Explore Bowdoin

If you are a low-income and/or first-generation-to-college member of the Class of 2024, then Explore Bowdoin is for you.

Learn more about Explore Bowdoin in this recorded information session.

Experience Bowdoin for yourself!

There is a lot to discover about our vibrant college on the coast of Maine. We invite you to experience Bowdoin (bo-dun) for yourself. 

Stay with students, attend classes, meet professors, eat in the dining halls, explore downtown Brunswick, check out student clubs and organizations—and learn about the college admissions process and financial aid along the way. 

Bowdoin handles all of the logistics and covers the cost of the trip! 

Who can apply?

Interested high school seniors or other students (US citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the US) intending to enter college in Fall 2024 are welcome to apply. Please note that preference is given to applicants from lower income backgrounds, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, or those who come from rural areas.


Schools and Counselors

Would you like an Explore Bowdoin poster to hang in your school or organization's counseling offices or hallways? You may request one using this form. If you have any questions, please email us at explore@bowdoin.edu.


Explore 1: September 7-9
Explore 2: October 19-21

Questions? Email explore@bowdoin.edu
The deadline to apply has passed for the 2023 session.