Admitted Student Events

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Mount David Summit - Friday, April 3

We invite admitted students to join us on campus on Friday, April 3 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. To learn more and register, click here.

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

  • Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Monday, April 27, 2015

Spend a day on campus learning about Bates and helping to recruit your future classmates!

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.111003_2246

By devoting this all-day event to you and your parents, 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 there for you.

You can view the schedule here. Our formal schedule will conclude by 4 pm, but you are welcome to remain on campus and enjoy other Bates events.  For the full schedule of all campus events, see:

Tours, lunch, and panel discussions


While 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.



To register for a reception, please fill out the form below. 

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Admitted Student Overnights

Students admitted through the Regular Decision round of admission are invited to join us for an on-campus overnight on Thursday, April 9 and Sunday, April 26 in conjunction with the on-campus Admitted Student Receptions on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 27. Overnights on other dates are by request only. Please email the Overnight Coordinator with requests for alternative dates at Please note that we cannot guarantee overnights for dates other than April 9 and April 26. We will assess alternative dates on a case-by-case basis. We look forward to seeing you on campus this spring!
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Please note that by registering for an overnight on Thursday, April 9 or Sunday, April 26, you are also registered for the Admitted Student Reception on the following day.

Off Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2015

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 12
    • Centre for Social Innovation
    • 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY 10001
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • San Francisco – Sunday, April 12
    • Hosted in the home of Terry & Suzan Kramer, Bates Parents ’17
    • 45 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont, CA 94611
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Los Angeles – Sunday, April 19
    • Hosted in the home of Ira Waldman ’73 & Laurie Waldman, Bates Parents ’08 & ’11
    • 8107 Delgany Avenue, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
    • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Washington, DC – Sunday, April 19
    • Hosted in the home of Lisa B. Barry ’77, Bates Trustee
    • 5608 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Chicago – Thursday, April 23
    • Hosted in the home of Dorothy Hemming & Seth Hemming, Bates Parents ’15
    • 1023 Pontiac Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



To register for a reception, please fill out the form below.

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Online Events

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. Join us on the following dates:

  • Online Chat with Current Bates Students – Monday, March 23 – 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Online Chat with Bates Staff and Faculty – Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Virtual Panel for International Students – Monday, April 13 – 12 p.m. EST
  • Online Chat with Bates Staff and Current Students – Tuesday, April 28 – 7:30 p.m. EST

To participate in an online chat, visit this page.