Bobcat Connection: June 2024

Bates Campus Celebrations

Inauguration Recap

Bates celebrated the installation of Garry W. Jenkins as the ninth president of Bates College on May 4, 2024.  

Check out the picture stories, video highlights and more!

Commencement Highlights

Welcome to the Alumni Community Class of 2024! At the 158th Bates Commencement on the Historic Quad, 437 members of the Class of 2024 walked across the Coram Library stage to receive diplomas from President Garry W. Jenkins.

Bates Reunion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — it’s Bates Reunion! The Lobster Bake, Alumni Parade, and Reunion Gala are just a few of the unforgettable events that make reconnecting with your Bates besties on campus so special.

We can’t wait to see the classes ending in 4 and 9 on June 7-9.

Top Fulbright Producer

Bates has been recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright Student awards for 13 straight years, This year’s recipients — one alumna and three graduating seniors — will pursue English teaching assistant grants in Taiwan and Bulgaria and research awards in Cyprus and Norway in 2024–25.

Bobcat Ventures

The annual Bobcat Ventures student pitch competition featured 11 student teams, which concluded with three winners collecting $15,000 in prize money.

Plus in March, the BBBN hosted a practice pitch session for several of the student entrepreneurs.

Grab your spot for a NESCAC Pride event near you on June 26, 2024! LEARN MORE
Stay up to date with arts events in the Bates community! LEARN MORE
Read and discuss this heartwarming memoir of an unlikely and transformative college friendship. LEARN MORE

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