Class of 2020 Resource Page

You’ll find there’s really no such thing as "after Bowdoin"—as alumni, we’re Bowdoin for life. Discover the ways your Bowdoin connections can continue to grow even after you graduate.

On behalf of the Alumni Council, Matt, Becky, Michel, and Joelinda are pleased to welcome the Class of 2020 into the Bowdoin alumni community!

CXD is here for you.

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Stay In Touch

You have your email until June 2021, and then be sure to:

  1. Update your permanent email in the Alumni Directory.  
  2. Email CXD at to set up an alumni account with Handshake if you would like one.
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Helping You Land that Job

You can make as many advising appointments as you need all the way through the academic year 2020–2021. We’re with you until you land that job.  

You can search for jobs on Handshake and access additional resources and tipsheets on resumes, interviewing, and more

Connect with Polar Bears

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Switchboard is a place where you can go to ask for what you need and offer what you have. Whether you're seeking a mentor, career advice, a roommate, or a place to live, connecting with the Polar Bear community is easy and meaningful.

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Alumni Gateway

Have new information to share? Update us here.

Search the alumni directory, connect with the Bowdoin Career Advisory Network (BCAN), and access library resources.

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Connect on Social

Follow the Bowdoin Alumni and Class of 2020 accounts on Instagram. Connect with other Bowdoin social accounts.

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Virtual Events and Programs

No matter where you are in the world, you are always welcome at alumni virtual events and programs.

Understanding Structural Racism and Its Effects
A Crowdsourced Collection of Resources Submitted by Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni.
We welcome contributions to the site and invite you to contact Michael Reed with suggestions or questions.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

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Even though it’s not the way we envisioned celebrating, you have so much to be proud of.

Re-watch the Class of 2020 Celebration recording, Celebration Slide Show, or the Faculty and Staff Messages offering congratulations.

Keep the Date: Commencement activities for the Class of 2020 will be held on campus on Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, 2021.