Past Events

Feb
13

2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland- Sold Out!

Join the Portland Bates Network for the 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland, ME.

Feb
9

Men’s Hockey Alumni Game and Dinner [CANCELLED]

Join the Bates Men’s Hockey team for an alumni game and dinner on campus in Lewiston.

Feb
8

Bates Happy Hour: Living & Working in Maine [CANCELLED]

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Meet current Bates students and staff from the Center for Purposeful Work for a Friday night happy hour in Portland….

Feb
1

Swimming & Diving Purposeful Work Presentation and Dinner

Join the Swimming and Diving team for a Purposeful Work presentation and Dinner in Worcester, MA.

Jan
29

Boston Alumnae Book Club: The Bostonians by Henry James

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…

Jan
28

Bates at the LA Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks Game

Calling all Bates alumni, parents, and friends—mark your calendars for the annual Bates at the Los Angeles Clippers event! Come out and cheer for Tobias…

Jan
22

Greater Portland Bates Book Club: Poetry Night

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

Jan
21

MLK Day Book Discussion: Real American: A Memoir | Webinar

Join us for a webinar-based book club discussion about this year’s Common Read, Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims. This authentic memoir explores how race…

Jan
16

2019 Hammond Lecture

Sponsored by the George S. Hammond ’43, H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture Fund is given in honor of George S. Hammond by his associates and students from Iowa State College under the guidance of Jay K. Kochi. The fund supports lectures by scientists specifically chosen by students and faculty in the Bates chemistry department.

Jan
4

2019 Women’s Basketball Alumnae Weekend

Join alumnae, parents and friends for a fun filled day of alumnae event and Bates Women’s Basketball!

Dec
12

Bay Area Bates Holiday Gathering

Celebrate the holiday season with fellow Bay Area alumni and parents at a networking gathering. We’ll enjoy : (Re)connecting with fellow alumni and parents in…

Dec
5

BBBN: Industry Roundtables

Join members of the Boston Bates Business Network to discuss top-of-mind industry matters with fellow alumni and parents! Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. $25…

Dec
4

Boston Alumnae Book Club: One Goal by Amy Bass ’92

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…

Dec
4

NESCAC Young 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! The event is free to attend and…

Nov
27

Greater Portland Bates Book Club: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

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

Nov
17

D.C. Club Fall Hike 2018

Join local Bates alumni, parents, and friends for an 8.6-mile circuit hike to Meneka Peak near the northern end of the Massanutten Mountains in the…

Nov
6

Food and Brews in Portland, ME

Join the Portland Bates Network on Election night 2018 for some food, brew, and fun with nationally acclaimed, award-winning chef Andrew Taylor  ’03 (Eventide, Hugos,…

Nov
1

Kimberly Bartosik Performance at BAM

“Suspended in light and its stark absence, bodies pulse with internalized forces of faith—restlessly, tenderly, and violently confronting one another. I hunger for you emanates from choreographer…

Oct
30

Boston Alumnae Book Club: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Do you like meeting new people, reading great books and discussing them?…

Elizabeth Rush
Oct
27

Twenty-Second Annual Otis Lecture

The college’s Philip J. Otis Committee invites members of the Bates community to attend the Twenty-Second Annual Otis Lecture: “On Rising: Exertion, Activism, and Art…

Oct
27

Celebrating the Life of Webster L. Harrison ’63

Join classmates, teammates, and former athletes as we celebrate the life of Coach Webster L. Harrison’63.

Oct
23

Greater Portland Bates Book Club: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

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

Oct
18

Faculty Roadshow: The Midterm Elections — NYC

Join Associate Professor John Baughman, Associate Professor Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz, and Professor Jim Richter for a discussion on factors that may influence U.S. House and Senate elections this…

Oct
17

Faculty Roadshow: The Midterm Elections — DC

Join Associate Professor John Baughman, Associate Professor Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz, and Professor Jim Richter for a discussion moderated by Simone Pathé, Senior Politics Reporter, CQ Roll Call. Faculty…

diverse bookfinder
Oct
14

Diversity in Picture Books: Boston

Bring your family along for an alumni gathering, learn about Professor Krista Aronson’s Diverse BookFinder project, and participate in a story hour for children of…

Oct
6

4th Annual Men’s Lacrosse Networking Reception in Lewiston, ME

The 4th Annual Men’s Lacrosse Networking Reception will be held during Back to Bates 2018!

