Student Parking

To park on campus, student vehicles must display a valid Bowdoin student parking decal. The full year cost to register a motor vehicle is $40; the per semester cost to register is $20; and motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters may be registered for $20.

Student parking sign

Online Student Registration Form

Student Parking Map

Parking Violation Appeal Form



  • Attach your registration decal to right rear bumper.

  • First-year students do not have campus parking privileges

  • Registered student vehicles must park in the following student parking lots. During business hours, Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    • 52 Harpswell
    • Brunswick Apartments
    • Farley/Watson
    • Mayflower Apartments
    • Pine Street Apartments
    • Reed House
    • Smith House
    • Stowe Inn - front lot (first two rows as signed) and back lot.

  • Students may park in faculty/staff/visitor lots Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and on weekends.
  • NO PARKING in the ADMISSIONS lot Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday's from 7:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. 
  • Vehicles may only park in parking spaces designated by signage and painted lines that are not restricted spaces (i.e., fire lanes, disabled person spaces, and specially signed spaces.)
  • Revocation of Privileges: The accrual of six or more parking violations during an academic year may result in loss of campus parking privileges.
  • Parking rules are always in force unless you are notified by the executive director of safety and security.
  • Snow Parking Bans: The Executive Director of Safety and Security will notify all students and employees by email of campus and town parking bans. A vehicle parked in violation of a ban may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
For further information, questions, or special accommodations regarding parking at Bowdoin, contact Kelly Irving at the Office of Safety and Security, 207-725-3458.