Visits and Programs

Individual Counselor Visits to Bowdoin

We encourage you to visit Bowdoin whenever you're able. A typical counselor visit happens during the academic year and includes a campus tour and general information session, a meal on campus, and (provided schedules coincide) a brief meeting with the Bowdoin admissions officer representing your area. With ample notice, we might also arrange for current students from your region to join you for lunch and a discussion about their Bowdoin experiences. Contact your regional admissions officer as you begin to plan your visit. Find your regional counselor »

We also invite a limited number of counselors to visit Bowdoin twice a year, in early November and in June. Please fill out the Counselor Request Form to express interest in this program.

"As a new counselor, this was an excellent opportunity for professional development. I learned just as much from the Bowdoin staff as a I did from my counseling peers. Bowdoin has a deep commitment to the academic and social well-being of its students, and it was very apparent during this trip." 
—Clara Baron-Hyppolite, College Track

"It was terrific to see how Bowdoin has become such a compassionate and connected community. I believe students would feel well supported at the College regardless of their background, ethnicity, race, or socio-economic status. Academic expectations continue to be as high as they have ever been at Bowdoin, but students learn in collaborative ways, pursuing passions in depth and breadth. The beauty of the campus and its environs in Brunswick, on the coast of Maine, is unsurpassed." 
—Marty Elkins, Ransom Everglades School


Bringing Student Groups to Visit

With a few weeks of advance notice, we are happy to offer campus tours and general information sessions for chaperoned high school student groups. Request a group visit »


Multicultural Fly-In Programs

Twice each fall, Bowdoin hosts a campus visitation program for high school seniors from diverse backgrounds. These Explore Bowdoin programs give prospective students a weekend-long look at the College and its academic and social opportunities. Bowdoin covers the travel and food expenses for Explore Bowdoin attendees. 

If you work with talented students from underrepresented ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who you believe would be a good fit for Bowdoin, encourage them to submit an Explore Bowdoin application.