Ladd House is one of eight College Houses. It is a three-story, brick residence that houses approximately 22 students in single and double rooms. There is one bathroom and two separate showers on each floor. There is a function room in the basement. The first floor includes a library, living room, dining room and full kitchen. There is a full-sized elevator in the building.
Distance from Polar Bear Statue
Ladd House is 864 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. Ladd House is equipped with a wide-screen television in the first floor living room.
High-speed internet ports are located in every student room. Additionally, all buildings on campus are wireless.
Ladd 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.
Ladd 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.
There is no bicycle storage room at this location.
The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy upperclass students. There is one House Proctor in Ladd. Find out who the House Proctor is in your building.
Ladd House formerly Chi Delta Phi was dedicated on April 5, 2002, in honor of Samuel A. Ladd, Jr. (1906-1998) of the Class of 1929. Director of Bowdoin's Placement Bureau (1944-1972), Director of Student Housing (1957-1970), Varsity Tennis Coach (1949-1956), Class Agent for 56 years, Recipient of the 1976 Alumni Service Award, President of Lambda of Zeta Psi during the construction of the chapter house in 1928-29, and President of the Zeta Psi House Corporation for more than 20 years.