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.

Bates is currently not accepting Alumni Interview requests for the 2017 admission cycle. Information regarding Alumni Interviews will be available in September.


Saturday campus tours are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and information sessions are held at 10 a.m. The Office of Admission will be open on Saturdays from January 14, 2017-April 1, 2017 and from April 22, 2017-May 20, 2017 for tours, information sessions, and interviews. 

Schedule Your Visit

Maine Day–May 19, 2017

Each year, Bates invites Maine high school juniors and counselors to campus for a series of workshops focused on selective college admission. This year’s Maine Day will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017.

For more information and to register for Maine Day, please see here.