How To Get Involved

Common Good Day needs alumni!  Common Good Day events will be listed for participating Bowdoin clubs around the country hereLocal alumni can register for the campus-based Common Good Day by contacting Andrew Lardie at

Alternative Spring Break service trips go to many large cities and might travel to one near you.  Frequently visited cities include New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Immokalee, FL, New Orleans, Guatemala City, and Philadelphia. Contact Andrew Lardie to find out where trips are going this year and to set up a meeting to connect with a group near you.

Alumni Service Trips are a great way to contribute your time and skills serving a community while meeting fellow alumni. Visit the Alumni Relations website to find out more.

The Common Good Grant Program provides alumni with the opportunity to become a donor for non-profits in the greater Brunswick area and support the education of students on this committee in the process. Learn more about the program here.

Newsletters from the McKeen Center keep you up to date on what alumni and current students are doing to serve their communities. Sign up to receive the newsletter by emailing Shawn Gerwig.

The Leading for the Common Good series provides alumni the opportunity to speak with students about their personal experiences with serving the common good. For more information about participating in this program, contact Sarah Seames.

Bowdoin's Career Advisory Network is a great way for alumni involved in public service to connect with each other and advise current students who are interested in public service.

McKeen Center Alumni Profiles highlight the great work being done by polar bears far and wide and helps current students connect with alumni  who are involved in public service. Recommend someone you know in this field (or yourself!) to be profiled by contacting Shawn Gerwig.