Homepage Images

This gallery collects the many images we use on the Bates.edu homepage. For those images to which we have rights to share, clicking an image will give you an opportunity to download it for use as a desktop background.

Commencement Honorands

Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:32 pm

Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava to offer graduation address


Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:25 pm

Praise for Valerie Smith ’75, Swarthmore’s next president — and her transformative Bates…


Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00 am

Just admitted? Enroll now to join the Class of 2019

This Month at Bates

Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:37 am

Images of Bates campus life

Limited Understanding

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:50 pm

The exchange of knowledge is not about acquisition, says Alexandre Dauge-Roth, recipient…

‘Making the Invisible More Visible’

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:27 pm

Martha Schnee ’15 examines the complex narratives of Marfa, Texas  

Double Dribble

Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:51 am

Q-and-A with Marcus Delpeche and Malcolm Delpeche, identical twins and starters for…

Six-Word Stories

Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:40 am

A Bates writing contest based on the legend about Hemingway’s six-word novel

Back on Track

Friday, March 6, 2015 3:11 pm

Success at soil stabilization means the construction timetable for Bates’ two newest…

To the Victor…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:24 pm

Ahmed Abdel Khalek ’16 claws his way back from two games down…

Puppet Power

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:52 am

Thesis student directs
medieval morality play

This Month at Bates

Friday, February 6, 2015 1:05 pm

Images feature campus life

Their Favorite Photographs

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:30 pm

Two Bates photographers share images from 2014 that they like the most


Monday, January 26, 2015 11:25 am

A dazzling new confocal microscope delivers cutting-edge technology and enduring value for…

Embracing a daunting and complex theme

Monday, January 26, 2015 10:50 am

Slideshow and stories from MLK Day at Bates

King at the Palace

Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:06 pm

George Conklin ’53 recalls the photograph of a lifetime

Painting and President(s)

Friday, December 19, 2014 4:15 pm

The White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89. Her…

Oscar’s Legacy

Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:30 pm

Stacey Kabat ’85 shares the legacy of winning an Academy Award and…

And Now the World

Friday, December 12, 2014 5:07 pm

After a winning fall, the legendary Brooks Quimby Debate Council preps for…

This Month at Bates

Friday, December 12, 2014 10:36 am

We’re in the season of endings and beginnings.

‘I Have What It Takes’

Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:02 pm

Thanks to fellowships, a chance to live and work like grad students

Pursuit of the Hirsute

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:53 am

Rebecca Herzig examines the history of hair removal to explore suffering, feminism…

Trashion Show

Friday, November 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Detritus that delights us

A Bout Time

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:15 pm

A student-directed play about boxing, masculinity and community

This Month at Bates

Friday, November 14, 2014 11:31 am

Autumn colors (and leaves) are hanging on, so don’t count out fall just yet

Celebrating the Mays Professorship

Monday, November 10, 2014 11:33 am

Marcus Bruce ’77 looks at W.E.B. Du Bois and the pivotal Paris…

The Bates Boathouse

Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Bates announces new rowing boathouse on the Androscoggin

Play Within a Play

Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:10 pm

An absurdist look at ‘Hedda Gabler’

Counting on Clams

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:23 pm

What clams tell us about climate

Happy Days

Friday, October 24, 2014 3:04 pm

Looking back at Parents & Family Weekend 2014

This Month at Bates

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:40 am

Images feature campus life

Golden Rowers

Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:24 am

Bates rowing shines at Head of the Charles

Getting to Know You

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:16 pm

24 moments as the Class
of 2018 begins its journey

Children’s Songs

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:54 pm

A senior joins with schoolchildren
to create beautiful new music

‘Discover and Learn’

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:10 am

Convocation speakers
welcome Class of 2018

Looking Ahead

Friday, August 29, 2014 4:45 pm

Class of ’18 gets ready for
Orientation, Convocation and Bates

This Month at Bates

Monday, August 11, 2014 4:14 pm

Images feature campus life

It’s About Change

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:59 am

Bates Dance Festival explores changing
times in South Africa and China

Transitions in America

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:50 am

The curiously American
preoccupation with life transitions

Banner Year

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:29 pm

Bates celebrates
$16-million fundraising year

This Month at Bates

Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:28 am

Images feature campus life


Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:20 pm

Making bread while reducing waste is
Dining Services’ recipe for sustainability


Monday, June 16, 2014 10:00 pm

Art in tune with jazz, now at
the Bates Museum of Art

What She Said

Monday, June 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Isabel Wilkerson asks, What should we
do about our tangled inheritance?


