Faculty

Start of spring 2023 semester details here. Add/Drop II registration is Monday, January 23 - Monday, February 6. All students must have "instructor permission" in Polaris to add your class or lab, even if there are seats available, and they email instructors directly to request overrides. Click here for instructions on giving overrides in Polaris. 

The deadline to submit new course proposals or revisions to CIC for the fall 2023 semester is Friday, February 3. The deadline to submit first-year writing seminar proposals or revisions is Friday, March 31. Visit the website of the Curriculum Implementation Committee here for more details.

Managing Course Enrollments


Developing/Revising Courses or Major/Minor Programs

Course Proposal and Revision Form 

Resources for Applying Distribution Designations to Courses

Guide for Proposing or Revising Majors/Minors

Information regarding the Curriculum Implementation Committee (CIC)


Creating the Fall 2023 Course Schedule

Department/Program Planning Resources (available Thursday, February 16)

  • Timeblocks
  • Schedule Planning Grid
  • Course Offering Worksheets
  • Guide to Submitting COWs
  • Originating Department/Program for Course Scheduling

Library's Course Textbook/Materials Adoptions (more info and link to form


Grade Submission

The Grade Entry section of Polaris opens at noon on Wednesday, May 10 for spring 2023.

Final grades for degree candidates are due by 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 23.

All other grades are due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 30


Final Exams

The spring 2023 final exam period is Monday, May 15 - Saturday, May 20.

Bowdoin's policy is that all academic work, except for final examinations, final papers, final lab reports, and final projects, is due on or before the last day of classes; although instructors may set earlier deadlines, they may not set later deadlines. The last day of spring 2023 classes is Wednesday, May 10.

Bowdoin's policy is that all final academic work, including final examinations, final papers, final lab reports, and final projects, is due at or before 5:00 pm EST on the last day of the final examination period; although instructors may set earlier deadlines, they may not set later deadlines. The last day of the spring 2023 final exam period is Saturday, May 20.

  • The list of Spring 2023 Courses with Final Exams Eligible for Rescheduling via "Bunching Rule" will be posted later in the semester once faculty have provided the information.
    • Students with three or more final exams in two days may reschedule one for a day mutually agreeable to the student and the instructor. This policy only applies to final exams being held in-person during the scheduled final exam block; it does not apply to take-home exams, papers or projects, even if they are due in the exam block. More info in the Catalogue, here.

 Classroom Assignments