Explore Bowdoin

If you are a low-income and/or first-generation-to-college member of the Class of 2025, then Explore Bowdoin is for you.

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 (US citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the US) intending to enter college in Fall 2025 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.

Apply to Explore Bowdoin

 Deadline to apply is August 14, 2024

Explore 1: September 19-21, 2024
Explore 2: October 24-26, 2024

Questions? Email explore@bowdoin.edu

Apply to Explore Bowdoin

 Deadline to apply is August 14, 2024

Sign up for an information session to learn more

This Explore Bowdoin information session is a 15-minute presentation will be followed by a live Q&A. Counselors, teachers, students and their families are all welcome to attend.

For Counselors

Know a student you think would be a good match for the Explore Bowdoin program? Let us know!

Interested in promoting the Explore Bowdoin program in your community? Download and print a program poster.