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:46 pm

Katie Ailes ’14 joins another strong
cast of Fulbright Fellows at Bates

This Month at Bates

Monday, June 9, 2014 10:20 am

Images feature campus life

Color and Detail

Friday, June 6, 2014 1:01 pm

How might the new residences on Campus Avenue look?

Party Like It’s 1914

Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:25 pm

The Reunion Alumni Parade
turns 100 years young

Lights Are Bright

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:01 am

Bates and Twin Cities
celebrate Night in Town

Perfect Pitch

Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:23 am

Digital entrepreneurship
straight from the pros

This Month at Bates

Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:23 am

Bates is alive,
inside and out

What Happens in the Galapagos…

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Biology students blog from an
extraordinary place on earth

Land and Sea

Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:08 am

Geology, kayaking and camaraderie
along the Maine coast

Iron Man

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:21 pm

Students experiment in Commons
to fashion tasty new recipes

Show of Support

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:15 pm

Stangle family makes leadership
gift to Catalyst Fund

Announcing the Honorands

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:57 am

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson
is the 2014 Commencement speaker

Marsh Excursion

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:55 pm

At work in Sprague Marsh,
climate change in mind

Digital Man

Friday, May 2, 2014 4:45 pm

Thomas Goetz ’90 at the intersection
of technology and humanity

12 Photos

Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Students explain their
study abroad images

We Did It!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00 am

1,164 donors on
one Great Day

Homeward Bound?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:01 pm

Baseball faces Tufts, with
NESCAC hosting rights on the line

‘Unusual Promise’

Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:08 pm

Schriger and Kennedy win
prestigious Watson Fellowships

This Month at Bates

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:11 pm

Images of Bates
feature campus life

Summit Scenes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:02 pm

Images from the 2014
Mount David Summit

Their Stories

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:57 am

Phillips Fellows find
invaluable answers abroad

Agent Provocateur

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:48 pm

Thomas Tracy offers
Kroepsch Lecture

Chosen by NASA

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 1:08 pm

Atomic physicist Nathan Lundblad selected for space station research

‘Be Fearless’

Monday, March 31, 2014 2:15 pm

Alumni ocean scientists flourish
in an interdisciplinary world

‘Politics of Trust’

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:52 pm

On his centennial, six things to
know about Ed Muskie ’36

From the Summit

Friday, March 21, 2014 11:20 am

Hitting an academic peak
at Mount David Summit


Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:47 pm

O’Harra directs black comedy
depicting Japan’s ‘Lost Generation’

This Month at Bates

Monday, March 3, 2014 11:27 am

Images feature campus life

Career Immersion

Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:00 am

Partnership with Koru supports
Bates’ purposeful work initiative

Making Waves

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:16 am

Casares, Bates women swimmers
haul in NESCAC honors

Olympic Tradition

Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Five straight Olympics for Bates as
Emily Bamford ’15 heads to Sochi

Creative Cornucopia

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:36 pm

Asia Night, Arts Crawl
celebrate student creativity

‘Dream’ Analysis

Friday, January 10, 2014 5:10 pm

We praise King’s speech
but mistake its legacy

This Month at Bates

Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:49 pm

Images feature campus life

This Month at Bates

Friday, January 3, 2014 11:06 am

Images feature campus life

‘It Draws Me’

Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:35 am

Kristen Kelliher ’16 leads her team up the Western Hemisphere’s highest peak

Sochi Hopeful

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:58 pm

Two skiers, two trails
to the Winter Olympics

The Dream

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:12 am

Bates’ 2014 observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

They’re Here

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:13 pm

Bates welcomes new faculty

Apply Yourself

Monday, December 2, 2013 3:28 pm

Bates Admission deans
offer advice to apply

This Month at Bates

Monday, December 2, 2013 2:14 pm

Images feature campus life

Secret of Our Success

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 3:20 pm

Bates again named
Fulbright “top producer”

What Does the Bobcat Say?

