Google Changing How Prospective Students Tour College Campuses, Bowdoin Included


Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn during a recent Google Hangout session.

Frenzied families hitting a dozen campuses in three days trying to find just the right fit. It’s the stuff of legend, as the college road trip is a rite of passage for college-bound students and their parents.

Ever-advancing technology has begun to change this convention with the advent of virtual information sessions and online interviews.

As TIME magazine reports, Google+ Hangouts On Air is one way that allows multi-person video chats that can be publicly streamed — something with which Bowdoin has already begun to experiment.

Bowdoin’s next Hangout, Completing your Bowdoin Application via the Common App, is scheduled for November 5, 2013, at 8 p.m. EST. Add Bowdoin College to your Google Circles to learn about additional events.

thumb:Eco Service Day 2014 brought students to Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick, where they were growing seeds for the Bowdoin Organic Garden. Image from the new Sustainability website. Click photo to visit site.