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Welcome to Orientation 2013!

For the 2013 Orientation Schedule, please click here: Orientation 2013 Schedule (PDF)


August  26th: AESOP Arrival Day

  • AESOP check-in: Chase Hall entryway (Carnegie side) between 8am and 3pm.
  • Room keys, Bates ID production (electronic access):  Chase Hall entryway (Carnegie side) between 8am and 3pm.
  • TD Bank and Student Employment will also be in Chase Hall on AESOP Arrival Day.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

8pm
Pizza and Games
Chase Hall


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

8am–1pm
*Registration
Pettengill Hall
• Welcome/Information Table (Lobby)
• Student Orientation Packet Pickup (Room G63)
• Banking Services Through TD Bank (Room G65)
• Entering Student Survey Administration (Room G52)
• Voter Registration (in hallway)
• Lobster Bake Sign-up (Room G50)
• Sustainable Programs (Room G50)
• Student Identification Processing (Chase Hall)
• Room and Building Key/Electronic Access (Chase Hall)
• Student Employment/Work Authorization (Room G21)
• Parents’ Welcome Table (Perry Atrium)
Continental breakfast available on site.

9am–5pm
Library and Help Desk Services
George and Helen Ladd Library
10:30am–noon
Parent Orientation
Alumni Gymnasium

11am–2pm
Barbecue Picnic
Library Quad (Rain site: Commons)

1–3:45pm
Panels for Parents (students welcome):
Refreshments available in Chase
Hall Lobby

1–1:45pm
Bates and Beyond: Paths, Purpose and Possibility
Memorial Commons, High Ceiling Room (Chase Hall)

2–2:45pm
Culture Shock: Joining the New England Small Liberal Arts College Way of Life
Hirasawa Lounge (Chase Hall)
Campus Involvement for Student Athletes
Memorial Commons, High Ceiling Room (Chase Hall)
The First Month of Fall Semester: What’s It Like?
Skelton Lounge (Chase Hall)

3–3:45pm
Campus and Academic Resources for Students
Memorial Commons, High Ceiling Room (Chase Hall)

1–3:45pm
Fun with OWLs (Orientation Week Leaders)
Check your Garnet Guide for activities and locations

4:15pm
President’s Welcome and Reception
Historic Quad; Library Terrace (Rain sites: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building; Library Arcade)

5:15pm
Family Farewells
All remaining events are for student participation only.

5:45pm
*Dinner with JAs Followed by First-Year Center Meetings
Commons; location as directed by JA

8pm
*Dean Goundie’s Welcome — Tedd Goundie
*Defining Diversity at Bates — Megan Taft
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

10pm
Moonlight A Cappella Concert at the Puddle
Keigwin Amphitheater (Rain site: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall)

11:30pm
Late Night at The Ronj
Ross House, 32 Frye St.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8am
Breakfast
Commons

9am
Interfaith Service led by Multifaith Chaplaincy
Peter J. Gomes Chapel
Worship Services
To learn more about off-campus worship opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn area, visit the Multifaith Chaplaincy website: bates.edu/chaplaincy

10:15am
*Meet your OWL (don’t be late!)
Historic Quad
*Where Do I Go? Who Do I Call?
Lunch
Lunch with OWLs
Commons

1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5pm
*Building a Respectful Community
Heather Lindkvist, acting director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, discusses the importance of respecting ourselves, others, the law and the college’s policies, with an emphasis on consent and sexual respect. Current Bates students will contribute to the discussion. Attendance will be taken. (Check your Garnet Guide for your orientation group’s session time.)
Memorial Commons, High Ceiling Room (Chase Hall)

1–5pm
Library and Help Desk Services
George and Helen Ladd Library

1:15–6pm
OWL-led Adventures in Lewiston-Auburn
Check your Garnet Guide for meeting times and locations

6:15pm
*Engaging the Power of Our Differences Dinner
Commons

7:30pm
*Class Photo
*Social Justice and Diversity
by Joe Bertolini and Bil Leipold
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

9:15pm
Class of 2017 Talent Show
Alumni Gymnasium

11pm
Dessert Fair
Hosted by student-run affinity groups; co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education and Multifaith Chaplaincy
Location TBA


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

8–9am
Breakfast
Commons

9am–5pm
Buddhist and Hindu shrines, Muslim Prayer Room are open
Office of Intercultural Education, 63 Campus Ave. (across from Chase Hall), second floor

9:30am
*Adventures in Community —
The Harward Center
Peter J. Gomes Chapel
*Small Group Community Engagement Development with First-Year Centers
Residence halls, location as directed by JA

Lunch
Picnic and Dean’s Carnival
Commons Lawn (Rain site: Indoors of Commons)

1:30pm
Building a Just, Fair and Welcoming Community
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building; location as directed by OWL
• At Bates We Smile — Holly Gurney
• Conduct Violations, Consequences, and Restoring Balance — Carl Steidel
• An Introduction to the Class of 2017 Bill of Rights, followed by small group work with OWLs

5–7pm
Class of 2017 Lobster Bake and Contradance
Page Field (Rain site: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building)

7:15pm
*Meet with your orientation group
Location as directed by OWL

7:30pm
*One Too Many — Lori Hart
Memorial Commons, High Ceiling Room (Chase Hall)
*Decisions and Results — small group scenario walk-through
Location as directed by OWL

10pm
OWL-led Late-Night Fun
Check your Garnet Guide for activities and locations


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

7am
Breakfast
Commons

8:30am
*First-Year Seminar Meetings
Followed by individual meetings with Academic Advisors
Various academic classrooms and offices See class meeting schedule in student packet

