In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Bowdoin has made the transition to remote learning and teaching, and only essential staff and a small number of students who have permission to remain are on campus.

Is the College still open?
The College remains open and focused on our central mission of teaching, learning, and creative and scholarly work. On campus, we have moved to an essential staff only plan, so that the fewest employees necessary will be on campus to support only the most essential services for the safety and security of students who remain on campus, along with those employees needed for essential College operations (e.g., dining service, heating plant, security, continuing to support faculty teaching remotely, etc.).

Is Bowdoin restricting access to campus?
Access to College facilities is restricted to students who are permitted to remain on campus and to active faculty and staff.

Is Bowdoin still offering admissions tours and information sessions?
We are not offering in-person campus tours or information sessions at this time, however, we are holding virtual information sessions and live chats with admissions counselors. We also have three virtual campus tours. Please visit the Admissions website for additional opportunities to connect.

Does the College plan to hold Commencement or Reunion?
We gathered virtually on Saturday, May 23, 2020, to celebrate the achievements and mark the graduation of the Class of 2020; you can visit the Commencement site for a recording of the event. The Class of 2020 will return to campus in May 2021 for a ceremony on the Quad.

Unfortunately we will not be hosting Reunion Weekend on campus this year as planned. While it won’t be the in-person celebration we were anticipating, we have created some opportunities for alumni to gather together virtually as well as some highlights from past Reunions to explore from home. Please visit the Reunion Weekend page to learn more.


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