Student Parking Information

Student parking decals for 2017-18 are green. Student Parking Sign

Parking registration for the 2017-18 academic year is NOW OPEN.  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 2017-18 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. 

  • Student vehicles must be parked in a student lot during business hours and are prohibited from parking in any Faculty/Staff/Visitor lot during business hours - Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If there is an exception to this rule, students will be notified by the Director of Safety and Security.

  • Student parking lots are located at Farley, Watson, Smith House, Harpswell Apartments, Brunswick Apartments, Pine Street Apartments, Stowe House Inn, Reed House, Mayflower Apartments, and 52 Harpswell Road. Your student parking decal will authorize you to park in any student lot at any time.

  • On weeknights from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. and on weekends, student vehicles are permitted to park in any Faculty/Staff/Visitor lot, with one important exception: the Admissions lot. The Admissions lot is off-limits MONDAY - SATURDAY from 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m and is reserved for campus visitors.

  • 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 start at $25 and are billed to your student account. After three parking tickets in an academic year you may be considered a "scofflaw" and fines can be doubled. Habitual parking violators, defined as six tickets in an academic year, may have their vehicles towed at the owners' expense and may have their parking privileges revoked for the remainder of the academic year.
  • From time-to-time 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 and weather e.g. snow removal.
  • Students may not register a car in their name for another student without permission from the Director of Security. As campus parking management is critical to the smooth operation of the College, parking violations will be strictly enforced.

Student Lots

  • 52 Harpswell Road
  • 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)

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.