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Student Summer Housing

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.


For questions regarding Summer Housing, please e-mail Michelle Morin at summerhousing@bowdoin.edu, or call (207) 725-3433. Please note that Summer Housing closes at 7:00AM SHARP on Monday, August 18th.

Summer Housing '15 lease agreements will be available again in April.


Summer housing is available to Bowdoin students who are employed by the College or who have received a research fellowship.  Each student must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week on campus during the summer - this minimum may be met by working more than one job on campus.  Since staying on campus for the summer is a privilege, any student wishing to live in campus summer housing must also be in good social standing.  All students will need to accurately complete and read the terms of the lease, including the fine print, to ensure that they can meet all the requirements of summer housing. A supervisor's signature will also be required on the lease to confirm employment or research fellowship.


The summer housing rental rate is $60.00 per week.  Student employees will be charged their summer rent through bi-weekly payroll deductions.  In most cases, students receiving fellowships receive a housing allowance paid by the Department that is offering the fellowship.


While living in campus housing, students are expected to comply with all of the rules and regulations contained in the Apartment Lease Agreement and are bound to observe Bowdoin's Social Code as a guide to residential life as they would during the academic year.

Living Arrangements

The following buildings have been designated for Summer Housing: Smith House, Harpswell Apartments, and Brunswick Apartments. Please note that a large portion of Summer Housing includes one-bedroom triples, so please consider this when you indicate your roommate preferences. Apartment and room assignments will be confirmed after Fall assignments have been processed. Because of this short timeframe, you will be notified of your summer assignment in mid-May. On the Apartment Lease Agreement, students may indicate their first and second choices for housing locations. Students may also specify the names of Bowdoin students - employees and/or research fellowship recipients - with whom they would like to share a space for the summer.  Our staff will do its best to accommodate students' preferences; however, since housing is limited, all requests cannot be guaranteed.