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.

Fall Saturdays

The Office of Admission will be open on Saturdays from September 17, 2016-December 3, 2016 for tours, information sessions, and interviews. Please note that we will not be open on October 22, November 19, or November 26, 2016.

Schedule Your Visit

Fall Open House | October 10, 2016

Please join us at Bates for an Open House on Monday, October 10, 2016! Take a campus tour, sit in on an admission and financial aid information session, interact with our current students and faculty members, and enjoy a delicious meal in our dining hall! A full schedule of the day’s events will be posted shortly. 

Register for our Open House. 

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. Please note: If you request an overnight before September 5, 2016, we will get back to you regarding availability by September 12, 2016.

Request an Overnight Visit.