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Burnett House

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Burnett House

Burnett House is one of eight College Houses.  It is a three-story, wooden residence that houses approximately 23 students in single and double rooms.  There are bathrooms on each floor hallway that, depending on the gender of the floor from year-to-year, may be single sex or co-ed.  The first floor includes a living room, dining room, full kitchen and two study rooms.  There is no elevator in the building. 

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Burnett House is 855 feet from the Polar Bear Statue located in Hyde Plaza.

Furnishings

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.  Burnett House is equipped with a wide-screen 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. 

Parking

Beginning the 2014-15 academic year, Burnett residents will be assigned a parking decal to a 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. 

Laundry

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.

Safety

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

Burnett 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 no bicycle storage room at this location.

Staff

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

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