BOWDOIN COLLEGE: New Dorms, New Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors


Bowdoin College issued the following announcement on April 29

The fall 2019 opening of four brand new Passive House dorms on Park Row added a new element of excitement at this year's housing lottery.

Last week students went through the housing lottery process, as they do every spring, to determine where they will live next semester. The favored building choice for juniors and seniors—the Park Row apartments.

The apartments

The new apartments will house eighty-eight students in four three-story buildings. Each building has four-, six-, and eight-person suite-style apartments that all have a full kitchen, a living room, bathroom, study area, third-floor shared laundry, single bedroom for each resident, and full-service elevators making living spaces accessible to all.

What's inside? In the livingroom and study areas there will be comfortable seating, bedrooms will have full-size beds, a desk and desk chair and built-in closets. Kitchens have a full stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, dining room table and chairs, and plenty of countertop space and cabinets. The six- and eight-person apartment kitchens will also have an island with stools. Vinyl tile flooring will be throughout, and there will be a communal coat closet in each apartment near the entrance.

According to student focus groups, having single bedrooms away from shared living areas and a large living room and kitchen to host small events is what was desired most by upperclass students. "We have met both of these goals in Park Row Apartments in addition to creating comfortable, homey apartments where I know the students will enjoy their experience," says Lisa Rendall, director of residential and housing operations.

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