Request Accommodations

Welcome to Bowdoin College! We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to those with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to all programs, activities, and services.

Many students with disabilities or health conditions choose to request accommodations prior to their arrival at Bowdoin, and we encourage you to do so by June 1st if possible. Requests made in June and July will be reviewed in August. Please note that for the effective implementation of certain accommodations, it may be necessary to make requests well in advance of the semester. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with state and federal law.

Accommodation requests may relate to (but are not limited to): testing and academics, assistive technologies, housing, dining services, course registration, and classroom assignments.



Students will receive notification of the status of their request via e-mail prior to Orientation. For approved accommodations, students will receive additional information about the process for initiating letters to faculty members (letters must be initiated by students each semester via Bowdoin’s AIM Portal) regarding relevant classroom or course-related accommodations.


If you have any questions about accommodations or accessibility at Bowdoin, or you encounter any difficulties with the request process, please contact Lesley Levy, the director of student accessibility, at or (207) 798-4187.