for the Class of 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023
2023 Commencement Weekend Schedule (click)
Marquee events to include:
FRIDAY, MAY 26
- 9:00 a.m. Annual Meeting of Phi Beta Kappa and induction ceremony.
- 11:00 a.m. Seniors Concert
- Various times. Updated on 5/24/23. Department & Academic Program Open Houses (pdf)
- 2:30 p.m. A Conversation with 2023 Honorary Degree Recipient Robert F. White '77, P'15.
- 4:30 p.m. The Baccalaureate Ceremony. This special event marks the official close of the academic year and the coming together of graduates and their families. It features remarks by President Clayton Rose, a speech by a graduating senior, and a keynote address by an honorary degree recipient. Watch this event live online at www.bowdoin.edu/live.
- 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Down East Lobster Bake. A Bowdoin tradition! For members of the graduating class and their guests. (Tickets required—the deadline to order was May 11.)
SATURDAY, MAY 27
- 8:00 a.m. Guest seating opens on the Main Quad.
- 9:15 a.m. It is recommended that guests be at their seats to view the procession.
- 9:20 a.m. Commencement Processional begins at Baxter House and marches through the quad.
- 10:00 a.m. The 218th Commencement Exercises of Bowdoin College. The Commencement ceremony will be held outside on the Terrace of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, except in the case of severe weather. If rain is forecasted, come prepared with an umbrella and other rain gear. No tickets are necessary for the outdoor ceremony, and you may bring as many guests as you wish. Watch Commencement online at www.bowdoin.edu/live.
- Noon-2:00 p.m. Commencement Luncheon for members of the graduating class and their guests. (Tickets required—the deadline to order was May 11.)
If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at email@example.com or (207) 725-3433.