Schedule

Friday, October 7

7–10 a.m.
Breakfast
$7 adults/$3.50 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 a.m.–8 p.m.
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! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (Room 131)

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Selected Classes Open to Alumni, Parents, and Families
A schedule of classes is now available online and copies will be available at the Welcome Center.

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

10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lunch
$8.50 adults/$4.25 children, pay at the door
Commons

11 a.m.
Seventh-Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
11 a.m. registration and noon shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5 p.m. refreshments, program, and dinner. Open only to those who have pre-registered.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Veterans’ Luncheon
Bates is pleased to welcome our veterans back for a lunch in their honor. Members of the Bates V-12 program that trained for WWII at the college will attend and look forward to meeting fellow veterans. Guests are welcome. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program. RSVP to Shanna Bruno at sbruno@bates.edu or 207-786-8254.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

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

1 p.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

1–1:45 p.m.
Supporting Your Student’s Purposeful Work: How to Respond Each Year.
Rebecca Fraser-Thill, director of Purposeful Work and lecturer in psychology, will host a presentation and discussion about how parents and families can support students as they engage with opportunities throughout college and beyond.
Note: A similar version of this presentation was provided during Opening Day of Orientation 2016.
Olin Arts Center

1:30–2:15 p.m.
What’s Your Green Dot? Bystander Intervention at Bates
We believe that we can foster a safe community where everyone has a part to play in violence prevention. Through the everyday actions of individuals looking out for each other, we can create a campus that is safe and inviting for everyone. Come join us for a fun, activity-based workshop to practice skills that students are using to intervene in high-risk situations.
Commons, 221/222

1:30 p.m.
The Ladd Planetarium: What is in the sky tonight?
See the constellations in tonight’s sky and discuss the general motions through daily and seasonal rotations. Appropriate for all ages.
Carnegie Science Center, Room 103

2–3 p.m.
Designing a Purposeful College Experience
Come learn more about the college’s experiential learning offerings that help students develop skills, knowledge, and relationships for productive lives after college.

Moderator: Joshua McIntosh, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Panelists:
Karen Daigler, Senior Associate Diector. for Graduate & Professional School Advising
Rebecca Fraser-Thill, Director of Purposeful Work
Tina Mangieri, Associate Dean for Off-Campus Study
Darby Ray, Director, Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement
Olin Arts Center

3 p.m.
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

3–4 p.m.
Summer Internship Showcase
Bates students explore their interests, deepen their skills, and build their networks in diverse worlds of work. View posters and talk with students about their Purposeful Work internships.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:15 p.m.
Meditation in the Chapel
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

4:15–5:30 p.m.
Summer Research Poster Session
In this session, students who received fellowships from Bates to conduct summer research with faculty on campus or at off-campus institutions will present posters and discuss their research in an informal setting.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:30–8 p.m.
Dinner
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

5–5:45 p.m.
Hirai Lantern Dedication
Join us for the dedication of the Atsuko Hirai Lantern and Garden in memory of Atsuko Hirai (1936–2014), an eminent historian of modern Japan, a beloved teacher of history and Asian studies, and the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History at Bates from 1988 until her retirement in 2013.
Olin Arts Center

5:30–6:15 p.m.
Bobcat Connections! Networking Event
Parents, alumni, and students are invited to join the Bates Career Development Center for a Bobcat Connections! event to share career insights, ideas, and information. Light refreshments will be served.
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor Lobby

5:30–6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception
By invitation only. A special gathering with President Spencer to recognize parents and alumni for their dedicated support of Bates.

6–7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Services and Dinner
A gathering sponsored by the Bates Hillel for parents, guests, and students to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. Evening Service at 6 p.m followed by 6:30 p.m Shabbat dinner. Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 6 p.m  on Friday.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

6:30–7:30 p.m.
Bates Outing Club 100th Organizational Meeting and Dinner for Alumni and Students
The 100th Anniversary of the BOC is fast approaching in 2020. All are welcome to join in planning for the BOC’s centennial anniversary. Bring an appetite, as well as your ideas for activities and events.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

6:45–8:15 p.m.
Women’s Voices and Strategies in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Students from the 2016 Short-term “Filming Rwanda with Orphans of the Genocide: A double-Lens Approach and Conversation” will present a series of short portraits created in collaboration with their Rwandan partners in Kigali. In Kinyarwanda and French with English subtitles. Running time: 70min.
Olin Arts Center, Room 105

7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Alumni Gymnasium

7:30 p.m.
The Revenant
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30–8:45 p.m.
Reception at Museum of Art
Experience the Bates Museum of Art’s three current exhibits: Robert Indiana: Now and Then, Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch, and Mythology.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow in the Battle by Kieron Barry
Directed by Sally Wood, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater 
Playwright Kieron Barry throws us into an interwoven labyrinth of infidelity, honor, and power. Performed in the intimacy of Black Box Theater, Tomorrow in the Battle confronts the consequences of choices made.
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater

