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On the Doorstep

For the 518 members of the Class of 2019, the journey to becoming bona fide Bates students will begin with Orientation.

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August 31

...is move-in day and the start of Orientation for the Class of 2019

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Oct. 2-4

Register by Sept. 25 for Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend!

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