Family Weekend Preliminary Schedule

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

Registration will open in August 2022. We ask all families to register, as some elements of the weekend have capacity limits and will require tickets.

We look forward to seeing you at Back to Bates: Family Weekend!

Friday, September 30

Time Event Description
AfternoonFaculty panel discussion
AfternoonStudent summer research poster session
DinnerCommons will be open for Bates ID holders only
Families should make local dining arrangements as soon as possible; this list is a good place to start.
EveningShabbat evening services and dinner 
Tickets required.
EveningAcapella group performances
Free. Tickets will be required.
NOTERestrooms can be found at Merrill GymBenjamin Mays Center, and Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.

Saturday, October 1

Time Event Description
MorningCampus tours
MorningFamily grab-n-go continental breakfast and coffee
MorningVolunteer with Bates!
Enjoy networking with staff and other current parent volunteers and find out which Bates volunteer role might be right for you.
Free with pre-registration required.
Morning’Cats and Coffee 
Hear from senior leadership at a panel discussion, followed by Q&A.
LunchBBQ Lunch on the Library Quad
Tickets: $20 per adult, $15 per child ages 12 and under
AfternoonCheer on the Bobcats throughout the afternoon at various home games
DinnerJoin us for the return of the Harvest Dinner!
Free but tickets will be required
EveningParent Wine and Cheese Gathering
NOTERestrooms can be found at Merrill GymBenjamin Mays Center, and Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.