Winthrop Hall

Winthrop Hall

Winthrop Hall is a four-story, brick residence that houses approximately 61 students in triple and quad rooms.  Each triple comprises a bedroom and a common room.  Each quad comprises two bedrooms 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, 3rd and 4th floors.  There is an elevator in the building.

Blueprints for Winthrop Hall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 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

Winthrop Hall is 268 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.


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. 

Winthrop 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


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


Winthrop Hall was built in 1822; the most recent renovation was complete in 2006. Originally called North or New College it was named Winthrop Hall in 1847 in honor of John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Among the first students to occupy this residence was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Class of 1825. More information about the history of Winthrop Hall can be found in The Architecture of Bowdoin College