Campus Visits and Events
Experience what Bates is all about. There is no better way to understand Bates College than by spending time on our campus.
Come take a full campus tour, learn about the admission and financial aid in detail, speak with students working diligently on their theses, and enjoy a meal in Commons!
During your visit, take the opportunity to observe the day-to-day life of students here. Go to the library and see how students interact. Eat lunch in the dining hall, New 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! 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.
Student-led tours are one hour long and depart from the Admission Office, Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Reservations are not needed for campus tours.
- December 2, 2013 – December 13, 2013 tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- January 6, 2014 – March 31, 2014 tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Please note that tours will not be offered over Bates’ Winter Break, from December 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
Admission & Financial Aid Information sessions
Admission & 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, 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.
January 13, 2014 – March 31, 2014
- Monday – Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Please note that information sessions will not be offered from December 14, 2013 to January 12, 2014.
Please check in at the Admission Office, Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Reservations are not needed for information sessions.
We encourage prospective students to schedule an interview with a representative from our Admission Office. The interview offers students the opportunity to ask questions about their areas of interest and about the application process. We offer interviews both on-campus and off-campus, and all interviews are weighted equally. Bates interviews are evaluative and last 30-45 minutes. Call the Office of Admission to request your interview.
For high school seniors and transfer applicants:
On-campus interviews are offered from June 17, 2013 to November 22, 2013. If you are unable to schedule an on-campus interview, or would like to interview after November, you may interview with a Bates alumni representative throughout the United States and abroad. Please call the Office of Admission at 1-855-BATES-55 (1-855-228-3755) to schedule your on-campus interview or to request an alumni interview.
For high school juniors:
During the school year on-campus interviews for juniors will be offered from January 13, 2014, to April 4, 2014. To request an interview during this time, please call on or after January 10, 2014. Interviews will also be offered in Summer 2014 starting in June. To request an interview in the summer, please call on or after May 15, 2014. Please note that there will be limited interview opportunities during Bates February break. If you are unable to schedule an on-campus interview you may interview with a Bates alumni representative throughout the United States and abroad. Please call the Office of Admission at 1-855-BATES-55 (1-855-228-3755) to request your interview.
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 this vibrant community. Overnights for Fall 2013 have concluded for the season.