Past Events

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Dec
3

NESCAC Alumni Holiday Mixer in West Hollywood

What better way to kick-off the holiday season than meeting up with old friends and creating new ones! Free admission Free appetizers Cash bar with happy…

Dec
3

Portland Bates Network Holiday Gathering 2019

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Portland Bates Network. See friends and meet Portland Bates Network alumni and parents and help us kick off…

Nov
14

Bates at The Second City

Bates is coming to The Second City! Join fellow Chicago Bobcats on Nov. 14 at “Grinning From Fear to Fear.” Registration is $40, which includes…

Nov
4

23rd Annual Otis Lecture

The college’s Philip J. Otis Committee invites members of the Bates community to attend: The 23rd Annual Otis Lecture Ross Gay, author of The Book of…

Nov
2

D.C. Club Fall Hike 2019

Join Bates alumni on Saturday, November 2, 2019 for a 7-mile hike in the George Washington National Forest, not far from Front Royal, Virginia.  Our…

Oct
30

Boston Bates Business Network: Research, Biotech, and Pharma

The Bonney Science Center will support innovative research at Bates. Hear faculty and alumni discuss their work and research that launches biotech and pharmaceutical companies….

Oct
29

Boston Alumnae Book Club: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the Boston Alumnae Book Club! Anyone…

Oct
21

Olive, Again | A Conversation with Elizabeth Strout ’77 and President Spencer

Bates College is honored to host New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout ’77 for a reading and conversation about her…

Oct
5

5th Annual Men’s Lacrosse Networking Reception

Join Bates Men’s Lacrosse alumni for a day of fun during Back to Bates Weekend and finish the day with the fourth annual Men’s Lacrosse…

Oct
4

2019 Men’s Basketball Golf Outing

Join your teammates and friends at the annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing at Martindale Country Club during Back to Bates Weekend 2019!

Oct
4

Back to Bates Weekend 2019 | October 4-6, 2019

We look forward to seeing you on campus for our annual fall celebration, October 4-6, 2019.  The weekend features the largest a cappella concert of…

Oct
3

2019 Sampson Lecture

The Bates College Mathematics Department invites you to attend: The Annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture Rochelle Gutiérrez, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will…

Sep
29

2019 Bates at the Washington Nationals

Join Bates D.C. alumni, parents, and friends for a game at Nationals Park.

Sep
24

Boston Alumnae Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the Boston Alumnae Book Club! Anyone…

Scenes from around campus on Saturday of Back to Bates Weekend, including All-Campus Barbecue, Garcelon Field during the football game, including Bates junior slotback Frank Williams, who was named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week, and Bates BrewFest,open to Bates alumni, students, and families (21+).
Sep
19

Bates in the City 2019

One night. 17 cities worldwide. Bobcats unite. Come reminisce about times on campus and welcome the new Bobcats in town! Appetizers will be provided with…

Aug
31

46th Annual XC Alumni Race and BBQ

Join alumni, current students, parents, and friends for the 46th annual Cross Country Alumni Race and Barbecue! The race will start at noon—rain or shine!…

Aug
13

Bates at the Colorado Rockies

Come watch the Rockies play along with other Batesies!

Aug
9

Bates Barbecue and Red Sox Game at Fenway Park 2019

Connect with alumni, parents, and friends at our annual Red Sox game and barbecue at Fenway Park!

Aug
7

2019 Day of Service in Waukegan, IL

Bates volunteers will be working with the kid’s gardening project, which is a summer long program for 4th to 6th grade students that engages the…

Aug
5

Annual Meeting of the Ocean Park Bates Club

Please join Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean in the Center for Purposeful Work, in a discussion about Purposeful Work at Bates. This annual event is…

Aug
5

Bates at the San Francisco Giants

Join alumni, parents, and friends for a Giants game at Oracle Park! San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals 4:45 p.m. Pre-game Barbecue in the Club…

Aug
2

2019 Bates Barbecue and Yankees game at Yankee Stadium

Join Bates friends, alumni, and parents at our annual barbecue and game at Yankee Stadium!

