Campus Visits & Events
There is no better way to understand Bates College than by spending time on campus. During your visit, observe the day-to-day life of students here. Go to the library and see how students interact. Eat lunch in Commons. Sit down at any table and strike up a conversation. Review our Course Schedule and sit in on a class. Attend a concert, a lecture or a game.
Please find information on scheduling your visit below. We look forward to connecting with you!
*Please note that from June 18 – August 17, visits will begin at Commons, 136 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available in the Russell Street Parking Lot at 141 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. From August 18 – December 1, visits will begin at Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available next to Lindholm House, along Wood Street.
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
The Office of Admission welcomes you to schedule 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.
If you are coming to campus and are only interested in eating lunch in the dining hall—and are not interested in any other programming—please contact Cheryl Lacey, Director of Dining, at email@example.com or 207-786-8355.
Open Houses: July 27 | August 10 | October 8
Specific programming related to our Open Houses will be forthcoming. For a sample of past years’ Open House programming, please see our 2017 Open House Schedule.
Prologue to Bates
- Prologue I: October 7, 2018 through October 9, 2018.
Prologue II: October 28, 2018 through October 30, 2018.
Specific programming related to our Prologue programs will be forthcoming.
Overnight visits are a great way for prospective students to more fully experience life as a Bates student. During an overnight visit, the prospective student will stay with a current student in one of our residence halls and join them for exciting extracurricular programming. The day after, the prospective student will have an opportunity to attend a Bates class and have lunch in our dining Commons.
Information related to overnight visits during the fall semester will be forthcoming.
Visit a Class
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 your visit so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.