Appleton Hall

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Appleton Hall is a four-story, brick residence that houses approximately 65 students in quad rooms.  Each quad comprises two double bedrooms and a common room.  There are male and female bathrooms on each floor hallway.  There is a common room on the first floor and study rooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.  There is a limited use elevator to the 2nd floor.

Blueprints for Appleton Hall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floor are also available.
Note: These blueprints should not be viewed as a definitive source of information for room numbers, etc.  We do not guarantee the blueprints to be an exact representation of any building or room.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Appleton Hall is 253 feet from the Polar Bear Statue located in Hyde Plaza.


The College supplies the following items for each student:

  • twin bed, extra long (36" x 80")
  • desk w/chair
  • dresser
  • closet/wardrobe
  • bookshelf 

Telephone and Voicemail

Each student is assigned a telephone number for their entire time at Bowdoin.  One phone per room is supplied and each student has an individual voicemail box.

Television and Cable

All rooms are cable ready. 

Computer Connections

High-speed Internet ports are located in every student room.  Additionally, all buildings on campus are wireless. 


First-Year students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus. 


The laundry room is located in the basement.  The charge for washers and dryers is $1.70 per cycle.  The washing machines and dryers in all residence halls are equipped with card readers; laundry machines do not accept cash. You may add money to your Bowdoin ID card for this purpose at several machines on campus.  You can see what machines are open, get alerts sent to you when your laundry is finished, and report a problem with a machine at any time by visiting LaundryView.


All college-owned student residences are equipped with sprinklers and alarmed for fire safety. 

Appleton Hall has a card access system.  Residents of this residence hall have 24/7 access.  All other students have access from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

Bicycle Storage

Located in the basement.


The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy upperclass students.  There are four Proctors in Appleton.  Find out who the Proctors are in your building. 


Appleton Hall was built in 1843; the most recent renovation was complete in 2005. In 1847 Appleton Hall was named for Bowdoin's second president (1807-1819), the Reverend Jesse Appleton. More information about the history of Appleton Hall can be found in The Architecture of Bowdoin College