• July-August Slideshow — From debating to sports, from music and art to Elderhostel offerings, this historic slideshow takes a look at some Bates summer programs of the past.
  • August 1995: A tragic death, a hopeful legacy — On Aug. 12, 1995, student park ranger Philip Otis ’95 and another ranger set out to rescue an injured climber on Mount Rainier. In freezing rain, about 200 feet from the man, they slipped and fell to their deaths. Yet Otis’ ideas live on at Bates.
  • August 1957: The dismantling of Sampsonville — After World War II, Bates offers coed student housing to accommodate returning veterans and their families. The community is called Sampsonsville.