Bowdoin Store COVID-19 FAQs

Is the Bowdoin Store open?

Yes! We're here to serve the whole Bowdoin community either in-store or online. The Bowdoin Store in Smith Union is currently OPEN ONLY to students, faculty, and staff with authorized building access. All other community members are invited to shop online or by phone.

Though the store in Smith Union has limited operating hours (currently 9:00-4:00, Monday-Friday), we are available by phone or email from 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday, and will be happy to assist you.

While many of our operating procedures may have changed to provide a safe shopping experience, the Bowdoin Store staff remains the same, and our commitment to providing you with excellent customer service is unwavering.

I don't have building access, but I am fully vaccinated. May I still come inside and shop?

Unfortunately, no. Building access on campus is currently restricted to those authorized by Bowdoin College.

I live near campus and want to buy something. Do you offer curbside pickup?

Yes! Free curbside pickup can be selected on all orders of in-stock Bowdoin Store merchandise that are placed using a state of Maine shipping address.

Curbside orders will be ready on the following business day after the order is placed. Customers may call us at 1.800.524.2225 to arrange a pickup time at the Hyde Plaza polar bear statue when they receive confirmation that their order is ready.

If I buy something, can I still return it?

Yes! Our normal return policy remains in effect.

I still have questions...

Call us at 1-800-524-2225, or email us at bookstore@bowdoin.edu, and we'll be happy to assist you.