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Congratulations on your admission to Bowdoin

The Offer of the College

TO BE AT HOME in all lands and all ages;
To count Nature a familiar acquaintance,
And Art an intimate friend;
To gain a standard for the appreciation of others' work
And the criticism of your own;
To carry the keys of the world's library in your pocket,
And feel its resources behind you in whatever task you undertake;
To make hosts of friends...
Who are to be leaders in all walks of life;
To lose yourself in generous enthusiasms
And cooperate with others for common ends -
This is the offer of the college for the best four years of your life.

Adapted from the original "Offer of the College"
by William DeWitt Hyde
President of Bowdoin College 1885 - 1917

Important Dates

January 5, 2015
Early Decision I deadline to accept your place at Bowdoin

March 1, 2015
Early Decision request for Gap Year deadline
Email Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Scott Meiklejohn @smeiklej@bowdoin.du

April 16-18 2015
Admitted Student Open House