Student Wellness

Wellness and Well-Being

Students are expected to engage and respond to faculty, administrators, and other staff members of the College when contacted.

Occasionally, concern for a student’s health and well-being may give rise to a “wellness check.” Wellness checks are most typically carried out by the Office of Safety and Security, Residential Life, or a member of the Office of the Dean of Students. Such visits are intended to observe a student’s well-being in situ. The wellness check is not—by itself—a disciplinary measure, however circumstances surrounding the wellness check may give rise to disciplinary consequences if a violation of College policy is determined to have occurred. Students are expected to engage with the individual(s), including student members of Residential Life, who is conducting the check.

A student whose well-being, actions, or conduct results in three (3) related wellness checks within a six (6) week period will be required to participate in a medical or mental health evaluation to assess their readiness to continue participating in the semester.


Throughout their time at Bowdoin, a student may experience temporary situations that impact their ability to fully engage in the life of the College. Resources are available to any student needing assistance during these times.

Campus resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of Residential Life
  • Health Services
  • Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching
  • Office of Safety & Security
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
  • Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Faculty advisor
  • Student Accessibility Office
  • Department of Athletics
  • SWAG
  • Title IX
  • Student Accessibility
  • Multicultural Life