More than 200 events are carried out over Reunion Weekend. These include lectures by distinguished alumni, faculty and staff, concerts, campus and museum tours, receptions, meals and children’s activities. Program and Event Staff are essential to the success of this highly visible aspect of the weekend. This position requires a high level of personal responsibility, independence, organization and troubleshooting.
Every year, Bowdoin welcomes back nearly 2000 alumni and guests for Reunion Weekend. This is a four-day celebration of Polar Bear traditions and connections throughout the generations. Attendees enjoy reconnecting with one another, revisiting favorite places and people on campus, and reliving their Bowdoin days. Reunion Student Ambassadors play a key role in the facilitation and success of the weekend. The Office of Alumni Relations hires over 75 students to work Reunion Weekend.
We are no longer actively seeking applications, however, if you would like to be added to our waitlist, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations (email@example.com). We will contact waitlisted students in April if positions become available. Please email Lindsey Lessard, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Reunion Welcome Center in Moulton Union is the first stop for all alumni and guests when they arrive on campus. This is their first impression of the weekend. Students provide assistance with check-in, directions and FAQ. This position requires a good sense of humor, problem solving skills and a high level of customer service.
Dispatch is the internal logistical hub for the weekend. The operator is responsible for facilitating communications to campus partners including Alumni Relations staff, Student Ambassadors, Facilities & Housekeeping, Dining and Security. This position requires a high level of organization and responsiveness.
Students in this role will be assigned to shifts in both the Reunion Welcome Center and Dispatch.
Each returning Reunion Class is assigned to an on-campus Class Headquarters and are paired with Student Ambassadors who serve as Class Hosts for the weekend. Students remain with their assigned class for the weekend, including attending class specific receptions, meals and events. Class Hosts assist in transitioning alumni from event to event and communicating class needs with Dispatch and Alumni Relations staff. Throughout the weekend students are expected to socialize and network with alumni and guests. This position requires a high degree of social interaction, independence and troubleshooting.
Students working on the alcohol distribution team are responsible for dispensing alcohol and beverage supplies across campus to Class Headquarters, dining locations and events. This position requires discretion and good judgement. There is a low level of interaction with alumni and guests. Tasks are physically demanding, including heavy lifting.