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    Welcome, Class of 2028!

    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

    Thursday-Friday April 18-19, 2024

    Visit our beautiful campus and meet students, faculty, and staff in person.

    • Class visits and informal drop-in activities Thursday afternoon
    • Class visits, panels, and activities throughout the day on Friday.
    • See this year's schedule to get an idea of what the day looks like.

    The following Bearings in Brunswick events will be live-streamed on Friday at www.bowdoin.edu/live

    9:30-9:30 a.m. EDT—President and Dean's Welcome
    9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT—Ask Us Anything: Deans and Students

    1:00 p.m-1:50 p.m. EDT —The First Year Academic Experience

    2:00 p.m-2:50 p.m. EDT —Outcomes and Pathways Panel

    Resources for traveling to Brunswick:

    Questions?
    Email: bearings@bowdoin.edu
    Telephone:  207-725-3100


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    Virtual Bearings

    March-April 2024

    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.

    • Take a tour of two first-year residence halls: Maine Hall and Osher Hall 

    • 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 25 | 9-10 p.m.
    Faculty Chat| March 27 | 8-9 p.m.
    Students Talk—Academic Life | April 2 | 8-9 p.m.
    Faculty Chat | April 4 | 8-9 p.m.
    International Student Q&A | April 6 | 9-10 a.m.
    RepresentAsian | April 8 | 8-9 p.m.
    Association of Bowdoin Latinx Alumni (ABLA) | April 10 | 8-9 p.m.
    Bowdoin College Black Alumni Association (BCBAA) | April 11 | 8-9 p.m.

    Livestream of Bearings in Brunswick welcome and panels | April 18-19 | All day
    Accessibility and Accommodations Webinar | April 24 | 8-9 p.m.

    Admissions and Student Hangout | April 29 | 9-10 p.m.

    All times are EDT



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    Polar Preview

    Monday, April 8, 2024

    Can't make it to Bearings in Brunswick? Join us for a Polar Preview. Spend a half-day on campus taking a specialized tour designed for admitted students and families; attend a class and eat lunch in our dining hall.

    See the full schedule of events

    Due to limited space, we ask that families register either for Polar Preview or Bearings in Brunswick, but not both events. Registration for our Polar Preview event will be capped at 65 admitted students.



    Beyond Bearings: More resources for accepted students 

    Virtual Tour Options
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