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.

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 red button above.

June – August
7:00pm ET

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

Bobcat Chats: Student Panels

Bates offers live panels of current students who 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. We encourage you to come with plenty of questions and curiosity! Register by clicking the button above.

Bobcat Chats are at 7:00pm ET on Wednesdays, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 10.

Online Alumni Conversations

An Alumni Conversation 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 aligns with your interests and aspirations. Conversations are not interviews, and they are both optional and informational – meaning you’re not being evaluated.

Given the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee an Alumni Conversation. The form for first-year and transfer applicants for Fall 2023 to request an Alumni Conversation will open in September.

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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