McKeen Center

528 Volunteer at 47 Local Organizations on Common Good Day

This year, the McKeen Center for the Common Good assigned more than 500 volunteers to more than 50 work projects on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin Announces New Initiative to Encourage Public Service

A new three-component program at Bowdoin College will help students gain insight into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good by working in and through government agencies, political offices and non-governmental organizations engaged in public policy. The Bowdoin Public Service (BPS) Initiative will initially expose students to a broad array of service opportunities […]

1st ‘What Matters’ Conversation Tackles Healthcare

To launch the discussion on healthcare, Associate Professor of History David Hecht began by asking the “deceptively simple question: What is health?”

A Ukulele Break for Orientation Students Exploring the Western Foothills

After volunteering at the Bethel Historical Society, students on the Western Foothills orientation trip were treated to a concert by the Oxford Hills Ukulele Group. Then they were invited to play.

Images from Move-in Day and Orientation Trips (So Far)

This is a big week for first-year students. They arrived on campus Tuesday, moving their stuff into their dorm rooms and meeting roommates. At the moment, they’re scattered around the state — backpacking, canoeing, sailing, or doing community service. We’re collecting photos from Orientation Week as they come in.

A Morning at Morris Farm, with an Orientation Trip

The seven first-year students and their two leaders — Isabella “Izzy” Vakkur ’20 and Keehoon “Harry” Jung ’20 — were on Day One of their three-and-a-half day orientation trip. Their particular expedition aims to introduce students to a local farm and give them a bit of insight into this region’s agricultural sector.

Join us for Bowdoin’s 19th annual 2017 Common Good Day!

Bowdoin’s 19th Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 16th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Bowdoin Fellows Focus on Maine’s Food System

A growing number of students at Bowdoin are interested in working with and supporting local food systems.