Welcome, Class of 2019!

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 #bates2019.

This Will Be You

Already can’t wait for Orientation to start next August? Enjoy these 24 moments of this year’s first year class getting to know each other and getting to know Bates.

Join us on or off campus this April to celebrate your acceptance to Bates and learn more about our academic community:

Mount David Summit – Friday, April 3

Join the Bates community in our annual celebration of student academic achievement. Attend poster sessions, talks, panels and a luncheon with faculty while learning more about the academic vitality on our campus. Learn more and register here.

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.

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.

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2015

Each year, Bates hosts receptions all over the country for newly admitted students. This year, Bates is hosting off-campus receptions in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

To learn more about each reception, visit the Admitted Student Receptions page.