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 gameWe can’t wait to see 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.

Summer Open Houses | July 15, July 29, & August 12

Open Houses will be hosted on the following Fridays:

  • July 15, 2016
  • July 29, 2016
  • August 12, 2016

Learn more about our Open Houses and register here. 

Fall Saturdays

The Office of Admission will be open on Saturdays from September 24, 2016-November 12, 2016 for tours, information sessions, and interviews. Please note that we will not be open on October 22, 2016.

Schedule Your Visit