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Admitted Student Open House


Admissions Office
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone: 207-725-3100
admissions@bowdoin.edu

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Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, April 12


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

Please register using the link below. The deadlines to register are:
April 2: for attendees doing an overnight at the college (space is limited, priority given to Regular Decision applicants)
Bowdoin Open House Overnight Release Form-pdf
April 4:
for attending Open House without an overnight at the college

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.


Register for the Bowdoin Open House


Guidebook
As you plan your trip to Bowdoin (and especially while you're on campus) be sure to use the Bowdoin Open House Guide on your smart phone. There you'll find a digital campus map, suggestions for off-campus dining, and schedule updates. Download the Guidebook app to your smart phone or tablet to get started. In Guidebook, enter the Redeem Code "bowdoin2018" to add the Bowdoin Open House Guide.

A campus map is available online and in the open house booklet mailed with your acceptance letter.

Schedule of Events

Thursday

7:00am Morning Fun Run, Farley Field House
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall
8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in and Information, Sail Room, Smith Union
9:00am - 9:30am President’s Welcome, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall
9:30am - 2:25pm Attend Bowdoin Classes, Schedule also available at check-in
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, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
10:45am - 11:45am The First Year Seminar, A Panel Discussion, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
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 The Transition to Bowdoin, Main 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 College, Lancaster 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-Engaged Learning Courses, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
4:30pm Parent portion of the Open House program ends
4:30pm Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Sargent Gym
5:00pm - 7:00pm Bowdoin Orient, Preview of Student Newspaper, 12 Cleveland Street
5:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin Food Co-op: Baking Desserts for Maine Hunger Program, Ladd House
5:30pm – 7:30pm Russian Department: Russian Table, Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room
5:30pm - 6:30pm Open House with Appetizers and A Cappella, College Houses
5:30pm - 6:30pm LGBTIQA Dinner, Open to All LGBTIQA Students and Allies, 24 College Street
5:30pm – 7:30pm Romance Languages: Spanish Table, Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room
7:00pm Thursdays Night Salon at the Museum of Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavillion
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin A Cappella Ensemble, Chapel
7:00pm – 8:00pm Bowdoin Faith Groups Meet and Greet, 30 College Street
7:30pm -9:30pm Students for Justice in Palestine: Film Screening, "Five Broken Cameras", Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
8:00pm Spring Theater Performance, "Harrison Bergeron Escapes From the Zoo," by Kurt Vonnegut, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall
8:00pm Dance Performance: Arabesque, Obvious, VAGUE, Edwards Center for Art and Dance
8:00pm - 9:00pm Improvabilities, Student Comedy Troupe, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
8:00pm - 9:00pm Bowdoin Christian Fellowship: Open Meeting, 30 College Street
8:00pm - 1:00am Pub Night: Asian Student Association: Club Rage, Magee’s Pub, Smith Union
8:00pm - 10:00pm Polar Bear Swing Dance, Howell House
9:00pm - 10:00pm Latin American Student Organization: Open Meeting, 30 College Street
9:00pm - 10:00pm Maine Street Tour Featuring Gelato Fiasco, Meet at the Polar Bear Statue
10:00pm - 12:00 am Bowdoin Outing Club: S'mores, Swartz Outdoor Leaderhip Center
10:00pm - 11:00pm Haunted Campus Tour, Burton-Little Admissions Office
10:00pm - 1:00am Dining Service: Super Snacks, Thorne Dining Hall
10:00pm - 3:00am Bowdoin's Student-Owned Food Truck, Between Smith Union and Dudley Coe Building
10:30pm - 11:30pm Dodgeball, Sargent Gymnasium
10:30pm - 11:30pm Bowdoin Cable Network: The House, Student-Produced TV Show, Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
11:00pm - 1:00am Game Club: Game Night, Smith Union Game Room

Friday

7:00am Morning Fun Run, Farley Field House
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast, Thorne 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 - 2:25pm Attend Bowdoin Classes, Schedule also available at check-in
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 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, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
1:45pm - 2:30pm The First Year Seminar, A Panel Discussion, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
1:45pm - 2:30pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm Beyond Bowdoin College, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm The Transition to Bowdoin, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
2:45pm - 3:30pm Research and Field Work: Beyond the Classroom, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
3:45pm – 4:30pm Community-Engaged Learning Courses, 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 Meet Your Overnight Hosts, Sargent Gym
5:30pm - 6:30pm Open House with Appetizers and A Cappella, College Houses
5:30pm Hillel: Weekly Candle Lighting, 30 College Street
7:00pm - 8:00pm Bowdoin A Cappella Ensemble, Chapel
7:00pm - 8:00pm Multicultural Student Leaders Meet and Greet, Ladd House
7:00pm - 8:00pm Film Society: Film Screening (Ruby Sparks), Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
7:30pm - 9:30pm Asian Students Association presents solo performer, writer, and cultural commentator Kristina Wong: "Flying Across the Cuckoo's Nest...and Back: On Asian American Depression and Suicide." Searles Hall, Room 315
7:30pm - 9:30pm Students for Justice in Palestine, Film Screening, "The Time That Remains", Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
8:00pm Spring Theater Performance, "Harrison Bergeron Escapes From the Zoo," by Kurt Vonnegut, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall
8:00pm - 9:00pm Improvabilities, Student Comedy Troupe, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
9:00pm Masque and Gown: An Original One-Act Performance, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
9:00pm - 10:00pm Maine Street Tour Featuring Gelato Fiasco, Meet at Polar Bear Statue
10:00pm - 11:00pm Haunted Campus Tour, Burton-Little Admissions Office
10:00pm - 1:00am Relay for Life, Farley Field House
10:00pm - 1:00am Dining Services: Super Snacks, Thorne Dining Hall
10:00pm - 12:00am Bowdoin Outing Club: S’mores, Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center
10:00pm - 1:00am Open Mic Night, Magee's Pub, Smith Union
10:00pm - 3:00am Campus Food Truck, Student-Owned Food Truck, between Smith Union and Dudley Coe Building
10:30pm - 11:30pm Dodgeball, Sargent Gymasium
10:30pm - 11:30pm Bowdoin Cable Network: The House, Student-Produced TV Show, Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
11:00pm - 1:00am Game Club, Game Room, Smith Union

Saturday

7:30am – 9:30am Breakfast, Thorne Dining Hall and Moulton Union
11:00am Men's Tennis vs. Brandeis, Pickard Tennis Courts
12:00pm Softball vs. Bates, Pickard Softball Diamond
1:00pm Men's Lacrosse vs. Endicott, Pickard Lacrosse Field
1:00pm Women’s Tennis vs. Brandeis, Pickard Tennis Courts
2:30pm Softball vs. Bates, Pickard Softball Diamond

Campus Tours

Thursday and Friday Campus Tours will depart from the Admissions Office
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm
Saturday Campus Tours will depart from the Admissions Office
9:30am and 11:30am

Directions and Parking

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick, Maine, 25 miles north of Portland, ME and 120 miles north of Boston, MA. Directions to Bowdoin's campus are available online.

All Open House visitors should park at the Farley Field House lotTo reach 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 Field House parking lot.

Parking lots designated for those with blue faculty/staff stickers are 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.