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Winthrop Hall

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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.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Winthrop Hall is 268 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

Winthrop 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.  All First-Year students must park in the Stanwood Street lot.  You can learn more about student parking at Bowdoin on the Security parking website. 

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.

Safety

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

Staff

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

History

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 Bowdoin College Archives.