Joshua McIntosh PhotoCongratulations on being admitted to Bates and for accepting the offer to join our academic community. The Student Affairs team, and colleagues across the college, looks forward to welcoming you to campus on August 31. There are a number of administrative matters you will need to attend to over the summer, and many of them can be found on this website. We have designed a vibrant, engaging, and informative orientation program for you and a tentative schedule can be found here.

Joshua McIntosh
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Your Checklist


  • ASAP: Waive Bates Student Health Insurance (if you are covered by other insurance)
  • June 2-July 11: Residence application and roommate selection
  • By June 15: Designate the person(s) who will receive your student eBill
  • June 20-July 25: Complete AlcoholEdu
  • July 1: Health Center forms due
  • July 7-18: Register for classes

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  • By July 15: Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) trip selection
  • August 1: Fall Semester fees due
  • August 15: View your fall schedule
  • August: AESOP arrival and move-in day
  • August: Optional move-in begins for new students
  • August: Beginning of Orientation (required for all new students)
  • September: Add/drop begins
  • September: Classes begin