Admitted Student Receptions

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Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

  • Friday, April 4
  • Friday, April 25

Download the complete schedule (PDF) with more details including speakers and locations.

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 find the schedule below. This year’s receptions will take place on Friday, April 4, and Friday, April 25. 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.

Off Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2014


  • Edit_120901_Presidents_Greeting_0501Los Angeles
    • Saturday, April 5, 2014
    • Noon–2:30 p.m.
    • Hosted in the home of Ira Waldman ’73 & Laurie Waldman, Bates Parents ’08 & ’11, 8107 Delgany Avenue, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293
    • Register by April 2
  • San Francisco
    • Sunday, April 6, 2014
    • 1- 3 p.m.
    • Hosted in the home of Terry and Suzan Kramer, Bates Parents ’17, 45 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont, CA, 94611
    • Register by April 3
  • Chicago
    • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    • Hosted in the home of Dorothy Hemming & Seth Hemming, Bates Parents ’15, 1023 Pontiac Road, Wilmette, IL, 60091
    • Register by April 4
  • New York City
    • Sunday, April 13, 2014
    • 4–6 p.m.
    • The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
    • Register by April 9
  • Boston (NEW DATE)
    • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    • The Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
    • Register by April 10
  • Atlanta, GA
    • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
    • Hosted in the home of Laura Howard DePree ’83 and Pieter J. DePree, 1630 Doncaster Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA  30309
    • Register by April 18
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Thursday, April 24, 2014
    • 6-8 p.m.
    • Hosted by Renee and Liam Leduc Clarke ’98 at the City Club of Washington, 555 13th Street NW, Washington DC 20004
    • Register by April 18
  • And more! Check back for dates and locations.

Please register by calling 1-855-BATES55 (1-855-228-3755) or filling out the registration form below.

Admitted Student Receptions Registration

Please register for on-campus and off-campus Admitted Student Receptions by filling out the registration form below, or by calling 1-855-BATES55 (1-855-228-3755)

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