News Archive 2009-2018

Google Changing How Prospective Students Tour College Campuses, Bowdoin Included Archives


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.