2016 Admitted Student Open House

Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16

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.

The deadlines to register are:

  • April 4: for attendees doing an overnight at the college (space is limited, priority given to Regular Decision applicants)
  • April 11: for attending Open House without an overnight at the college

Bowdoin Open House Overnight Release Form-pdf

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.

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

Schedule of Events

7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall and Moulton Union Dining Hall
8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in and Information Table, Sail Room, Smith Union
9:00am - 9:30am President’s Welcome, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:30am - 10:30am An Open Forum with the Deans, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:30am - 2:25pm Attend Bowdoin Classes, Schedule also available at check-in
10:45am - 11:45am Financial Aid and Student Employment Information, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
10:45am - 11:45am The First-Year Seminar, A Panel Discussion, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
10:45am - 11:45am Beyond Bowdoin, A Career Planning Information Session, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
12:00pm Lunch with Current Bowdoin Students, Polar Bear Statue
12:00pm Boxed Lunch for Visiting Parents, Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
1:00pm – 2:00pm Off-Campus Study: Panel Discussion, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
1:00pm – 2:00pm The First Year Seminar, A Panel Discussion, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Art Center
1:00pm – 2:00pm Beyond Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:15pm – 3:15pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:15pm – 3:15pm Financial Aid and Student Employment Information, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
2:15pm – 3:15pm Research and Field Work: Beyond the Classroom, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:30pm – 4:30pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
3:30pm – 4:30pm Community Engagement, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
4:30pm Parent portion of the Open House program ends
4:30pm - 5:30pm Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Sargent Gym
4:30pm - 6:00pm Titus Kaphar Lecture, Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
5:00pm - 6:00pm Appetizers and A Cappella, Quinby, Helmreich and Macmillian Houses
5:00pm - 6:30pm Bowdoin Orient Open Hours, Orient House
5:15pm - 7:00pm LGBTIQA Dinner, Open to All LGBTIQA Students and Allies, 24 College Street
5:15pm - 7:30pm Diversity Dinner, Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
5:15pm – 7:30pm Russian Department: Russian Table, Mitchell South, Thorne Dining Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Asian Studies Program: Japanese Table, Hutchinson Room, Thorne Dining Hall
5:30pm - 7:30pm Romance Languages: Hispanic Studies Table, Pinette Dining Room, Thorne Dining Hall
6:00pm – 7:00pm Athletics: Solving the Concussion Crisis with Chris Nowinski, Morrell Gym
6:15pm - 7:15pm Bowdoin College Museum of Art Tour, Bowdoin Museum of Art
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin A Cappella Ensemble, Chapel
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Finance and Business, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, Room 211
7:00pm – 8:00pm Reading by poet Jenny Zhang, Ladd House
7:00pm – 8:00pm Bowdoin Faith Groups Meet and Greet, 30 College Street
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance Show, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm "Lunatics: Men, Women and the Moon in Early Modern France" with Katherine Dague-Roth, Smith Auditorium Sills
7:30pm - 9:00pm Open Art Exhibit: Blue Dimensional:Cyanotypes, Justin Schuetz '94, Edward Center for Art and Dance, Main Gallery
7:30pm - 8:30pm Art Society: Open Meeting, Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall
7:30pm - 8:30pm Bowdoin Outing Club: Fireside Knitting, Swartz Outdoor Leadership Center
8:00pm - 9:00pm Latin American Student Organization, 30 College Street
8:00pm- 9:00pm Improvabilities, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
8:00pm - 9:00pm Polar Bear Swing Dance, Howell House
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
8:00pm - 11:00pm Battle of the Bands, Jack Magee's Pub, Smith Union
9:15pm - 10:00pm Masque and Gown One Acts, Pickering Room, Hubbard West
10:00pm - 11:00pm Office Hours Improv Comedy, Krege Auditorium
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 - 12:00am Open Gym, Sargent Gymnasium
11:00pm - 12:30 am Game Night, Game Room, Smith Union
11:30pm - 12:30 am Haunted Campus Tour, Meet at Bowdoin Admissions, 255 Maine Street

