Open Houses at Bates

Bates welcomes prospective students, family, counselors, and friends to join us on campus. Our schedule is intentionally flexible, and allows visitors to pick and choose what they would like to attend. Come for one program, or come for them all—how you spend the day is up to you!

Below, please find the schedule of events for our upcoming Open House. All guests will be provided with a printed schedule and map upon arrival.

We suggest that guests park in the lot behind Merrill Gym, located at 141 Russell Street, which is a ten minute walk from Registration in Pettengill Hall, located at 4 Andrews Road. Accessible parking locations can be found here. More information on parking, directions, and accommodations can be found here.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 Schedule

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Reception
Welcome to Bates! Caffeinate and grab a bite to eat before a busy day exploring the College. Admission staff will be available to offer advice on how to structure your day.
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Early Bird Tour
Early risers are welcome to tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
9:30 – 9:50 a.m. Welcome and Schedule Overview
Darryl Uy
Director of Admission
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
Welcome to Bates! Please swing by Registration for a schedule, map, and advice on how to structure your day.
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
10:00-10:50 a.m. Master Class #1*:
The Fair and Foul of Sports: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Examination of a Popular Pastime
Sports are an important part of society in general and of many individuals’ lives. Often, the role of sports goes unexamined and unquestioned. Using different disciplinary perspectives as a lens, we will take an introductory examination of some of the ways that sports are good and not so good.
Su Langdon
Lecturer, Psychology
Pettengill Hall
Room G21
4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. 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 in and out of the classroom, find meaning, and launch careers after Bates. During the session, you’ll also have the opportunity to test drive our philosophy by reflecting on your own sense of alignment!
Peter Osborne
Assistant Director for Employer Relations, Career Development Center
Karen Daigler
Senior Associate Director for Graduate & Professional School Advising, Career Development Center
Marianne Cowan
Associate Director of Program Design, Purposeful Work
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission & Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process.
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
136 Central Avenue
11:00-11:50 a.m. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
11:00-11:50 a.m. Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue
11:00-11:50 a.m. Master Class #2*:
Buddhist Arts and Visual Culture
This course helps students understand Buddhist visual cultures and view Buddhist art objects in historical and religious terms. The course provides students with a basic introduction to a broad spectrum of Buddhist art. Beginning with early Buddhist monuments in India and its spreading throughout many countries in Asia, the course examines selected works of historical monuments, architecture, sculpture and paintings in their cultural contexts. It also introduces the early formation of Buddhist art in India and its development throughout the ages. The class not only examines iconographies and underlying religious contexts of principle members of the Buddhist pantheon—Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and protective deities, but also briefly surveys regional Buddhism and their art. Other issues such as social and political conditions under which artworks were patronized and produced also will be touched upon. A few videos will be presented in the class.
Trian Nguyen
Associate Professor, Art and Visual Culture
Pettengill Hall
Room G21
4 Andrews Road
11:00-11:50 a.m. The Wider World: Study Abroad and International Opportunities
Over sixty percent of Bates juniors study off-campus for the semester or the year. Learn about the various off-campus opportunities and how off-campus study can expand intellectual and personal development.
David Das
Assistant Director, Center for Global Education
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
12:00 -12:50 p.m. Emancipating Potential: The Bates Student Experience
Bates students are known for their openness and engagement. Hear from current students about why they chose Bates, and how they engage on campus and in the Lewiston community.
Olin Arts Center
Auditorium
75 Russell Street
12:00 -12:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Arts Tour
Celebrate and learn more about the arts at Bates by taking a guided tour through our arts facilities with a current student.
Olin Arts Center
Lobby
75 Russell Street
12:00 -12:50 p.m. Sustainability for the Future: Community Garden Tour
Join the Bates Sustainability Office for a tour through our student-run garden. Learn about our organic farming practices and how we incorporate the food into student meals.
Walking Tour, meet outside Scheffer Theater
Schaeffer Theater
329 College Street
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons
Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 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
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Athletics Tour
Tour Bates’ athletic facilities and learn more about fitness and wellness along with recreational and competitive college athletics.
 Merrill Gymnasium
141 Russell Street
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission & Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process.
Commons
Bonney Meeting Room
136 Central Avenue
2:00 – 2:50pm Farewell Gathering
Have lasting questions? Want to meet your admission representative? Join the Office of Admission for ice cream and conversation before hitting the road.
Kalperis Hall
The Treehouse
65 Campus Avenue 
3:00 – 3:50pm Campus Tour
Tour Bates’ scenic campus and learn firsthand about the College’s community from a current student.
Lindholm House
23 Campus Avenue

*What is a Master Class? Master classes are sample classes taught by Bates professors and modeled after First Year Seminars. To mimic a Bates classroom, we invite prospective students to join us and cap the classroom size. Tickets to attend a Master Class may be picked up at registration.

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 event so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.