Admitted Students Receptions

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.

Admitted Students Receptions will begin in Memorial Commons, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Because of construction around our new science facility on Campus Avenue, we encourage guests to park in the lot behind Merrill Gym, 141 Russell Street. Members of the Bates community will be on hand to guide you to Memorial Commons. Accessible parking areas can be found here.

We want to ensure that campus visits and events are inclusive for all. If you anticipate a barrier or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-228-3755 or admission@bates.edu. To ensure there is enough time to make appropriate arrangements, please contact us one week prior to your visit, when possible.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Schedule of Events

7:30-10:00am Registration & 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.
Chase Hall
Memorial Commons
56 Campus Avenue
8:00-8:50am Early Bird Campus Tour
Early risers are welcome to tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Chase Hall
Memorial Commons
56 Campus Avenue
9:00-9:10am Creative Scholarship: The Bates College Deansmen A Capella Performance
The Bates College Deansmen are a 12-14 voice, all-male a capella group that has been entertaining the college community and beyond since 1957. Their repertoire is nothing short of dynamic, ranging from the traditional to the new.
Chase Hall
Memorial Commons
56 Campus Avenue
9:15-9:50am A College for Coming Times: Bates Class of 2023 Welcome
A. Clayton Spencer
President
Leigh A. Weisenburger
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Chase Hall
Memorial Commons
56 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50am Master Class #1: Shape Matters: The Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals
Jennifer Koviach-Côté
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
10:00-10:50am Master Class #2: Paris Revisited through Two Short Films 
Alexandre Dauge-Roth
Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
Room 221-222
136 Central Avenue
10:00-10:50am Collaborative Community: 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.
Darren Gallant
Associate Dean for Global Education
Josh McIntosh
Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students
Douglass Morency
Director of Security and Campus Safety
Daniel Sanford
Lecturer, Humanities and Director of Writing and Academic Resource Commons
Eddie Szeman
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Olin Arts Center
Concert Hall
75 Russell Street
10:00-10:50am Intellectual Discovery: 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 and Astronomy
Carnegie Science Hall
Ladd Planetarium
44 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50am Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Memorial Commons
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
11:00-11:50am Master Class #3: Slavery’s Shadow on an Abolitionist College
Joseph Hall
Associate Professor and Department Chair, History
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
Room 221-222
136 Central Avenue
11:00-11:50am Master Class #4: The Fair and Foul of Sports: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Examination of a Popular Pastime
Su Langdon
Lecturer, Psychology
11:00-11:50am Arts Tour
Engage with our arts community and tour the College’s facilities for the fine arts, dance, music, and theater.
Anthony Shostak
Education Curator, Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center
Museum of Art
75 Russell Street
11:00-11:50am The Power of Alignment: Purposeful Work at Bates and Beyond
Aligning who you are with what you do is at the heart of the Bates experience. Find out how the Purposeful Work program facilitates this process as students maximize their time at Bates, find meaning, and launch careers. During the session, you’ll also have the opportunity to test drive our philosophy by reflecting on your own sense of alignment!
Allen Delong
Senior Associate Dean of the Center for Purposeful Work
Amy Jaffe
Senior Associate Director of the Center for Purposeful Work
Edmund S. Muskie Archives
70 Campus Avenue
12:00-12:50pm Stewardship of the Wider World: A Hike Up Mount David
A five-minute hike from the center of campus, the wooded hill known as Mount David offers beautiful views of the Lewiston-Auburn area and serves as a peaceful setting for reflection. Weather depending.
Anna Mangum ’21, Atlanta, GA
Peter J. Gomes Chapel
275 College Street
12:00-12:50pm Master Class #5: Mathematical Epidemiology 
Meredith Greer
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
Room 221-222
136 Central Avenue
12:00-12:50pm Informed Civic Action: Walking Tour of Downtown Lewiston 
Lewiston is a city with a rich and unique history, and a dynamic future. Join our colleagues from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships for a guided walking tour of the historic downtown, while learning about our mission to advance the greater good alongside our community partners.
Darby Ray
Director of Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement
Harward Center for Community Partnerships
161 Wood Street
12:00-12:50pm Intellectual Discovery: 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 and Astronomy
Carnegie Science Hall
Ladd Planetarium
44 Campus Avenue
12:00-12:50pm Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
1:00-1:50pm Parent and Guest Luncheon
We invite all visiting parents and family members to join Bates staff for a special lunch.
Kirk D. Read
Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Clifton Daggett Gray
Athletic Building
124 Central Avenue
1:00-1:50pm Student Luncheon
We invite all admitted students to join the Bates student community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
Dining
136 Central Avenue
2:00-2:50pm Master Class #6: Experience Berlin! Literature, Film, and Urban Landscape 
Jakub Kazecki 
Associate Professor, German
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
Room 221-222
136 Central Avenue
2:00-2:50pm Collaborative Community: Parent Panel
Learn from the parents of current students how their experience has been with Bates, what advice they have to make a successful transition, and find answers to questions you may have.
Olin Arts Center
Museum of Art
75 Russell Street
2:00-2:50pm 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 Gymnasium
141 Russell Street
2:00-2:50pm Stewardship of the Wider World: Sustainability at Bates
Learn about the college’s aim for carbon neutrality, solar panels that power our Morse Mountain Conservation Center, and many other efforts by the college that help promote responsible sustainability.
Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Benjamin E. Mays Center
95 Russell Street
2:00-2:50pm Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
3:00-3:50pm Amore ac Studio: Faculty Reception
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 conversation and refreshments before departing campus.
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road

