2022 Alumni Big Game Day Schedule

We’re delighted to share this preliminary schedule to help you plan your Back to Bates visit. We will continue to add details, event times, and more.

+All guests must pre-register and agree to our health protocols:

I agree that I will follow local COVID guidelines in effect on the day of the event. 

I agree that I will follow the campus visitor protocols in effect on the day of the event. Current visitor protocols require that to attend indoor events, visitors must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, or have a negative COVID-19 test result within the previous 48 hours.

I agree that if changes are made to campus visitor protocols between the date of my registration and the date of the event — including any changes to the current mask-optional status of campus — I will abide by those protocols in place on the day of the event.

Time Saturday October 15, 2022
All DayBates Outing Club 100th Anniversary Celebration
Bates Outing Club alumni celebrate their milestone anniversary with a day of presentations, hiking, boating, and other activities. Refer to the BOC event page for additional details and registration information.
NoonBates Women’s Soccer vs. Tufts
Garcelon Field

Bates Field Hockey vs. Tufts
Campus Avenue Field
12 – 5:30 pmWelcome Center
Library Arcade
Make this your first stop when you arrive on campus to pick up name tags and pre-ordered BrewFestGrill tickets and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! 
2 – 3:30 pmAlumni Awards Presentation and Dessert Reception
Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall
Featuring remarks by Alumni Association President Kevin Moore ‘93 and the presentation of the annual Alumni Awards. Pre-registration required.

Award recipients include:

2021 Bates’ Best
• Terry Welch ’83

2022 Bates’ Best
• Wayne Loosigian ’72
• Heather Beebe ’85
• Todd Zinn ’97

2021 Bruce Stangle Award
• Sara Cummings ’89 & Beth Tener ’89

2022 Helen A. Papaioanou ’49 Award
• Sally Ehrenfried ’89

2022 Alumni Community Service Award
• Amanda Webb Dickerson ’01
• Carolyn McNamara ’08

2022 Alumni Professional Recognition Award
• Lisa Marshall-Schwiebert ’86
2:30 pmBates Men’s Soccer vs. Tufts
Russell Street Field
4 – 7 pmBates BrewFestGrill
Bardwell Street Tent (along Garcelon Field)

Unfortunately, tickets for BrewFestGrill are sold out. Enjoy local beer, hard cider, and Bobcat Favorite Snacks! Safety protocols mandate a 300-person capacity at this event. As a result, registration is only open to alumni at this time for $20 per person. All guests must pre-register and agree to our health protocols. 21+ only; bring current ID for entry.
5:30 pmBates Football vs. Bowdoin
Garcelon Field
Wear your favorite Bates gear and cheer on the Bobcats! All guests must pre-register and agree to our health protocols.
NOTERestrooms can be found at Bardwell Field, Garcelon Field, Commons, Merrill Gym, Benjamin Mays Center, and Gray Athletic Building.