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    Welcome, Class of 2027!

    You got in—now find your Bowdoin Bearings! 

    Choose your own adventure: Join us virtually, in-person, or both. Our comprehensive suite of offerings allows you to choose what is best for you. Wherever you are, we're ready to welcome you. Questions? Read our Bowdoin Bearings FAQs. 

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    Bearings in Brunswick Recorded Events 

    President's Welcome

    Ask us a Question: Academic Affairs

    Ask us a Question: Student Affairs

    First-Year Academic Experience

    Why Bowdoin? 

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    Virtual Bearings 

    March-April 2023

    Whether you visit in person or not, we're offering opportunities online so you can meet potential future classmates and learn about our campus and community from anywhere.

    • Meet with students and faculty in small group discussions and informal meetings

    • Pick and choose the programs of interest – attend one, many or all programs

    • Be sure to browse and Register for Virtual Bearings.

    Virtual Bearings Events 

    Student Kickoff 
    | March 20 | 9-10 p.m.
    Q&A with Admissions and Student Aid | March 22 | 8-8:45 p.m.
    Students Talk—Residential Life | March 28 | 8-9 p.m.
    Faculty Chat | March 30 | 8-9 p.m.
    Students Talk—Academic Life | April 4 | 8-9 p.m.
    Faculty Chat | April 5 | 8-9 p.m.
    Students Talk—Focus on Maine | April 6 | 8-9 p.m.
    International Student Q&A | April 8 | 9-10 a.m.
    Students Talk—Ask us a Question | April 25 | 9-10 p.m.
    Admissions Hangout | April 27 | 8-9 p.m.

    All times are EDT

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    Polar Previews 

    March 31 and April 21

    Can't make it to Bearings in Brunswick? Join us for a Polar Preview. Spend an afternoon on campus taking a specialized tour designed for admitted students and families; spend time with a Polar Partner; and join admissions staff for an informal reception. Space is limited.

    Beyond Bearings: More resources for accepted students 

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