Reunion General Registration Information
To register online, go to the Reunion Registration page. Downloadable class registration forms are also available on each class registration page.
Bowdoin strives to make returning to campus as affordable as possible. As part of this effort, the College substantially subsidizes the cost of Reunion Weekend, and this year’s registration rates have been reduced so they are lower than they were for Reunion five years ago! Plus, the registration fee for children has been eliminated. That’s right, kids are free! With the exception of Thursday’s train ride, the cost for attending every event is included in the overall registration fee. Under Maine sales tax law, registration fees collected for Reunion are now subject to sales tax and the tax is included in all fees.
Upon arrival at the Reunion Welcome Center each registered classmate will receive a class-specific piece of memorabilia selected by the class’s reunion committee. Please register by Friday, May 3 (Monday, April 22 for the 50th Reunion), to ensure that you receive the item. Alumni registering after this date cannot be guaranteed the unique class gift and will receive a general non-class specific item.
By registering for Reunion, each individual understands and agrees that Bowdoin College will be taking photos and video at Reunion events, and may publish them in any format or media without additional permission from the individuals who appear in the images.
If cancellation of a Reunion reservation or on-campus room is necessary, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 207-725-3266. Individuals will be reimbursed in full for cancellations made prior to Thursday, May 23.
Reunion Welcome Center
When you arrive on campus, your first stop should be to check in at the Reunion Welcome Center located on the first floor of Moulton Union. Reunion Welcome Center staff will provide you with all of your registration material, housing information and keys, memorabilia, and general information.
On-campus housing is available to alumni and their guests on Thursday, May 30, Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. On-campus housing is provided primarily in residence halls. A limited number of campus apartments are reserved for families with children and are available on a first come, first served basis. Accommodations in all facilities include twin beds and very minimal furnishings. Each attendee registered for on-campus housing will be provided with a set of sheets and towels, a blanket, and a pillow. Attendees are encouraged to bring additional pillows, blankets, or other amenities such as coat hangers, alarm clocks, etc. There are no private bathrooms.
You may request on-campus housing when registering. If we have questions about your request we will contact you, but you may otherwise assume that your request has been filled. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to request a specific roommate. Please note that housing reservations are not confirmed until payment is received.
For the 50th Reunion and earlier classes, on-campus housing is free of charge. For other classes, the cost to stay in on-campus housing is as follows:
- Individuals: $25 per night
- Couples: $50 per couple for one night or $100 per couple for two or more nights
- Families with children: $100 per family (flat rate)
If you prefer to stay off campus, a list of area lodgings can be found at bowdoin.edu/about/visiting/where-to-stay.shtml or can be requested by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-725-3266.
Bowdoin’s athletic facilities are available for returning alumni and their guests. Take a swim in the Greason Pool, sweat it out on the cardio machines or free weights in The Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, play a tennis match at the outdoor courts at Pickard Field, or enjoy a run through the Pickard Field trail or on the outdoor track. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to use The Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness.
Hours vary for athletic facilities and will be available when you arrive on campus. Guests wishing to use these facilities must sign a waiver at the location they visit.
Bowdoin College is committed to making its campus accessible to persons with disabilities. However, not all areas of campus are fully accessible. Individuals who have special needs should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 207-725-3266.
A limited number of interview times are available on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31, for alumni children and grandchildren who are entering their senior year in high school. Contact the Office of Admissions between April 29, 2013, and May 17, 2013, at 207-725-3958 to schedule an interview.
The Bowdoin Bookstore and The College Store Celebrate Reunion
The Bowdoin Bookstore and The College Store (located in town on the corner of Maine Street and Station Avenue) will feature the annual Reunion Savings Celebration—1% off for each year since your graduation (some exclusions will apply) on any one item of your choice at one of the two locations. Coupons will be included in your registration packets. All Bowdoin-authored books and Maine titles will be 20% off and there will be many in-store specials, too. The College Store carries a great assortment of Bowdoin clothing and other items as well as gifts, books, jewelry, posters, and more.
Airline, Hotel, and Car Rental Discounts
Hewins Travel, a company of AAA Northern New England, is available to assist with your travel plans. Call them at 800-370-3008. Tell the agent that you are traveling to Maine for your Bowdoin Reunion and ask about available AAA hotel and car rental discounts. The agent will bill your preferred credit card for the travel arrangements. Go to bowdoin.edu/about/visiting/discounts.shtml for local lodging discounts available to alumni.
Amtrak now offers daily service between Boston’s North Station and Brunswick. The train station is located on Station Avenue approximately five hundred yards from campus. There’s a special discount for Reunion Weekend travelers. Go to amtrakdowneaster.com and reference promotion code v329 to receive 20% off the regular (full) adult fare. (The offer is valid for travel only on Downeaster trains between May 24–June 9, 2013, and three days’ advance purchase is required. Other restrictions may apply.) Look for the Downeaster’s Bowdoin-decorated café car throughout Reunion. When you arrive in Brunswick, if you’d rather not walk to campus, transportation will be available.
You can travel to Reunion with other Polar Bears—visit the Reunion Ride Board to connect with others in your area looking to carpool.
Meetings are scheduled on campus throughout the weekend, and you can go to csoaamaine.org for a list of other meetings in the Bath-Brunswick area.