All of the below logistics for 2022 are pending as per Bowdoin College and Maine CDC social distancing guidelines.
Housing: Bowdoin College will make basic housing in college dormitories and/or a college house available to participants. Please check back for details and fees. Many homeowners offer AirBNB in Brunswick and surrounding towns. Depending on Bowdoin’s health guidelines related to COVID–19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.
COVID Guidelines: Depending on public-health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change. All participants must be vaccinated and boosted and must download the CLEAR app. Should a participant test positive during their stay in Brunswick, housing will only be available until Sat. 7/23. Participants will be responsible for their housing after that date. For current Bowdoin College COVID guidelines, visit: https://www.bowdoin.edu/covid-19/spring-2022/2021-covid-contractor-visitor-guidance-faq.html
College access: Participants will receive access to the Bowdoin College Library, Buck Fitness Center, Bowdoin pool, Bowdoin Outing Club supplies, and reduced-priced meals at Bowdoin’s award-winning cafeteria. Depending on Bowdoin’s health guidelines related to COVID–19, plans for college access are subject to change.
Getting to Brunswick:
Transportation: The Portland International Jetport (PWM) is the closest airport. A taxi from the airport must be arranged beforehand, and costs about $64 one-way (40 minutes). There is also an option to take a shuttle to the Portland transportation center, and from there, the Breeze bus to Brunswick (allow 1 hour 15 minutes for this option).
Another option is to fly into Boston Logan International (BOS). The Concord Coach Company offers a very comfortable bus ride directly from each terminal, on an hourly basis (and is usually the most cost-effective way to get to Brunswick). The cost for Concord Coach is $58 round-trip, and takes three hours. Some buses go directly to Brunswick, but most go to the Portland Transportation Center. If you taking Concord Coach to Portland, you’ll need to book at taxi to Brunswick (about $64). Call to confirm you taxi when you board the bus in Boston.
The Amtrak Downeaster runs from Boston North Station to Brunswick and takes about 3 1/2 hours.
Getting around Brunswick:
The Breez bus brings Brunswick visitors to shopping locations and offers $3 rides to Portland.
Hannaford Supermarket and Walgreen’s are located within walking distance of the college.
Maine Street is filled with restaurants that offer ethnic and vegan options.
What to Wear
In Maine we say, “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Please bring layers! It could be chilly, or it could be hot. Regardless, we’ll be in a climate-controlled seminar room. Maine tends to be casual in the summer, even for evening events.