Oct
5

Volunteer Recognition Reception

Please join us in recognizing outstanding Bates volunteers at a reception and award presentation during Back to Bates Weekend. In honor of Winfield Brown ’89, Alumni…

Oct
5

2018 Men’s Basketball Golf Outing

Join Men’s Basketball alumni, parents, friends, and athletes for a day of golf in Auburn, ME.

Oct
5

Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend

The annual fall campus celebration features the largest a cappella concert of the year…

Oct
3

Bobcat First! Community Reception, Los Angeles

We hope you’ll join the Bates community in LA for a fun evening! You can look forward to: learning about an array of Bates programs…

Sep
28

Alumni and Parent Meet and Greet with Football Coach Malik Hall

Meet Bates Football Coach Malik Hall in Boston prior to the Tufts game!

Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Sep
27

Annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture

The Bates College Mathematics Department invites you to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Lecture Fund to honor…

Sep
26

Bates Reception in Salt Lake City

Please join fellow Bates alumni, parents, and friends in Utah for a special gathering with Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger. Leigh will…

Sep
26

BBBN: Designing Your Life, Transforming Your Career

Designing Your Life, Transforming Your Career will focus on self-leadership and the exploration of career and life design through mental models, design thinking, goal setting,…

Sep
20

Bates in the City 2018

One night. 18 cities nationwide. Bobcats unite. Come reminisce and celebrate the start of another school year welcoming the new Bobcats in town!

Sep
8

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals game in D.C.

Join DC area Bobcats for an evening of baseball when the Cubs come to town to take on the Washington Nationals!

Sep
1

45th Annual Cross Country Alumni Race and Barbecue

Bates Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams invite you to join them for the 45th Annual XC Alumni Race and Barbecue on Campus.

Aug
30

2018 Men’s Rugby Alumni Gathering in Boston

Join other Men’s Rugby Bobcats in Boston for a summer reception to network, meet old friends and hear about the upcoming season.

Aug
18

Staten Island Yankees vs. Vermont Lake Monsters

Join Burlington, VT area alumni, parents, and friends for a fun evening of baseball. Staten Island Yankees vs. Vermont Lake Monsters $8 per person reserved…

Aug
18

2018 Portland Sea Dogs vs. Altoona Curve

Join Bates alumni, parents, and friends for an evening of baseball at Hadlock Field in Portland, ME.

Aug
9

NESCAC Young Alumni Boston Boat Cruise

Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Colgate, Connecticut, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan, and Williams invite you to set sail! Don’t miss this memorable evening with fellow young…

Aug
6

Annual Meeting of the Bates Ocean Park Club

The Ocean Park Bates Club invites alumni, parents, and friends to its annual summer meeting with Kathy Low, Interim Dean of the Faculty for Fiscal Year…

Jul
25

Bates Summer Reception in NYC

Please join us for a fun evening with alumni and student interns to celebrate the power of the Bates network! We think you will enjoy…

Jul
24

Bates Summer Reception in Boston

Please join us for a fun evening with alumni and student interns to celebrate the power of the Bates network! We think you will also…

Jul
20

Bates Dance Festival Events This Summer

The Bates Dance Festival brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative community to study, perform, and create new…

Jul
18

2018 Sail of Frances in Casco Bay

  Join Portland area alumni and parents for a sunset sail on Frances and Maine Sailing Adventures in Casco Bay. The Frances is a 74-foot, gaff-top…

Jul
13

Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park

Join alumni, parents, and friends for the annual Red Sox BBQ and game at Fenway Park.

Jul
11

Bates at the Colorado Rockies 2018

Join Bates alumni, parents, and friends for an evening at the Colorado Rockies game. Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Pre-game Reception:…

Jun
29

Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees

Join Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby for the annual Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game and bbq at Yankee Stadium.

Jun
26

Greater Portland Bates Book Club

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