Health and Wellness
You're at your best when you feel happy and healthy.
There's so much to do at Bowdoin. Between keeping up with your class work, meeting new people, attending campus events, and participating in clubs and sports—it's important to remember to take care of yourself.
Many students are living away from home for the first time, so whether it's staying on top of a runny nose, managing your stress levels, attending to your sexual and social health, staying physically active, or getting spiritually grounded, we're here to help.
Student Health Services is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the Bowdoin College community by providing quality primary care and educational outreach services. Our approach is comprehensive and holistic and emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention, and individual self-advocacy. Our goal is to foster wellness, in the broadest sense, within the College community as a whole, and for every individual member.
Wellness, lifetime sports, and meditation at Bowdoin are intended to promote and educate one’s personal well-being. It is our goal to provide physical and social opportunities conducted in an educational and safe atmosphere.
The Wellness Center offers an array of yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong, and meditation classes throughout the week. Seminars, workshops, and retreats are offered in the evenings and weekdays to educate students about a range of mind/body/spirit-oriented practices that include information about acupuncture, massage, reflexology, Chinese Medicine, and integrative medicine approaches to health and well-being.
Talk with a pro. Counseling Services promotes students’ psychological and emotional well-being, within a safe, confidential environment, through a full range of psychological support and consultation services. Read more
Spiritual Life Advisors
Bowdoin College welcomes students of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. Students may choose to practice their faith through established student groups on campus or with traditional religious communities in the greater Brunswick/Portland area. The College chapel and the 30 College Street house, with its kosher and halal kitchen, serve as places of worship for several of our student groups. A committee of spiritual life advisors meets regularly under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs to plan multi-faith campus events. Organizations include the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship, the Bowdoin Catholic Student Union, and Hillel, among others. Find area religious services.
Bowdoin's athletic and intramural programs offer a wonderful complement to students' academic experience. The expansive program operates thirty-one varsity teams, several club teams, an active intramural program, and multiple classes for fitness and lifetime sport.