While Reunion Weekend 2020 won’t be the on-campus celebration which we were all anticipating, we invite you to gather virtually and to explore Reunion highlights from beyond the gates.
We are excited to announce that Reunion 2021 will be a special double-gathering for the classes that would have celebrated this year as well as next year’s Reunion classes. Please save the dates Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6, 2021. We will share more details over the coming months as we look forward to a unique gathering beneath the Pines. As we are all getting accustomed to reading, these plans assume appropriate guidance from local and state officials about gatherings in twelve months.
Live Virtual Reunion Events
A Conversation on the Earliest Images of the Bowdoin Campus with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
A Conversation with Tony Doerr ’95, H’17
Celebrate Reunion and Explore Bowdoin
Celebrate Reunion wherever you are! View and download custom Bowdoin Reunion-themed Zoom backgrounds.
Enjoy photos from past Reunions together beneath the Pines.
Sunny skies, live music, lawn games, beer, bouncy houses, and ice cream on the Quad make for a perfect Saturday afternoon during Reunion. This year we’ll bring the Quad to you.
Celebrate this year’s recipients of the Common Good Award, the Alumni Service Award, and Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff for their exemplary achievement and dedication.
Vanilla ice cream, chocolate wafers, and homemade hot fudge sauce are the secret ingredients for Dining’s famous “Bowdoin Log” dessert served at Thursday’s Reunion Welcome Dinner. Learn how to make this Bowdoin favorite at home with Joanne Adams, Dining’s head baker.
Exploration and Learning
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!
Experience the beauty of Casco Bay through an aerial tour of Bowdoin’s 118-acre facility on Orr’s Island.
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.
|Documenting Bowdoin & COVID-19: Tell Your Story
In this unprecedented historical moment, Special Collections & Archives invites Bowdoin’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni to document your reflections and experiences during this challenging interlude. We hope to foster connections within our community now and to preserve record of both individual and shared experiences for posterity. Learn more about the project and how to contribute your story.
Although the galleries of the Museum are currently closed, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has always been more than a building. Explore virtual collections, exhibitions, publications, and educational resources.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
|Visit a Digital Exhibit
Many of the exhibitions curated by Special Collections & Archives are available to explore online. Check out Tension/Tenacity: Africana Studies at 50 curated by Lucy Ryan ’19 and The State of Maine curated by special collections education and outreach librarian Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, among other curated explorations of the College’s rare book and manuscript collections.
|Who Is This? Crowdsourcing College History
Many photos in Bowdoin’s Historic Image Gallery feature former students, faculty, and staff of the College whose names we don’t know. Every photo in the Gallery has an “Identify people in this photo” button you can use to help Special Collections & Archives improve their captions, helping future researchers find the images they seek.
Read digitized publications by and about Bowdoin College, including The Bowdoin Orient (1871-2010), course catalogs, and more, plus find out more about prize and honorary degree recipients and Commencement speakers.