Current Campus Guidelines/Restrictions

The following campus guidelines/restrictions are currently in place at the College.

Academic and Administrative Building and Room Occupancy

  • Campus buildings and rooms are at normal occupancy.

Admissions Tours and Information Sessions

  • Admissions tours and information sessions are taking place, but advanced registration and proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and booster are required.
  • Complete information about admissions tours and information sessions is available on the admissions website.

Dining

Facilities

  • The Library is open to students, faculty, and staff. 
  • The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Bowdoin requires all guests five years and older visiting the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to provide proof of full vaccination* (and booster for age 12 and older).
  • The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum is open by appointment only. 
  • Buck Fitness Center is open to students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Smith Union Mail Center, the C-Store, and the Bowdoin Store are open to students, faculty, and staff only. 

Mask Requirements

  • As of Wednesday, April 27, the use of masks on campus will be optional in most campus locations for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.*
    • This applies to nearly all campus locations, including the library, dining halls, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, and at indoor events that are open to the public.
    • Those experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms or considered to be close contacts of someone infected with COVID-19 should continue to mask in accordance with guidelines from the Maine CDC.
    • Masks will also continue to be required at the children’s center on South Street.
  • When masks are required, only surgical, KN95, or equivalent (N95, KF-94) masks are acceptable.
  • Please remember that Bowdoin remains a “mask-friendly” campus—if you would prefer to wear a mask in any circumstance at all, we fully support you in doing so. A well-fitted KN95 mask will provide excellent protection against infection even if others around you are not masked.

Summer Antigen Testing 

  • Available to students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing symptoms or need to test out of isolation.
  • Location: Coles Tower/Thorne Hall
  • Hours: Monday–Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Visitors

  • Visitors with prior approval are permitted when conducting official college business—provided they are fully vaccinated* and follow other guidelines in place.
* The College considers an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) and after they have received their first COVID-19 booster shot once eligible. Bowdoin does not require a second COVID-19 booster shot for eligible individuals.