Bowdoin's campus tours are led by current students, depart from the Admissions Office and last approximately one hour. Although we do not require reservations, the campus tour schedule can vary. We encourage you to review the complete schedule online and register in advance.
Tours are normally offered weekdays:
There are no tours offered in January
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm weekdays
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm weekdays and 11:30am Saturdays
Led by an Admissions staff member, general information sessions provide a one-hour overview of Bowdoin College and the Bowdoin admissions process. Although we do not require reservations, the information session schedule can vary. We encourage you to review the complete schedule online and register in advance.
General information sessions are normally offered weekdays:
There are no information sessions in January
Information sessions begin February 16th - 10:30am Mondays and 2:30pm Tuesday through Friday
10:30am Mondays and 2:30pm Tuesday through Friday
Experience Bowdoin academics firsthand! Visit an introductory course in a discipline that you have never studied, witness student-faculty discussion in a small interdisciplinary seminar, or observe how our state-of-the-art science center enhances instruction. There are dozens of classes from which to choose in disciplines ranging from Environmental Studies to Africana Studies to Classics.
To arrange to visit a class at Bowdoin:
Faculty emails are available through Bowdoin's online directory.
Please plan to arrive at a class five minutes before it is scheduled to begin to introduce yourself to the instructor. Our faculty ask that you plan to stay for the entire class.
A personal interview is strongly encouraged, but not required. On-campus interviews are available to seniors (applying for the Fall of 2015) until December 5, 2014. Interviews are designed as a give-and-take: the interviewer will guide the course of the conversation, but there'll be plenty of time for you to ask questions about Bowdoin not addressed in other materials.
As a reminder, an interview is not required as part of the application process to Bowdoin.
To cancel an interview, please call the Bowdoin Admissions Office at (207) 725-3231. To reschedule an interview, please use the online scheduler.
Who will interview me on campus?
An admissions staff member or a Bowdoin senior, one carefully selected and trained for this purpose.
Off-Campus Interviews and High School Visits
Bowdoin offers off-campus alumni interviews to interested high school seniors (applying for the Fall of 2015) from September through early December each fall. If a visit to Bowdoin isn't possible, an alumni interview in your area is an excellent option. If you have already had an on-campus interview, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate an off-campus interview. To sign up for an alumni off-campus interview, please submit our request form. Due to the volume of requests, it can take some time to hear back from us. If you have questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline to request an alumni off-campus interview is December 5, 2014 at 5pm EST.
Bowdoin admissions officers also visit high schools all over the country and world each year. We sometimes offer off-campus interviews during our fall travel, but most of our staff time is scheduled for high school visits, college fairs, and regional Bowdoin Events. (If you are on our mailing list, look for an email from us detailing our fall travel to your area.)
If you wish to attend a tour and an information session, you need only register for either the tour OR the information session, not both.
Those students scheduling on-campus interviews need only register for the interview.