Back@Bates Weekend Schedule

September 29 – 30

September 29

  • Women’s Lacrosse
    Via Zoom
  • Current Bates Parents
    Via Zoom

September 30

  • Purposeful Work Summer Internship Virtual Reflection Presentation
    Via Zoom — Moderated by Marianne Nolan Cowan ’92, Associate Director of Program Design and Career Exploration. Featuring student presenters Kayla Braverman ’21, Elly Beckerman ’22, Aidan Denahy ’21, and Robert Clark ’21
  • Current Bates Parents
    Via Zoom
  • Swimming & Diving
    Via Zoom

Friday, October 2

Building Community: The Student Experience at Bates Fall 2020

  • Malcolm Hill, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
  • Josh McIntosh, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students
  • Erin Foster Zsiga, Senior Associate Dean of Students
  • Kim Trauceniek, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life
  • Leigh Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Marcos Pacheco Soto ’24
  • Bridget Thompson ’22


Men’s Lacrosse: Life After Bates
Via Zoom Webinar
Learn about life after Bates from Sam Francis ’17 football data analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals. Originally from Newburyport, MA, Sam was a midfielder on the lacrosse team and a linebacker on the football team during his time at Bates.

Via Zoom
During Hispanic Heritage month, Latinos Unidos and Caribbean Student Association are proud to present an evening with Hispanic/Latinx Bates student performances. Please join us in celebrating the Hispanic/Latinx culture by cheering on our student performers. Among the many performances, we have dancing, spoken word, and much more!  

Featuring Bates Students:

  • Oliver Barrera ’22
  • Larry Cruz ’22  
  • Perla Figuereo ’21
  •  Tatiyana Garnes ’21 
  • Joselyn Jaramillo ’21 
  • Erick Gredonia ’21 
  • Genesis Paulino ’21
  • Rachel Retana ’22   
  • Martha Reyes ’23 
  • Adilene Sandoval ’23  
  • Dawrin Silfa ’21
  • Luz Rubio Vazquez ’23


Virtual Club Series (VCS): Alumni and Student Showcase
Via Zoom
VCS is a tradition on the Bates campus since 1993. Each week, this coffee house style performance series invites singer-songwriters, comedians, poets, and more to campus for a performance. There are also Student Showcases each semester where current Bates students can showcase their talents. We are excited to continue this tradition this year in a virtual format, inviting alumni performers and viewers for our Back@Bates rendition of VCS!

Featuring performances by:


Saturday, October 3

B Well: Fitness & Wellness
B Well fitness and wellness segment featuring an overview of student opportunities this semester, followed by a fitness class live from Garcelon Field with Mike Milliken, Bates Manager of Community Wellness and Coordinator of Club Sports

Building Community: The Faculty Experience at Bates Fall 2020
Bates faculty will reflect on how they are adapting to teaching their courses this semester and share about their experiences so far.

Remarks from A. Clayton Spencer, Bates College President

Alumni Awards
Alumni Community Service Award: William “Bud” Schultz Jr. ’81
Bruce Stangle Award: Dr. Benjamin Lowenstein ’92, P’23
Distinguished Young Alumni Award: Maggie Reilly Fidler ’12 & Sangita Murali ’12
Helen A. Papaioanou ’49 Distinguished Alumni Service Award:  Irwin Flashman ’65
Sesquicentennial Prize: Amy Bass Ph.D. ’92

The Civic Constitution: Lecture
Lecture by Jeffrey K. Tulis, Ph. D. ’72, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin with an Introduction by Stephen M. Engel, Professor of Politics at Bates College

This is the first part of a three-part Election Series that Bates is providing to the community in the run-up to the 2020 Election. Parts two and three, happening later in October, will also be available to alumni.

Tailgate Cooking
With Commons Executive Chef Owen Keene | View Recipes

Brews and Interviews
Interview with Jason Perkins ‘97, Brewmaster/VP Brewing Operations, Allagash Brewing Company

Bates vs. Bowdoin Football Game (2019)
With Additional Footage from Malik K. Hall, Bates Head Football Coach, and Bates Football Seniors. Plus, follow Coach Hall on Twitter at @CoachMalikHall and @Bates_Football for live commentary during the game!

Concert Performance
East Coast Soul, a Boston-based funk, soul, and R&B band will be beamed in from Beantown. Students will be tuning in remotely from their dorm rooms on campus — join them in spirit with a dance party in your living room!