As of April 25, the following people have registered for the Class of 1973 Reunion.
Dick Bates ’73
Jeff Begin ’73
Pete Bieger ’73
Joe Bonasera ’73
Dick Cartland ’73
JoAnn Chrisman ’73
John Coons ’73
Susan Finigan Coons ’73
John Currie ’73
John Doran ’73
John Erikson ’73
Joe Garaventa ’73
Don Hoenig ’73
Evelyn Miller ’73
Abdullah Muhammad ’73
Joe Rosa ’73
Art Siket ’73
Margy Miller Soule ’73
Ben Walbridge ’73
John Ward ’73
View photos taken by student ambassadors at our 40th Reunion in 2013. Relive the memories and get ready to celebrate!
Our years at Bowdoin were an important time in our lives and it is, once again, altogether appropriate to join in celebration by returning to Brunswick for Reunion Weekend, Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3. The campus has continued to grow and improve its facilities and offerings and there is no better way to see this than in person at a great time of the year reconnecting with your old friends and making new ones.
Our hope for Reunion Weekend is to have as many classmates attend as possible, and to make our time together on campus memorable. We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have a classmate who has generously offered to subsidize all Class of 1973 registrations fee by $100. As in the past, alumni and families have the choice of staying on campus for $30 per night or staying in a wide variety of local accommodations. Hopefully the reduced rate we’re offering will promote your coming to our Class Reunion!
There are hundreds of events throughout the weekend with opportunities for us to reconnect, take part in some interesting sessions led by Bowdoin alums, reconnect with our 1973 classmates, and have some fun. As you make your plans to return to campus, we want to share with you some Reunion highlights:
Festivities begin on Thursday with a bit of Bowdoin history and a cruise to Eagle Island to explore the former retirement home of polar explorer Admiral Robert E. Peary, Bowdoin Class of 1877. Return to campus for the Reunion Welcome Dinner and special after-hour reception and tour at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring a preview of the Museum’s summer show titled Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting.
On Friday evening, our class will enjoy a class reception and dinner at our Reunion Weekend Headquarters, Cram Alumni House. After dinner, make your way to Smith Union for the Bowdoin Brewfest and enjoy live music and tastings from popular New England craft breweries.
Saturday is steeped in Bowdoin Reunion tradition with events including the Alumni Parade, Convocation, Afternoon on the Quad with music by The Don Campbell Band, and the traditional Bowdoin Reunion lobster bake. Close out the day back at our headquarters, Cram Alumni House, or head to the Union for a campus-wide party with the band Soul City.
In addition to all the great food, drink, and entertainment, the Reunion Talks Series runs throughout the weekend and offers captivating sessions led by alumni and faculty. You may also opt to tour some of Bowdoin’s world-class museums and facilities, including the Schiller Coastal Studies Center and the Edwards Arts Center. In late April a complete schedule of events will be available on the Reunion Weekend website at bowdoinreunion.com. Start connecting today and find the Bowdoin Class of 1973 group on Facebook.
We hope you will join us for what will be a memorable weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Reunion Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Begin | Tom Costin
Peter Avery | Peter Bevins | Joe Bonasera | JoAnn Chrisman | Alan Christenfeld | Don Hoenig | Bob Loeb | Mike Macomber | Edgar Rothschild | John Schoen | Stu Work