Additional Bowdoin Logos
In addition to the Bowdoin wordmark, the College maintains a family of branding elements. Each of these marks has suggested uses and specific rules—you can always contact Communications for help and advice.
Primary Athletic Mark
The full figure of the polar bear is the design that most fully communicates the attributes of confidence, courage, intelligence, and dignity. It is the primary mascot for Bowdoin College.
The bear is always white and the “B” is always black, regardless of background color or material.
Secondary Athletic Mark
The Polar Bear medallion can have greater visibility and be more easily recognizable at a distance than the full figure bear.
No matter the background, the polar bear is always white. The circle outside is a part of the art and should not be modified in width, color, or style.
Different art files are available to accommodate any background color.
Polar Bear Paw Print
The paw print is meant to serve as an accent mark. Its use should be limited to applications where it can complement the marks above. It is not for use in stand-alone applications.
The primary athletic typeface is a custom system of letters (all caps) and numbers available for sport names, player numbers, and similar applications. It should only be used for athletic purposes and contexts.
Numerous sport-specific art files have been pre-made using this lettering. Contact Communications to ensure you have the files you need for your project.
Everyone at Bowdoin loves being a Polar Bear—not just athletes.
These marks are available for student clubs and groups, events (like Orientation, Homecoming, and Reunion), and any other time when you need an official and approved Polar Bear outside of the context of athletics.
This bear must always lean on either the Bowdoin “B” or a main title, like “Reunion”.
It can never lean on anything else, or have empty space below the leaning arm.
This bear always faces to the right, and the scarf is always black and white.
For additional examples or help with these marks, please reach out to Communications.
The College Seal
All uses of the seal must be approved in advance by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.
The seal is used only in formal College publications, including:
- Honors Day
- inauguration materials
- formal invitations
- materials related to the Office of the President
The seal can never be modified, colored, cropped, or rotated.