Bowdoin Bears

Bowdoin Bears, the College’s participation society, recognizes and thanks loyal alumni who support Bowdoin year in and year out.

Two polar bear mascots holding hands

To become a member, alumni must have a history of five or more consecutive years of giving to Bowdoin’s annual funds, or continuous giving since graduation for the five youngest classes.

Like Bowdoin’s Polar Bear mascot, Bowdoin Bears are fiercely loyal and dependable, and guarantee Bowdoin’s margin of excellence through continuous annual support. Of those who give to the Alumni Fund each year, more than half are members of this important society, and Bowdoin sincerely appreciates their steadfast commitment.