2019 Weekend Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Last updated 9/30/19.

Friday

7–10:30am
Breakfast
$8.00 adults/$4.00 children; pay at the door
Commons

8am–7pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus, and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons 

8am–4pm
Selected Classes Open to Parents and Families
A schedule of classes is available online here. Printed copies will be available at the Welcome Center.

9am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

10am–7pm
Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
9:30am registration, 11am shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5pm refreshments, program, and dinner.  This event requires pre-registration; no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn

10:30am–2:30pm
Lunch
$9.00 adults/$4.50 children; pay at the door
Commons

11am–2pm
Veterans’ Luncheon
Bates veterans are invited to a special gathering in their honor. Guests are welcome. The social hour will begin at 11am, followed by lunch and a short program.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

11am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

1pm
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

2-4pm
WRBC Open House 

Take a look at the Bates College Radio Station, buy some t-shirts and stickers, and reminisce with the current WRBC Board. Open house for all WRBC alums and for those who want to swing by!
WRBC, 31 Frye Street

2:30-4:30pm
50th Reunion: Pass the Baton Gathering
Class of 1969 volunteers will pass the 50th Reunion responsibilities to the Class of 1970 over light refreshments and mingling. Volunteers from the Classes of ’68, and ’71 are also invited to attend. Following the exchange of responsibilities will be an informal workshop for the Class of 1970 to continue preparations for their 50th Reunion celebration in June.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

3pm
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

4:15–5:30pm
Summer Research Poster Session
Every Bates student is a developing scholar. In this session, students who received fellowships from Bates to conduct summer research with Bates faculty members or at institutions off campus will present posters and discuss their research in an informal setting. They are eager to share their work!
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4pm
Mindfulness Walking Meditation
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Meet by the quadside entrance of Peter J. Gomes Chapel

4:30–8pm
Dinner
$10.00 adults/$5.00 children; pay at the door
Commons

5:30pm
Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
Men’s soccer alumni game is back, former players, young and old are welcome to participate. Register here if you would like to participate in the game.
Garcelon Field 

5:30–6:30pm
President’s Reception
Please join President Spencer, Mount David Society leadership donors, and volunteers at a special reception recognizing their generosity to Bates. By invitation only.
President’s House

6–7:30pm
Reception at Museum of Art
Explore two remarkable exhibits: DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor, and Uncovered: Selected Works from the Collection.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

6:30–8pm
100 Years of the Bates Outing Club: Planning for Centennial Dinner
Help make it a centennial to remember for one of Bates’ oldest and most adventurous clubs. Join alumni and current students to plan the Outing Club’s 100th anniversary in 2020.
Commons, Renyi Meeting Room (Room 211)

6:30–8pm
Shabbat Evening Services & Dinner
A gathering sponsored by Bates Jewish Student Union for parents, guests, and students to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. Evening Service at 6:30pm followed by 7pm Shabbat dinner. Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 6pm on Friday.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

7pm
Women’s Volleyball vs. Connecticut College
Alumni Gymnasium

7:15pm
Men’s Soccer Alumni Gathering
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den

7:30pm
Men’s Rugby vs. UMaine Orono
Garcelon Field

7:30pm
Sitting Meditation
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Meet by the quadside entrance of Peter J. Gomes Chapel

8:30pm
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at the largest and most popular concert of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders, and TakeNote. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

9:30pm
Men’s Rugby Gathering
Join Men’s rugby alumni, parents, and current athletes for pizza and soft drinks in the Den.
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den

Saturday

7–10:30am
Breakfast
$8.00 adults/$4.00 children; pay at the door
Commons

8am–4pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons

8-9:15am
Parent Volunteer Breakfast
Join other Bates Parents Fund volunteers to network, hear from senior staff, and kick off this year’s effort. To become a new Parents Fund volunteer, email Emily Levine .
Pettengill Hall, Room 257

