College House Application

You could live here!

Thank you for your interest in joining the College House system. The College Houses offer a distinctive residential experience for Bowdoin students. Those who live in the Houses form a uniquely spirited community with ample opportunities to impact the broader Bowdoin landscape. Living in a House also demands a significant commitment of time and energy. 

All House members must: 

  • Participate in College House Orientation and/or Officer Training before classes begin in the fall
  • Organize a variety of academic, cultural, and social events in and beyond the House throughout the year
  • Connect with first-year and upperclass affiliates
  • Help create and protect an environment of mutual respect within the House

First-years, sophomores, and juniors in good standing are eligible to apply. Our selection process strives to find students who are comfortable working within a team and seek to build on the enormous potential of the College House system. You must apply to the College House to which you, or a member of your block, is affiliated.

The application to live in a College House during the 2015-2016 year is currently closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2016-2017 academic year, more information will become available in late January 2016.

Application Process

Part I: The Online Application

  • Completed application materials will be due in mid-February.

Part II: Individual/Block Interview

  • New applicants will participate in a 20 minute individual or block interview, conducted by current House residents, members of the Residential Life office, Faculty House advisors, or members of the Deans office. *Interviews are optional for students who have also applied for a position on the Residential Life Staff 2015-2016.*
  • Interviews will be held in late February.

Part III: Decisions & Acceptances

  • Decisions will be mailed to your SU boxes in early April.

You may not withdraw your application once it is submitted. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Residential Life reserves the right to remove applications of students who are currently on or placed on Social Probation during the selection process.