How Can I Connect?

Welcome to Bates. Whether you are finding your way in a new place or viewing a familiar campus from a new perspective, it helps to know that there are spaces where you can be open about matters of deep importance and connect with people who care.

If you are willing to wade in, here are are some entry points:

Welcome Circle

Sunday, September 4th, 4:00 p.m., The Gomes Chapel

Multifaith Banquet 2015

If you are looking to make real connections in a new place, come claim your space and start a lasting conversation.


First HEARTH Dinner, Thursday, September 15th, 6:00 p.m., 32 Ware Street


HEARTH is a warm and safe space for conversation. Over dinner (usually Thai food) we pose a query that challenges you to think deeply, listen intently, and share honestly. Here’s an example of one query:  What did you bring with you and what are you leaving behind?


First {Pause}, Wednesday, September 14th, 9:00 p.m., The Gomes Chapel


Amid all the activity swirling around you, take some time to {pause} and center yourself with a half hour of silence, music, and poetry.