Monday, September 3rd

10am – 4pm (time varies by FYC)
Lewiston/Auburn Walks with the Harward Center
A visit to your new home Lewiston/Auburn with your First-Year Center. You’ll also be able to pick up your Class of 2022 tee-shirt and register to vote when you’re done with your walk.
Harward Center for Community Partnerships

11am – 2pm (time varies by FYC)
ILS Open House
An opportunity to learn more about the services and resources provided by Information and Library Services – featuring food and swag!
Ladd Library

10am – 5pm
Orientation Week Leader (OWL) Led Events
Various locations

Bagel Brunch with Bates Hillel
Le Ronj Coffeehouse, 30 Frye Street 

11 – 2:00pm
Academic Advising Available
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

SPARQ! Tabling in Commons
Qube Hours- LGBTQIA+ & questioning students are encouraged to drop by to chat with the SPARQ! Peer Mentors about queer/trans life on campus, support, and concerns.

2 – 5pm
SPARQ! Drop-In Hours
Office of Intercultural Education (OIE), Chase Hall

5:30 – 6:30pm
International Students: Beginning at Bates – Sources for Assistance
Commons, Room 221/222

5 – 7pm

6 – 7:15pm
QConnect Dinner
Office of intercultural Education, Chase Hall

QConnect is a meal and conversation gathering where LGBTQIA+ students and their allies connect and foster a sense of community through cooking, sharing a meal, discussions and the sharing of personal experiences.

7:30 – 8:45pm
Common Read Debate featuring Brooks Quimby Debate Team
Gomes Chapel

9 – 10:30
New Student Talent Show
Alumni Gymnasium

International Students: Dessert for All
280 Street Residence, Frank’s Lounge

10:30pm – 1am
Orientation Week Leader (OWL) Led Events
Various Locations