8:30–9:30am
From Bates to Beyond: Off-Campus Study Opportunities for Your Student
Darren Gallant, associate dean and director of the center for global education, will share with families the many opportunities for Bates students to explore the world beyond the Bates campus. This will include overviews of the advising process, resources and support, financing off-campus study, health and safety, and the importance of family encouragement.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

8:30–9:30am
Purposeful Work at Bates and the Student Experience: In Students’ Own Words
How do students experience Purposeful Work at Bates? What would they say makes Purposeful Work distinct? How do students explore their strengths, interests and values over four years?  Bring your own questions and join this lively conversation with students about their engagement with job shadows, internships, Infused and Practitioner-Taught Courses, and staff at the Center for Purposeful Work.
Pettengill Hall, Room G21

9am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

9am
Lewiston Downtown Walk
Wonderful things are happening downtown! Join Darby Ray, director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement, for a moderately-paced walk through the heart of L-A. Learn about the volunteer, learning, research, cultural, and internship opportunities (not to mention the fabulous restaurants!) that abound in the local community. The walk will conclude by 10:30am.
Meet at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market lot on the corner of Lincoln and Main Streets, across the street from Pedro O’Hara’s, and wear comfortable shoes.

9am–6pm
Men’s Wallach Tennis Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

9–10:30am
Baseball Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the baseball program.
Hitting Facility, Leahey Field

9–10:30am
Annual Swimming and Diving Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the swimming and diving program.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (Rooms 221/222)

9–10:30am
Annual Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Women’s lacrosse program.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

9am
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

9:30–11am
True or False? Teaching Students to Discern the Truth
We live in an age when truth seems relative and evidence is undervalued. In their lives, our students will face ever-increasing demands to weigh the veracity of what they read and hear. How we teach them to suss out truth from fiction is a critical function of a liberal arts education. In this session, several faculty members who teach courses and conduct research that considers these questions will share their insights.

Moderator: Malcolm Hill, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Michael Murray, Economics: Teaching Truth 

Dennis Browne, Russian: Post-Soviet Russia: Truth, Lies, and Bullsh*t

Carrie Diaz Eaton, Digital and Computational Studies: Calling Bull in a Digital World

Amy Douglass, Psychology: Can You Trust What You’re Positive You Saw?

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

10am
Admission Information Session
Join staff from the Office of Admission for an overview of Bates and the admission process.
Carnegie Science Building, Room 204

10:30am–2:30pm
All Campus Barbecue
$10.00 adults/$5.00 children; pay at the Welcome Center.
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages.
Outside Commons (lawn at the end of Alumni Walk)
Rain Site: Commons

11am
Admission Tour
Leaves from Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue

11am
Women’s Soccer vs. Middlebury
Russell Street Soccer Field

11am
Men’s Lacrosse: Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30am-12:15pm
Issue Briefing: A Conversation with President Clayton Spencer and Trustee Greg Ehret ’91, P’23
Trustee Greg Ehret will interview President Spencer about happenings on campus, the role of the liberal arts in today’s world, and her priorities for the coming year.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

11:30am–2:30pm
Family-Friendly Fun
Autumnal snacks for the whole family, face painting for kids, and a special appearance by the Bobcat!
Alongside Garcelon tent

11:30am–4pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs, find out what’s new, and learn how you can support our athletic teams.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting our baseball team.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Annual Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program by bidding on a variety of special items.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons
Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Middlebury 
Join field hockey alumni, parents, and friends for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics during the game.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See showings of pieces by visiting guest choreographers, Mark Jeffery and Kimberly Bartosik, as well as by student clubs and independent student choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon-2pm
55th Reunion Planning Workshop
Class of 1965 volunteers will gather for a workshop to discuss plans for the 55th Reunion celebration in June. Volunteers will discuss programming and class dinner planning, parade attire, attendance building, and Reunion giving strategies. Volunteers from surrounding class years are welcome to join the conversation to share ideas and advice.
Pettengill Hall, Room G63

