2017 Schedule

Please note: parking Friday evening may be congested due to the Lewiston High School football game at 7 pm on Garcelon Field. Parking in Merrill lot is recommended.

7–10:30 am
Breakfast
$7 adults/$3.50 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 am–7 pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan goodies and gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (Room 131)

8 am–4 pm
Selected Classes Open to Parents and Families
Please click here to view a list of classes that are open to visitors. Printed copies will be provided at the Welcome Center.

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

10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
$8.50 adults/$4.25 children, pay at the door
Commons

11 am–2 pm
Veterans’ Luncheon
Bates is pleased to welcome our veterans back for a lunch in their honor. Members of the Bates V-12 program who trained for WWII at the college will attend and look forward to meeting fellow veterans. Guests are welcome. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program. RSVP to Shanna Bruno at sbruno@bates.edu or 207-786-8254.
Benjamin E. Mays Center

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

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

2–3 pm
The Student Leadership Journey: How Upperclass Students are Shaping the Experiences of First-Year Students
Moderated by Dean of Students Josh McIntosh, the student panel includes Walter Washington ’19, Josie Gillett ’19, Jonathan Depew ’18, Reed Mszar ’18, and Michael Driscal ’19 who will discuss how upperclass students are shaping the Bates experience in athletics, student government, outdoor recreation, career development, and residence life. Come hear how students can take full advantage of all that Bates has to offer.
Commons, Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/222)

2–5 pm
Bates Outing Club Hike: Androscoggin Riverlands State Park
Led by the BOC, join us for an easy 3.25-mile loop on the Homestead Trail in one of Maine’s newest state parks. We’ll hike past historic granite foundations of homes built in the early 1800s with beautiful views and many photography opportunities. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. We recommend carrying a daypack and water, and dressing for the weather.
Carpool leaves from Merrill Lot

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

3–4 pm
Summer Internship Showcase
Bates students explore their interests, deepen their skills, and build their networks in diverse worlds of work. View posters and talk with students about their Purposeful Work and other summer internships.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:15–5:30 pm
Summer Research Poster Session
In this session, students who received fellowships from Bates to conduct summer research with faculty on campus or at off-campus institutions will present posters and discuss their research.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

4:30–8 pm
Dinner
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

5:40 pm
Meditation in the Chapel
Meditation led by the Dharma Society (Bates student group). Beginners welcome.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

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

6:30–7:30 pm
Reception to Welcome the New Director of Athletics
Join alumni, parents, students, and friends in welcoming Jason Fein, Bates’ new Director of Athletics. Jason leads the Bates athletics program, which comprises 31 varsity sports, 12 club sports, and nearly a dozen intramural athletic leagues.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

6:30–7:30 pm
Bates Outing Club 100th: Dinner and Conversation for Alumni and Students
The 100-year anniversary of the BOC is approaching in 2020. All are welcome to join in planning for the Outing Club’s centennial celebration.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)

7 pm
Film: Rosa Chumbe
Shown by the Bates student Filmboard.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30–8:45 pm
Reception at the Museum of Art
Engage with two remarkable exhibitions, featuring works by installation/performance artist Kate Gilmore ‘97 and the renowned modernist painter and Lewiston native Marsden Hartley. Dessert and wine will be served.
Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center

8:30 pm
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 Take Note. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

7–10:30 am
Breakfast
$7 adults/$3.50 children, pay at the door
Commons

8 am–4 pm
Welcome Center
Make the Welcome Center your first stop when you arrive on campus and be sure to enter the raffle for Bobcat superfan goodies and gear! Pick up weekend information, name tags, and meal tickets.
Commons, Fraites Dining Room (Room 131)

8:30–9:30 am
Global Education Opportunities for Your Student
Meet Tina Mangieri, associate dean and director of the Center for Global Education, for a discussion of the many global study opportunities available at Bates, the advising process and campus resources, planning for and financing study abroad, health and safety off-campus, and the important role of family support.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

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

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

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

9–10:30 am
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)

9–10:30 am
Rugby 40th Reunion Breakfast
A continental breakfast for all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Rugby program.
Commons, Room 211

9:30 am
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Garcelon Field

9:30–10:45 am
Lewiston-Auburn 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.
Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market lot, across the street from Pedro O’Hara’s on Main Street.

9:30–11 am
Teaching as if Their Lives Depend on it: Preparing Students for Bates and Beyond
Whether your children are first-years or seniors, they will be anxious about getting a job after Bates. Parents are not immune to this anxiety either. While they are here, we encourage our students to be engaged, motivated, and to challenge themselves in their academic work. It’s a continuum: students develop both habits of mind and practices that they’ll carry from their academic work into lives of engaged citizenship. How do the liberal arts prepare individuals for life beyond college? Why does intellectual breadth in college enrich one’s life both at Bates and in the future? How do we challenge students to discover new passions and the wide range of options open to them? What do we need to instill in our students to help them succeed in college and beyond? In this panel discussion, professors from a variety of disciplines talk about teaching for life, pre-professionalism and discovery, and tout the benefits of finding one’s path and wandering off it.

