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Overnight Accommodations

Office of Events and Summer Programs

The Summer Programs Information Desk is located on the first floor of Coles Tower. The desk is open 7 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week, during the summer. Please visit us if you have questions or concerns while on campus. We want to make your stay at Bowdoin as pleasant as possible.


Summer Programs residential participants will be housed in Bowdoin's college houses (formerly fraternity houses), student dormitories and college-affiliated apartments.  All college houses and dormitories are located either on or directly adjacent to Bowdoin's campus - so almost all of the college's facilities will be within a five to ten minute walk of your residence.

Residential rooms may be single occupancy or shared, depending on the arrangements made by your program's administrator.  Very few rooms include a private bathroom; bathrooms are typically shared by suite or by floor.  In most cases, genders are separated by floor.  Bowdoin's residential spaces are not air-conditioned; however, fans are available for a small deposit fee at the Summer Programs Information Desk.

Unless noted otherwise by your program's administrator, each residential participant will arrive to find his or her bed made up with two sheets, one blanket, one pillow and a pillowcase.  Two towels and one washcloth are also provided for each residential participant.  All rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk and chair, a wardrobe closet and a bureau for each participant.