Noon–3:30pm
Bates BrewFest
Bates alumni and families 21+ are invited to enjoy each other’s company among local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages. Please bring a current ID for entry.
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

12:30–2:30pm
Men and Women’s Soccer Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Bates Men and Women’s soccer programs for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics.
Russell Street Soccer Field

1pm
Women’s Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Alumni Gymnasium

1pm
Football vs. Tufts
Garcelon Field

2pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Middlebury 
Russell Street Soccer Field

2-4pm
30th Reunion Planning Meeting
Class of 1990 volunteers will gather to brainstorm plans for the 30th Reunion celebration in June, including: parade attire, class dinner and hospitality lounge needs, programming, and attendance-building. Join the conversation to ensure this is your best Reunion yet! Open to all members of the Class of 1990.
Commons, Room 225

Halftime (approx. 2:15pm)
Halftime Reception and Awards Recognition
Join the Bates community and the Alumni Council for a reception and presentation of several Alumni Awards. Chomba Kaluba ’11 will receive the Alumni Community Service Award; Cat Djang ’13 and Peter Post ’58, P’82, P’87, GP’18 will be honored with Bates’ Best.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

2:30pm
Annual Back to Bates Public Debate
Members of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council present a public debate for students, parents, alumni, and guests on this year’s motion: This House opposes the social norm that a person has a special obligation to one’s family. The BQDC received its first national title in 2014 and reached the finals of the World Universities Debating Championship in 2017. It is currently ranked among the top debate programs in the world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:30–4:30pm
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to join us for an afternoon of visual arts produced by arts clubs on campus. There will also be crayons and coloring sheets for young folks! Swing by to enjoy interactive arts activities and learn more about arts organization at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

4pm
Bobcat Best! 2019 Athletics Recognition Ceremony
Bates Athletics recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its 2018-19 teams and award winners with a halftime ceremony and post-football game reception.

Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

4:30-5:30pm
Bates Families Photograph and Toast
Alumni parents and their current enrolled Bates students are invited to celebrate their family Bates connections. Photo taken at 4:45pm.
Benjamin E. Mays Center 

Bates offers two dining options for families on Saturday, October 5:

4:30–8pm
Dinner
$10.00 adults/$5.00 children; pay at the door
Commons

5:30–7:30pm
Back to Bates Harvest Dinner
Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 4pm Saturday. Alumni and families are invited to an autumnal feast, featuring local Maine produce. There is no program at the dinner, so feel free to arrive anytime between 5:30 and 7:30pm. Beer and wine will be served for parents only.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

6-8pm
Dessert Fair
Indulge your sweet tooth, enjoy music, and horse-drawn buggy rides.
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

8–9:30pm
Wine and Beer Tasting for Bates Parents
Cap off the evening with fellow parents while discovering delicious beers and wines, along with their ideal cheese and dessert pairings.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

Sunday

8am–2pm
Brunch
$10.00 adults/$5.00 children; pay at the door
Commons

9am
Field Hockey Gathering
Join the field hockey team, parents, and alumnae for a pre-game breakfast gathering.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (Rooms 221/222)

9am–6pm
Men’s Wallach Tennis Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

11am
Back to Bates Brunch Hearth: Parents and alumni are welcome to come to Hearth, a foundational Bates Multifaith program. We will gather over delicious brunch for a large welcome circle, break into smaller groups, sit together in query style reflective conversation, and share in community. All are welcome, free of charge. Please RSVP here.
Meet a Multifaith Fellow at 10:45 in front of Gomes Chapel who will lead the group to 32 Ware Street.  It is an 8 minute walk

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See showings of pieces by visiting guest choreographers, Mark Jeffery and Kimberly Bartosik, as well as by student clubs and independent student choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon
Women’s Soccer vs. Trinity
Russell Street Soccer Field

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Trinity
Campus Avenue Field 

3pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Trinity
Russell Street Soccer Field 

