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.

Bowdoin Spring Gala Lights it Up

Held at the end of the spring semester, the Spring Gala brings together the entire student body for a night of music, dancing and food. Student Activities organizes the annual event, which often includes a balloon shower that sends hundreds of balloons floating down over the dancers. This year, the party’s theme was the Mad Hatter. Check out a slideshow.

Slideshow: An Ivies Weekend — And More

Students enjoy Ivies 2017

Bowdoin students celebrated Ivies this weekend, checking out three musical acts in two days — Vanic, Small Pools — and the Saturday headliner, ASAP Ferg. Plus, the Muslim Student Association offered its “alternative Ivies,” with henna, music, and catered Indian food. The track and field teams competed in the NESCAC championships, and the softball and women’s tennis teams had home games and matches. Check out the Ivies 2017 slideshow.

Students Dream Up New Uses for Old Navy Base

Andrew Blunt and Katie Morse-Gagne

For Katie Morse-Gagne ’19 and Andrew Blunt ’19, the 260 acres of sandplain grassland, vernal pools and stream systems, oak-pine forest and pitch pine heath barren on the former Navy base represent a bounty of possibilities for Bowdoin and the town.

Since last fall, when they were in Assistant Professor of Biology Vlad Douhovnikoff’s Forest Ecology class, the two sophomores have been engaged in all aspects of drafting a land management plan for several acres of undeveloped property that was once part of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The federal government has conveyed portions of the unimproved property to the College and other portions to Brunswick in a process that has been ongoing since the base was decommissioned in 2007 and the Navy moved out in 2010. Read the story in Bowdoin News.