Academic Year 2021-22 Archives


February 1, 2021 4:18 pm

Feb. 2: New and Updated Details for Winter Semester Arrivals

I write to provide additional information and reminders related to the winter semester. Importantly, this message includes information about recent changes we have made to COVID-19 testing upon your arrival on campus and actions you must take.


January 18, 2021 2:30 pm

Jan. 19: Winter Semester Planning Update

I write to provide information about a number of important issues as we plan for the winter semester. Please take a few minutes to read this important information.


November 17, 2020 4:00 pm

Nov. 17: Guidance to mitigate risk while traveling

As many of you prepare to travel home or other locations, I want to offer some guidance that allows you to enjoy the break while also taking necessary steps to protect yourself, as well as your family.


November 11, 2020 7:59 am

Nov. 11: Public Health Update (addendum)

Providing additional information to bring the number of COVID-19 positives among students fully up to date as of Nov. 11.


November 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Nov. 10: Public Health Update — A Call to Limit Close Contacts

Beginning this week, students who test positive or are close contacts may well experience disruptions to their November break travel plans and need to remain at Bates.


November 5, 2020 1:28 pm

Nov. 5: Public Health Travel Advisory

Students should remain on campus to the extent possible due to a sharp rise in Maine COVID-19 cases and several recent cases on our campus.


October 29, 2020 9:36 am

Oct. 29: Important Update for Bates Students

This message addresses eight important topics, including a public health update, improvements to the student experience, and reminders about departing campus in November and return plans for January.


October 9, 2020 12:56 pm

Oct. 9: Important Update for Bates Students

Dear Students, I write today with a few updates and reminders. This message addresses five critical topics: Adhering to public…


October 1, 2020 2:23 pm

Oct. 1: Important Update for Bates Students — Timely Action Required

Dear Students, I write today with several updates. This blogpost addresses six important topics: Declaring your intentions for the winter…


September 18, 2020 11:05 am

Sept. 18: Update for Students — Fostering Community and Connection

Dear Students, As we conclude the third week of classes, I write to provide a brief update on public health…