Academics and Campus Resources

What do Proctors do?

One of the first people you will meet when you arrive at Bowdoin will be your Proctor, who will be with you throughout Orientation and your first year of college. Proctors are upper-class students carefully chosen and trained to serve as advisors and administrators to the First-Year Residence Halls. There is one Proctor who lives on each floor in the First-Year Residence Halls to help first-years throughout the year. There is also one RA (Resident Assistant) per building. Think of them as your guide to Bowdoin College. They can answer many of your questions about academic, residential, and extracurricular concerns. They will assist you in every way possible in adjusting to Bowdoin life.