Student Parking Information

Student parking decals for 2018-19 are maroon. Student Parking Sign

Please go to Student Parking Registration to REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE ONLINE. Your parking decal will be sent to your Smith Union mailbox. Place your decal on a clean, dry area on your right rear bumper.

All student vehicles on campus property must bear a valid 2018-19 Bowdoin student parking decal. The cost is based on your enrollment: a full-year student fee is $40 and a semester student fee is $20. Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters will be charged a fee of $20. The amount will be billed to your student account. 

  • Vehicle must be parked in marked white-lined parking spaces on pavement.

  • Students are prohibited from parking in faculty/staff/visitor lots Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and must be parked in student lots. In addition to Monday-Friday, the ADMISSION LOT is off-limits Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. all year.  If there is an exception to these rules, students will be notified by the Director of Safety and Security.

  • Student parking lots are located in the following areas:
    • 52 Harpswell
    • Brunswick Apartments
    • Farley/Watson
    • Harpswell Apartments
    • Mayflower Apartments
    • Pine Street Apartments
    • Reed House
    • Smith House
    • Stowe House Inn (back lot and first two rows of the front lot)

  • First-year students do not have campus parking privileges and may not register a motor vehicle with the College. First-year students who violate this policy will face disciplinary consequences.

  • Parking Fines: Regular Ticket - $25, Parking Ban - $50, Unregistered Vehicle - $50, Repeat Violator (3-5 fined tickets) - $50, Habitual Offender* (6 or more fined tickets) - $100, Disabled Space - $200. *Habitual Offenders may lose their on-campus parking privilege and risk being towed. There will be a warning period starting on the general upperclassmen move in day and ending the Sunday before Labor Day when tickets will start being issued.
  • Parking Bans: on occassion the College may direct that student vehicles be temporarily moved to other parking lots to accommodate large events, e.g., athletic events at Watson Arena and Farley Field House, weather parking bans/snow removal. Once a parking ban has been issued and you park in a banned area you may receive a parking ban fine of $50 and risk being towed.
  • Students may not register a car in their name for another student without permission from the Director of Security.

  • If you have to park at Farley/Watson at night and do not feel safe to walk to campus you can call the Bowdoin Shuttle at 207-725-3337 or the safety and security communications center at 207-725-3314.

  • As campus parking management is critical to the smooth operation of the College, parking violations will be strictly enforced.

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 a.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 (1 a.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.

If you have any questions about parking at Bowdoin, please call the Office of Safety and Security at 207-725-3458, or refer to the Parking at Bowdoin section of the Safety and Security website.

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