at Bowdoin, Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, 24 College Street
6:00pm - 7:00pm Let's Get a Meal: A Conversation About Experiences at Bowdoin, Reserved Tables in Thorne Dining Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm A Cappella Performance, The Chapel
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Green Groups Drop-In, Environmental Studies Common Room, Adams Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Student Government Panel, Falculty Room, Massachusetts Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm Jenny Yang: Comedian
7:00pm - 8:30pm Quiz Bowl, Chandler Room, Hawthorne Longfellow Library
7:00pm - 8:30pm Tea Club, First Floor Massachusetts Hall
7:30pm - 8:30pm Senior to Senior Panel, Macmillan House, 5 McKeen Street
7:30pm - 8:30pm Literary Groups Conversation, Orient House, 12 Cleaveland Street
8:00pm - 9:00pm Dance Show and Workshop, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
8:00pm -10:00pm Arts and Crafts with Students, Craft Center
8:30pm - 9:30pm Bowdoin Women in Computer Science, Room 223, Searles Science Building
9:00pm - 10:00pm Office Hours Improv, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
9:00pm - 10:30pm Maine Street Tour featuring Gelato Fiasco, Meet at the Polar Bear Statue
10:00pm - 11:00pm Open Mic Night Hosted by Bowdoin Music Collective, Chase Barn, 256 Maine Street
10:00pm - 1:00am Dining Services: Super Snacks, Thorne Dining Hall
10:30pm - 12:00am Bowdoin Outing Club: S'mores, Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center
10:30pm - 12:30am Board Game Club, Game Room, Smith Union
11:30pm - 12:30am Haunted Campus Tour, Meet at Bowdoin Admissions, 255 Maine Street

12:00pm Baseball vs. Tufts, Pickard Baseball Diamond, Farley Field
12:00pm Softball vs. Trinity (Conn.), Pickard Softball Diamond, Farley Field
12:00pm Women's Lacrosse vs. Wesleyan (Conn.), Howard F. Ryan Field