10am–3pm
Library Open House
George and Helen Ladd Library

Lunch
Lunch on Your Own
Commons

Noon–3:30pm
Academic Open Houses (by department)
Various locations across campus (see your Garnet Guide for site map)

Afternoon
*Individual Meetings with Academic Advisors
What are y’OWL up to?
Check your Garnet Guide for activities and locations

3:45pm
*Meet with First-Year Center to line-up for Convocation Procession
Location as directed by JA

4:10pm
*Convocation Address
Historic Quad (Rain site: Alumni Gymnasium)

6pm
*New Student Matriculation Dinner
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

8:30pm
Fireworks at the Puddle
Keigwin Amphitheater
Activities within the program offerings are subject to change. The dates listed are accurate and will remain fixed.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

8am
Classes begin
All class years

9am–5pm
Buddhist and Hindu shrines, Muslim Prayer Room are open
Office of Intercultural Education, second floor
Afternoon
Drop/Add Advising with Dean Gurney
Lane Hall, Room 104

9pm–11pm
Student Activities Fair
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

3–4pm
Pre-Engineering Information Session
Commons, Room 211
Gene Clough, Lecturer in Geology and Physics

4:30–5:30pm
Pre-Health Studies Information Session
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204
Karen Daigler, Bates Career Development Center, and Lee Abrahamsen, associate professor of biology


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

3pm–4pm
Pre-Business Information Session
Commons, Room 211
David McDonough and Colleen Coxe, Bates Career Development Center

4pm–5pm
Pre-Law Information Session
Commons, Room 221/222
Nancy Gibson, Bates Career Development Center


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

10pm–2am
Welcome-Back Dance
Location TBA


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

5pm
OIE New Student Reception
Office of Intercultural Education
The Office of Intercultural Education and the Dean of Students Office welcome the Class of ’17, in all its diversity and richness of experiences, backgrounds and goals.


Offices and Hours

Dean of Students Office (102 Lane Hall)

  • 8am-4:30pm, M-F

Housing Office (110 Lane Hall)

  • 8am-4:30pm, M-F

Student Activities Office (Chase Hall)

  • 8am-4:30pm, M-F

College Bookstore (Chase Hall)

  • 9:30am–3pm Saturday, August 31st (store and text area/**text reservation pick-up in the main store from 9:30am-3pm**)
  • 12-3pm Sunday, Sept. 1 (store and text area)
  • 9:30am–4:30pm Monday, September 2 (store and text area/**text reservation pick-up in the main store from 1-4 only**)
  • 8:30am–3:30pm Tuesday, September 3 (store and text area)
  • 8:30am–4:30pm Wednesday, September 4 (store and text area)
  • Thursday, September 5, resume regular hours: M-F 8:30am–5pm
  • Saturdays 10am-4pm

George and Helen Ladd Library

  • 9am–5pm Saturday, August 31
  • 9–5pm Sunday, September 1
  • 8am–5pm Monday, September 2
  • 8am–3:30pm open, closed 3:30-6:30pm and reopen 6:30–10pm Tuesday, Sept. 5

Help Desk

  • 9am–5pm Saturday, August 31
  • 1–5pm Sunday, September 1
  • 8am–5pm Monday, September 2
  • 8am–3:30pm open, closed 3:30-6:30pm and reopen 6:30–10pm Tuesday, Sept. 5

Registrar’s Office (Libbey Forum)

  • 9am–4pm Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 2 and 3

Student Financial Services (Libbey Forum)

  • 9am–4pm Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 2 and 3

Campus Dining, New Commons Dining Hall

Monday–Thursday

  • Breakfast: 7–10:30am
  • Lunch: 10:30am–2:30pm
  • Dinner: 4:30–8:30pm

Friday

  • Breakfast: 7-10:30am
  • Lunch: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Dinner: 4:30-8pm

Saturday

  • Continental Breakfast: 7:30-9:30
  • (Continental Breakfast available in Registration Center, Pettengill Atrium, August 31)
  • Brunch: 9:30-2:30
  • (Barbecue lunch on the New Commons front lawn, August 31)
  • Dinner: 4:30–8pm

Sunday

  • Continental Breakfast: 8-10:30am
  • Brunch: 10:30am–2pm
  • Dinner: 4:30–8:30pm

The Package Center

  • See Vinny Vincent (786-6098): Chase Hall (enter on Bardwell St. across from Gray Cage)
  • 9:30am–4pm Saturday, August 31
  • 12-3pm Sunday, September 1
  • 8:30am-4pm Monday, September 2
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4, resume regular hours: M-F 9am-4pm, weekends closed

Facility Services

  • 8am-2:00 Saturday, August 31
  • 8am-noon Sunday, September 1
  • Monday, September 2, Closed

Student Services Personnel

  • Tedd R. Goundie, Dean of Students
  • Stephen W. Sawyer, Associate Dean of Students
  • James L. Reese, Associate Dean of Students
  • Holly L. Gurney, Associate Dean of Students
  • Carmita McCoy, Associate Dean for Student Transition
  • Vacant, Associate Dean for Student Transition
  • Keith M. Tannenbaum, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Erin Foster Zsiga, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Carl Steidel, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Mina Beveney, Housing Coordinator & Residence Life Assistant
  • Lee Seguin, Coordinator of Student Activities & Residence Life Assistant
  • Thomas Carey, Director of Security and Campus Safety
  • Christy P. Tisdale, Director of Health Services
  • Emily Wright-Magoon, Acting Multifaith Chaplain