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Welcome, Class of 2018!

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. Here are some dates and events to know about in 2014:

On-Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Admitted Student Receptions at Bates

  • Friday, April 4
  • Friday, April 25

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.

To see the schedule and to register online, visit the Admitted Student Receptions page.

Off-Campus Admitted Student Receptions

Off-campus Admitted Student Receptions in April 2014

  • April 5 – Los Angeles
  • April 6 – San Francisco
  • April 10 – Chicago
  • April 13 – New York City
  • April 17 – Boston (NEW DATE)
  • April 23 – Atlanta
  • April 24 – Washington, D.C.

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


Excited to be a member of the Bates Class of 2018? Share your excitement with other new Bobcats by joining the official Facebook group and tagging your tweets and photos with #bates2018.


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