Stories about "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."

‘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.

Opening Day 2015 , the first day of Orientation for the Class of 2019, included a First Generation to College Student and Parent Panel Discussion in Commons. Programming for First Gen students has been expanded this year. (Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College)
Here comes the Class of 2020, bringing ‘the world to Bates’

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:49 am

The 499 members of the Class of 2020 were selected from a pool of 5,356 applicants, the second-largest in Bates history.

Slideshow: 26 student moments from Orientation and AESOP to Convocation, classes, and sports

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:00 pm

Here's what the Class of 2019 has experienced from the first day of Orientation to the first day of classes.

Multimedia: Check out the Class of 2019’s Opening Day from morning to night

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:42 pm

The Class of 2019 began arriving early on Opening Day, the start of Orientation, with lots of help from current students and college staff.

‘Our Declaration’ author Danielle Allen to speak at Convocation 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:49 pm

Danielle Allen, author of the prizewinning 2014 study "Our Declaration," is the featured speaker at Bates College's 2015 Convocation, on Sept. 8.

‘Community and connection’ are what’s in store for the arriving Class of 2019 on Aug. 31

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:38 am

After Opening Day on Aug. 31, the journey of becoming a bona fide Bates College student begins with Orientation.

Slideshow: 24 moments as the Class of 2018 gets to know Bates and vice-versa

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 pm

See what they experienced as Bates photographers Sarah Crosby and Phyllis Graber Jensen followed the Class of 2018 from its arrival on Aug. 25 through the first week of classes.

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