Our Campus and Location

Our beautiful home, in our beautiful state of Maine: this place makes us who we are. Intentionally small, and woven together by paths and pines, you can get from one side to the other in under ten minutes of walking.

If we start from the center and move outward: our campus is the place where we feel inspired, challenged, safe, and welcome.

As Bowdoin has grown, we've worked to welcome our neighbors, respect our history and natural environment, and meet the needs of our students who will enroll twenty, forty, and one hundred years from today.

Bowdoin Virtual Tour

We've reshaped our footprint multiple times in over 200 years. Our first building, Massachusetts Hall, originally held the entire college: students, faculty, and administration. 

Then for a short while, Bowdoin was home to the Medical School of Maine, giving rise to plenty of ghost stories.

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Step across Maine Street and you're in the heart of Brunswick—a bustling New England town, easily accessible by car, bus, or train

Shops in downtown Brunswick

A summer tourist destination in its own right, Brunswick's vibrant, walkable downtown is active year-round, thanks in part to the needs of Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff.

Coffee, pizza, Thai food, books, violin strings, aspirin, sweatshirts, burritos, rubber boots: all the necessities of life at college are found here (or eight minutes away, at the Target.) 

This is the home of hard work and deep seasons and sweeping views.

Maine is the place that makes us