2018 Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule for Bates Reunion 2018. As programs are confirmed they will be added here. A full schedule of events will be available in June. 

Thursday, June 7

Thursday activities are only open to the 50th Reunion class. On-campus housing on Thursday night is available to all classes. 

8:30am–4:30pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and update your Bates gear.
Bates College Store, 65 Campus Avenue

11:30am–10pm
Welcome Center
Your first stop — pick up your name tag, room keys, and schedule.
Commons

11:45am–1:15pm
Lunch for the 50th Reunion Class
Commons

3–5pm
50th Reunion Testimonials
Stop by the Digital Media Studios on the ground floor of Pettigrew Hall to record short videos of your Bates memories and reflections.
Pettigrew Hall, Digital Media Studios

6pm
Welcome Reception and Dinner for the 50th Reunion Class
Reception: Fireplace Lounge, Dinner: Perry Atrium

6–8pm
Dinner
Enjoy a meal with early arrivals! Open to those registered for Thursday-night housing.
Commons

Friday, June 8

7–9:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8–9am
Breakfast with the President for the 50th Reunion Class
Pettengill Hall

8am–midnight
Welcome Center
Commons

8:30am–5pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and update your Bates gear.
Bates College Store, 65 Campus Avenue

9am– 4pm
Tumbledown Mountain Hike
Hike up difficult terrain to one of the most beautiful spots in Maine.  The alpine pond nestled amongst three rocky summits makes this hike a favorite Maine hike for many people.  Ascend on the Loop Trail, using iron rungs up through Fat Man’s Misery, to East Peak, then descend to the pond and down Parker Ridge Trail.  Total distance is 5 miles with about 1,800’ of elevation gain.
Carpool departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

9–10am
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

10–11am
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

10am–4pm
Outing Club: Coastal Hike at Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area
A guided hike through Bates’ 600-acre coastal conservation area, boasting spectacular views of the Atlantic and access to Seawall Beach. Transportation provided from campus.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

11am–noon
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

11:30am–1:15pm
Lunch
Commons

11:30am
Reunion Golf Outing
Buffet lunch at 11:30am, tee times starting at 12:30pm. Hosted by the Friends of Bates Athletics.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

1–2pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

2–3pm
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

2–10pm
Bates Museum of Art
Blue Moons & Menageries: The Art of Dahlov Ipcar. See “Museum” tab for exhibit description.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

3–4pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

3–5pm
Lawn Games
Fancy yourself a seasoned corn hole player? Mastered the art of badminton and looking to show off your skills? Or just looking to catch up while tossing a frisbee? Come play some new and old lawn games while listening live music — by the student group The Remedy — and hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in a few years!
Outside Commons

3:30 – 5pm
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walkabout
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement, for a moderately paced walk through the heart of L-A, with brief narrative stops at several points of interest. The tour will conclude at Baxter Brewing, a Maine-based craft brewery for an optional drink. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Meet at Bates Mill 5 (16 Lincoln Street). Personal carpools depart from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot.

3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm
Tours of the Campus Avenue Residence Halls
Take a tour of the college’s new residence halls, Chu Hall and Kalperis Hall, including the new Bates College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Meet outside Chu Hall (55 Campus Avenue)

5–6pm
Annual Meeting of the College Key
Open to members of the College Key.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

5:30–8:30pm
Reunion Lobster Bake
Commons

7–9pm
Museum Reception
Dessert and wine will be served.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

8:30pm–1am
Bobcat Beer Garden
Late night at the Den — come enjoy local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages while listening to live music from The Remedy!
The Bobcat Den

9pm
Fireworks
Enjoy spectacular fireworks at the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater on the shore of Lake Andrews.
Olin Arts Center Terrace

Saturday, June 9

7–10:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8am–7pm
Welcome Center
Commons

8–9am
12-Step Recovery Meeting
Harward Center, 163 Wood Street

8:30–9:15am
Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Alumni Walk

8:30am–5pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and update your Bates gear.  While you’re there, be sure check out the new Post & Print Office!
Bates College Store, 65 Campus Avenue

8-9:30am
Kennedy Park Clean-Up
Work alongside Darby Ray, director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement, on a morning community service project. Meet at Kennedy Park. Personal carpools depart from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot.

