Get your bearings
During Orientation, we help you ease into Bates life through the public demonstration of our fundamental beliefs and processes. Your day-to-day processes are demonstrated as well with tours through your residence and dining hall.
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Orientation is home to our annual activities fair where you can check out more than 110 student groups. This is your chance to see what each group is all about, meet its members and even sign up. Plus, it’s probably the only time you’ll be able to play Frisbee indoors.
Organized and run by students, AESOP includes more than 40 student-led trips, featuring base camping, hiking, canoeing and surfing around Maine and New Hampshire, plus a community-service program in Lewiston-Auburn. By week’s end, you’ll have made new friends and seen the beauty of Acadia, Moosehead and Mahoosuc.Next: Student Financial Services