• March Slideshow — Batesies celebrate the last stretch of Maine’s winter by competing in winter sports, throwing numerous concerts, and even leaving winter behind to represent the college in sunny Florida.
  • March 1975: The first St. Patrick’s Day Puddle Jump — The Puddle Jump has a clear provenance, thanks to its attentive founders, Christopher Callahan ’78, Scott Copeland ’78 and Lars Llorente ’78.
  • March 1855: The Maine State Seminary wins its charter — On March 16, 1855, after torturous machinations in the Maine Legislature, Gov. Anson Morrill signed “An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Maine State Seminary, the school from which Bates evolved in 1864.