Stories about "Orientation"
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Catching up at the OIE's reception, from left, are John Collantes '18 of Park Ridge, Ill., Sally Ceesay '18 of the Bronx, Jeanne Hua '18 of Honolulu, and Frederick Cheng '18 of San Leandro, Calif. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

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21 cool facts about 21 members of the Class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:31 pm

The Class of 2021 includes a South Pole ski trekker, a vexillologist, and a certified instructor of mindfulness.

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Picture Story: Smiles, tears, and new beginnings on the Class of 2021’s Opening Day

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:10 pm

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo capture move-in, decorations, presentations, receptions, and goodbyes.

This year's co-coordinators of the college's Orientation-week Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program  are, from left, neuroscience major Katie Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn., geology major Kurt Niiler ’18, of Freedom, N.H., and environmental studies major Adair Andre '18 of Edina, Minn. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
AESOP student leaders gear up for Orientation centerpiece

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 am

The sweet spot of any AESOP trip — the three-night, four-day excursions each incoming first-year takes during Orientation — is the third day.

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On Opening Day, Bates opens its arms to the Class of 2021

Friday, August 25, 2017 9:54 am

Aug. 28 is Opening Day at Bates College — the day when 510 members of first-year class move in and begin Orientation.

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When new Bates students meet Lewiston, here’s what they say

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:08 am

Lewiston's chance to make a first impression on first-year students comes next month during the Downtown Walkabout during Orientation.

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Picture story: With the Class of 2020 on outdoor AESOP trips

Friday, September 9, 2016 2:53 pm

Images from the student-led AESOP outdoor trips during Orientation as Bates' newest students had fun getting to know Maine and each other.

It's move-in day for members of the Class of 2020 on Aug. 29. Here students and family move into brand new residences at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue where they are greeted by members of Residence Life, AESOP trip leaders, and Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs). Students and families also drop by the Bates College Store and Package Center where they picked up packages mailed to them to move into their rooms (with golf carts staffed to drive these multiple packages to their residences across campus).
Picture story: A grand garnet welcome for the Class of 2020 on Opening Day

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:22 pm

Photos galore from Opening Day as nearly 200 students helped welcome 499 members of the Class of 202o and their families.

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Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

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‘This I Believe’ co-creator to offer 2016 Convocation address

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:04 pm

Offering the 2016 Convocation address at Bates College is Dan Gediman, co-creator of the "This I Believe" radio and book series.

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