Please find updates regarding the Back to Bates: Family Day & Back to Bates: Alumni Big Game Day below.

We’re so excited to announce that Bates will welcome alumni and parents back to campus for events this fall.

We’re doing things a little differently: we’re splitting our typical Back to Bates celebration into two separate events to ensure we can host celebrations that are consistent with fall semester health protocols.

Back to Bates: Family Day

Back to Bates: Family Day

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Registration is now open for Back to Bates Family Day on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Families must register using the link they received via email on September 15

This event is open to vaccinated family members of the Classes of 2025, 2024, 2023, and 2022. Guests must have a legible photo or photocopy of their vaccine card with them while on campus


Advance registration will be required.

Please read our FAQ for full details and the latest guidelines.

Back to Bates: Alumni Big Game Day

Back to Bates: Big Game Saturday for Alumni

Saturday, October 30, 2021

We continue to monitor the campus situation and will make any changes about Back to Bates: Big Game Saturday for Alumni accordingly.


This event is open to all alumni and registration will be required.

This year, on-campus dining for campus guests will be limited to Brew Fest refreshments.

Registration and schedule coming soon!

Things To Do / Places To Eat

Thank you for your patience and support over the past 18 months. We’re thrilled we’ll be able to welcome you back to campus again soon. 

We realize you are anxious for more details. Therefore, we will be updating this page regularly as we iron out all of the specifics for you.