Open Houses at Bates

Bates welcomes prospective students, family, and friends to join us on campus this summer and fall. During Open Houses, guests are encouraged to take a campus tour, sit in on an admission and financial aid information session, interact with our current students and faculty members, and enjoy a delicious meal in our dining hall!

Below, please find the schedule of events for Bates’ Open Houses. All guests will be provided with a printed schedule and map upon arrival.

We suggest that all guests park in the lot behind Merrill Gym, located at 141 Russell Street. More information on parking, directions, and accommodations can be found here.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 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
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process.
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Master Class #1: How Do Animals Develop?
Larissa Williams, Assistant Professor, Biology
In this class, explore how a variety of animals develop at the cellular level. Through the use of videos and hands-on activities, participants will come to understand the evolutionary conservation of early development and appreciate the intricacies of the process that is required to create a new life.
Pettengill Hall
Room G65
4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Cultivating Intellectual Discovery: Academics at Bates
A hallmark of the Bates experience is the ability to work in partnership with faculty and community members. Join students and their mentors for a discussion about our integrated academic approach.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Master Class #2: Experience Berlin! Literature, Film, and Urban Landscape
Jakub Kazecki, Assistant Professor, German
The class focuses on the German capital, Berlin, one of the largest and most frequently visited cities in Europe. Berlin is a city that changed and reinvented itself several times in the 20th century, reflecting the turbulent history of Europe. By exploring a few examples of text and visual narratives about historical and present Berlin, students will create their own topographies of the city: create mental maps of existing or destroyed buildings, stores, squares, and parks, and confront them with the actual urban landscape. The goal of the class is to experience Berlin’s architecture and culture at different times and explore the concept of city as a palimpsest, a multilayered area in which people interact with past times through literature and visual arts.
Pettengill Hall
Room G21
4 Andrews Road
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. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
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.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
12:00-12:50 p.m. Master Class #3: The Fair and Foul of Sports: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Examination of a Popular Pastime
Su Langdon, Lecturer, Psychology
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.
Pettengill Hall
Room G65
4 Andrews Road
12:00 – 12:50 a.m.  Educating the Whole Person: Arts Tour Keigwin Amphitheater
75 Russell Street
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. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process. 
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Athletics Tour
 Merrill Gymnasium
141 Russell Street
 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. 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.
The Treehouse
Kalperis Hall
65 Campus Avenue
3:00 – 3:50 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

Special Event: The Bates Dance Festival’s 35th Anniversary Gala
The internationally renowned Bates Dance Festival celebrates 35 years with an unforgettable evening of new works by some of America’s most beloved dance makers at 7:30pm on Friday, July 28. Tickets are required, and can be purchased here.

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

Friday, August 11, 2017 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
Pettengill Hall
Perry Atrium
4 Andrews Road
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process.
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Master Class #1: Course and description to be posted shortly. Pettengill Hall
Room G65
4 Andrews Road
10:00-10:50 a.m. Cultivating Intellectual Discovery: Academics at Bates
A hallmark of the Bates experience is the ability to work in partnership with faculty and community members. Join students and their mentors for a discussion about our integrated academic approach.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Master Class #2: Course and description to be posted shortly. Pettengill Hall
Room G21
4 Andrews Road
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. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
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.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
12:00-12:50 p.m. Master Class #3: Course and description to be posted shortly.
Pettengill Hall
Room G65
4 Andrews Road
12:00 – 12:50 a.m.  Educating the Whole Person: Arts Tour Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
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. Lunch
Join the Bates community for lunch in our award-winning Dining Commons.
Commons
136 Central Avenue
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Amore ac Studio: Admission and Financial Aid Information Session
Learn about Bates’ exceptional founding, our holistic liberal arts experience, and the admission and financial aid process. 
Pettengill Hall
Room G52
4 Andrews Road
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Educating the Whole Person: Athletics Tour
 Merrill Gymnasium
141 Russell Street
 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. 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.
The Treehouse
Kalperis Hall
65 Campus Avenue
3:00 – 3:50 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

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

Monday, October 9, 2017 Schedule

Schedule will be posted shortly!



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.