Hyde Hall is a four-story, brick residence that houses approximately 85 students in quints, quads and doubles. Each quad/quint comprises two bedrooms and a common room; doubles comprise 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 and study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There is a full-size elevator in the building.
Distance from Polar Bear Statue
Hyde Hall is 428 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
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.
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.
Hyde 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.
Located in the basement.
The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy-two upperclass students. There are four Proctors in Hyde. Find out who the Proctors are in your building.
Hyde Hall was built in 1917; the most recent renovation was complete in 2005. Hyde Hall was named after Bowdoin’s seventh president William DeWitt Hyde (1885-1917). More information about the history of Hyde Hall can be found in the Bowdoin College Archives.