Congratulations on being admitted to Bates and for accepting the offer to join our academic community. The Student Affairs team as well as current students, staff, and faculty across the college, look forward to welcoming you to campus as members of the Class of 2021.

We are at work designing a vibrant, engaging, and informative orientation program for you. We appreciate your patience as we make these annual revisions to the program and Entering Students website throughout the Spring. In the meantime, feel free to explore and ask questions as they arise.


Carrie Murphey ’06
Assistant Dean of Students for First-Year Programs

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Garnet Gateway

Your portal, with access to all the forms you’ll need to complete before arriving on campus will use access information that will be mailed to you in May. Stay tuned for the checklist in late Spring.

Common Reading 2017

We are in the process of making the Common Reading selection for 2017.


If you’d like to catch up on last year’s Common Read, This I Believe, co-edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, visit the conversation.