Bobcat Connection: June 28, 2021

That’s a Wrap!

Reunion 2021

Thank you to the nearly 1,300 alums who participated in Bates Virtual Reunion this year! Together we celebrated what makes Bates unique: its community of alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Bates Virtual Reunion Week featured 45 programs and 60 speakers. Experiencing FOMO? Never fear! Recordings of many Reunion programs are available on our website.

  • Leadership Perspectives: Panel with President Clayton Spencer and Bates Leadership
  • Four Alumnae Authors Discuss The Creative Journey
  • Perfect Pairings | Food and Wine
  • The Evolution of Media in an Ever-Changing World, featuring Bates alums who work in media and publishing
  • The Rhetoric of Conspiracies with Prof. Stephanie Kelley-Romano
  • The History of Bates in One Hour Flat! with Bill Hiss ’66

Keep Bates Strong

Keep Bates Strong

Bates has and will continue to work to advance understanding of the transformative power of our differences, foster collaborative dialogue to address the world’s hardest problems, and prepare students to be conscious, informed, and ethical actors.

Make a gift today to ensure that the Bates mission continues in perpetuity by visiting or by contacting the college at 1-888-522-8371.

Your contribution of any size will make a deep impact, now more than ever. 

Bates College Alumni Council

2021 Impact Work

The Alumni Council has continued to work through this challenging time to help strengthen and support the alumni community and Bates. Please find the highlights from the work they have completed this academic year. LEARN MORE

Alumni Events

A Live Q&A  with Michele Harper, author of The Beauty in Breaking.

A Live Q&A with Michele Harper, author of The Beauty in Breaking.

Wednesday, July 21 — 12pm EDT
Harper will discuss her process of writing The Beauty in Breaking, as well as answer questions. LEARN MORE

Bates in DC Summer Gathering

Bates in DC Summer Gathering

Wednesday, June 30 — 6:30pm EDT
Join fellow alumni of the greater DMV region for a virtual gathering to see old friends, meet alumni new to the area, and learn about new initiatives on campus.  LEARN MORE

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