The Houses

Established in 1998, today’s nine College Houses are a cornerstone of the Bowdoin residential experience. Below you can view information about the buildings as well as find the application to live in a house.

College House Buildings

  • Furnishings: The College supplies the following items for each student: 
    • Twin bed, extra long (36" x 80")
    • Desk w/chair
    • Dresser
    • Closet/wardrobe
    • Bookshelf 
  • Telephone and Voicemail: Each student is assigned a telephone number for their entire time at Bowdoin. One phone per room is supplied and each student has an individual voicemail box.
  • Television and Cable: All rooms are cable ready. Chamberlain Hall is equipped with a television in the first floor common room.
  • Computer Connections: High-speed internet ports are located in every student room. Additionally, all buildings on campus have high-speed wireless internet access. 
  • Safety: All college-owned student residences are equipped with sprinklers and alarmed for fire safety. 
  • Access: Each has a card access system. Residents of a specific residence hall have 24/7 access. All other students have access from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
  • Laundry: Each house has laundry in the building.  The charge for washers and dryers is $1.70 per cycle.  All machines use Bowdoin IDs to pay (no cash accepted) and you can add money to your BID card for this purpose at several machines on campus. To see what machines are open, get alerts sent to you when laundry is finished, or report a problem with a machine at any time, visit LaundryView.
  • Bike Storage: Each house has bike storage available in the building or basement.
  • Parking: Each house has access to student parking but specifics vary by location, see the specific building below for more information. Upperclass students must register their vehicles with Security to park in designated student lots. You can learn more about student parking on the Security parking website.