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Aligning who you are with what you do is the heart of the Bates experience.

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Bates’ unique personality rests on the bedrock values of academic excellence, inclusivity, and social responsibility.

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Academic Programs

A Bates education fosters intellectual inquiry and reflection, personal growth, and a commitment to the world beyond oneself.

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Back@Bates

Join us Oct. 2–3 for a special look at life on campus during this historic time. Celebrate everything you love about Bates, and learn how the college is adapting to COVID-19. 

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Take a virtual tour, learn about admission and financial aid, and speak with current students.

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Sep 04, 2020

The rhetoric of a Bates Convocation reminds us why we’re here

After a summer where the endless rounds of pandemic planning and announcements seemed to define the college enterprise, Opening Convocation offered welcome reminders of what we’re all about.

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