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.

Begin your Bates journey before the fall:

Visit us in Maine

Have you been to Bates? Want to visit again? Either way, we would love to see you! Please register for a campus tour and information session. Let’s chat about the exciting and dynamic community you’ve joined!

Find us on the Road

Bates Days of Service

Want to see the Bates commitment to informed civic action and stewardship of the wider world in action? Participate in community service projects happening near you this spring!

Bates Days of Service projects located in a city near you will take place over the course of July and early August. See where you can engage in meaningful community engagement before your arrival to campus!

Meet your Resources

Regional Admission Deans and Counselors are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about Bates prior to your arrival. We’re excited that you’re coming, and would love to chat!

Interested in information related to first-year programming and your transition to campus? Get in touch with Student Affairs.

Connect Virtually

Tour Bates

Never been to campus? Need a refresher? We encourage you to take our Virtual Tour and get to know your future home.

Get Social

We all have unique stories that brought us to Bates. What’s yours? Get to know your future classmates and community, discover passionate interests, and make lifelong friendships.


Class of 2022 Timeline

January 12 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 8 New York City Off Campus Admitted Students Reception
April 23 Admitted Students Reception at Bates
May 1 Regular Decision Enrollment Deposit Due
June 1 Deadline to request a Gap Year
August 27 Orientation
September 5 Classes begin
October 5-7 Back to Bates Weekend