Walk On By: Facebook Live to Stream Procession Moments

Can’t make it to campus this Saturday, May 27, for Bowdoin’s 212th Commencement? Watch it live as it happens —  a couple of ways.

Check out Facebook Live to catch members of the Class of 2017 as the Commencement procession makes its way around the quad. Seniors will be on the move after 9:15 a.m.; our Facebook Live cam will capture smiling faces, waves, and cheers as they proceed to the their seats in front of the Museum steps.

The ceremony itself begins at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at bowdoin.edu/live.

Slideshow: Seniors Enjoy Final Days of College Before Graduation

With their final papers turned in and their end-of-semester exams history, the seniors have at last completed their college education. In the week leading up to Commencement, called Senior Week, the students have a few days to relax and enjoy their last days at Bowdoin.

Student Activities organizes lots of activities for seniors, including BBQs, food trucks on the quad, formal dinners and brunches, “pints with professors,” concerts and dances, as well as a few off-campus outings for zip-lining, trampolining, and playing paintball.

Check out a slideshow of images.

Art With a Moral Message: William Powell Frith and Victorian Realism

Pamela Fletcher

As she prepares for her next book, Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher examines how Victorian art reflected social reality.

In a recent faculty seminar she focused on the work of William Powell Frith, a one-time celebrity of the art world who was pushed into obscurity by the rise of modernism. Read more in Bowdoin News

Renovations to Historic Whittier Field and Magee-Samuelson Track Underway

Whittier Field and Magee-Samuelson Track, as seen May 25, 2017

Site work is underway at Whittier Field and Magee-Samuelson Track. The renovation project announced in late March includes plans for replacing the existing grass field with artificial turf and adding lights, seating, and a new press box, along with an expansion of the current six-lane track to the eight lanes required to host championship track meets.

It also includes a restoration of the original footprint of Hubbard Grandstand through the removal of bleachers that were added over the years to the perimeter of the structure. This will allow the straight-away lanes on the starting side to abut the edge of the grandstand, as originally intended. More about the renovation project in Bowdoin News.