The BOC Centennial

Register for the Centennial Celebration on Campus
Oct 15-16, 2022

The Bates Outing Club, founded in 1920, is a major student organization at the college. It is among the oldest collegiate outing clubs in the country and the first at a private college to include both men and women from the beginning.

The Bates Outing Club has connected hundreds of people to the college in a unique way. The stories they tell, the careers they have followed, and the enduring friendships they maintain all testify to the BOC’s importance in shaping their lives.

Join us on campus for our Centennial Celebration October 15-16, 2022 as we celebrate by registering here for activities and meals.

If you would like to order Centennial gear, check out the store. Ordering closes on Sunday, September 11 at midnight.

Want to support the Outing Club financially?
Check out this link for the Bates Outing Club Centennial Fund.

Want to share current trips: 
Share current pictures for the Centennial Page by emailing them to

Add your photos and printed memorabilia to the Centennial Google Drive.