10–10:30am
Mimosas on the Quad
Enjoy mimosas and pastries on the Historic Quad before parade lineup.
Coram Tent

10:30–11am
Classes line up for the Alumni Parade
Historic Quad

11am
Alumni Parade
Show your class spirit in the Alumni Parade! March, ride, or dance through a crowd of cheering Bates alumni and friends.
Historic Quad and Alumni Walk

11:30am
Presidential Address and Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association
Tent next to Garcelon Field

Noon–2pm
Barbecue Picnic Lunch
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages. Reserved seating available for the classes of 1962 and earlier inside Commons.
Ladd Library Quad

1–3pm or 3–5pm
Outing Club: Paddle on the Androscoggin
Enjoy a tranquil paddle from the new Bates Boathouse in Greene, home to Bates Rowing, and explore the shore of the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

2–3:30pm
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
All alumni and guests are welcome to join the choir, which will provide music for the Memorial Service on Sunday. John Corrie, who has led the Bates College Choir since 1986, will direct the group.
Gomes Chapel

3pm, 3:30pm
Tours of the Campus Avenue Residence Halls
Take a tour of the college’s new residence halls, Chu Hall and Kalperis Hall, including the new Bates College Store. Each tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Meet outside Chu Hall (55 Campus Avenue)

4–5pm
President’s Reception
A special gathering with President Spencer to recognize Reunion volunteers and alumni who have made Mount David Society-level gifts to the college in honor of this milestone year. By invitation only.

5:30–8:30pm
Class Dinners
Locations and times varies by class

8–11pm
Reunion Gala
Dance the night away with the Larry Williams Band, a rock ‘n’ roll cover band playing hits from across the generations.
Tent on Ladd Library Quad

Sunday, June 10

7am–noon
Checkout
Commons

7am–noon
Brunch
Commons

7:30–9:30am
Outing Club: Nature Walk at Thorncrag
Enjoy a morning hike through this 357-acre bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve. The highest point in the city, Thorncrag offers great views, spring wildflowers, and excellent birding. Transportation provided from campus.
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

8:30am–1pm
Bates College Store
Check out the new College Store in Kalperis Hall and update your Bates gear.
Bates College Store, 65 Campus Avenue

10am
Alumni Memorial Service
A time to celebrate the lives of Bates community members who passed away during the past year. The Alumni Choir will perform.
Gomes Chapel

12–2:30pm (or 4pm)
Outing Club: Hike Mount Pisgah
Hike an easy-to-moderate two-mile trail to the summit of 807-foot Mount Pisgah. The 60-foot fire tower at the top offers outstanding views of forests, lakes, and the White Mountains. Afterward, you may depart or continue on for Tubby’s ice cream and a hike along the shores of Wilson Pond. College transportation is not provided.
Personal carpools depart from Merrill Gymnasium parking lot

Noon
Residence Halls Close
Please leave your room key and electronic access card in the designated boxes in your dorm lounge or at checkout in Commons. Safe travels!

Museum of Art Exhibits at Reunion

Thursday………..closed
Friday……………..2–10pm
Saturday…………10am–5pm
Sunday…………..9am–noon

Blue Moons & Menageries: The Art of Dahlov Ipcar

June 8 – October 6, 2017

This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017). Drawn mainly from private collections, the works represent periods spanning the artist’s entire career. Many of the works in Blue Moons & Menageries are exhibited publicly for the first time. Ipcar, the daughter of prominent modernist artists, Marguerite and William Zorach, reached a wide audience through the many children’s books she wrote and illustrated. She also maintained a steady studio practice, producing paintings, sculptures, and prints that have been widely collected in public and private collections. In 1939, Ipcar was the first woman–and, at the age of 21, the youngest artist to date–to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. An illustrated catalogue, with essay by Sarah Torres, Education Researcher, MoMA, will support the exhibition.

The Bobcat Den
Chase Hall
Thursday 7:45am–2:30pm
Friday 7:45am–1am
Saturday 8am–3pm
Sunday Closed

Peter J. Gomes Chapel
Daily 7am–7pm

Bates College Store
65 Campus Avenue
Thursday 8:30am–4:30pm
Friday 8:30am–5pm
Saturday 8:30am–5pm
Sunday 8:30am–1pm

Davis Fitness Center
Underhill Arena
Thursday Noon–7pm
Friday Noon–7pm
Saturday 7am–3pm
Sunday 7am–noon

The George and Helen Ladd Library
Thursday 8am–5pm
Friday 8am–5pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday Closed

Merrill Gymnasium
Bert Andrews ’74 Room (Cardio Room)
Thursday 8am–6pm
Friday 8am–6pm
Saturday 8am–3pm
Sunday 8am–1pm

Tarbell Pool
(recreational swim times)
Thursday Noon–4pm
Friday Noon–4pm
Saturday 10am–noon
Sunday Closed

Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center
Thursday Closed
Friday 2–10pm
Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 9am–noon

Edmund S. Muskie Archives
70 Campus Avenue
Thursday 8:30am–noon, 1–5pm
Friday 8:30am–noon, 1–5pm

Office of Intercultural Education
Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue
Daily 9am–midnight

Hindu Shrine, Muslim Prayer Room and Buddhist Meditation Room
Chase Hall, on the main floor near the Office of Intercultural Education
Daily 7am–2am

James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center
Thursday 8am–1pm
Friday 8am–1pm
Saturday 8am–4pm
Sunday 8am–1pm