Welcome, Parents!

We hope you find the information on these pages useful.

Please be in touch with any questions or needs you don’t find answers to here. Are you thinking about visiting? Are you wondering what’s happening on campus? You’ll find the Bates community welcoming and helpful — and you’ll find a lot of the answers you’re looking for right here.

Summer Welcome Receptions

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.

Stay tuned for a list of locations.


Orientation 2015 will begin on Sunday, August 30.

The 2015 Orientation schedule will be posted as it becomes available.

Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend 2015 will be held October 2-4. We hope to see you on campus!