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Join fellow alumni, friends and students at Bates for Homecoming this fall. Cheer on the Bobcats in NESCAC match-ups, tour the Museum of Art and enjoy student performances while exploring your favorite campus haunts.

Homecoming Weekend — Schedule of Events

*Schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.

Friday, October 24

7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast ($6.25 adults/$3.25 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

9 a.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch ($7.75 adults/ $4.00 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

11 a.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

4:30 – 8 p.m.
Dinner ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

6 p.m.
Bates Outing Club Organizational Meeting and Dinner
New Commons, Room TBD

7:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center

9 – 11 p.m.
Rugby Gathering
Join Bates Rugby for pizza and refreshments in the Den. Pizza will be served, cash bar.
The Bobcat Den

Saturday, October 25

7 – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast ($6.25 adults/$3.25 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for a basket full of Bobcat superfan goodies and gear!
Fraites Dining Room (Rm 131), New Commons Building

9 a.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Brunch ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons
 
Time TBD
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walkabout
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward, Professor of Civic Engagement, for a moderately paced walk through the heart of L/A, with brief narrative stops at several points of interest.

Time TBD
Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet and Captains Plaques Ceremony
Tarbell Pool
 
10 a.m.
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

11 a.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

11 a.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Williams
Russell Street Track and Field

11 a.m.
Field Hockey vs. Williams

Campus Avenue Field
 
Noon – 3 p.m.
Family-Friendly Fun
Pumpkin decorating, fun activities and autumn snacks for the whole family. Kids can get their face painted like a bobcat, make their own pennant, and then head on over to the Bates v. Colby football game to show off their Bates pride!
Grassy area at the New Commons end of Alumni Walk
 
Noon
Baseball Batting Cage Dedication Ceremony
Leahey Baseball Field

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Senior Class and BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade) Tailgate and BBQ
Outside Benjamin E. Mays Center

1 p.m.
Football vs. Colby
Garcelon Field

2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Williams
Russell Street Track and Field
 
3 p.m.
The Fifth Quarter at the Den
Join fellow alumni and students for socializing and refreshments after the games.
The Bobcat Den
 
Time TBD
Open House at the Office of Intercultural Education
142 Chase Hall

Time TBD
Public Debate
Witness the Bates tradition of award-winning debate at this ever-popular Family Weekend event
Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue

4:30 – 8 p.m.
Dinner ($8.75 adults/$4.50 children, buy at the door)
New Commons

Time TBD
Alumni Hockey Game and Reception
Underhill Arena

6 – 7 p.m.
Volunteer Recognition Reception
By invitation.
Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall

Weekend Exhibits

Museum of Art
Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Convergence: Jazz, Films, and the Visual Arts
Jazz, art, and film, and the dynamic and energetic interplay between them intersect in Convergence: Jazz, Films, and the Visual Arts. This exhibition features works by many innovative artists and filmmakers, mostly African Americans, whose art depicts, is influenced by, or visually parallels jazz music and culture. The array of styles and imagery on view varies greatly, ranging from realistic depictions of specific jazz musicians and ensembles to abstract visualizations of rhythms, melodies, harmonies, and improvisation. Convergence explores the abundant contributions to American visual culture by African American artists whose work is in tune with jazz.
Olin Arts Center

Friday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Explore Bates’ history through photographs, yearbooks, student newspapers, and our collection of honors thesis projects. Since its founding, the Archives has played a vital role in preserving and promoting U. S. Senator and Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie’s legacy of civic engagement and public service. For the past eleven years, the Archives has also served as the repository of official records of the college.
70 Campus Avenue


Access our archive of online photo galleries and multimedia presentations featuring the festivities from past Homecomings by clicking on the links below.