The job functions you have at Bowdoin will determine what you have access to within Polaris.
Login to Polaris using your Bowdoin username and password. Polaris can be accessed anywhere you have an Internet connection.
To search for Bowdoin courses, click the "Class Finder" portal tab under the word "Polaris" on the top of the page. The Class Finder Guide provides more information. The Registrar's website also has a complete schedule of course offerings, ordered by subject.
If your job requires you to look up student information (e.g., address, advisor), you will have access to the “Student Lookup” portal tab shown beneath the word “Polaris.” You will see a search box in which you can type a student’s ID or his/her first or last name. Note: You can type in all or part of the first or last name but not both, e.g., "John" or "Smith" but not "John Smith." Press return after typing in the search box, and the system will find students that match your criteria. From the results list, click on the student to view his/her details. To look up students who have graduated or resigned from the college be sure to select "All Students" from the search pull down menu before typing in a first name, last name or ID.
If your job requires acess to students' full academic records, learn more via the Degree Progress Guide.
To log out, select the chevron to the right of your name in the header and choose “Sign Out.”