Aug
1

Bates in NYC: Summer Networking Reception

Here’s a great opportunity to explore the Bates community in NYC! Students, alumni, family and friends are all invited for a fun evening of chatting,…

Jul
31

Boston Summer Networking Reception

Come prepared to network with young professionals, discuss career paths, and meet potential employees. Hear an update from the Bates Center for Purposeful Work, and…

Jul
24

Sunset Sail on Casco Bay

Gather with Maine Sailing Adventures on Frances for an evening sail on Casco Bay! Alumna Megan Jones ’00 is the co-builder and owner of Frances,…

Jul
18

Bates Happy Hour in Philadelphia

Want to network and taste some new brews? Join the Bates community in Philadelphia for a fun evening at Love City Brewery. Complimentary beverages and…

Jun
25

D.C. Trivia Night

Test your trivia knowledge with Bates friends! Trivia Night is now an annual tradition, and it is a great way to stretch those brain muscles…

Jun
17

2019 Young Alumni Volunteer Seminar: Portland ME

A conversation on young alumni engagement and philanthropy for Bates’ fundraising and engagement volunteers. RSVP by June 10 for access to the pre-reading for this…

Jun
17

16th Annual Alan Goddard ’53 Memorial Football Golf Outing

Join Bates Football alumni, parents, and friends for a day of golf and fun at the beautiful Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, NH.

Jun
11

Boston Bates Business Network and Winderlea Vinyard & Winery

The Bates Business Network warmly welcomes to Boston Winderlea Vineyard & Winery at City Winery Join us for an unforgettable wine tasting journey hosted by founder…

Jun
7

Bates Reunion 2019

Reunion 2019: June 7–9! We hope you’ll join us for a wonderful weekend packed with fun memory-making activities! Summer is the perfect time to return…

Jun
2

#BatesServes in Standish, ME

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service — a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed…

May
21

Boston Alumnae Book Club: The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the Boston Alumnae Book Club! Anyone…

May
19

#BatesServes in Washington, DC

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service—a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed civic action…

May
18

#BatesServes in Chicago

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service—a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed civic action…

May
15

’Cat Chat with Short Term Practitioner Eugene Kim ’08

Join us for a live, interactive webinar with Short Term Practitioner Eugene Kim ’08 to be interviewed by Dean Reese.

May
9

Bates at the Portland Museum of Art

Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jaime DeSimone ’01 will lead a talk in the Hamill Gallery on Richard Avedon: Portraits 1952-1970.

May
5

#BatesServes in New York City

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service—a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed civic action…

May
4

2019 Lewiston Day of Service- Rebuilding Together

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Annual Bates Day of Service — a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed civic…

Apr
30

Boston Alumnae Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the Boston Alumnae Book Club! Anyone…

Apr
26

Bates Dance: 50th Dance Reunion

50th Dance Reunion Weekend Celebration on April 26-28. Join us for an array of workshops, panels, showings, shared meals, and a trip through the Bates Dance…

Apr
23

2019 Young Alumni Volunteer Seminar

A conversation on young alumni engagement and philanthropy for Bates’ fundraising and engagement volunteers. RSVP by April 7 for access to the pre-reading for this…

Apr
20

Softball Doubleheader and Dinner with the Team

The Bates Softball team invites you to join the team, fellow alumni, parents, and friends for the annual Bates Softball alumnae dinner, following a doubleheader…

Apr
20

D.C. Club Spring Hike 2019

Join local Bates alumni, parents and friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 for a 10-mile hike in the Massanutten Mountains of the George Washington National…

Apr
13

Days of Service 2019- Morse Mountain Cleanup

Join fellow Bobcats across the country to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service — a program honoring the Bates traditions of informed…

Mar
30

Bates at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics

Calling all Bates alumni, family, and friends—mark your calendars for the inaugural Bates at the Brooklyn Nets event. Join us for appetizers near the Barclays…

Mar
26

Boston Alumnae Book Club: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the Boston Alumnae Book Club! Anyone…

Mar
7

Portland Bates Network at the Maine Red Claws

Join the Portland Bates Network for a fun filled basketball game at the Maine Red Claws!

Mar
6

Boston Business Network Presents: Boston’s Opioid Epidemic: Innovative Solutions Across Sectors

Join the Bates Boston Business Network to learn more about what is being done to combat opioid addiction and the unique collaborative responses, that may help us overcome the crisis.

Mar
6

Distinguished Alumni in Residence 2019

The College Key is pleased to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumna in Residence, Katie Burke ’03, Chief People Officer at HubSpot. Join us on campus for…