There are so many ways to learn about Bowdoin. One way is to see it for yourself.
It's easy to get here. It might be hard for you to leave.
Our location in Brunswick makes Bowdoin easily accessible by car, bus, plane, and train.
If your family is planning multiple college visits, we're a two-hour train ride from Boston, and a short drive from our neighbors (and NESCAC rivals): Colby College and Bates College.
Still in the planning phase? Check out Bowdoin's three-part Virtual Tour: it includes a general overview of campus, an arts showcase, and a spotlight on athletics facilities.
Once you get here, you'll have several options for exploring our campus, meeting people, and asking the big, important questions, like, "how's the food?"
Led by current students, campus tours depart from the Admissions Office and last approximately one hour. Information sessions are led by an admissions staff member and provide a one-hour overview of Bowdoin College and our admissions process. Bring your tough questions!
An interview is not required as part of the application process to Bowdoin, but if you're in town, you might as well introduce yourself. Learn more about how interviews factor into our admissions process.
If you are visiting campus and are looking for lunch options, join a group of current students who are eager to welcome you. Enjoy lunch on us!
Overnight visits are available for high school seniors and from mid-September to mid-December.
Attend a Class
Experience Bowdoin academics firsthand by sitting in on one of our many introductory courses. To arrange to visit, check the list of current course offerings and then contact the faculty member via email to request a visit. Please arrive five minutes before class is scheduled to begin to introduce yourself to the instructor. Faculty ask that you plan to stay for the entire class.
We welcome high school students and educators for scheduled, hour-long group tours of campus.
The Explore Bowdoin program offers the opportunity to spend three days on campus to high-achieving high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be unable to visit.
Meet students from all over Maine and all over the world. Attend a class. Have lunch in the dining hall. Learn about applying to and paying for Bowdoin. Ask lots of questions.
Explore one of our three virtual tours: a campus overview, an arts showcase, and a look inside our athletics facilities.