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

Dining

  • 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: 11:30 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

Facilities

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

Mask Requirements

  • The use of masks on campus is optional indoors 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 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 continue to be required at Health Services.
  • Individuals, including visitors, who are not fully vaccinated (i.e., have not completed their primary series of either the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) must wear a mask indoors.
  • 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.

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 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.

Visitors

  • All campus buildings are open to the public.
  • Visitors who are not fully vaccinated (i.e., have not completed their primary series of either the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) must wear a mask indoors.

Travel

  • 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).