Moderator: Kathryn Low, Professor of Psychology and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Panelists:

Lee Abrahamsen, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Medical Studies Committee
Matthew Jadud, Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Mara Tieken, Associate Professor of Education
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (Room G52)

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

11 am–1 pm
Bates Squash Family & Friends Mixer
Join all students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Bates Squash program for a light lunch.
Bates Squash Facility, 56 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway

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

11 am–2:30 pm
All-Campus Barbecue
$10 adults/$5 children, pay at the Welcome Center.
A relaxed barbecue picnic for all ages.
Outside Commons (lawn at end of Alumni Walk)
Rain Site: Inside Commons

11:30 am
Men’s Lacrosse: Life After Bates
Muskie Archives

11:30am–12:15pm
“All Things Bates”: A Conversation with President Spencer
Trustee Jean Wilson ’82, P’05, P’13 will interview President Spencer about happenings on campus, the role of the liberal arts in today’s world, and strategies for moving Bates forward during The Bates Campaign.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

11:30 am–2:30 pm
Family-Friendly Fun
Pumpkin decorating, fun activities, and autumn snacks for the whole family. Kids can get their faces painted like a Bobcat before heading to the Bates vs. Trinity football game to show their Bates pride!
Beside Garcelon Tent

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

11:30 am–4 pm
Concessions
Calling all hungry Bobcats! Grab a quick bite or a cold drink while supporting Bates Athletics.
Alongside Garcelon Field, next to Cole Terrace

11:30 am–4 pm
Bates Women’s Basketball Annual Silent Auction
Support the Women’s Basketball program.
Cole Terrace, outside Commons (Rain Site: In front of Commons/Alumni Walk)

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
Preview works by The Trisha Brown Dance Company, Bates Associate Professor Rachel Boggia, Sophie Elbadawi ’18, student clubs, and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre

12:15–2 pm
Center for Global Education Open House
Did you study abroad while at Bates? Have you traveled from outside the U.S. to be here? Have your international travels transformed your views of the world? The Center for Global Education welcomes alumni, students, and families to visit, meet staff, and participate in informal discussions about global education, international travel, and study abroad.
Roger Williams Hall, Room 124

12:30–4 pm
Bates BrewFest
Bates alumni and families (21+) are invited by the Senior Class Gift Program and BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade) to come enjoy each other’s company among local favorites and Bates-inspired beverages. A current government ID is required for entry.
Tent alongside Garcelon Field

1 pm
Football vs. Trinity
Garcelon Field

2–5 pm
Petting Zoo
Visit miniature goats, horses, and donkeys, as well as zebu and alpacas. Sponsored by the Chase Hall Programming Board.
Library Arcade

2:30 pm
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 Regrets the New Politics of the Campus Left. The BQDC received its first national title in 2014 and reached the finals of the World’s Debating Championship in 2017. It is currently ranked among the top debate programs in the world.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:30–4:30 pm
Bates Arts Festival
The Bates Arts Society invites you to a fun afternoon of live music, performances, and visual arts produced by campus arts clubs. Swing by to enjoy interactive arts activities and learn more about arts organizations at Bates.
Commons, Fireplace Lounge and Alumni Walk

3 pm
The Strange Bedfellows Improv Show
See Bates’ one-and-only student-run improv comedy team — off-the-cuff comedy for your laughter-related enjoyment.
Schaeffer Theatre

4 pm
40th Reunion Rugby Pre-Game Reception
Benjamin E. Mays Center

4:30–5:30 pm
Volunteer Recognition Reception
Join the Office of College Advancement and alumni and parent leaders in recognizing outstanding Bates volunteers.
Chase Hall, Chase Lounge

5 pm
40th Reunion Rugby Game
Garcelon Field

5 pm
Catholic Mass
The Catholic Students and Associated Catholic Chaplain will gather for a Catholic Mass at the Basilica.
Carpool leaves from parking lot across from 163 Wood St.

6–7 p.m.
Bobcat First! Reception
President Clayton Spencer invites family members of Bobcat First! students to the OIE for light fare and conversation.
Office of Intercultural Education, 142 Chase Hall

Bates offers two dinner options for families on Saturday, Sept. 23:

4:30–8 pm
Dinner in Commons
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

6:30–8:30 pm
Back to Bates Weekend Harvest Dinner
Open to those who have pre-registered. Pick up your reserved tickets when you check in at the Welcome Center before 4 p.m. Saturday. Alumni and families are invited to an autumn feast, featuring local Maine produce. There is no program at the dinner, so feel free to arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be served for parents and alumni only.
Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

7–9 pm
Dessert Fair
Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent desserts. Live music and horse-drawn buggy rides will be provided.
Garcelon and Alumni Walk Tent

8:30–10 pm
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 

8 am–2 pm
Brunch
$9.50 adults/$4.75 children, pay at the door
Commons

11 am
Interfaith Service
A simple, reflective, multifaith service composed of musical offerings, readings from religious and secular traditions, prayers, and intentions. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Sponsored by the Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

Noon
Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert
Preview works by The Trisha Brown Dance Company, Bates Associate Professor Rachel Boggia, Sophie Elbadawi ’18, student clubs, and independent choreographers.
Schaeffer Theatre 

2–3:30 pm
Olin Concert Series presents Corey Harris ’91
Watson Fellowship recipient and acclaimed blues guitarist Corey Harris presents a treasure trove of music from the African Diaspora in a concert to celebrate the Watson Fellowship’s 50th anniversary. Tickets are $25. Admission is free for students, and a limited number of complimentary tickets are available for seniors (65+). For more information, contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.com.
Olin Arts Center, Olin Concert Hall

2:15 pm
Careers in Dance: A Conversation with Betsy Erickson-Nemy P’18
Join Betsy Erickson-Nemy P’18, ballet master at the San Francisco Ballet for a conversation about careers in dance.
Commons, Little Meeting Room (Room 226)