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College lays out plan for students housed on campus after November 21

November 20, 2020

The Dean’s Office granted permission for 104 students to reside on campus after November 21. These students, with either home lives unsuitable for remote learning or other extenuating circumstances such as an inability to travel home due to safety concerns, will be allowed to remain in residence until December 22.

In an email sent to those permitted to stay, Dean of Student Affairs Janet Lohmann wrote that students will incur a charge of $1,769 for the cost of extended housing and dining. Lohmann also mentioned that students receiving a need-based Bowdoin grant would receive an adjustment in their financial aid package to offset this cost. All students residing on campus after November will be on a full meal plan, and Thorne Dining Hall will remain open to accommodate them until their departure.

These students will be housed in Brunswick Apartments, Park Row Apartments and the first two residential floors in Coles Tower, wrote Residential Life Director Lisa Rendall in an email to the Orient.

COVID-19 tests will be administered to these students once a week, and they may leave campus for essential errands such as banking, pharmacy, necessary appointments and groceries. Visits to private residences and non-essential outings will not be permitted.

Students must submit a departure plan informing the College of their official departure date.

“The next few weeks will be different—there will be far fewer people on campus, and the days will get shorter and colder. As always, there are a number of resources available to you, including the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling and Wellness, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, as well as key offices across the division of student affairs,” wrote Lohmann in her email to students permitted to stay on campus.


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