Essentials & FAQs

Why do I need to register?

Registration provides you access to all of the virtual programs for Back@Bates Weekend.  Please view the programming schedule for more details. 

Is registration free?

It is completely free to register. 

Are the programs happening in my time zone?

All programs on the schedule are listed in the Bates time zone: Eastern Standard Time.

Do I have to watch the program live, or can I watch it later On-Demand?

While we believe watching live will provide the best viewing experience, most programming will be recorded and shared later for On-Demand viewing. Please note that any of the programming taking place via Zoom will not be available On-Demand.

Is there any way I can buy Bates swag without being on campus?

Yes! You can visit the Bates College Store to have items shipped to you, or to your student on campus. Check out this special Back@Bates care package for the special Batesie in your life!

I want to join one of the gatherings on your schedule, but I’m not familiar with Zoom. How does it work?

Check out this quick reference guide for some helpful tips. 

I registered for the event but can’t access the site with my login information. What’s wrong?

Access to the event site and all of its content will begin on September 29th. Your login information will work as of that date.

Still have questions?

We’re here to help! Contact us at or 888-522-8371

You can also contact our Bobcat Concierge! One of our staff will be available to assist you via Zoom at the dates/times listed below:

  • Tuesday, September 29th | 7-9:30PM
  • Wednesday, September 30th | 5-8PM
  • Thursday, October 1st | 6:30-9PM
  • Friday, October 2 | 6-9:30PM
  • Saturday, October 3rd | 9AM-3PM