Reunion Essentials

Getting to Bates
You can get here by plane, train, bus or car! Find more information on our directions page!

You may park in any legal spot on campus or nearby public streets. The biggest campus lot is located between Underhill Arena and the Russell Street Track (enter from Russell Street). Golf carts will be available to shuttle people back and forth from campus to their cars throughout the weekend.

Your First Stop!
Please make the Welcome Center in Commons your first stop! Here you will find your name tag, room keys and Reunion schedule. Registration for the 50th Reunion class will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration for all other classes will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Relaxed! Unless your class leaders have urged you to bring formal attire, pack your bag with comfortable summer clothes. Be sure to check the weather in the days prior to the weekend to adequately pack for rain, heat, cold, etc.

Reunion Weekend Housing
Various housing options are available for alumni attending Reunion. For those who prefer to stay on campus, Reunion classes will be housed together in dormitories to the extent possible. Register by Wednesday, April 15, for the best chance to be housed with classmates. When registering, you can request roommates and friends whom you would like to be housed near. We do our best to accommodate all requests.

Dormitory accommodations feature shared bathrooms down the hall from your room. Linens, including towels and sheets, a blanket and pillow for each bed, are provided. Dormitories are not air-conditioned and all beds are twin-sized. Please note that dormitory accommodations are very basic and offer few amenities. We encourage you to bring the following items: reading lamp, hangers, small fan, alarm clock and extra blankets or pillows if needed. Dorms are assigned in late May based on dorm capacity, the number of alumni returning from each class and accessibility.

Local Accommodations
A list of local hotels, motels and inns can be found at If you are staying off campus, you will receive an access card to your dormitory so that you can enjoy the hospitality lounge.

Contact us at 207-786-6487 or