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Bates + You

Celebrate the launch of The Bates Campaign with Master of Ceremonies Bryant Gumbel '70 in Boston and New York City!

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Reunion 2017!

We cannot wait to see you June 9–11! Register by March 31 for early pricing.

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Oct 28, 2016

Bates announces $10 million gift from Elizabeth Kalperis Chu ’80 and Michael Chu ’80 to name new residence halls

“I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth and Michael for their wonderfully generous gift,” said President Spencer at the dedication of Kalperis Hall and Chu Hall on Friday afternoon.

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