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.

The Office of Admission is connecting with prospective students and families remotely at this time. The campus is closed to all Admission visitors until guided campus tours resume by mid-February.

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 in-person campus tours guided by a current student to provide greater insight on our campus and community.

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

Starting mid-February

Monday – Friday9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Select Saturdays: 3/5, 3/12, & 3/199:00am, 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.
  • To join a student-led campus tour, you must provide proof of full vaccination for all visitors, OR for those who are ineligible or medically exempt, a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours. We will accept a physical copy or photo image of vaccinations or COVID-19 tests. Individuals who cannot provide these materials are welcome to conduct a masked self-guided campus tour outside (see below).
  • All visitors must wear a surgical, non-cloth face mask at all times, except in private spaces. If your mask(s) do not meet these requirements, masks will be provided. For more information on Bates College’s masking policy, please see our updated COVID-19 policies.
  • 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!

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 207-786-6000 or To ensure there is enough time to make appropriate arrangements, please contacts us one week prior to your visit, when possible.