Welcome, Parents!

Parents Fund Ends June 30

The 2015 fund year ends June 30.make-a-gift-285x300

Whether you’re a brand new Bates parent (welcome!) or an parent of a Bates graduate, the Parents Fund is a way to support the exceptional programs that help Bates to deliver one of the best liberal arts experiences in the country.

Year after year, Bates has one of the strongest parent participation rates among our peers, and in 2013-2014, the Bates Parents Fund reached a record 40 percent participation.


Summer Welcome Receptions for the Class of 2019

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement invites you and your Bates student to attend a Summer Welcome Reception in your area.

These events are an opportunity to meet other incoming families as well as current Bates students and their families, alumni and members of the college community.

Check here for a list of current locations. Additional reception locations and details will be added soon.


Orientation for the Class of 2019

Orientation begins on Monday, Aug. 31. The complete 2015 Orientation schedule will be posted online as it becomes available.


Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend 2015 is Oct. 2 through Oct. 4. We hope to see you on campus!