The incoming Class of 2022 ‘represents Bates College history’

Selected from the largest applicant pool in college history, the 550 members of the Class of 2022 arrives on Monday.

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Back to Bates Weekend 2018

Join us on campus for the annual fall celebration, October 5–7

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Bates + You

$190M raised. Every gift — large and small — counts in The Bates Campaign.

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Sep 21, 2018

$3 million gift endows Bates professorship in STEM equity and inclusion; April Hill named inaugural appointee

Hill is an eminent evolutionary developmental geneticist with a national reputation for dismantling barriers preventing students from thriving in STEM fields.

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