Monday, November 4, 2013 4:05 pm


This Month at Bates

Sunday, November 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Images feature campus life

Catalyst Fund

Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:17 pm

$11.5 million gift embraces
‘transformational change’

50 Years Ago

Friday, November 1, 2013 8:31 pm

The Bates Student reflects
a grieving community

‘In the Next Room’

Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:28 pm

A play about the search for intimacy

In Motion

Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:20 am

debate rolls on

‘The Pride Factor’

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:50 pm

Students make all the right moves
in CBB Dempsey Challenge win

Step by Step

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:35 pm

How strangers became friends
on a first-year hiking trip

This Month at Bates

Monday, October 7, 2013 4:05 pm

Images feature campus life

They Were Here

Friday, October 4, 2013 3:58 pm

Images feature Parents and Family Weekend

‘Opened to the World’

Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:08 pm

Summer work and research
is a world-opening experience

Star Power

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:15 am

Of 35 brilliant young scientists,
two are Bates alumni

From Farm to Bates

Friday, August 2, 2013 6:28 pm

Excellence in sustainability earns Bates Dining coveted three-star rating

Evening Blues

Friday, August 2, 2013 5:38 pm

Review and multimedia of roots
musician Corey Harris ’91 on the Quad

A Bates Journey

Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:41 pm

The Class of 2017 arrives

Where’s Water?

Thursday, August 1, 2013 2:57 pm

Zuhayr Reaz ’16 wins grant funding
to join water relief efforts in Dhaka

This Month at Bates

Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:48 am

Images feature campus life

Score Another for Bates

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:19 pm

Bates Fund rings up $6.27 million,
50-percent participation

‘Bobcats With Pride’

Monday, July 15, 2013 5:55 pm

Bates women’s rowing returns to NCAAs

This Month at Bates

Thursday, July 4, 2013 8:19 am

Images feature campus life

This Month at Bates

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:57 am

Images feature campus life

Next Up

Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:56 pm

The latest offering from the
2013 Bates Dance Festival

Mentoring and Learning

Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:25 pm

Kim Sullivan fosters college aspirations

Your Fund

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:39 pm

By alumni, for Bates, and
going strong since 1929

Starting Fresh

Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:16 pm

Hathorn’s columns get stripped down, spruced up

Reunion 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:58 am

What fun it was!

This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:58 pm

Images feature campus life

‘Committed and Dashing’

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:39 am

Mikey Arsnow and the Deansmen storm the town


Sunday, May 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Class of 2013 urged
to ask, “Why not?”

Clean Sweep

Friday, May 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Attention, L-A shoppers!

We Did It!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:29 pm

599 new alumni donors in one day!

Hip Hop Bard

Friday, May 10, 2013 9:33 am

Alumni artists and students go
to town with Shakespeare

Androscoggin Thesis

Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:59 pm

River and industry
square off in the 1950s

This Month at Bates

Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:27 pm

Images feature campus life

Congratulations, Class of 2017

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:55 am

Welcome to Bates!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:00 am

Hoopla, happiness
and honorary degrees

‘Creative and Physical’

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:08 am

Exploring intersection of academics, arts and athletics

The Rap on Othello

Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:18 pm

Postell Pringle ’98 stars in a
sizzling hip-hop adaptation

Spinning a Yarn

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:00 am

Street art with yarn
comes to Alumni Walk

Summit Scenes

Monday, April 1, 2013 10:34 am

An academic celebration

Photographers with a Vision

Monday, April 1, 2013 9:00 am

Young alumni show the
lyrical power of photography

Watson Winner

Monday, April 1, 2013 8:51 am

Olivia Norrmen-Smith ’13 receives coveted award

Scenes from the Summit

Sunday, March 31, 2013 9:15 pm

A celebration of academics

A Question of Influence

Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:58 am

U.S. Sen. Angus King speaks with students

On the Rise

Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:54 am

Balanced Bobcats are piling up wins

Academic Summit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:49 pm

Ideas are in the air at
Mount David Summit

Mays Today

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:36 pm

Revisiting civil rights
leader Benjamin Mays ’20

‘Nothing Else Matters’

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:37 pm

Climbing puts Chester
Chiao ’13 in the zone

Cultural Collisions

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:22 am

Anthropologist Loring Danforth receives 2013 Kroepsch award for teaching excellence

Well Put

Monday, March 11, 2013 10:38 am

David Pless ’13 wins third NCAA crown

Need for Speed

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 3:18 pm

Bates at the NCAA Skiing Championships

Reunion 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 11:27 pm

Wish you were here

‘Elite of Elite’

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Debaters Djang and Smith
join the best in Berlin

‘We’ve Got a New Species!’

