Orientation

Welcome to Bowdoin. We are so excited to welcome you, the Class of 2023, to campus!

Arrival Information

Orientation for the Bowdoin Class of 2023 will begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for incoming first-year and transfer students. You will have access to your rooms from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Students are not permitted to arrive prior to August 27. (International students will be invited to participate in pre-orientation programming, which will begin Sunday, August 25th and go through Monday, August 26th)

Before You Arrive

1. Find your Bowdoin username and password.
In May, look for your Bowdoin username and a temporary password sent to the account you provided during the application process. Use this to log in to many of Bowdoin's online tools including email and Blackboard.

2. Important housing and orientation trip information.
Login to Blackboard with your Bowdoin username and password. In Blackboard there is information about housing preferences and a link to register for orientation trips. Many forms that have deadlines can also be found here. Check back regularly and make sure to note form due dates. 


Find a Student Job

Students wishing to work on campus may elect to participate in the First Year Job Placement Program.  For students looking for jobs on campus who opt out of applying for the First Year Job Placement Program, they may also browse the Bowdoin Student Jobx website for position openings or attend the on-campus job fair at the start of the academic year. 

If you think you’ll want to work at Bowdoin, read more about our employment policies and make sure to pack acceptable forms of original ID (i.e. passport, birth certificate, social security card, etc.) to use when filling out the Form I-9. Reference the Bowdoin Student Employment website for more information.

Important Due Dates

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Log-in to Blackboard to complete
and submit all required forms

Monday, June 17, 2019
Orientation Trip Preference Form
Medical Waiver

Frequently Asked Questions

A quick reference for some of the most common questions incoming students have.

Getting Here

Living on Campus

Life at Bowdoin

Academic and Campus Resources