The Bowdoin College Catalogue is the official publication that describes entrance and degree requirements, course offerings, scholarships, student awards and prizes, and sanctioned student organizations. The Catalogue, which also lists the names of faculty and College officers and, until the late 1960s, the names and residences of students, is an essential resource for researching the curricular history of the College and biographies of Bowdoin students and faculty. For those years when the Medical School of Maine was administered by Bowdoin College (1820-1921), the Bowdoin College Catalogue was typically published jointly with that of the medical school.
In the 2010-2011 academic year, the Catalogue became primarily an online publication available via the College website; a pared down print version was also produced in parallel with the online Catalogue. From 2015-2019, the Academic Handbook: Policies and Procedures and Course Guide were published in place of the Catalogue. Starting in 2019, the College Catalogue and Academic Handbook was published online. The current version is available on the College website.