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’ response to COVID-19, 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 and Tour

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).

Monday6:00pm ET
Tuesday2:00pm ET
Wednesday 8:00am ET
Thursday6:00pm ET
Friday12:00pm ET

We’re eager to bring a bit of our campus to you! Follow our virtual tour through the Historic Quad, classrooms, residence halls, our award-winning dining Commons, athletic facilities, and more.

Admission Interviews

A Bates interview is your opportunity to tell us about your interests and ask questions about Bates and our application process. Informative and evaluative interviews are offered both on and off campus, and are all weighted equally. Please note that students are only eligible for one interview per application cycle.

Visits will begin in Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Information on directions, parking, accommodations, and recommendations can be found here.

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.