Admitted Student Events

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Admitted Students Receptions at Bates – April 8 & April 29, 2016

  • Friday, April 8, 2016
  • Friday, April 29, 2016

Are you already enrolled, or still deciding if Bates is 111003_2246right for you? Either way, we’d love to see you and your family at an Admitted Students Reception.

While visiting the college, you will have the opportunity to meet students, faculty, coaches, activity directors and administrators through tours, panels, master classes, and receptions.

Please find the full schedule of events and parking information here.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Register to Attend an Admitted Students Reception

Admitted students are also welcome to spend the night prior to our Admitted Students Receptions with a current Bates student. Learn more and register.

Off-Campus Admitted Students Receptions

Meet other admitted students, Bates alumni, parents and admission staff in a city near you at one of our off-campus Admitted Students Receptions, to be held throughout the month of April. Please note that you are more than welcome to attend both on-campus and off-campus receptions.

New York, NY

Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation
601 W 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY 10001
Hosted by Leigh Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Washington, DC

Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5608 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Hosted in the home of of Lisa B. Barry ’77, Bates Trustee
Co-hosted by Ann Bushmiller ’79, P’17, Bates Trustee
Valet parking will be available as a convenience to guests

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2130 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hosted in the home of John Murchison ’88, Bates Trustee and Vanessa Murchison

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
45 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont, CA 94611
Hosted in the home of Terry and Suzan Kramer P’17

Chicago, IL

Monday, April 18, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
809 Elmwood Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Hosted in the home of Bradley Peacock ’92 and Tracy Peacock ’94

Register to Attend an Admitted Students Reception

Online Chats

Can’t make it to a reception? Connect with other admitted students, along with Bates staff, faculty, and current students, from the comfort of your own home. The Office of Admission will be hosting online chats for admitted students on the following days:

  • April 18, 2016 from 7-9pm EST
  • April 27, 2016 from 4:30-5:30pm EST
  • April 28, 2016 from 9:00-10:00am EST

Click here to join us!

More to Explore

Bates Days of Service – April 22nd-May 22nd, 2016

Want to see the Bates traditions of informed civic action and stewardship of the wider world in action? Participate in community service projects happening near you this spring! Learn more and register online.

Bates in Philadelphia – April 21st, 2016

Join Kirk Reed and Margaret Imber, members of the Bates faculty and staff, as well as alumni and members of the Philadelphia-area Bates community, for a reception in Philadelphia. Visit the 2016 Bates in Philadelphia webpage for details and to register.

Mount David Summit – April 1, 2016

We invite admitted students to join us on campus on Friday, April 1, 2016 for the Mount David Summit, the college’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement.

MDS shows the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students, highlighting undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research. While on campus for Mount David Summit, you’ll be able to attend poster sessions, talks, and panels. We encourage all guests to check in at the Benjamin Mays Center, starting at 11:30am. There will be a brief welcome and luncheon for all visitors, followed by an exploration of the Summit.

You can learn more on the Mount David Summit website, or register online for your attendance.

Register to Attend the Mount David Summit

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