*What is a Master Class? Master classes are sample classes taught by Bates professors and modeled after First Year Seminars. To make the experience representative of a true Bates classroom environment, these classes are reserved for admitted students. Thank you for your understanding.


More to Explore

We welcome you to connect with other offices and events across campus during your visit!

7:30am-10:00pm Ladd Library
The Library at Bates exists to further the academic mission of the College.
Ladd Library
48 Campus Avenue
8:00am-5:00pm Barlow Exhibit of Off-Campus Photography
The Barlow Exhibit of Off-Campus Photography showcases jury-selected photographs from the off-campus experiences of Bates students.
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
8:30am-5:00pm Bates College Store
Find your Bobcat gear here!
Kalperis Hall
65 Campus Avenue
9:00am-4:00pm Student Financial Services
Bates is committed to making this educational experience accessible regardless of family financial circumstances, and offers need-based financial aid to eligible students.
Libbey Forum
44 Mountain Avenue
9:00-5:00pm Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to enhance each student’s well-being.
31 Campus Avenue
10:00am-12:00pm Central for Global Education
With an emphasis on individual advising, the Center for Global Education supports an intellectual and personal experience that enriches and expands the academic experience.
Roger Williams Hall
Room 124
7 Andrews Road
10:00am-12:00pm Accessible Education and Student Support
Accessible Education is committed to ensuring full access to both academic and co-curricular programming college wide for students with disabilities, and works collaboratively with campus partners to remove barriers to access and implement solutions.
Lane Hall
Room 101
2 Andrews Road
10:00am-4:00pm Multifaith Chaplaincy
The Multifaith Chaplaincy warmly and creatively serves the religious, spiritual, secular, and searching community at Bates College.
163 Wood Street
11:00am-2:00pm Academic Resource Commons
The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is a community of learners, designed to empower Bates students to succeed and excel in their studies.
Ladd Library
48 Campus Avenue
1:00-3:00pm The Center for Purposeful Work
Purposeful Work at Bates is about helping students discover the joy and power that arise from aligning who they are with what they do.
Chase Hall
56 Campus Avenue
2:00-4:00pm Residence Life and Health Education
The Office of Residence Life and Health Education is dedicated to the creation of diverse, inclusive, and collaborative communities.
Chase Hall
Room 204
56 Campus Avenue
2:00-4:00pm Harward Center for Community Partnerships
A national leader in community-engaged learning, the Harward Center encourages partnership and real-world problem solving.
161 Wood Street
4:00-6:00pm Men’s Baseball v. Thomas College
Watch the Bobcats take on a Maine rival!
Leahy Field
137 Central Avenue
4:00-6:00pm Women’s Tennis v. Colby College
Watch the Bobcats take on a NESCAC rival!
Wallach Tennis Center
4:15-5:15pm Biology Department Seminar:
The sex-specific effects of neonatal stress on respiratory function: new insights into the origins or respiratory disorders
Dr. Richard Kinkead, Professor at Centre Thematique de Researche en Neurosciences Universite Laval
Carnegie Hall
Room 204
44 Campus Avenue