The Spirit of Bates Athletics

Congratulations on your admission to Bates! As you consider where to spend your next four years, I encourage you to choose Bates, where you’ll be part of a community that supports you at every turn for the best possible undergraduate experience.

This video captures the spirit of Bates Athletics — and why student-athletes at Bates like to say that every day is a great day to be a Bobcat.

When I consider the strength of Bates academics, the college’s unique and progressive history, its strong and positive campus culture — not to mention its location in the beautiful state of Maine — I cannot imagine a better place to go to college. I encourage you to join us at Bates and proudly wear garnet as you compete for the Bobcats. Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions about Bates Athletics.

Kevin McHugh
Director of Bates Athletics