Dining, Academic, and Social Spaces

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There will be three meals available daily with a variety of menu options. The College will not offer a 14-meal plan for the spring semester. Both Thorne Hall and Moulton Union will be open for students, and they will offer the same menu selections. Dining employees have an essential role in protecting the health and safety of students who are on campus and will follow Maine CDC guidelines in doing so. Dining staff have implemented processes and procedures to promote a safe environment during this health emergency. Dining halls will not be open to faculty and staff for the semester.

During the initial testing period, all meals will be available for takeout only. Indoor dining capacity will be determined based on Maine guidelines. While in campus status yellow, limited seated dining will be available in Thorne Hall. Please remember that all trash must be taken outside to a dumpster.

Students who have a medical condition or concern that requires additional accommodations should contact Registered Dietitian Susanne D’Angelo-Cooley, MS, RDN, LD, CDE at sdangelo@bowdoin.edu or call (207) 725-3542 to make an appointment.

SuperSnack will not take place in the spring semester, but light snacks will be available each night at dinner for takeout. Magee’s Grill and Pub, The Café, and the Bowdoin Express Convenience Store will be initially closed but will open within the first two weeks, subject to staffing availability and campus status level.

Academic and Study Spaces

Students on campus and in residence will have use of facilities, including the library and other on-campus buildings while in campus status yellow. These might include buildings with classrooms, faculty offices, and other study spaces for appropriate student use. Face coverings are required at all times while inside any academic or study space.

Classes held in-person or with in-person components may be held in person while the campus is in status yellow. When the campus shifts from yellow to orange, or red, these classes must be held online. They can resume in-person components when yellow status resumes.

Important note: All classes will begin online on February 8. Our immediate testing protocols will allow classes designated as in-person or with in-person components to begin the in-person components one week later, on Monday, February 15.