Hello & Welcome!

Holly Gurney headshotCongratulations 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 the summer.

The two student Orientation Co-Directors are busy planning and organizing events and activities for the fall of 2014, and we should have an updated schedule available to you online by mid-summer.

Until then, enjoy your summer and please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Holly Gurney
Associate Dean

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Your Checklist

  • ASAP: Waive Bates Student Health Insurance (if you are covered by other insurance)
  • June 2-July 11: Residence application and roommate selection
  • By June 15: Designate the person(s) who will receive your student eBill
  • June 20-July 25: Complete AlcoholEdu
  • July 1: Health Center forms due
  • July 7-18: Register for classes

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  • By July 15: Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) trip selection
  • August 1: Fall Semester fees due
  • August 15: View your fall schedule
  • August 25: AESOP arrival and move-in day
  • August 29: Optional move-in begins for new students
  • August 30: Beginning of Orientation (required for all new students)
  • September 2: Add/drop begins
  • September 3: Classes begin