Winter Carnival 2019

Brought to you by Chase Hall Programming Board, Bates Outing Club, and Shred Club, Winter Carnival 2019: Batesapalooza! kicks off Monday, February 4! Check out the full schedule of events below!

Monday 2/4

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
3:45 to 5:00pm Behind 280 College St. Sledding & Hot Cocoa

Come sled on Mount David! Hot chocolate provided, meet behind 280 College. Sleds will be provided. No prior experience necessary, all are welcome!

Bates Outing Club
9:00pm Benjamin Mays Center A Cappella Concert

Come hear stellar performances from our Bates a cappella groups featuring the Gospelaires, the Deansmen, Crosstones, ManOps, Merimanders, and TakeNote!


Tuesday 2/5

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
4:15 to 5:45pm Lake Andrews Skating on the Puddle – CANCELED DUE TO WARM TEMPERATURES Bates Outing Club
6:30 to 8:30pm Commons Fireplace Lounge Cookie Decorating & Knitting with the Knit Wits

Students and staff are invited to knit with the Knit Wits and/or decorate delicious cookies!

Knit Wits & CHPB

Wednesday 2/6

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
4:00 to 8:00pm Gray Cage Family Fun & Inflatables

The annual event is back with bouncy fun and treats for the whole Bates community!

7:30 to 9:30pm LOCATION CHANGE: Bardwell Field (between Smith Hall and Garcelon Field) Skill, Grill, and Rail Jam

The Rail Jam edition of Skill’n’Grill is back for a third year!  Come to Bardwell Field (between Smith Hall and Garcelon Field) for this freestyle skiing and snowboarding competition.  There will be music, hamburgers on the grill, hot chocolate and plenty of action to partake in or watch!

Shred Club

Thursday 2/7

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
4:00 to 5:00pm Bardwell Field (between Garcelon Field and Smith Hall) Human Dog Sled Race – CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW CHPB
7:00 to 8:30pm Bobcat Den Terrace WhisperLite Iron Chef Competition

Do you like food? Do you like cooking?  Do you like getting creative while cooking?  Come to the Library Arcade for a camping stove cook-off! Prizes will be awarded to the best creations.  No experience necessary.

Bates Outing Club
9:00pm Benjamin Mays Center Winter Carnival VCS: Student Showcase

Come cheer on your peers as they perform at the ever-popular VCS student showcase! Check out full details here.

10:15pm to 12:00am Little Room, Chase Hall Kegs & Karaoke

Come to the Little Room for karaoke, beer, cider, and munchies! Alcoholic cider for 21+ students, regular cider provided for the rest – please bring government-issued ID.


Friday 2/8

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
3:00 to 5:00pm Lake Andrews Puddle Jump & Bonfire

A Bates tradition! Jump into the puddle and warm up next to the bonfire sipping on hot chocolate.

Bates Outing Club
6:00 to 7:00pm Commons Big Prize Bingo CHPB
9:00 to 11:00pm Chase Hall Lounge Disney and Kingdom Hearts Trivia

Come to Chase Lounge for a night of Disney (and Kingdom Hearts) Trivia to celebrate Winter Carnival and the release of Kingdom Hearts 3! There will be pizza, a bunch of prizes, and games to play alongside trivia.

Video Game Club & CHPB
10:00pm to 12:00am Commons Late Night Breakfast

Come to Commons for a delicious late night breakfast, featuring omelets to order, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage links, muffins and more!


Saturday 2/9

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
12:00 to 4:00pm Bus departs from Chase Hall Bus Trip to Lost Valley

Present your Bates ID to receive a free lift ticket, as well as 15% off tubing and equipment rentals! Bus departs from Chase Hall at noon, and departs from Lost Valley to return to Bates at 4:00pm. RSVP required to take the bus – you may do so here.

Campus Life
11:00pm to 2:00am Gray Cage 90s Dance

Featuring hits from the Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, all your favorite boy bands and everything in between, get ready for the 90s Night Dance! Music provided by DJ Hanzo.