Students considering the math major take Math Camp (MATH s21) during Short Term, usually in the first or second year at Bates. Friendships formed in s21 stay with students through their time at Bates, and beyond.
In 2015, Manjul Bhargava, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton, was the Bates commencement speaker. The day before graduation, he met with math majors, their families, and faculty.
Each year, seniors and faculty gather to celebrate accomplishments, graduation, and time together. A photo of senior majors commemorates this time.