College House Application

You could live here!

Thank you for your interest in joining the College House system. The College Houses offer a distinctive residential experience for Bowdoin students. Those who live in the Houses form a uniquely spirited community with ample opportunities to impact the broader Bowdoin landscape. Living in a House also demands a significant commitment of time and energy. 

All House members must: 

  • Participate in College House Orientation and/or Officer Training before classes begin in the fall
  • Organize a variety of academic, cultural, and social events in and beyond the House throughout the year
  • Connect with first-year and upperclass affiliates
  • Help create and protect an environment of mutual respect within the House

First-years, sophomores, and juniors in good standing are eligible to apply. Our selection process strives to find students who are comfortable working within a team and seek to build on the enormous potential of the College House system.

The application to live in a College House during the 2017-2018 year will be live by January 23rd. Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, February 12th. For more information on living in a College House and the Application process, please attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Tuesday, January 24th at 4 PM in Main Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 25th at 5 PM in Main Lounge
  • Friday, Feburary 10th at 4 PM in Beam Classroom

Application Process

Part I: The Online Application. Please click here for the application. Please click here for information about the process.

  • Completed application materials will be due on Feburary 12th at 11:59 PM.
  • Each applicant will have to submit a completed application. Each block must desiginate a block manager who will recieve notifications about the process.

Part II: Individual/Block Interview

  • New applicants will participate in a 20 minute individual or block interview, conducted by current House residents, members of the Residential Life office, Faculty House advisors, or members of the Deans office.
  • Interviews will be held on Feburuary 24th, 27th, and the 28th. March 2nd-March7th. Block managers will be asked to sign up for an interview slot to complete their applications by Feburary 13th.

Part III: Decisions & Acceptances

  • Decisions will be emailed to you in early April.

You may not withdraw your application once it is submitted. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Residential Life reserves the right to remove applications of students who are currently on or placed on Social Probation during the selection process.