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 pm

Kate Detwiler ’95 and her team
ID a new monkey

It’s Academic

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:25 pm

At Mount David Summit,
a view of young scholars

Winter Light

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Courtesy of the Bates Outing Club

Radio Debut

Monday, February 25, 2013 6:24 am

WRBC interviews
President Clayton Spencer

A Dizzying Pace

Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:10 pm

David Pless ’13 continues to break records

Birds Eye II

Saturday, February 9, 2013 1:41 pm

The intense heat of winter athletics

In Nemo’s Wake

Friday, February 8, 2013 4:15 pm

Images from the Feb. 8-9 snowstorm

Shakespeare’s First

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:10 pm

‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ captures spirit of youthful energy

MLK Voices

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:13 pm

A weekend revealed

Year in Review

Thursday, January 3, 2013 9:04 am

2012 in photographs

Over the Moon

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:50 am

President Spencer finds Bates pride on the road

The Director

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:33 pm

Alex Bolden leads the Sankofa production for 2013

Bobcats Strut

Saturday, November 17, 2012 6:06 pm

Men take sixth, women 19th at NCAAs

Best of Show

Thursday, November 1, 2012 7:25 pm

Trashions promote sustainability

It’s Official

Monday, October 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Bates installs Clayton Spencer as its eighth president

Engaged in Service

Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:33 am

Psychology department wins national award for its distinctive culture

MLK Day 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:41 pm

Exploring debt and inequality

Fulbrights Shine

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:28 pm

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach, conduct research abroad

Below the Surface

Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:31 am

What tiny creatures lurk in Lake Andrews?


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:37 pm

The Class of 2016 begins its adventure

Scholars in Residence

Friday, August 10, 2012 2:49 pm

Summer Scholars experience college

Still Dancing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:19 pm

Favorite performances conclude festival’s 30th season

Silver and Gold

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:06 pm

Andrew Byrnes ’05 wins his second Olympic medal

New Fields

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:29 pm

For student researchers, creating new knowledge is a summer pastime

We Did It!

Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:58 pm

A record 55 percent of alumni joined the Bates Fund

‘Forever Forming, Transforming’

Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:53 pm

At Baccalaureate, graduates celebrate their Bates education

Quick Immersion

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:32 pm

Student leaders guide the Class of ’16 into Maine and beyond

College Night in Town

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Students return for a celebration of food and fun in Lewiston-Auburn

Night in Town

Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:14 pm

Return for a celebration of food and fun

Chase is on

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:55 pm

A beloved student space gets a summer freshening

The most decorated

Monday, June 18, 2012 12:31 pm

Sports Illustrated features the most decorated student-athlete in Bates history

Jump In!

Friday, June 15, 2012 5:05 pm

It’s up to students to guide Bates’ newest into Maine and beyond

Reunion 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:12 pm

Wish you were here


Monday, June 4, 2012 6:12 am

Bates installs its eighth president

Final Flourish

Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:20 pm

Bates finishes 5-3 with romp over Hamilton

Maine Champs

Friday, June 1, 2012 2:47 pm

Men’s XC wins state title in Bates sweep

Hard Act to Follow

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler electrifies Commencement audience

Congratulations Class of 2016

Friday, March 23, 2012 4:00 pm

Welcome to Bates!

Two-Time Champion

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:16 pm

David Pless ’13 sets NCAA shot put record

Best Day Ever

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:07 pm

Geology students conduct research on Hermit Island

A Doll’s House

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:59 pm

Henrik Ibsen’s 19th-century play is a mainstage theater production


Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:01 pm

2012 observance showcases environmental justice

President Spencer’s day on campus

Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:11 pm

Clayton Spencer visits with members of the Bates community

Fresh and Healthy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 2:55 pm

An economics major focuses on sustainable urban agriculture

Senior Honors Thesis

Monday, October 31, 2011 2:56 pm

A young scholar undergoes a final metamorphosis

Sen. Mitchell sums up worth of higher education

Monday, October 31, 2011 2:47 pm

In words and statistics, Sen. George Mitchell sums up the worth of higher education during his keynote address for “Open to the World”

Fall Semester Abroad in France

Monday, October 31, 2011 2:41 pm

As the shutter clicks, photographer Ebbe Sweet ’11 sees what students see

Summer Scholars

Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:35 pm

The goal is to introduce first-year students to college-level math and science, so the courses are rigorous. Class meetings are lively, informal, and discussion-based.

The Dance Major

Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:40 pm

Known as a center for dance, Bates leaps forward with creation of dance major. The program develops an understanding of art, culture, and humanity through dance.

The Arts Crawl

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:30 pm

2012 events to light up campus on Jan. 27