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Chamberlain Hall

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Chamberlain 

Chamberlain Hall is a four-story, brick residence that houses approximately 136 students in singles, doubles and quads.  There are male and female bathrooms on each hallway for the single and double residents.  The quad residents have a private bathroom within their quad.  There are two common rooms and a kitchen (without a stove) on the first floor and a study room on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.  There is a full-sized elevator in the building.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Chamberlain Hall is 1,321 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.  Chamberlain Hall is equipped with a television in the first floor common room.

Computer Connections

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

Parking

Chamberlain 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. 

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. 

Chamberlain 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.

Staff

The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy upperclass students.  There are eight Resident Assistants in Chamberlain.  Find out who the RAs are in your building. 

History

Chamberlain Hall was opened in 1999 and was dedicated in honor of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Class of 1852, Governor of the State of Maine 1866-1870, President of Bowdoin College 1871-1883 and renowned Civil War hero.