Employee and Visitor Parking Information

Bowdoin Visitor Parking

Day Visitor Parking

If you are visiting campus for one day or for the weekend, you do not need a parking pass.

  • Day visitors are directed to park on North Campus Drive (off of Bath Road), South Campus Drive (off of College Street), Coffin Street Parking Lot, Dayton Lot (off of Sills Drive) and Russwurm House Parking Lot (just east of Tower Drive).
  • There is ample visitor parking at the Farley Field House and Watson Arena parking lots.
  • Admissions visitors may park in the Burton-Little Admissions lot, off of Tower Drive.


faculty and staff parkingAll employees will be issued a dark blue decal upon vehicle registration and may park in any employee (faculty/staff) parking lot.

North Campus Drive, South Campus Drive, Dayton Lot, Druckenmiller Lot, Coffin Street Lot, Farley Field House, Lancaster Lot, Stowe House Inn Upper Lot. 85 Federal St., Rhodes Hall, McLellan Building, Ashby House and several other designated employee parking areas.

Vendors, Contractors and Long-Term/Regular Visitors

Vendors, contractors, and other long-term visitors staying more than one day must obtain a dated temporary parking permit to park on campus. Regular visitors to campus must also obtain a temporary parking permit that will be valid for an extended period of time. Temporary parking permits are available at the Communications Center located at Rhodes Hall, 9 Bath Road, and must be displayed on the dashboard or mirror.

Town Parking

Parking on Town of Brunswick streets near Bowdoin College is regulated by ordinance and is strictly enforced by the Brunswick Police Department.  To avoid a parking ticket, please obey the parking signs posted on area streets.  Students, employees, and campus visitors should be aware of the following parking restrictions:

  • Park Row: Overnight parking (1 a.m.- 6 a.m.) is prohibited from Longfellow Avenue north to the Chamberlain Statue.  There is a 2-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. from Gustafson House north to the intersection of College Street, and in several spaces in front of  the Museum of Art.  Parking is not permitted in the yellow striped section in front of Searles Science Building.
  • Maine Street: Overnight parking (1a.m. - 6 a.m.) is prohibited.
  • Potter Street: Overnight parking (1 a.m. - 6 a.m.) is prohibited.
  • South Street: Overnight parking (1 a.m. - 6 a.m.) is prohibited.
  • Page Street: Overnight parking (1 a.m. - 6 a.m.) is prohibited without a street resident permit.
  • Longfellow Avenue: Overnight parking (1 a.m. - 6 a.m.) is prohibited without a street resident permit.
  • Cleaveland Street: Restricted to 2-hour parking (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

More information may be found at Town of Brunswick Parking Ordinances, Fines and Appeals.