Welcome New Bates Students!
Congratulations on your admission to Bates! Our entire campus community—current students, faculty and staff—send their warmest welcome. We can’t wait to have you join us on campus at the end of August. Orientation 2013 Schedule (PDF).
Orientation, which is required for all students, begins Saturday, August 31. If you are an international student then you should receive information from Dean James Reese soon regarding arrival dates and International Student Orientation. If you are a fall athlete, you’ll receive information from your coaches about your assigned campus arrival day along with information regarding your first meetings and practices.
We also offer the much beloved AESOP pre-orientation program to all incoming students (unless athletic obligations prevent attendance). You will find lots of information about AESOP on the garnet gateway and the AESOP web pages. There’s something for everyone. We want every Bates student who wants to go on AESOP to participate, and scholarship funds are available for those who qualify.
In planning Orientation we try to keep four key goals in mind:
- To introduce students to the Bates community and its history, values, and members
- To engage students in a discussion of the academic, residential and social life of the college and the ways they can become active members of these vital parts of the college.
- To assist students in meeting their classmates and student peers.
- To launch an active exploration and relationship building with everyone on campus as well as in the local communities of Lewiston and Auburn.
Here are some of the most key dates to remember:
|General Move-in for new students:
AESOP arrival day:
Orientation begins for new students:
|Saturday, August 31, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday morning, August 31, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Heard there’s a common reading letter but can’t find the email containing the information? Here is the letter describing the book and all the exciting events connected to it: Class of 2017 Common Reading Letter.
We wish you all the best, and we look forward to meeting everyone in a few weeks!
Associate Dean of Students
|Jake Sandor ’14
|Alyssa Morgosh ‘15
Before stepping onto campus, check out this orientation schedule.
Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program. Choose your trip, and sign up today!
Tell us about yourself, find the perfect roommate, and choose your housing.