Athletics

Friday

10am–7pm
Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
9:30am registration. 11am shotgun start, scramble format. Cookout at the Clubhouse for lunch. 5pm refreshments, program, and dinner.  This event requires pre-registration; no walk-ins.
Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn

5:30pm
Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
Men’s soccer Alumni Game is back, former players, young and old are welcome to participate. 
Register here if you would like to participate in the game.
Garcelon Field

7pm
Women’s Volleyball vs. Connecticut College
Alumni Gymnasium

7:15pm
Men’s Soccer Alumni Gathering
Join Men’s soccer alumni, parents, and current athletes for pizza and soft drinks in the Den.
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den

7:30pm
Men’s Rugby vs. UMaine Orono
Garcelon Field

9:30pm
Men’s Rugby Gathering
Join Men’s rugby alumni, parents, and current athletes for pizza and soft drinks in the Den.
Chase Hall, Bobcat Den  

Saturday

9am–6pm
Men’s Wallach Tennis Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

9–10:30am
Baseball Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the baseball program.
Hitting Facility, Leahey Field

9–10:30am
Annual Swimming and Diving Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the swimming and diving program.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

9–10:30am
Annual Women’s Lacrosse Gathering
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Women’s lacrosse program.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

9am
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

11am
Women’s Soccer vs. Middlebury
Russell Street Soccer Field

11am
Men’s Lacrosse: Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30am–4pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Welcome Tent
Purchase football game programs and find out what’s new and learn how you can support our athletic teams.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting our baseball team.
Alongside Garcelon Field

11:30am–4pm
Annual Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Support the women’s basketball program by bidding on a variety of special items.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons
Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Middlebury
Join field hockey alumni, parents and friends for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics during the game.
Campus Avenue Field

12:30–2:30pm
Men and Women’s Soccer Gathering
Join alumni, families, and friends of the Bates Men and Women’s soccer programs for snacks provided by Friends of Bates Athletics.
Russell Street Soccer Field

1pm
Football vs. Tufts
Garcelon Field

1pm
Women’s Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Alumni Gymnasium

2pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Middlebury
Russell Street Soccer Field

Halftime (approx. 2:15 pm)
Halftime Reception and Awards Recognition
Join the Bates community and the Alumni Council for a reception and presentation of several Alumni Awards. Chomba Kaluba ’10 will receive the Alumni Community Service Award, and Cat Djang ’13, and Peter Post ’58, P’82, P’87, GP’18 will be honored with Bates’ Best.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

4pm
Bobcat Best! 2019 Athletics Recognition Ceremony
Bates Athletics recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its 2018-19 teams and award winners with a halftime ceremony and post football game reception.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

Sunday

9am
Field Hockey Gathering
Join the field hockey team, parents, and alumnae for a pre-game breakfast gathering on the final day of Back to Bates Weekend 2019.
Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (Rooms 221/222)

9am–6pm
Men’s Wallach Tennis Invitational Tournament
Wallach Tennis Center

Noon
Women’s Soccer vs. Trinity
Russell Street Soccer Field

Noon
Field Hockey vs. Trinity
Campus Avenue Field 

3pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Trinity
Russell Street Soccer Field 

Arts

Friday

6–7:30pm
Reception at Museum of Art
Explore two remarkable exhibits: DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor, and Uncovered: Selected Works from the Collection.
Olin Arts Center, Museum of Art

8:30pm
A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a great night of Bates a cappella at the largest and most popular concert of the year, featuring the Crosstones, Deansmen, Gospelaires, Manic Optimists, Merimanders and TakeNote. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

Saturday

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See works by visiting guest choreographer, James Graham, and by student clubs and independent choreographers
Shaeffer Theatre

2:30–4:30pm
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to join us for an afternoon of visual arts produced by arts clubs on campus. There will also be crayons and coloring sheets for young folks! Swing by to enjoy interactive arts activities and learn more about arts organization at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge

