Commencement 2018
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Commencement Weekend 2019:
Friday, May 24–Saturday, May 25

What You Need to Know

A Commencement packet, including a complete schedule and information about how to order meal tickets, was mailed to the families of graduating seniors in early April. Electronic copies of the packet information can also be found on the sidebar of this web page. 

Complete Schedule


We strongly recommend that overnight accommodations be reserved well in advance, as rooms book quickly for Commencement Weekend. For information on local accommodations, please view our own visitor resources page, or go to the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber or Brunswick Downtown Association websites.

Special Assistance

Bowdoin College is committed to making its campus accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at or (207) 725-3433, or visit our Accessibility page.

Assistive listening devices (free of charge), as well as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available at both the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. Other forms of accessibility aids may need to be arranged in advance, so please notify the Events Office at least two weeks prior to Commencement so we may work with you to address your individual needs. All parking lots contain designated accessible parking spaces.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at or (207) 725-3433.