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 our award-winning Commons. Sit down at any table and strike up a conversation. Review our Course Schedule and join a class. Attend a concert, a lecture or a game.
Information on scheduling your visit can be found below. Unable to visit us in Maine? Request information, get to know your regional admission representative via email, connect with them at a regional event, take a Virtual Tour, or get in touch with a current student! We look forward to connecting with you.
Maps for a self-guided tour and Welcome Brochures are available in the kiosks outside of Lindholm House.
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
Please note that the Bates Office of Admission will be closed from December 10, 2018 through January 6, 2018 for Winter Break. Maps for a self-guided tour and Welcome Brochures are available in the kiosks outside of Lindholm House.
Visits will begin at Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available next to Chase Hall, along Campus Avenue or in the Wood Street Parking Lot. We encourage you to be mindful of posting parking signs as parking is restricted to one side of the street after December 1 per city regulations.
The Office of Admission welcomes you to schedule a group visit to campus. Due to limited availability, our office is only able to accommodate groups of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. To schedule a group visit through the Office of Admission, please fill out our Group Visit Request Form.
If you are coming to campus and are only interested in eating lunch in the dining hall—and are not interested in any other programming—please contact Cheryl Lacey, Director of Dining, at email@example.com or 207-786-8355.
- Learn more about the Bates interviewing process, including important deadlines
- Schedule your On Campus Interview
- Schedule your Off Campus Interview
Visits will begin at Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available next to Chase Hall, along Campus Avenue, or in the Wood Street Parking Lot. We encourage you to be mindful of posting parking signs as parking is restricted to one side of the street after December 1 per city regulations.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance at Bates
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an intense, community-wide opportunity to discuss, teach, and reflect on King’s legacy. The day is a time to examine contemporary human issues through the lens of King’s work and ideas, broadly defined. It is a day of thought, reflection, and aspiration for the entire community. This year our theme is “Lifting Every Voice: Intersectionality and Activism.”
Join us on January 21, 2019 for a day of conversation and learning. In addition to school-wide programming, admission staff will be on hand to provide information about the admission and financial aid process during a session at 12pm, and tours will be available at 11am and 1pm. A schedule of school-wide programming can be found here.
Visit a Class
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.