Rites of Passage

2011 Annual Memorial Service and Tree Planting


Multifaith Worship During Orientation

Sunday August 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter J. 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 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. on the Quad (follows 11:00 a.m. Convocation and all-campus lunch; 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 October 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Peter J. 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.