• October Slideshow — The dorm and the library—two places integral to the college experience.
  • October 1969: Muskie ’36 speaks at the Bates Moratorium — This month in Bates history, leading Democrat Sen. Edmund S. Muskie ’36 returned to his alma mater in 1969 to give his perspective on the Vietnam War in front of students, faculty and the media in Alumni Gym.
  • October 1947: The Fire of 1947 — Out-of-control Maine wildfires burn 205,678 acres in October 1947. At Bates, nearly 300 male students, about 40 percent of the student body, volunteer for firefighting duty.