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Weather: There is a lot of snow!

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Weather: If you're not a fan of cold weather, it won't be for you. For me, I love the snow, it brings everyone closer together. Summer here is also beautiful though...

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Weather: The air is clean and the weather is great. Sometimes it gets really cold but all the campus building has heater so it's not a big problem.

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Weather: There is a lot of snow during the winter that makes it cold.

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Weather: It's Maine; it gets very cold here. The summer is hot, the spring is wet and the winter is cold. However, fall is awesome here. Autumn in Maine is another experience that is unfortunately overshadowed by the brutal winters. It gets better once the sun comes out.

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The first thing people say when they hear you're going to Bowdoin is, "Maine!? You know they have winter there, don't you?" And it's true. Winter in Maine lasts for several months. There are multiple ways students go about handling winter. Some hole up, call the weather miserable, and just wait for spring to come, but for most students, winter is a time for enjoying skiing, snowball fights, visits to L.L.Bean for warm clothing, and hot chocolate or cider. While the College may experience a few blackouts, they aren't common, and Bowdoin tries hard to keep things running and paths plowed so you can get to class.

However, winter isn't the only season you'll experience at Bowdoin. The weather is always changing and sometimes brings a week of clear skies or a streak of pouring rain. Autumn brings beautiful colors to the trees, winter allows the creation of an ice rink on the Quad, and spring is muddy but wonderfully fresh. If a certain type of weather doesn't' suit you, don't worry, it will probably change soon. Whatever the season, there is always something great to do outdoors, including backpacking, kayaking, surfing, skiing, or even just taking a walk in the Town Commons.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 54 °F
Spring - Low: 33 °F
Summer - High: 78 °F
Summer - Low: 56 °F
Fall - High: 59 °F
Fall - Low: 38 °F
Winter - High: 34 °F
Winter - Low: 14 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 4.38 in./month
Summer: 3.34 in./month
Fall: 4.26 in./month
Winter: 4.03 in./month
What to Pack
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Snow boots
  • Winter hat
Did You Know?
  • Average snowfall in Brunswick is 75 inches but can be up to 140 inches.
  • There is, on average, 45 inches of rain annually. It is fairly well distributed throughout the year, although the wettest month of the year is November.



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