Admitted Student Events

With music, food and open arms — your Bates journey starts today!

Mount David Summit – Friday, April 1

We invite admitted students to join us on campus on Friday, April 1 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, panels and a luncheon with faculty and members of the Bates Office of Admission. You can learn more on the Mount David Summit website, or register online for your attendance.

Register to Attend the Mount David Summit

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

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

Are you already enrolled, or still deciding if Bates is right for you? Either way, we’d love to see you and your family at an Admitted Student Reception. Spend a day on campus learning about Bates and helping to recruit your future classmates!


By devoting this all-day event to you and your family, we can answer all of your questions and immerse you in the Bates experience. If you’re interested in tackling some early prep work for your senior thesis, or simply easing the transition from high school into college, the Admitted Student Receptions are for you.

We will share the complete ASR schedule online in the coming weeks. Our formal schedule will conclude by 4 pm, but you are welcome to remain on campus and enjoy other Bates events.

Tours, lunch, and panel discussions

84870008jWhile visiting the college, you will have the opportunity to meet students, faculty, coaches, activity directors and administrators through a series of special events. These events include:

  • Campus tours
  • Attending a class
  • Live concerts by Bates student groups
  • Eating lunch with Bates students
  • Panel discussions on the arts at Bates, academic life at Bates, community-based learning and Lewiston-Auburn, student life at Bates and Bates athletics.

Register to Attend an Admitted Student Reception

Off Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2016

Meet other admitted students, Bates alumni, parents and admission staff in a city near you at one of our off-campus Admitted Student 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

Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation
601 West 26th Street, Suite 325
New York, NY 10001

Events will also be held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. More details to follow.

Register to Attend an Admitted Student Reception

Online Events

Online Chats

Can’t make it to a reception? Connect with other admitted students along with Bates staff, faculty, and current students all from the comfort of your own home. Throughout March and April, the Office of Admission will be hosting online chats for admitted students. More details to follow.