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Be A Part of Bowdoin’s 2014 Common Good Day Archives

Bowdoin’s 16th Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Join 500 fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about our local community and contribute to the efforts of dozens of partner organizations throughout the Midcoast region. This year’s projects include outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, recreating with seniors and kids, and much more. All participants will receive lunch, a free t-shirt, and great memories!

How do I get involved?  You can participate as a driver, a project volunteer, or both.  Here are details on how to participate in the day here in Maine:

Van Drivers.
Are you are certified to drive Bowdoin vehicles? If you can help transport volunteers on Common Good Day, let us know with this quick form.

FACULTY, STAFF and local ALUMNI. Our quick Fac-Staff-Alumni Signup Form allows you to include friends or family, and indicate the type of service that works best for you. Sign up by Friday 9/12.

Student GROUPS. Submissions will be accepted beginning 11:59pm, Wednesday, 9/3 and ending 11:59pm on Mon 9/8. You can get started now!  Just download our group signup template, fill in all the information for all participants, and send your completed spreadsheet to  Note that we are only able to honor group requests that correctly follow this procedure! Thank you for your help.

INDIVIDUAL students.Sign up
will be available beginning 11:59pm on Wed, 9/10 and ending 11:59pm on Mon 9/15. All projects will be listed on the Online Signup Tool.

Also, this year on September 20, a group of Bowdoin students will be traveling to New York City to participate in the People’s Climate March.  For more information about that, contact Kenny Shapiro.

See you on Common Good Day!