Students participating in the Changing Oceans program live in McKee House, a traditional New England home on Ocean Point Road, located at the entrance to the Bigelow Lab campus. McKee House has a fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study space, and wireless Internet.
Students receive a food stipend and a membership to the local YMCA, providing them access to its Olympic-size swimming pool; indoor track; racquetball, squash, and tennis courts; and weight and cardio exercise facilities.
East Boothbay is a small community in midcoast Maine. It offers plenty of outdoor activities with vistas of the rugged coastline. Hiking trails are abundant near the laboratory.