Welcome, Parents!


Academic Calendar

Find all of the important dates, breaks, and deadlines in the  2016–17 Academic Calendar.


Summer Welcome Receptions

Meet other incoming families at receptions across the country before arriving on campus in the fall.

Find one near you and RSVP.

Families depart Commons during Parents and Family Weekend.

Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend

2016: October 7–9
2017: September 29–October 1

Fall comes to the Bates College campus.

Visiting Campus

Check out our accommodationsdining, and travel pages as you plan your trip to campus.


Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Contact us at parents@bates.edu to learn about a variety of ways to get involved with other parents and the broader Bates community .