Members of the dean's staff focus energy and attention on community-building initiatives and helping individual students succeed academically and grow personally.

The mission of our office is to guide, support, and challenge students in order that they may attain their full academic and personal potential at Bowdoin and beyond.

Members of our staff are knowledgeable about issues and problems that arise for students and are a good source of information about College resources and policies. We offer general advising as well as referrals to other campus offices. We help students and parents manage academic and nonacademic situations as they arise, consulting extensively with faculty and staff across the College. Stop by the office or contact your dean to make an appointment!

Key Dates and Deadlines

November 19: Courses go live in Class Finder and the Campus Community Agreement is available to review

November 20: Re-enrollment outcomes communicated

November 21: All students must be out of their residence halls (with the exception of those students with permission to stay)

November 25 – November 29: The College is closed for the Thanksgiving Break and staff are unavailable for conversations about PLOAs

November 30: All students must have formally informed the College of their spring plans via the Academic Intentions for Spring 2021 form (sent by the Office of the Registrar), including if they will be on campus, studying remotely, taking a personal leave of absence (PLOA), or interested in having on-campus privileges (for seniors) while living off campus

December 1: Course registration & housing lottery begins - and all students must review the Campus Community Agreement