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Family Weekend Highlights
The college dining halls will be open for families and guests to enjoy meals with their Bowdoin student (cash basis for families; board plan for students). For more information on meal hours and menus, see the complete weekend schedule.
Friday, October 21
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. - Registration in the David Saul Smith Union
Morning- Opportunity to attend classes
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Common Hour Talk with speaker Peter Norvig, a director of research at Google Inc.
1:45-3:30 p.m. - President's Summer Research Symposium, an exhibition of student research (List of presenters and project titles)
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Sarah and James Bowdoin Day celebration, an academic convocation to honor student scholars
Ongoing - Open houses and tours of Bowdoin's museums and libraries
Evening - A variety of opportunities to entertain your entire family
Saturday, October 22
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Registration in the David Saul Smith Union
9:00-10:15 a.m. - Q&A with the President, Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of Student Affairs
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Special Faculty Presentations
Throughout the day - Outing Club trips, open houses and tours of Bowdoin's museums and libraries
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.. 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Athletic competitions
7:00-9:00 p.m. - Student Group Performances in Morrell Gymnasium
9:00 a.m. - 5K Fun Run (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Jazz Brunch at Thorne Dining Hall
Bowdoin Dining Service Family Weekend Recipe Contest
Bowdoin's Dining Service is known for excellent food but is always interested in new and improved menu items. Who better to ask than Bowdoin families? Send us your favorite made-from-scratch family recipe (recipes should not include any ingredients that are packaged foods). The Dining Service staff will test and adapt it for quantity production.
If your recipe is one of the four best selected for our JUST LIKE HOME NIGHT theme meal on February 8, 2017, you will win a $50 Bowdoin Store gift certificate redeemable on the website or at the on-campus store.
Submit your recipe on-line or download a recipe form and send it to us (mailing address is listed on the form).