• September Slideshow — A look at past classes and some of their experiences—moving in, registration, bibs and beanies and of course, the Stanton Ride.
  • September 1973: A new library for Bates — In 32 years, the Bates library has proven to be “fluid in its concept” and able “to adapt to the unforeseeable needs of the future,” in the words of then-librarian Iva Foster ’30. Named for benefactors George and Helen Ladd in 1979, the library was nevertheless a design challenge for its architects.
  • September 1857: The Maine State Seminary opens — The seminary’s 1857 opening is one of several key dates in Bates’ early history.