Campus Visits & Events

There is no better way to understand Bates College than by spending time on campus. During your visit, observe the day-to-day life of students here. Go to the library and see how students interact. Eat lunch in Commons. Sit down at any table and strike up a conversation. Review our Course Schedule and sit in on a class. Attend a concert, a lecture or a game

If you or someone in your party will require some type of accommodation during your visit (e.g. wheelchair, hearing aid, etc.), please contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755 at least one full week prior to your visit so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

We look forward to hosting you on campus!

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Student-led tours are one hour long and depart from the Admission Office. Campus tours are followed by Admission and Financial Aid Information Sessions, which are led by an Admission representative and last 45 minutes. This is a great time to learn more about Bates academics, the college application process, and have your many questions answered. Please note that the venue of the information sessions may change depending on the size of the group.

Schedule Your Visit

If you would like to bring a group of ten or more students, please fill out our Group Visit Request Form.

Admission Interviews

A Bates interview is your opportunity to discuss your interests and ask questions about both Bates and our application process.  Our informative and evaluative interviews are offered both on and off campus, and are all weighted equally.

Fall Saturdays

For the remainder of 2016, the Office of Admission will not be open on Saturdays for tours, information sessions, or interviews. Please check back for more information regarding spring Saturdays. To schedule your visit on weekdays during the spring semester, please use the link below.

Schedule Your Visit

Overnight Visits

Overnight visits are offered on Sunday and Monday nights throughout the year, and are a wonderful way to learn about life as a Bates student. To request an overnight visit, we ask that you fill out our form at least 10 days prior to your desired visit date. We will notify you in three business days if we are able to accommodate your request.

Request an Overnight Visit. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance | January 16, 2017

On Monday, January 16, the Bates Office of Admission welcomes you to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through a full day of campus-wide programming. More details to follow.

Mount David Summit | March 31, 2017

Join us on March 31, 2017 as our student showcase their academic and intellectual accomplishments. See a photo story from the 2016 Mount David Summit here. More details on the  2017 Summit to follow.