Reunion Essentials

Do You Know a Student at Bates?
BatesStars are students who help alumni throughout Reunion Weekend –- running errands, providing transportation on golf carts and answering questions about life at Bates today. If you know a current Bates student who might be interested in working the Weekend, please contact us at or 207-786-6487.

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

Bates will provide group transportation to and from the Portland Transportation Center (Amtrak and Concord Coach Lines) and Portland International Jetport at select times on Friday evening and Sunday morning. Please contact us at 207-786-6487 by Wednesday, April 15, if you wish to take advantage of this complimentary service.

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.

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  The Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn offers a discounted rate until Wednesday, May 13. Please mention Bates Reunion when making your reservation. 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