Our annual Back to Bates event welcomes family and alumni to campus to enjoy the fall colors and spend time with their favorite Bobcats.

October 6-7, 2023

Back to Bates Weekend on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Jay Gulati ’26 of Minneapolis is joined by his parents Ani and Juhi Gulati as they sign in for the weekend at the Library Arcade.

Events for Families

Friday, October 6 &
Saturday, October 7

Families are invited to visit with their Bates student, experience life on campus, and enjoy the wonders of autumn in Maine.

Back to Bates Weekend at a variety of locations on campus, including Pettengill Hall, where Bates alumni were honored with an awards presentation and a dessert reception, the registration desk in the Library Well, and the Bardwell Street Tent, where seniors over 21 and alumni enjoyed a beer garden and food.

Bates defeated Bowdoin 21-14 at the Alumni Big Game Saturday, today, Oct. 15, 2022, and the Garcelon Field crowd went wild.

Events for Alumni

Saturday, October 7

Bobcats can gather on campus this fall to enjoy various sporting events and reconnect with their home away from home.

Things To Do & Places To Eat