Sunday

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
See performances by visiting guest choreographer James Graham, as well as student clubs and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

Museum Exhibits & Hours

Museum of Art Exhibits

Friday…………………10am–9pm
Saturday……………….10am–5pm
Sunday…………………closed

DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor
June 7 – October 5, 2019

This exhibition will contain an overview of DeWitt Hardy’s (1940-2017) evolution of style from the spare renderings of the early 1960s through the more baroque colorful work of his later years. Throughout Hardy’s fifty-year career, he made the ordinary extraordinary in his observations of the world around him. Drawn to the coast of southern Maine, he explored its interior woods and fields, houses and factories, and its denizens as ideas for subjects of his watercolors. These challenging compositions make viewers see his landscapes, buildings, still lives, portraits, figures, and nudes in a whole new light by his virtuoso command of the medium. In uniquely complex compositions, Hardy shunned the predictable picturesque in favor of harsh but often beautiful realities, capturing the essence of Maine. A 54-page illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with essay by Robert Flynn Johnson, and contributions by Pat Hardy, Richard Johnson, Lincoln Perry, and Deirdre B. Williams.

Uncovered: Selected Works from the Collection
June 7 – October 5, 2019

Uncovered focuses on contemporary art from the museum’s permanent collection, either exhibited in the museum for the first time or that has rarely been on view. The collection is increasingly diverse, and this is reflected in the exhibition. Uncovered includes selected works in a variety of media by artists from numerous points around the world including those connected to Maine, with an emphasis on larger works.


Artists include: Sigmund Abeles, Joel Babb, Donald Camp, Chiaki Shuji, Christian Boltanski, Judy Chicago, Joseph Delaney, Agnes Denes, Lalla Essaydi, Joseph Fiore, Barbara Goodbody, Michelle Grabner, Charlie Hewitt, Richard Hull, Robert Indiana, Jang Jian, Fransje Killaars, Hidecki Kimura, Bernard Langlais, Michele Lauriat, Richard Lethem, Liu Bolin, David Maisel, Elizabeth Murray, John Newman, Martin Puryear, Alison Saar, Keith Sonnier, Aaron Stephan, Joyce Tenneson, Shellburne Thurber, Victor Vasarely, Claire Van Vliet, Xiaoze Xie.

Campus Facillities Hours

Bert Andrews ’74 Room (Cardio Room)
Merrill Gymnasium
Friday 6am–8pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–8pm

The Bobcat Den
Chase Hall
Friday 7:45am–2am
Saturday 10am–2am
Sunday 4pm–1am

Peter J. Gomes Chapel
The Chapel wlll be under construction during Back to Bates 2019.

Bates College Store
Kalperis Hall, 65 Campus Avenue
Friday 9am–5pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 10am–2pm

Bates College Post & Print
Kalperis Hall, 65 Campus Avenue
Friday 9am–5pm

Davis Fitness Center
Underhill Arena
Friday 7:30am–8pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–8pm

Ladd Library
Friday 7:30am–10pm
Saturday 10am–8pm
Sunday 10am–1am

Merrill Gymnasium
Friday 6am–8pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–8pm

Multifaith Chaplaincy
163 Wood Street
Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

Office of Intercultural Education
Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue
Daily 9am–10pm
Note: Professional staff will be available Friday 9am–5pm

Hindu Shrine, Muslim Prayer Room, and
Buddhist Meditation Room

Chase Hall, on the main floor near the
Office of Intercultural Education

Daily 7am–5pm

Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center
Friday 10am–9pm
Saturday 10am–5pm

Edmund S. Muskie Archives
70 Campus Avenue
Friday 8:30am–noon, 1–5pm

Tarbell Pool (recreational swim times)

Merrill Gymnasium
Friday 7:30-9am, noon-2pm
Saturday noon–3pm
Sunday noon-3pm

James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center
Friday 7am–4pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–5pm