Admitted Students Reception 2017 Schedule

Below, please find the schedule of events for Bates’ on-campus Admitted Students Receptions. All guests will be provided with a printed schedule upon arrival.

We suggest that all guests park in the lot behind Merrill Gym, located at 141 Russell Street.

If you or someone in your party will require some type of accommodation during your visit (e.g. wheelchair, hearing aid, etc.), please contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755 at least one full week prior to the Admitted Student Reception so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Friday, April 7, 2017 Schedule

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Reception
Have a cup of coffee, meet our staff, and start planning your day at Bates!
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Campus Tour
Tour leaves from the Chase Hall Lobby.
Chase Hall Lobby
56 Campus Avenue
9:15–9:50 a.m. Bates Class of 2021 Welcome
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Master Class #1:
Describing an Imperfect World with Imperfect Sources: Senator Edmund Muskie and the Maine Indian Land Claims of the 1970s
Pettengill Hall, Room G10, 4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Master Class #2:
The Experience of Greek Tragedy
Pettengill Hall, Room G54, 4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Campus Tour
Tour leaves from the Chase Hall Lobby.
Chase Hall Lobby
56 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50 a.m. Emancipating Potential: A First-Year Experience Discussion
Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street
10:00-10:50 a.m. Stewardship of the Wider World: A Hike Up Mount David (*Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled)
The Outing Club
280 College Street, 280 College Street
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Creative Scholarship: Debate with the Brooks Quimby Debate Council
Olin Concert Hall 
75 Russell Street
11:00-11:50 a.m. Preparing Leaders: Finding Purposeful Work After College
Muskie Archives
70 Campus Avenue
11:00-11:50 a.m. Master Class #3
Mathematical Epidemiology
Pettengill Hall, Room G10, 4 Andrews Road
11:00-11:50 a.m Master Class #4
Psychology and Law
Pettigrew Hall, Room 200, 305 College Street
11:00-11:50 a.m. Educating the Whole Person: Senior Thesis Gallery Opening and Arts Tour
A reception led by Education Curator Anthony Shostak will be held at the Bates College Museum of Art with an opportunity to tour our arts facilities in Olin Arts Center and Schaeffer Theatre.
Olin Concert Hall 
75 Russell Street
12:00 -12:50 p.m. Campus Tour
Tour leaves from Lindholm House
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
12:00-12:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Planetarium Tour Ladd Planetarium
Carnegie Science Center
12:00-12:50 p.m. Cultivating Intellectual Discovery: Research at Bates
Independent student research is central to a Bates education. Join students as they share their research in an informal poster session. They’re eager to tell you about their work.
Fireplace Lounge
Commons
136 Central Avenue
12:00 – 12:50 a.m.  Educating the Whole Person: Athletics Tour Merrill Gym Lobby
141 Russell Street
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Master Class #5
Sea Level Rise and Melting Glaciers, Lessons from 8,000 Year Old Beaches in Northern Coastal Norway
Pettengill Hall, Room G54, 4 Andrews Road
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Parent Luncheon  Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
124 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Student Luncheon Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Master Class #6
China in Revolution
Pettengill Hall, Room G10, 4 Andrews Road
2:00-2:50 p.m. Campus Tour
Tour leaves from Lindholm House
 Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
 2:00-2:50 p.m. The Transformative Power of Our Differences: Stories from the Dinner Table  Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street
2:00-2:50 p.m. Master Class #7
The Most Photographed Barn in America: Simulation, Nostalgia, and the Postmodern Sublime in Don DeLillo’s White Noise
Pettigrew Hall, Room 200, 305 College Street
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Amore ac Studio: Faculty Reception
Meet the scholars who will shape your academic experience at Bates.
 Fireplace Lounge
Commons
136 Central Avenue

 

*What is a Master Class? Master classes are sample classes taught by Bates professors and modeled after First Year Seminars.

