2021 Alumni Big Game Day Schedule

As a reminder, only fully vaccinated individuals may attend Back to Bates: Alumni Big Game Day this year. Guests must have a legible photo or photocopy of their vaccine card with them while on campus

Full details and guidelines are available in our FAQs. Please contact alumni@bates.edu with further questions.

Saturday, October 30
8am-4pmBates Store is Open

Please review information on Visitor Protocols.
10am-5pmBates Museum is Open

Please review information on Visitor Protocols.
10am-2:30pmCheck In Center
Location: Library Arcade

Make this your first stop when you arrive on campus to pick up name tags, confirm your registration and attendance, and let us answer any questions you may have about the day’s activities. Also, be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! 
10am-11am Pop up A Capella Performances
Location: Library Quad Tent

With performances from Crosstones, Deansmen, Manic Optimists, Merimanders, and TakeNote.
10am – noonAlumni Meet-Up
Location: Library Quad Tent

Gather with other Bobcats for warm fall beverages and informal networking.
12:30 – 3:30pm
Bates BrewFestGrill
Location: Bardwell Street Tent (along Garcelon Field)

Local beer, hard cider, and BBQ = Bobcat Favorites! 
$20 per person and pre-registration is required. Vaccinated guests 21+ only. Bring current ID for entry.
1pmBates vs. Colby Football
Location: Garcelon Field

Wear your favorite Bates gear and cheer on the Bobcats!
AfternoonOff-Campus Adventures

Each year – pandemic or no – alumni enjoy heading off-campus to explore Maine. We’ve compiled a list of local resources for you – from apple picking, and hiking, to shopping.
2pmWomen’s Volleyball vs. Bowdoin College
Location: Alumni Gym

Guests must follow the spectator policy. Guests unable to provide proof of being fully vaccinated will not be able to enter the venue, including children.
5pmBates Theater presents The Luck of the Irish
Location: Gannett Theater

Tickets required. Please be prepared to show proof of being fully vaccinated (digital image or hard copy of vaccine card, indicating final vaccination completed at least 14 days prior), and to remain masked at all times. Children who are not vaccinated are unable to enter the building. Please find full details regarding visitor protocols.
NOTEPortable restrooms at Leahey Field, Russell Street Field, and Garcelon Field (behind visitor and home bleachers).
Open indoor handicap-accessible restrooms are available at Merrill Gym.