7:30 p.m.
Men’s Rugby
Garcelon Field

8:30 p.m.
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at the largest and most popular concert of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders, and Take Note. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

9–11 p.m.
Rugby Gathering
Join Bates Rugby for pizza and refreshments in the Den, including a cash bar.
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den

Saturday, October 8

7:30–11 a.m.
Breakfast
$7 adults/$3.50 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
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! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (Room 131)

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Bates Global: Off-Campus Study opportunities for your student.
Meet Tina Mangieri, the new associate dean for off-campus study, for a discussion of study abroad at Bates, including the broad range of global study opportunities available, the advising process and campus resources, planning for study abroad, and the importance of parental support. Come learn how global learning is evolving in an increasingly interconnected world.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

9 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Men’s Tennis: Wallach Invitational
Wallach Tennis Center

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

9–10:30 a.m.
Baseball Gathering
Come meet the Jon Martin, the college’s new head baseball coach. A continental breakfast will be served for all alumni, parents, and friends of Bates Baseball.
Leahey Field, Baseball Hitting Facility

9–10:30 a.m.
Swimming and Diving Gathering
A continental breakfast for all alumni, parents, and friends of Bates Swimming and Diving.
Commons, Rooms 221/222

9–10:30 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
A continental breakfast for all alumni, parents, and friends of Bates Women’s Lacrosse.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

9–10:45 a.m.
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. Learn about the volunteer, learning, research, cultural, and internship opportunities (not to mention the fabulous restaurants!) that abound in the local community.
Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market lot, across the street from Pedro O’Hara’s on Main Street.

9:30 a.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

9:30–11 a.m.
Ripped from the Headlines: How (and Why) We Teach about Current Issues
The liberal arts tradition engages students in knowledge from across time and geography. How do we apply the lens of the liberal arts to what is happening right now? How do we guide students to think in critical and complex ways about events that impact their lives? In this symposium, three professors discuss their approaches to current issues and how they prepare students to be informed, mindful citizens of the world.

Moderator: Matthew R. Auer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Panelists:
Paula Schlax, Professor of Chemistry: Working with Bates Students to Study Gene Regulation in the Borrelia burgdorferi, the Causative Agent of Lyme Disease
Michael Rocque, Assistant Professor of Sociology: Talking about Race, Crime, and Justice in an Era of Colorblindness
Stephanie Kelley-Romano, Associate Professor of Rhetoric: #PCR2016: An Innovative and Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Presidential Campaign Rhetoric
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

10 a.m.
Admission Information Session
Join staff from the Bates Office of Admission to learn more about Bates academics, the college application process, and financial aid.
Carnegie Science Building, Room 204

10/10:30/11 a.m.
Tours of Campus Avenue Project
Join Facilities Services project managers as they lead tours of the college’s new residence halls, 55 and 65 Campus Avenue, including the new College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet inside the entrance of Chase Hall

10:30 a.m.–noon
Bates Squash Alumni & Family Mixer
Bates Squash Facility — 56 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway

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

11 a.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Soccer Field

11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
All-Campus Barbecue
$10 adults/$5 children
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages and a beer garden showcasing local Maine and Bates alumni companies. Must be 21+ to enter the beer garden.
Outside Commons (lawn at end of Alumni Walk)
Rain Site: Inside Commons

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
“All Things Bates”: A Conversation with President Spencer
Trustee Bill Carey ’82, P’13, P’14, P’19 will interview President Spencer about happenings on campus, our strategy for moving Bates forward, and her vision of the liberal arts in today’s world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

11:30 a.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30 a.m.
Legacy Photograph
Alumni/ae parents or grandparents of currently enrolled students are invited, with their children and grandchildren, to be part of this year’s legacy photo.
Hathorn Hall steps (Rain Site: Perry Atrium)

11:30–1 p.m.
Dedication of the Volleyball and Women’s Basketball Locker Room
Join alumni, parents, and friends of Bates Volleyball and Women’s Basketball for the dedication of the women’s locker room in Alumni Gymnasium to the late Marsha A. Graef, professor emerita of physical education and longtime head coach of both programs, who generously funded the renovation of the facility. Please bring your lunch and join us under the tent. President Clayton Spencer will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m.
Outside Alumni Gymnasium

11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Field Hockey Celebration
Join Field Hockey alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate the installation of the new GreenFields TX field surface.
Campus Avenue Field

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Fun
Pumpkin decorating, fun activities, and autumn snacks for the whole family. Kids can get their faces painted like a bobcat and make their own pennant before heading to the Bates vs. Williams football game to show their Bates pride!
Benjamin E. Mays Center

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs, find out what’s new, and learn how you can support Bates Athletics.
Alongside Garcelon Field, next to Cole Terrace

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting our Bates athletics teams.
Garcelon Field (next to the home stands)

