Admitted Student Receptions

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Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

  • Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Friday, April 25

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.

This year’s schedule will be published this spring. In the meantime, explore last year’s schedule to learn more. This year’s receptions will take place on Friday, April 10, and Friday, April 27. You will receive a finalized schedule (PDF) when you check-in at registration.

8–9:30 a.m. Reception & Registration
8:159:15 a.m. Campus Tour
9:309:50 a.m. Welcome Bates Class of 2018
1010:50 a.m. Debate: Brooks Quimby Debate Council
1111:50 a.m. Panel: Amore ac Studio – With Ardor and Devotion
Campus Tour
Noon12:50 p.m. Panel: Bates Life Beyond the Classroom
12 p.m. Parent Luncheon
12 p.m. Student Luncheon
12 p.m. Campus Tour
22:50 p.m. Panel: Research at Bates
22:50 p.m. Panel: The Arts – An Engine of Bates Creativity
3 p.m. Reception & Tour: Bates Bobcat Athletics
33:30 p.m. Q & A: Medical Studies at Bates
34 p.m. Campus Tour
34:30 p.m. Student Activity Fair
3 p.m. Baseball vs Colby College

When arriving on campus, please park in the 141 Russell St. parking lot, behind Merrill Gymnasium. Please check-in at Chase Hall Old Commons, 56 Campus Ave., a short walk from this parking lot. Students will direct you as you walk across campus. Welcome-packets including a schedule for the day will be available when you check in.

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.

Please check back in the spring for registration information.

Off Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2015


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  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Boston 
  • Atlanta
  • Washington, D.C.
  • And more! Check back for dates and locations.

Please check back in the spring for registration information.