Welcome, Class of 2022!

You are about to join a community of passionately curious, unapologetically smart, stubbornly modest people in a joyful search for what’s next. Welcome!

We’re excited that you’re coming. Share your excitement with your new classmates by joining the official Facebook group and tagging your tweets and photos with #BatesBound and #Bates2022. You can also show your pride by loading up on some Bates swag from the college store.

Learn more about Orientation and the first-year experience from Student Affairs. To learn about special events and exciting Bates programming, please see our Events page. Check back to this site often for the latest and greatest news, updates and events for the Class of 2022.


AESOP trips Mt. Blue 1 and Mt. Blue 2 enjoy a game of light up frisbee over the campfire and under the stars. Maine has the darkest night sky east of the Mississippi, and you don't have to go far to find it--Mt. Blue State Park is just over an hour from campus.


Bates Class of 2022 Timeline

January 15 Early Decision 1 Enrollment Deposit Due
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Observance
February 21 Early Decision 2 Enrollment Deposit Due
March 23 Mount David Summit
April 6 Admitted Students Reception at Bates
April 23 Admitted Students Reception at Bates
May 1 Deadline to request a Gap Year
May 1 Regular Decision Enrollment Deposit Due
August 27 Orientation
September 5 Classes begin
October 5-7 Back to Bates Weekend

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