Explore Bowdoin

If you are a low-income and/or first-generation-to-college member of the Class of 2023, then Explore Bowdoin is for you.

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! 

Bowdoin College requires that all visitors provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster. (You are eligible for the booster if at least five months have passed since completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series). Bowdoin does not allow for medical or religious exemptions for event attendance.

Apply to Explore Bowdoin

  • Thurs–Sat, September 15-17, 2022
  • Thurs–Sat, October 13-15, 2022

    The priority deadline to apply is August 17.
    The secondary deadline to apply is September 14.

Learn more at an information session.

Questions? Email explore@bowdoin.edu

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 2023 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, and/or who come from diverse backgrounds or rural areas.

Counselors, teachers, and others—suggest a student!

If you know a student who might be a good match for Explore Bowdoin please suggest them. We value your insights and appreciate your help in suggesting students to Bowdoin.