7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall and Moulton Union Dining Hall
8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in and Information Table, Sail Room, Smith Union
9:00am - 9:30am President's Welcome, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:30am – 10:30am An Open Forum with the Deans, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:30am - 2:25pm Attend Bowdoin Classes, schedule available at check-in
10:45am – 12:00pm Faculty Academic Fair, Morrell Gymnasium
12:00pm Lunch with Current Bowdoin Students, Polar Bear Statue
12:00pm Boxed Lunch for Visiting Parents, Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
12:30pm - 1:30pm Common Hour Student Ensemble Performances, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
1:45pm - 2:30pm Financial Aid and Student Employment Information Session, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
1:45pm - 2:30pm The First Year Seminar, A Panel Discussion, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
1:45pm - 2:30pm Beyond Bowdoin, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm Beyond Bowdoin, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm Research and Field Work: Beyond the Classroom, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:00pm - 4:00pm Latin Tea, Peucinian Room, Sills Hall
3:00pm - 4:00pm Music Department Open Hour, Gibson Hall
3:30pm - 4:30pm African American Society Open Meeting, John Brown Russwurm African-American Center
3:45pm - 4:30pm Community Engagement, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:45pm - 4:30pm Financial Aid and Student Employment Information Session, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
3:45pm - 4:30pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
4:30pm Parent portion of the Open House program ends
4:30pm - 5:30pm Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Sargent Gym
5:00pm - 6:00pm Cookie Baking, Howell House
5:00pm - 6:00pm Asexual and Aromantic Community for Education: Open meeting, 24 College Street
5:00pm - 6:00pm Appetizers and A Cappella, Quinby, Hemreich and Macmillian Houses
5:00pm - 6:30pm Multicultural Open House, 30 College Street
5:00pm - 6:30pm Hillel: Weekly Candle Lighting, 30 College Street
6:00pm - 7:00pm Sex and Sexuality at Bowdoin, 24 College Street
6:00pm - 7:30pm Muslim Student Association Dinner, North Room, Second Floor, Thorne Dining Hall
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin A Cappella Ensemble, Chapel
7:00pm - 9:00pm Open Art Exhibit:Blue Dimensional: Cyanotypes, Justin Schuetz '94, Edward Center for Art and Dance, Main Gallery
7:30pm - 9:00pm Film Society Screening, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
7:30pm - 8:30pm Literary Groups Panel, The Orient House
7:30pm - 8:30pm Mock Trial Open Practice, Adams 202
7:30pm - 8:45pm "15 Villianous Fools", Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
8:00pm - 9:00pm Dance Show, Edwards Center for Art and Dance
8:00pm - 9:00pm Senior Art Spotlight, Blue Box Gallery, Third Floor, Smith Union
8:00pm - 9:00pm Bowdoin Student Government Panel, Faculty Study Room, Third Floor, Massachusetts Hall
8:00pm -10:00pm Arts and Crafts, Craft Center
8:30pm - 9:30pm Bowdoin Women in Computer Science, Searles Hall
8:30pm - 9:30pm Beyond the Proscenium, Chase Barn/Boody Johnson House
9:00pm - 10:00pm Improvabilities, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
9:00pm - 10:30pm Maine Street Tour featuring Gelato Fiasco, Meet at the Polar Bear Statue
9:15pm - 11:00pm Open Mic Night, All Talents Welcome, Jack Magee's Pub, Smith Union
10:00pm All Night Relay for Life, Farley Field House
10:00pm - 11:00pm Masque and Gown Workshop, Chase Barn/Boody-Johnson House
10:00pm - 1:00am Campus Wide Rave at Howell House
10:00pm - 1:00am Dining Services: Super Snacks, Thorne Dining Hall
10:30pm - 12:00am Bowdoin Outing Club: S'mores, Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center
11:00pm - 1:00am Game Night, Game Room, Smith Union
11:30pm - 12:30am Haunted Campus Tour, Meet at Bowdoin Admissions, 255 Maine Street

7:30am-9:30am Breakfast, Moulton Union Dining Hall
12:00pm Baseball vs. Colby, Pickard Fields
12:00pm Softball vs. Colby, Pickard Fields
12:00pm Women's Lacrosse vs. Wesleyan, Ryan Fields
2:30pm Baseball vs. Colby, Pickard Fields
2:00pm Softball vs. Colby vs. Colby, Pickard Fields

Campus Tours


9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm
Thursday and Friday Athletic Facilities Tours will depart from the Polar Bear Statue
2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday Art Facilities Tours will depart from the Polar Bear Statue
2:30pm
Saturday Campus Tours will depart from the Admissions Office
11:30am