Bowdoin Shuttle FAQ
The Bowdoin Shuttle is a College-run transportation system for Bowdoin students. The shuttle operates within a one-mile radius of the Polar Bear. The program uses white seven-passenger vans bearing the Bowdoin Shuttle name and logo. There is no charge for this service.
The shuttle runs seven days a week when the College is in session. The hours are Sunday - Wednesday 6 p.m. - 2 a.m., and Thursday - Saturday, 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.
The College has hired professional drivers, including certified school bus drivers.
Simply dial 725-3337 and tell the dispatcher where you want to be picked up and where you want to go. Depending on your location, you may be directed to a nearby shuttle stop.
That depends on where you are. The College has designated 12 shuttle stops, eight on campus and four off campus, which must be used for those locations. However, locations not served by a shuttle stop will receive direct service as long they are within the one-mile operating radius.
The stops are listed on the Bowdoin Shuttle website.
Security officers will not provide "convenience rides." Security will only provide rides in certain narrowly defined situations:
- Hospital transports that do not require an ambulance and that are not routine doctor appointments or follow-up visits.
- Students with debilitating injuries or physical disabilities.
- When there is an actual student safety concern. NOTE: This does not apply to inclement weather.
Buy an umbrella and good pair of boots!
No problem. For your safety, Security will be happy to transport you back to your residence. Call Security at 725-3500.
Not for very long. The shuttle will wait one minute, so please be ready when the shuttle arrives or you will have to wait until the shuttle completes its pending calls.
Yes, authorized guests may ride the shuttle with you. The driver may ask for identification if there is any question about a person’s eligibility to use the shuttle.
Yes. Red Brick House and other off-campus student housing located within one-mile of the campus will be served by the shuttle.
To improve efficiency, Brunswick Apartments and other campus apartment complexes have one shuttle Stop for pick-ups and drop-offs. When you call for a ride from any of these locations you must meet the shuttle at the shuttle stop. Shuttle stop locations are posted on the Bowdoin Shuttle web page.
Yes, there is a designated shuttle stop at Hannaford's at the curb near the right front of the building closest to Elm Street Apartments.
I just love the fun and excitement of Cook's Corner for shopping, restaurants, movies and bowling. Will the shuttle take me there, too?
Sorry, Cook's Corner is too far away. The shuttle only goes within one mile of the Polar Bear.
Yes. There is one (and only one) shuttle stop on Maine Street at the parking lot next to Joshua's Tavern. This is the only Maine Street location where the shuttle will stop. Joshua's is a popular destination and the parking lot is centrally located to many downtown businesses.
Don't worry. The shuttle will take you to the Sea Dog, too.
Absolutely not. The shuttle will not provide rides to any person who the driver believes may pose a problem or safety concern. Please be courteous and respectful to the shuttle driver and passengers.