Admissions to sponsor annual Maine Day program

The Bates Admissions Office will sponsor its annual Maine Day program for Maine high school students Wednesday, Nov. 11. Last year, more than 130 students participated in the day-long program, intended to expose students to varied fields of study and special programs offered at Bates, as well as answer questions about the selective college admissions process. To register for Maine Day, call the Admissions Office at 207-786-6000.

The program begins at 8 a.m. in Chase Hall Lounge with coffee and donuts. Participants will meet with the Bates admissions staff from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. From 10 to 10:45 a.m., students not scheduled for admissions interviews will meet with Wylie Mitchell, dean of admissions at Bates. Tours of the campus, admissions interviews, classroom visits and departmental office visits will be available from 9 a.m. to noon.

Leigh Campbell, director of financial aid at Bates, will conduct an informational session on financing a college education from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. A coaches’ reception for high school athletes interested in competing at the college level will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second floor of Merrill Gymnasium.

Participants, parents and guidance counselors are also invited to tour the Edmund S. Muskie Archives from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Bates College Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the George and Helen Ladd Library, which opens at 7:30 a.m.

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