Family Weekend 2021

Thank you to all of the families from near and far who were able to join us for Family Weekend 2021!

falling leavespolar bear in fall

Bowdoin’s Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and friends to connect with campus and to learn about life at Bowdoin. We look forward to welcoming you to campus during Maine's most vibrant time of year!

Save the date! Family Weekend 2022 will take place October 21-23!

 

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at events@bowdoin.edu or (207) 725-3433. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A tentative schedule will be released by late summer, with a full schedule available in mid-to-late September.

Friday events include: President's Summer Research Symposium and the Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony.

Saturday events include: Q&A with President Rose and Deans (9:00 a.m.), Athletic events, and the Student Group Performance Showcase.

Helpful Links

COVID-19 resource page

The Bowdoin Store

Visitor Resources (Lodging in the area, Brunswick Downtown Association, dining ideas, and more)

Parking and Campus Maps

Out & About: Your Guide to Adventure, by the Bowdoin Outing Club

Celebrate and Explore Bowdoin

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
Friday, October 22, 2021 was Sarah and James Bowdoin Day, the College’s annual recognition of scholarship and academic life. The event was celebrated in Pickard Theater. Visit this special web page to celebrate student scholarly achievement.
Spirit Bear
Four students playing stringed instruments
Chamber Group Performance
Enjoy the first movement of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 8 performed by Kate Ishida ’24 (Violin 1), Karin van Hassel ’24 (Violin 2), Nancy Xing ’24 (Viola), and Rory Kliewer ’24 (Cello).
Continuity in Teaching and Learning at Bowdoin Panel Discussion
Continuity in Teaching and Learning at Bowdoin Panel Discussion
View an engaging conversation on the continuity in teaching and learning at Bowdoin with Richard Broene, professor of chemistry; Jeremiah Brown ’23; Kathryn Byrnes, director of the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching; Michael Cato, senior vice president and chief information officer; and moderated by Claudia Marroquin ’06, senior vice president and dean of admission and student aid.

Virtual Tours

Campus tour photo
Campus Tours
Stroll through campus on a virtual tour, experience the arts at Bowdoin, and visit the Polar Bears’ athletic facilities.
Susan Dwight Bliss Room
Susan Dwight Bliss Room
The Bliss Room is located on the second floor of Hubbard Hall and has been a treasure of the College since 1945. Learn more about its history, collections, and explore its contents.
Schiller Coastal Studies Center
Schiller Coastal Studies Center
Experience the beauty of Casco Bay through an aerial tour of Bowdoin’s 118-acre facility on Orr’s Island.
Haunted Bowdoin
Haunted Bowdoin
Learn eerie legends narrated by historic Bowdoin characters and visit the most reputedly haunted buildings on this virtual tour created by David Francis, author of Haunted Bowdoin College.

Around Campus

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to fully vaccinated visitors. All guests at the Museum must provide proof of full vaccination status through the smartphone app Health Pass by CLEARVisit the BCMA website for details.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Discover the Arctic Museum’s beautiful virtual exhibitions, explore spectacular online collections, and enjoy Arctic-related movies and music recommended by the staff.
Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives
Delve into Special Collections & Archives’ online exhibits, oral histories, digitized Bowdoin publications, and past page-turnings of Bowdoin’s copy of Audubon’s Birds of America.
Autumn on the Quad
Autumn on the Quad
Sunny skies, crisp fall air, and autumn foliage on the Quad are Family Weekend essentials. This year we’ll bring the Quad to you.
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Favorite Bowdoin Dining Recipes
Family Weekend wouldn’t be complete without enjoying food from Bowdoin’s award-winning dining service. This year they’re sharing their top ten most requested recipes for you to enjoy no matter how far you may be from Brunswick.
Campus Events Calendar
Campus Events Calendar
Don’t miss other virtual events happening throughout campus over the weekend and throughout the year.