Osher Hall

Osher Hall

Osher Hall is a five-story, brick residence that houses approximately 80 students in double rooms.  Each comprises a double bedroom and a common room.  There are male and female bathrooms on each floor hallway.  There is a common room and a full kitchen on the first floor and study space on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  There is an elevator in the building.

Blueprints for Osher Hall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floor are also available.
Note: These blueprints should not be viewed as a definitive source of information for room numbers, etc.  We do not guarantee the blueprints to be an exact representation of any building or room.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Osher Hall is 1010 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
  • 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. 


First-Year students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus.  Upperclass residents must register their vehicles to park in designated student lots.  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. 

Osher 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.


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


Construction of Osher Hall was complete in 2005; it was dedicated in May 2007. Osher Hall was made possible by the generosity of Bernard Osher, Class of 1948. Osher Hall is also among the most energy efficient and environmentally sound buildings on the Bowdoin campus, having been certified "silver" under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, which sets national standards for "green" building design. More information about Osher Hall can be found in the Bowdoin College Archives.