About the Directory

The online Bowdoin Directory (www.bowdoin.edu/directory) displays contact information for current students and benefits-eligible employees (faculty and staff); individuals also have the option to display pronouns and photos.

Depending on individual privacy settings, some information may display on the Bowdoin network only (i.e., while logged in to the BOWDOIN wireless network) and some information may not display at all.

Ownership

The following departments manage the Directory: Communications and Public Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, the Office of the Registrar, and Student Affairs.

Human Resources manages employee data; the Office of the Registrar manages student data. Student Affairs provides feedback on the student experience of the directory. Information Technology oversees the implementation and integrations required to display this data, and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs manages the design and display of this information.

Employees

Human Resources manages employee data in Workday and the OneCard office manages photos in CS Gold.

  • Your Directory record (name, position, department, email, phone number, and office location) is added by Human Resources through the hiring and onboarding process.
  • Your Directory photo is added through the OneCard process. Your Bowdoin ID photo is your default photo.
  • Your lived name (“Preferred Name” in Workday) and pronoun(s) are optional fields that you can update yourself in Workday.

How to Update Employee Directory Data

Default Employee Privacy Settings (as of March 11, 2020)

Field Default Privacy Setting

Directory Record:

Name (Preferred Name)
Position
Department
Email
Phone
Location

Display worldwide
Pronoun(s) Display on Bowdoin network (if entered in Workday)
Photo Do not display

How to Update Employee Directory Privacy Settings

Employees may elect to change the privacy setting of their Directory record, Directory photo, and pronoun(s) at any time.

Your Directory record and Directory photo have three privacy setting options:

  • Display worldwide
  • Display on Bowdoin network
  • Do not display

Your pronoun(s) have two privacy setting options:

  • Display on Bowdoin network (if entered in Workday)
  • Do not display (if left blank in Workday)

Employees wanting to a) restrict their Directory record to the Bowdoin network or b) publish their Directory photo—either on the Bowdoin network or worldwide—can use the Directory Privacy Settings Form.

Employees wanting to add, edit, or remove their pronoun(s) can do so by entering, editing, or removing their pronoun(s) in Workday.

Employees wanting to restrict their Directory record altogether (i.e., set the entire record to “Do not display”) for security and/or legal reasons must contact Human Resources by phone (207-725-3688 or 207-725-3911).

Students

The Office of the Registrar manages student data in Banner.

  • Your lived name, Bowdoin email address, campus mailbox, campus-issued phone number, and residence are added through the enrollment process.
  • Your Directory photo is added through the first-year photo submission process leading up to enrollment.
  • Your lived name and pronoun(s) are optional fields that you can update yourself through the Enrollment Form process.
    • For more information about lived names, visit the Registrar’s Name Changes FAQ.
    • For more information about pronouns, visit the Registrar’s Pronouns page.

How to Edit Student Directory Data

Students may update their Directory data each semester through the Enrollment Form. If you need to make changes to your information once the open period of the Enrollment Form has closed, you may submit the Student Biographical Change Form.

To update your Directory photo, submit an image file to onecard@bowdoin.edu. The OneCard Office will then crop and upload it to CS Gold.

Default Student Privacy Settings

Field Default Privacy Setting
Name Display on Bowdoin network
Pronoun(s) Display on Bowdoin network (if entered)
Bowdoin Email Display on Bowdoin network
Campus Phone Display on Bowdoin network
Campus Mail Display on Bowdoin network
Residence Display on Bowdoin network
Photo Display on Bowdoin network

How to Update Student Directory Privacy Settings

Students may update their Directory privacy settings each semester through the Enrollment Form’s “Privacy” tab. Each field has a dropdown menu where you can select your privacy setting for that field.

If you need to make changes to your privacy settings once the open period of the Enrollment Form has closed, you may submit changes via the Student Biographical Change Form using the “Other” section.

Your name, email address, and campus mailbox have two privacy setting options:

  • Display worldwide
  • Display on Bowdoin network

Your photo and pronoun(s) have two privacy setting options:

  • Display on Bowdoin network
  • Do not display

Your campus-issued phone and campus residence have three privacy setting options:

  • Display worldwide
  • Display on Bowdoin network
  • Do not display

Students wanting to restrict their Directory record altogether (i.e., set the entire record to “Do not display”) for security and/or legal reasons must contact the Office of the Registrar.