Bates Open House

Bates hosts Open Houses throughout the summer and fall, and will be sharing dates for 2017 shortly. During Open Houses, guests are encouraged to take a campus tour, sit in on an admission and financial aid information session, interact with our current students and faculty members, and enjoy a delicious meal in our dining hall!

Below, please find a copy of last year’s schedule to give you an idea of what to expect during our Open Houses. 

8:00 – 9:30am Registration
Have a cup of coffee, meet our staff, and start planning your day at Bates!
Gomes Chapel
275 College Street
8:00am Campus Tour
Kick of your Bates experience by exploring our scenic 133 acre campus with a current student leading the way.
Gomes Chapel
275 College Street
9:30- 9:50am Welcome and Schedule Overview

Gomes Chapel
275 College Street
10:00 – 10:50am Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ bold history, our unique approach to life both inside and outside of the classroom, and how you could be a part of our remarkable community.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
10:00 – 10:50am Faculty & Student Academic Panel
Learn about how students and faculty come together both inside and outside of the classroom to create our outstanding academic community.
Schaeffer Theater
305 College Street
11:00 – 11:50am Lunch
Enjoy a culinary foray into our exceptional dining commons. Meal passes will be provided.
 Commons
136 Central Avenue
11:00 – 11:50am Campus Tour
Explore Bates’ scenic 133 acre campus with a current student leading the way.
Office of Admission
23 Campus Avenue
11:00 – 11:50am Student Panel: Amore ac Studio
At Bates, your learning won’t stop at the classroom door. Join current students as you explore what life is like in our vibrant community.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
12:00 – 12:50pm Staff Panel: Bates Beyond the Classroom
Hear from our professional partners on campus who help to shape the student experience.
Schaeffer Theatre
305 College Street
12:00 – 12:50pm Student Activities Fair
Connect with leaders from a some of our student groups.
Pettengill Hall
4 Andrews Road
1:00 – 1:50pm Lunch
Meal passes will be provided.
 Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50pm Campus Tour
Tour leaves from the front of the Office of Admission (Lindholm House).
Office of Admission
23 Campus Avenue
1:00 – 1:50pm Tour of Arts Facilities
See our arts facilities, and learn more about the arts at Bates. The tour will depart from the Schaeffer Theatre lobby and conclude at the Olin Arts Center.
Schaeffer Theatre
305 College Street
2:00 – 2:50pm Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ bold history, our unique approach to life both inside and outside of the classroom, and how you could be a part of our remarkable community.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
2:00-2:50pm Tour of Athletics Facilities
See our athletics facilities and learn more about athletics at Bates.
Merrill Gymnasium
141 Russell Street
3:00 – 3:50pm Campus Tour
Explore Bates’ scenic 133 acre campus with a current student leading the way!
 Office of Admission
23 Campus Avenue