Monday, April 24, 2017 Schedule

7:30 – 10:15 a.m. Registration and Reception
Welcome to Bates! Caffeinate before a busy day exploring the College as the newest members of the community. Admission staff will be available to offer advice on how to structure your day.
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Campus Tour
Early risers are welcome to tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
9:15–9:50 a.m. Bates Class of 2021 Welcome
A. Clayton Spencer, President
Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Master Class #1
Let’s Play

Taught by Georgia Nigro, Professor, Psychology
Pettigrew Hall
Room 300
305 College Street
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Master Class #2
Musical Acoustics: The Science of Sound
Taught by John Smedley, Professor, Physics
Carnegie Science Hall
Room 328
44 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50 a.m. Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Chase Hall Lobby
56 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50 a.m. Emancipating Potential: A First-Year Experience Discussion
What’s next?! Members of the Bates community gather to answer your questions about the first-year experience, from academics to housing and everything in between. 
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Creative Scholarship: Debate with the Brooks Quimby Debate Council
One of the world’s premier debating societies will demonstrate creative scholarship through the lively discussion of ideas. 
Benjamin E. Mays Center
95 Russell Street
11:00-11:50 a.m. Master Class #3
The Fair and Foul of Sports: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Examination of a Popular Pastime
Taught by Su Langdon, Lecturer, Psychology
Pettigrew Hall
Room 300
305 College Street
11:00-11:50 a.m. Master Class #4
Black Poetry
Taught by Dr. Theri Pickens, Associate Professor, English
Hathorn Hall
Room 104
3 Andrews Road
11:00-11:50 a.m Preparing Leaders: Finding Purposeful Work After College
Aligning who you are with what you do is the heart of the Bates experience. In this session we’ll talk about how the Purposeful Work program facilitates this process as we help students make the most of their time at Bates, find meaning, and launch careers. 
Rebecca Fraser-Thill, Lecturer, Director of Program Design, Purposeful Work
 Muskie Archives
70 Campus Avenue
11:00-11:50 a.m. Educating the Whole Person: Senior Thesis Gallery Review and Arts Tour
A reception led by Dan Mills, Director of the Museum of Art, will be held at the Bates College Museum of Art with an opportunity to tour our arts facilities in Olin Arts Center and Schaeffer Theatre.
Olin Concert Hall 
75 Russell Street
12:00 -12:50 p.m. Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
12:00-12:50 a.m. Educating the Whole Person: Planetarium Tour
Let a sense of wonder be your guide. Tour the College’s planetarium, which is used for instruction in astronomy and which has an immersive theater for public shows run by students, faculty, and staff.
Nicole Hastings, Assistant in Instruction, Physics
Carnegie Science Center
Ladd Planetarium
44 Campus Avenue
12:00-12:50 p.m. Cultivating Intellectual Discovery: Research at Bates
A hallmark of the Bates experience is the ability to conduct research independently or in partnership with faculty. Join students for an informal poster session and hear about their research experiences.
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
12:00 – 12:50 a.m.  Educating the Whole Person: Athletics Tour
Bates values healthy community members! Tour our athletic facilities and learn more about fitness and wellness along with recreational and competitive college athletics.
Merrill Gym Lobby
141 Russell Street
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Master Class #5
Paris Revisited Through Two Short Films
Taught by Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies
 Hedge Hall
Room 208
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Parent Luncheon
All visiting parents and family members are invited to join Bates staff for a special lunch featuring guest speaker Stephen M. Fuller ’82, P ’13.
 Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
124 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Student Luncheon
We invite all admitted students to join the Bates student community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Student Activities Gathering
A prelude to the fall semester’s popular student activities fair, connect with leaders from a sampling of student groups on campus.
Commons
Fireplace Lounge
136 Central Avenue
1:00-1:50 p.m. Master Class #6
Shape Matters: The Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals
Taught by Jennifer Koviach-Côté, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Students who are interested in participating in this class may enjoy lunch in Commons at any time during the day.
Pettigrew Hall
Room 300
305 College Street
2:00-2:50 p.m. Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
 2:00-2:50 p.m. The Transformative Power of Our Differences: Stories from the Dinner Table
William Faulkner said a story must evoke “truths of the heart,” those being “love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and grief.” Each fall and winter, the semester-long Dinner Table program culminates in an evening of student storytelling that celebrates and honors those “truths of the heart.” Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education, the Dinner Table format is deceptively simple. Each Sunday evening during the semester, student participants share a meal and prompt-based conversation. Join us for a special session today! 
Benjamin E. Mays Center
95 Russell Street
2:00-2:50 p.m. Master Class #7
Experience Berlin! Literature, Film, and Urban Landscape
Taught by Jakub Kazecki, Assistant Professor, German
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Amore ac Studio: Faculty Reception
With ardor and devotion, faculty members choose to be at Bates because they share a deep commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition. Join our distinguished faculty for a reception before departing campus.
 Fireplace Lounge
Commons
136 Central Avenue

*What is a Master Class? Master classes are sample classes taught by Bates professors and modeled after First Year Seminars.