Welcome, Parents!


Academic Calendar

Find all of the important dates, breaks, and deadlines in the 2018–2019 Academic Calendar.

Families depart Commons during Parents and Family Weekend.

Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend

In 2018, Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend will be October 5–7! We look forward to seeing you!

Fall comes to the Bates College campus.

Visiting Campus

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

Summer Welcome Receptions

Summer Welcome Receptions offer incoming Bates families the opportunity to meet each other, as well as Bates students, parents, and alumni in regions across the country.


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 .