Updates

  • Incoming Students – COVID-19 Plans for Fall Semester
    Dear First-Year and Transfer Students, We are so excited to welcome you to your new home in Lewiston, Maine on August 31st. We’ve been preparing for your arrival all summer long and are writing today with details on our approach to COVID-19 for the fall semester. It is important that you read the entirety of this message as there are things you need to know and do before you arrive on campus. The below plans have been developed in consultation with our advisors at the Mayo Clinic and our Medical…
  • Returning Students – COVID-19 Plans for Fall Semester
    Dear Students, We hope that you are having a good summer, with some time to relax and enjoy friends and family. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to campus later this month. We are writing today with an update on our approach to COVID-19 for the fall semester. It is important that you read the entirety of this message as there are things you need to know and do before you return to campus. The below plans have been developed in consultation with our advisors at the Mayo Clinic…
  • Employees – COVID-19 Plans for Fall Semester
    Dear Colleagues, I hope you’re enjoying your summer and looking forward to welcoming students back to campus later this month. I am writing today with an update on Bates’ approach to COVID-19 for the fall semester. The below plans have been developed in consultation with our advisors at the Mayo Clinic.  Masking Requirements Bates will be mask-optional in indoor and outdoor campus spaces for all students and employees. Masks are required in healthcare facilities on campus, including Bates Health Services, Bates Sports Medicine, and Counseling and Psychological Services. Members of…
  • June 13 COVID-19 Policy Updates
    Colleagues, What a remarkable start to the summer, with an amazing graduation weekend, and not one but two alumni reunions! Thank you to all the staff who made it possible by working long hours and managing changes on the fly in order to create an outstanding experience for all participants.  As we move into the summer, we would like to call your attention to the following changes to the college’s COVID-19 policies. Effective today, June 13, Bates will return to mask-optional in indoor and outdoor campus spaces for all employees. …