Celebrate the BOC Centennial with us in 2020!

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, the enduring friendships they maintain, are all testimony to the importance the BOC has had in shaping their lives. This year’s 100th celebration of the Bates Outing Club will allow us to celebrate the past, recognize and reinforce connections and build a foundation of lasting interconnectedness for the future.

100th Celebrations Events

This schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:30-9pm
100th Kickoff & Celebration with Ben Ayers ’99
Benjamin E. Mays Center


January 31, 2020
Winter Carnival Torch Run, Bonfire, and Puddle Jump
Various Locations

Learn more!

February 12, 2020
Banff Film Festival
Portland, Maine

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May 16, 2020
Spring Clambake
More information coming soon!


June 12-14, 2020
Reunion Weekend|Bates Outing Club Trips
Registration for Reunion Weekend opens in February 2020!
More information coming soon!


September 25-27, 2020
Fall Clambake & The Main(e) Event!
More information coming soon!


October 2-4, 2020
Back to Bates Weekend
More information coming soon!

Get Involved!

Want to be involved with the Centennial celebration for the Bates Outing Club?!

We want to hear from you! Share your ideas with us by completing the trip and event submission forms below.

BOC Trip Submission Form BOC Event Submission Form

After your trip or event, let us know how it went! Share details, feedback and pictures with us.

We will share your photos during the big celebration on September 25-27, 2020!

BOC Post Trip Follow-up