Baxter House

Baxter House 

Baxter House is one of eight College Houses.  It is a three-story, wood residence that houses approximately 32 students in single, double and triple rooms.  There are male and female bathrooms on each floor hallway.  There is a function room in the basement.  The first floor includes a living room and full kitchen.  There is no elevator in the building. 

Blueprints for Baxter 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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

Baxter House is 823 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.  Baxter House is equipped with a television in the first floor living room.

Computer Connections

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


Baxter does not have its own parking lot.  Decals are issued to designated parking lots based on seniority and housing assignments on a first come, first served, space available basis.  You can learn more about student parking at Bowdoin on the Security parking website. 


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. 

Baxter House 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

There is a bicycle storage room in the basement.


The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy upperclass students.  There is one House Proctor in Baxter.  Find out who the House Proctor is in your building. 


Baxter House was built in 1901 by Hartley Cone Baxter '78 and Mary Lincoln Baxter.  Beginning in 1951 Alpha Sigma Nu occupied Baxter House for twenty years.  The Baxter Family Memorial Fund was established in 1973 by his son, John L. Baxter '16 with gifts by John L. Baxter, Jr. '42 and Hartley C. Baxter II '48 in order that all residents may more fully enjoy this Baxter home and their years at Bowdoin College.