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

We have provided answers to frequently asked questions about Prologue to Bates, but if you have additional questions about Prologue, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755 or admission@bates.edu.


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