Campus Visits & Events

You can find more information about scheduling your visit below!

In the meantime, get to know us! Request information, reach out to your regional admission representative, or connect with a current student. As always, we look forward to connecting with you as you explore Bates!

Important Notice Regarding Visiting Campus and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Due to the evolving COVID-19 public health situation, in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our community and visitors, Bates College has suspended all admission activities including campus tours, information sessions, interviews, group visits, and admitted student programming until further notice.

If you would like to stay current on Bates’ plans for the fall, please refer to the college’s dedicated website addressing this matter.   

We ask you not to visit campus at this time, but rather, encourage you to visit when our campus is fully reopened and when we are able to provide a more robust experience.

Virtual Information Sessions

Bates offers virtual information sessions frequently to provide greater insight on our campus, community, and holistic admission process. Please see our weekly schedule below (Eastern Time).

Wednesday 8:00am

Live Guided Tours

Join current students for a live, multimedia guided exploration of our beautiful campus. They’ll lead tour groups through the historic Quad, classrooms, our dining Commons, residential halls, and more!

Online Interviews

A Bates interview is your opportunity to ask questions about Bates and our application process. Interviews are both optional and informational – meaning you’re not being graded or evaluated.

An Online Interview will be hosted by a rising senior or staff member in the admission office. Online interviews are offered 9am – 3pm ET (Eastern Time). For more flexibility in times, consider requesting an Online Alumni Interview, which will connect you with an alumni volunteer in your area. Interviews typically last 25-30 minutes. Please note that students are only eligible for one interview. Online Interviews are reserved for rising high school seniors or prospective transfer students at this time.

Virtual Explore Bates Open House Series

In addition to our regularly scheduled virtual programming, we’re excited to offer opportunities to take a deeper look at the Bates student experience. Meet the campus experts on career preparation, community engagement, athletics, and more! You may find the programming schedule and details on the Virtual Explore Bates Open House Series web page.

Group Visits

The Office of Admission welcomes you to request a group visit to campus. Due to limited availability, our office is only able to accommodate groups of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. To schedule a group visit through the Office of Admission, please fill out our Group Visit Request Form.

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 To ensure there is enough time to make appropriate arrangements, please contact us one week prior to your visit, when possible.