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bates Women’s Basketball Annual Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons (Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk)

12:15 p.m.
Off-Campus Study and International Student Programs Open House
Did you study abroad while at Bates? Have you traveled from outside the U.S to be here? Have your international travels transformed your views of the world? The college’s offices of Off-Campus Study and International Student Programs welcome alumni, students, and families to visit, meet staff, and share experiences in informal discussions about global education, international travel, and study abroad.
Roger Williams Hall, Room 124

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College
Campus Avenue Field

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
An afternoon of music, theater, and dance by students, faculty, and guest artists.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon–3 p.m.
Men and Women’s Soccer Gathering
Join parents, alumni and friends of Bates Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams for a field-side gathering.
Russell Street Field

12:30–4 p.m.
Bates BrewFest
Open to Bates alumni, students, and families (21+). Enjoy local and Bates-inspired beverages. Please bring a current ID for entry.
Garcelon and Alumni Walk Tent

1 p.m.
Football vs. Williams
Garcelon Field

1 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Trinity (Conn.)
Alumni Gymnasium

2 p.m.
The Revenant
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College
Russell Street Field

2:30–4:30 p.m.
Annual Back to Bates Public Debate
Members of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council present a public debate for students, parents, alumni, and guests on this year’s motion: Nations should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture. The BQD won its first national title in 2014 and is now ranked among the top debate programs in the world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:30–4:30 p.m.
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to celebrate student artists and art clubs in an afternoon of live music, performances, and visual arts. Swing by to enjoy interactive activities and to learn more about arts and cultural organizations at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

3–4 p.m.
The Strange Bedfellows Improv Show
See Bates’ one-and-only student-run improv comedy team — off-the-cuff comedy for your laughter-related enjoyment.
Schaeffer Theatre

3/3:30/4 p.m.
Tour of Campus Avenue Project
Join Facilities Services project managers as they lead tours of the college’s new residence halls, 55 and 65 Campus Avenue, including the new College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet inside the entrance of Chase Hall

4–5 p.m.
Rally for Bates Women’s Athletics
Join current and former athletes and coaches for a special discussion and celebration of successes and the future direction of Bates Women’s Athletics.
Commons 221/222

4–5 p.m.
Open House at the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE)
Come see the OIE and meet fellow alumni, current students, family members, and OIE staff.
Chase Hall, Office of Intercultural Education (Room 142)

4:15 p.m.
Meditation in the Chapel
Led by the Dharma Society, the college’s Buddhist meditation group open to people of all faiths, creeds and religions. Beginners welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

Bates offers two dinner options for families on Saturday, Oct. 8:

4:30–8 p.m.
Dinner
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Back to Bates Harvest Dinner
Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 4 p.m. Saturday. Alumni and families are invited to an autumn feast, featuring local Maine produce. There is no program at the dinner, so feel welcome to arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be served for parents and alumni only.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

5:30–7 p.m.
Volunteer Recognition Reception
Join the Office of College Advancement and alumni and parent leaders in recognizing outstanding Bates volunteers.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

7–9 p.m.
Dessert Fair
Indulge your sweet tooth over decadent desserts and enjoy live music and horse drawn buggy rides.
Garcelon and Alumni Walk Tent

7:30 p.m.
The Revenant
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow in the Battle by Kieron Barry
Directed by Sally Wood, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater
Playwright Kieron Barry throws us into an interwoven labyrinth of infidelity, honor, and power. Performed in the intimacy of Black Box Theater, Tomorrow in the Battle confronts the consequences of choices made.
Schaeffer, Black Box Theater

8:15–9 p.m.
Lecture: A Quick Illustrated History of Bates with Curt Lyford ’04
“Bates College is not standing in the way of any other institution, but is occupying and cultivating ground which before had lain waste.” — Oren B. Cheney
Now in its 162nd year, Bates continues to lead. It is remarkable how over the last 40 years many of the best colleges in America have changed themselves to become match Bates’ original mission. A lively collection of photographs of Bates history will give us an encouraging, fascinating, and humorous view of the college.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

9–10:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting for Bates Parents
Cap off the evening with fellow parents while discovering delicious beers and wines as well as their ideal cheese and dessert pairings.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium 

Sunday, October 9

8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Brunch
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Men’s Tennis: Wallach Invitational
Wallach Tennis Courts

9 a.m.
Seventh-Annual Men’s Lacrosse Golf Outing
9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. shotgun start, scramble style. Refreshments, program, and dinner at 3 p.m. Open only to those who have pre-registered.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

10 a.m.
Nordic Ski Team 5K Run/Walk
Register before run/walk outside Commons at the Alumni Walk entrance

11 a.m.
Interfaith Service
A simple, reflective, multifaith service composed of musical offerings, readings from religious and secular traditions, prayers, and intentions. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Sponsored by the Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
An afternoon of music, theater, and dance by students, faculty, and guest artists.
Schaeffer Theatre