Campus Visits and Events

Experience what Bates is all about. There is no better way to understand Bates College than by spending time on campus.

Take a full campus tour, learn about admission and financial aid in detail, speak with students working diligently on their theses and enjoy a meal in Commons!

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!

Before you come to campus, feel free to explore our interactive campus map. This trip is what you make of it. Be proactive. Speak to strangers. Ask a few questions, and then ask some more. We offer a variety of ways for you to experience campus life throughout the year. See details below.

Campus Tours

Student-led tours are one hour long and depart from the Admission Office, Lindholm House, 23 Campus Ave. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Unless otherwise noted, tours occur Monday-Friday. Reservations are not required for campus tours.

December 12, 2015 – January 17, 2016

  • Due to Winter Break, no tours will be offered.

January 18, 2016  – March 25, 2016

  • Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m..
  • From February 22-26, tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

March 28, 2016  – May 27, 2016

  • Tours at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • From April 18-22, tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

May 30, 2016 – June 13, 2016

  • Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

June 15, 2016 – August 26, 2016

  • Tours at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

Admission & Financial Aid Information Sessions

Admission and Financial Aid information sessions are led by an Admission representative and last 45 minutes. This is a great time to learn more about Bates academics and the college application process, and to have your many questions answered. Please note that the venue of the information session may change depending on the size of the group. Unless otherwise noted, Information Sessions are held Monday-Friday.

January 18, 2016 – May 30, 2016

  • Information Sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Due to Winter Recess, Information Sessions will not be offered from February 22-26, 2016.

May 31, 2016 – June 13, 2016

  • Information Session at 10 a.m.

June 15, 2016 – August 26, 2015

  • Information Sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Please check in at the Admission Office, Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Reservations are not required for information sessions.

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.

Learn more about the Bates interviewing process, including how to schedule one, and what our deadlines are, here.

Fall Saturdays

The Office of Admission will be open on select Saturdays during the Fall. On these days, tours will be offered at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and an information session will be held at 10 a.m. Reservations are not required for tours and information sessions. To request an interview during a Fall Saturday, please call the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755. Please check back later for Fall 2016 Saturday dates.

Fall Overnight Visits

In the fall of your senior year, you are invited to stay overnight with a current Bates student. Take advantage of this great opportunity to live the life of a Bates student and see first-hand how you will contribute to our vibrant community. Please check back later for Fall 2016 Overnight Visit dates.