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Coleman Hall

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Coleman Hall

Coleman Hall is a four-story, brick residence that houses approximately 86 students in doubles, quads and quints.  Each quad and quint comprises two bedrooms and a common room; doubles comprise a one bedroom and a common room.  There are male and female bathrooms on each floor hallway.  There is a common room on the first floor.  There is a limited use elevator to the second floor.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Coleman Hall is 574 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. 

Computer Connections

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

Parking

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

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.

Vending

Vending machines are located in the basement.

Safety

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

Coleman 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

There is no bicycle storage room at this location.

Staff

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

History

Coleman Hall was built in 1958; the most recent renovation was complete in 2006. Coleman Hall was named after its benefactor, Jane Coleman Pickard, who, with her husband Frederick William Pickard, Class of 1894 and a member of the Governing Boards from 1923 until his death in 1952, had already given Pickard Field, Pickard Field House, Pickard Theater, and a chair in chemistry named for Mr. Pickard's father. Coleman Hall was built as a result of Mrs. Pickard’s gift following her husband’s death. More information about the history of Coleman Hall can be found in the Bowdoin College Archives.