Message to Students, Faculty, and Staff — January 28, 2019

To students, faculty, and staff,

I write this morning to share the exciting news that the College will be constructing two new buildings adjacent to each other near the corner of Sills Drive and College Street, across the street from the Roux Center for the Environment.

One will be an academic building named in honor of former Bowdoin President Barry Mills that will have modern classrooms, faculty offices, a 200-seat auditorium, and an event space. The other building will provide a new home for Arctic Studies and the renowned Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.

Also, in conjunction with the construction of Mills Hall, our graduate and former trustee Stanley Druckenmiller, and Stan’s wife, Fiona, are making a $5-million gift for financial aid, a priority of the Mills presidency and an imperative for us today and far into the future. This adds to their remarkable generosity to Bowdoin over so many years, for which we are deeply grateful.

When completed, Mills Hall will stand among Bowdoin’s historic buildings as a tribute to Barry’s extraordinary leadership and legacy, and our Arctic Studies building will provide a new home for a program and museum that set Bowdoin apart.

Our announcement, with more details about these projects, is now posted to the Bowdoin website​. I hope you will take a few minutes to read about these exciting additions to our campus. 

All the best,

Clayton