Live Virtual Programming

These Connect pages provide many ways to meet our community members and ask your important questions. From our live virtual offerings to our inboxes, we’re looking forward to joining in conversation. 

Learn more about our offerings below. To attend any of this programming, please click on the red button.

The Office of Admission will be closed to visitors Saturday, December 18th through Sunday, January 2nd. Virtual programming will resume Monday, January 3rd.

Virtual Admission & Financial Aid Information Sessions

Bates offers live virtual information sessions to provide greater insight on our campus, community, and holistic admission process. Register by clicking the button above.

Monday7:00pm ET
Wednesday8:00am ET
Thursday7:00pm ET

For an on-demand experience, we invite you to watch our recorded information session.

Live Virtual Guided Tours

Bates students are currently on a well-earned break. Guided campus tours will resume January 13.

Monday6:00pm ET
Thursday6:00pm ET

For an on-demand experience, we invite you to take our Virtual Tour.

Bobcat Chat: Student Panels

Bates offers live panels composed of 3-5 current students. These panelists will discuss all facets of the student experience and be available to answer your questions. No admission staff members are present, as this is meant to be a casual opportunity to connect in real time with students . Bobcat Chats are offered every other Wednesday, and will resume January 19.

Wednesday, January 19 7:00pm ET
Wednesday, February 2 7:00pm ET
Wednesday, February 167:00pm ET
Wednesday, March 27:00pm ET
Wednesday, March 16 7:00pm ET

Register by clicking the button above.

Online Alumni Interviews

A Bates interview is meant to help you in your unique college search process. It’s your opportunity to connect one-on-one with a Bates community member, and to ask the deeper and specific questions that will help you determine if Bates is a good fit for your interests and aspirations. Interviews are both optional and informational – meaning you’re not being graded or evaluated.

All interviews are virtual and hosted by trained Bates alumni volunteers. We are not offering interviews on campus. Given the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee an Alumni Interview. Please know that personal interviews are entirely optional, and your application will receive full consideration for admission regardless of your ability to interview.

Interviews are available for prospective students planning on entering college in the fall of 2022. The deadline for first-year applicants to request an interview is Monday, January 24. The deadline for transfer applicants to request an interview is Tuesday, March 1.

To request an Online Interview, click the button below:

Other Opportunities

There are other opportunities to get to know Bates. Request information, reach out to your regional admission representative, or connect with a current student. You may also register for an in-person campus visit. As always, we look forward to connecting with you as you explore Bates!

We want to ensure that experiences with Bates 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 allow for appropriate arrangements, please contact us one week prior to your scheduled event, when possible.

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