ResLife is a central hub of campus life that fosters individual student growth, community engagement, and leadership development in the first-year bricks, houses, upperclass residences, and across Bowdoin.
All first-year students will live in one of eight first year residence halls, also known as “bricks,” on the central campus. Each floor of these eight buildings has an upperclass student proctor and one upperclass student RA. Proctors live on the floor with first-year students, while RAs live in upperclass housing and collaborate with proctors to best serve the floor. Proctors and RAs are role models trained to serve as community builders, administrators, and mentors for Bowdoin’s community.
Housekeeping will take care of cleaning the hallways, stairwells, study/common rooms, and bathrooms. They won’t enter your actual room, which means cleaning that is up to you and your roommates. There’s a vacuum available to the entire residence hall. Ask your housekeeper where it is stored in your building.
Keep shoes and boots in the cubbies or lined up against the wall. Housekeeping can’t keep the hallways clean if they have to constantly push shoes out of the way to do it.