Campus Visits & Events

Spending time on campus is a great way to get to know Bates. During your visit, observe the day-to-day life of students here. Take in views of the historic quad, the glass walls of our brand new Bonney Science Center, and the natural beauty of Lake Andrews. Strike up a conversation. Bates is a community known for opening doors – you’ll find that we’re eager to meet you.

You can find more information about scheduling your visit below. Unable to visit us in Maine? Request information, get to know your regional admission representative via email, connect with them at regional or virtual events, take a self-guided virtual tour, or get in touch with a current student. You may also schedule a virtual Admission & Financial Aid Information Session, a virtual guided tour, or an Online Interview on our Live Virtual Programming page.


In-Person Guided Tours

Bates offers traditional campus tours guided by a current student to provide greater insight on our campus and community. In order to ensure the safety of our community members during the ongoing pandemic, tours will not enter any buildings. Masks are required by visitors at all times regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your understanding.

The admission office will be closed August 23rd through September 3rd as students return to campus and transition into the fall semester. We appreciate your understanding as we work to protect the safety of our community members during an influx of activity on campus. We look forward to connecting with you through our live virtual programming or when on-campus offerings resume on September 7th

Please see our weekly schedule below (in Eastern Time) and register by clicking the red button above.

September 7 – December 3

Monday – Friday9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Select Saturdays (9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13)9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Under guidance from public health officials, and to protect the safety of our community, we have made the following changes to our process for campus visitors:

  • All visitors must read and understand our Bates Admission Visitor Agreement to register for a campus event.
  • All visitors must review and sign our Covid-19 Certificate of Compliance which will be emailed to you 24 hours before your visit.
  • Only two additional visitors from the same household are permitted in addition to the student registrant.
  • We ask that all visitors leave campus directly after their tour has finished so that we can prepare to welcome the next group of visitors

We know that this process is more laborious than usual, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make this a safe and positive experience for everyone. We are thrilled that our students will be able to share Bates in an honest and informative way with you, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus!


Self-Guided Tours

The Office of Admission welcomes visitors to lead their own self-guided tours. If at all possible, we ask that you visit during office operating hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm) and check in with the front desk at Lindholm House. We look forward to sharing materials and conversation!

In order to ensure the safety of our community members during the ongoing pandemic, visitors will not be permitted to enter any buildings other than Lindholm House. Masks are required by visitors at all times regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your understanding.


Helpful Information

Visits will begin in the Office of Admission in Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking can be found along the street, or in the parking lot on Wood Street, directly across from Lindholm House. Additional information on directions, parking, and visiting our greater community 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 contacts us one week prior to your visit, when possible.