The Office of Residential Life is dedicated to providing all Bowdoin students with a living space that is safe, fulfilling, enriching and fun and where they have the opportunity to continue to learn outside the classroom.  Students are encouraged, both directly and indirectly, to engage actively in their academic and co-curricular experiences and to take responsibility for themselves, for others, and for their community. They are challenged to grow through  constant contact with new experiences and different ways of viewing the world.  Simultaneously, they are supported and encouraged by friends, faculty, staff, and other community members to find opportunities for spontaneous as well as structured activities.  Such interaction promotes the intellectual and personal growth of individuals and encourages mutual understanding and respect.

All students and staff connected to the residential life office; professional office staff, residential life student staff, College House officers and members, and Peer Health members; are committed to following through with our Values of a Learning Community to meet the needs of Bowdoin’s community.

Residential Life regularly works with the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Student Activities, Counseling, Safety and Security, Multicultural Life, the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the Women’s Resource Center, and all facets of Bowdoin’s Student Affairs network. Student staff members are involved in a variety of campus groups and clubs, frequently pairing with College House members, Peer Health, OUTPeers, Eco-Reps, the Outing Club and countless other student groups to produce innovative and inclusive programming efforts for first-years and upperclassmen alike.

For more information, please see the other pages of our website, visit our office on the 1st Floor of Dudley Coe, or call us at (207) 725-3225.