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; advanced registration is required.
  • Complete information about admissions tours and information sessions is available on the admissions website.


  • Please visit the dining services site for information on dining options at Thorne and Moulton.
  • Jack Magee’s Grill is open for students, faculty, staff, and visitors:
    • Monday–Friday: 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Sunday–Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Fast Track is open to students:
    • Monday–Friday: 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Café in Smith Union is open for students, faculty, staff, and visitors:
    • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    • Sunday–Wednesday: 8:00 p.m. to midnight 
  • The Bowdoin Express Convenience Store is open for students, faculty, staff, and visitors:
    • Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m. to midnight 
    • Saturday–Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to midnight


  • All campus buildings are open to the public.
  • Buck Fitness Center is open to students, faculty, staff, and passholders.

Mask Requirements

  • Bowdoin is a mask-friendly campus, and we encourage anyone who desires to wear a mask to do so with our full support. However, masks are only required on campus in the following circumstances:
    • Individuals who are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Individuals who are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are expected to wear masks indoors (except when eating) and in crowded outdoor environments for ten days after exposure.
    • Visitors to Health Services.
  • When masks are required, only surgical, KN95, or equivalent (N95, KF-94) masks are acceptable.

Antigen Testing 

  • Antigen testing is available to students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing symptoms or after day five for those who have been notified of an exposure to someone who has tested positive.
  • Locations: 
    • Coles Tower/Thorne Hall, Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Health Services (students only), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


  • Campus grounds, buildings, and dining halls are open to visitors, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Full-capacity attendance is permitted at indoor athletic competitions, museums, and events. The College does not currently check for vaccination status.


  • Domestic travel on College business is currently allowed without College restrictions.  Travelers should use good judgment regarding their personal health when leaving campus and should be self-monitoring any potential COVID-19 symptoms during their travel. Please refer to the travel information page for additional information about domestic travel.
  • International travel on College business is restricted when traveling to countries with a State Department Level 4 travel advisory due to issues other than COVID-19. All international travelers must register their international trip with the College before departure. Please refer to the travel information page for additional information about international travel.
* 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).