Upcoming Events and Programs

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Commencement Events for Alumni

Saturday, May 27, 2023

8:30 a.m.
Hat, and Commemorative Pin Distribution
Visual Arts Center

Gather near the outside terrace of the Visual Arts Center. The Office of Alumni Relations will supply traditional alumni Commencement hats and pins to marching alumni on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supplies are limited. Please bring hats and pins from past years if you have them!

9:05 a.m. 
Parade Lineup and Commencement Processional
Visual Arts Center

Alumni line up for the Commencement Processional led by Alumni Marshals Michael Owens '73 P'15 and Don Hoenig '73, P'98, P'00, P'02. Seating in front of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be reserved for marching alumni wishing to stay for the ceremony. Otherwise, alumni will be able to march through the seating area to sit and stand on the grass. The alumni parade will be canceled in case of extreme weather.

10:00 a.m. 
The 218th Commencement Exercises
Terrace, Walker Art Building

12:30 p.m.
Young Alumni Gathering
Sea Dog Brewing Company, Topsham

Appetizers provided, cash bar with drink specials. Register here for the Young Alumni Gathering!

For additional information including extreme weather plan procedures and policies, please visit the Commencement Homepage.

Portland, ME Pride Parade

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Parade Start: Monument Square. Parade End: Deering Oaks Park.
Parade steps off at 1:00 p.m. ET, but details on Bowdoin's lineup time and location TBA soon

The Bowdoin Community is proud to participate in the 2023 Portland Pride Parade! Bowdoin Pride swag will be distributed at the parade lineup. Bowdoin Pride Month is proudly co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center (SWAG), and Bowdoin's Queers & Allies (Q&A) Faculty/Staff group. All members of the Bowdoin community and their guests are welcome!