Additional Programs

Cultural Programming Committee

Michael Jackson Experience: 80’s Alternative Dance

Alternative Dance for 80’s College Weekend hosted in the OIE featuring 80’s snacks, music, movies, and more!


Halloween Movie Marathon!

Waffle Night

Traditional Finals Week Study Break where students get to cook and decorate their own waffles!

Community Haunted House

The OIE & CPC bring together students from all over campus to transform the OIE into a Haunted House which community members such as Tree Street Youth and Bates Students have the opportunity to walk through and receive candy if they make it out alive.

OIE Fellows

Stress Relief Workshop

Workshop on stress relief and management by Sue Langdon.

Class Registration Forum

OIE Fellows provide support and insight on the best and worst classes to pick for the upcoming semester.

Diversity Hiring Programs for First Year Students

Opportunity to learn about Diversity Hiring Programs for First Years and Sophomores, as well as other internships and pre-professional preparation programs.

Annual Programs

OIE Welcome Reception

Time to Welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to the OIE!

Home Sweet Home: Parents Weekend Dessert Social

Welcoming dessert social for all students, but specifically those who’s families cannot attend Parent’s Weekend.

Perspective Student Mixers

Mixers hosted by the OIE with perspective students from Bates Admissions Fly-In Programs. OIE Staff and Student Leaders mix and mingle with perspective students to give them a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Bobcat!

Thanksgiving Meal

The OIE provides a space, food, and community for students on campus during Thanksgiving break.

Open Houses

The OIE hosts various open houses during campus wide events such as Orientation, Parents and Family Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, and Accepted Student Reception.


Gathering of all MOSAIC Student Organization members and OIE Staff to bond and build community.

Campus-Wide Programs

Passamaquoddy Speakers Lunch

The OIE brought students together to engage in conversation with Passamoaquoddy women over lunch.

First Generation to College Dinenrs

The OIE provides dinners to connect first generation to college students with faculty and staff.


The OIE provides a space, food, and community for students on campus during Thanksgiving break.

Co-Sponsored Programs

The T Word

Showing of Laverne Cox’s documentary around Trans* youth. Followed by engaging dialogue lead by faculty members.