Welcome, Class of 2020!

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

We’re excited that you’re coming. Share your excitement with other new Bobcats by buying some Bates swag, joining the official Facebook group and tagging your tweets and photos with #bates2020.

Already can’t wait for Orientation to start next August? Enjoy these 26 moments of this year’s first year class getting to know each other and getting to know Bates.

Back To Bates Weekend. Families and Alumni return to campus for a weekend of scheduled and spontaneous fun and stimulation. Football friends at lunch in Commons.
Late summer afternoon on the Historic Quad.
So many beautiful faces at Bates.
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.

Admitted Student Timeline

January 12
Early Decision I Deposit Due Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 23 Early Decision II Deposit Due
April 1
Mount David Summit Admitted Student Reception I Admitted Student Reception II
May 1 Regular Decision Deposit Due

Student life at Bates is so much fun!