▢ Registration: Registration for campus arrival days is now closed. If you missed the deadline to register, please email Katie Toro-Ferrari (email@example.com).
Remember, if you need to arrive later than 7pm on either day, be aware that you may be asked to stay in quarantine housing until you can be tested the next day.
Day-of, we ask that you do your best to stick to your selected arrival time slot. if you are delayed in your travel but still expect to arrive between 9am-7pm on Friday or Saturday, you do not need to do anything.
If your travel is delayed and you will arrive late (after 7pm) as a result, please call (207) 725-3314.
▢ Items in Storage: Once you have checked into campus, you will not be permitted to leave (see “Your First Day on Campus” for additional details). Please plan to retrieve your items from storage before you arrive on campus. If that isn’t possible, make sure your contact for storage (moving company, family, friend, professor, etc.) can drop your items off curbside without entering your residential building. You can also wait until the campus is at status level Yellow.
▢ Preparation for Travel: As you make your travel plan, remember we are asking everyone to self-quarantine for 10 days prior to arrival to campus, and to take utmost precautions during your travel to Brunswick.
Why a 10-day pre-arrival self-quarantine, particularly when we are providing pre-arrival testing?
While this test is a useful snapshot in time, it is not protective by itself. The test may be taken at a time when the infected person does not have enough viral load to show up as positive; or the person may test negative and the be exposed during travel. Suffice it to say, a negative test is not enough to protect the community. Because of this, pre-travel quarantine is an important part of Bowdoin’s mitigation strategy. We strongly encourage all returning students to quarantine for at least ten days before traveling in order to reduce the likelihood that you will be a COVID-spreader during travel or upon arrival to campus. Additionally, your transitions back Bowdoin will be much better if you arrive COVID-free!
While we are encouraging a limit of one family member or friend to drive you to campus, we realize that may not be realistic for your family, so please do not exceed two guests. Guests will not be permitted in buildings (with the exception of approved visitor bathrooms).
Make sure you have a good and comfortable mask. Stock up on hand sanitizer. Be prepared with an “Iso Bag” in case you have to go into isolation or quarantine upon arrival. Create a packing list (keeping in mind that you will not be able to leave campus for at least the first two weeks), and pack lightly. Here are a few items recommended by ResLife:
- Enough medications and toiletries for at least two weeks
- School supplies you will need for the first two weeks
- Activities and self-care "stuff" to keep you busy during our Hibearnation period (e.g., knitting, puzzles, coloring books)