Welcome, Parents!


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.

Parents & Family Weekend

2016: October 7–9

2017: September 29–October 1