Buildings and Grounds

Bowdoin is located on a beautiful 207-acre campus in mid-coast Maine. There are 121 buildings of varying shapes and sizes on campus, including the historic Massachusetts Hall (built in 1802); a stone Romanesque chapel (constructed in the 1850’s), with 120-foot twin towers; the landmark Walker Art Building, built in the 1890's by McKim, Mead and White; and the recently completed Roux Center for the Environment. Bowdoin also has several off-campus facilities for scientific and environmental research, taking full advantage of its location on the coast. Click here for more information about Bowdoin’s campus and buildings. Gross square footage of campus buildings, by purpose, and acreage of grounds on and off campus are provided below.



  Num.  Gross Sq. Footage 
 Total Buildings (includes off-campus locations) 136  2,104,552 
 Subtotal GSF by Purpose    
 Academic Buildings 26  656,640 
 Administrative Buildings 16  181,634 
 Faculty/Staff Housing Buildings 27  77,615 
 Student Housing Buildings 36  692,377 
 Dining Buildings 63,131 
 Student Activities Buildings 74,999 
 Athletics Buildings 12  311,308 
 Children's Center Buildings 8,450 
 Maintenance/Support Buildings 34,228 
 Undefined Purpose Buildings 4,170 




 Total Campus 207 
   The Campus Quadrangle & Area 97 
   Athletic Fields 60 
   The Bowdoin Pines 50 
 Total Off Campus 447.5 
   Bowdoin Scientific Station 200 
   Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center 120.5 
     Coastal Studies Center GSF - 4,890  
     Sea Lab GSF - 3,013  
     Terrestrial Lab GSF - 1,285  
   Brunswick Landing 127