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Rites of Passage

2011 Annual Memorial Service and Tree Planting


Multifaith Worship During Orientation

Sunday September 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Gomes Chapel
A service of word, song, and ritual to welcome first-years to campus in a spirit of peace, anticipation, and joy.


Annual Memorial Service and Tree Planting

Tuesday September 3, 2013 after 4:15 p.m. Convocation on the Quad in front of Parker Hall (rain location Gomes Chapel).
After Convocation, on the quad, we remember faculty, staff, and students who have died during the previous year.


Parents and Family Interfaith Service

Sunday September 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gomes Chapel.
Held during Parents and Family Weekend, this interfaith service brings together word, song, and ritual from various traditions, as well as a message from a Bates parent. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.