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Bates Connects in D.C.

Planet Word Museum
925 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Join us for an in-person reception and panel discussion featuring President Clayton Spencer, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

Don’t miss this chance to deepen your Bates ties, hear the very latest about how Bates is thriving, and make some new Bates connections. We can’t wait to see you!

Private Gallery Viewing for Event Attendees

Bates Reception and Senior Staff Leadership Panel
6:30pm — Doors open for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages
7:15pm — Panel begins

Register soon! Space is limited due to room capacity, however, we will keep a waitlist. 

In addition to following local COVID guidelines, Bates requires that all guests must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the door — using either a vaccine card or digital photo of vaccine card, along with a photo ID.

Additional details…

  • Directions and transit information
  • Please use the K Street Entrance.
  • We are accepting pre-submitted questions so the panel may answer as many as possible. If you did not submit a question on your registration form, email us at
  • If you already registered— please let us know if your plans change and you will no longer be able to attend. Space is limited and we fully expect to keep a waiting list for those who would like to attend if space becomes available. You may contact us at or 888-522-8371.