Diversity Fly In Program: Prologue to Bates

Prologue to Bates is an open house program geared towards serving first-generation-to-college students and/or students coming from diverse backgrounds. Prologue to Bates is open to all rising high school seniors, however, the committee prioritizes the selection of students from historically under-represented backgrounds such as African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino, Alaskan and Native American and first-generation-to-college* students.

Enjoy three days on us to see a slice of what Bates College has to offer. This year Bates will host students from October 9-11, 2016, and again from November 13-15, 2016. During the overnight program, designed by the Bates Office of Admission for first-generation-to-college and/or students of diverse backgrounds, you will:

  • Attend a class of your choosing
  • Stay with current Bates students
  • Meet Bates faculty and staff
  • Tour Bates’ beautiful, 109-acre campus
  • Catch an information session
  • Participate in an admission interview
  • Attend academic, athletic, cultural and co-curricular events

*Neither parent graduated from a four-year institution of higher education.

Apply to Prologue


Bates offers two Prologue Sessions. Please see below for important dates. 

Prologue Session Application Due Date Notification Date
Prologue I

October 9-11, 2016

September 7, 2016 by September 20, 2016
Prologue II

November 13-15, 2016

September 28, 2016 by October 14, 2016