Commencement 2022 Map

This campus map shows locations of various resources and activities for Bates Commencement on Sunday, May 29, 2022, including vehicle parking, portable bathrooms, handicap accessibility, entrances to guest seating on the Historic Quad,…

Commencement 2022 Archives

Friday

June 3, 2022 2:27 pm

Picture story: Baccalaureate for the Bates Class of 2022

Picture story: Baccalaureate for the Bates Class of 2022

Held the day before Commencement, Baccalaureate offers a time to pause and reflect, to remember and rejoice, being fully present to those around us.

Friday

June 3, 2022 2:24 pm

Picture story: It was the Friday before Commencement…

Picture story: It was the Friday before Commencement…

Photographs of honors, inductions, traditions, and bravos on the Friday before Commencement 2022 at Bates College illustrate the sweet intensity of it all.

Friday

June 3, 2022 11:30 am

Video: Highlights from Commencement 2022 and the march of the seniors

Video: Highlights from Commencement 2022 and the march of the seniors

From last-minute fit adjustments, to photos with staff and faculty on Alumni Walk and the joyous cap-toss, highlights from the Class of 2022’s big day.

Friday

June 3, 2022 11:19 am

Video: Dr. Nirav Shah’s 2022 Commencement Address

Video: Dr. Nirav Shah’s 2022 Commencement Address

Text and video of the witty, warm, and insightful 2022 Commencement Address by Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control.

Friday

June 3, 2022 10:00 am

Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Bates Class of 2022 on Commencement day

Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Bates Class of 2022 on Commencement day

From just after 7 a.m. to just after noontime, follow along as Bates gave the Class of 2022 a long, last embrace.

Thursday

June 2, 2022 11:37 am

Slideshow: Bates Class of 2022 caps off graduation with creative mortarboard art

Slideshow: Bates Class of 2022 caps off graduation with creative mortarboard art

With a nod to the past and a look to the future, the Class of 2022 marched through Commencement in style — with a few personal touches.

Monday

May 30, 2022 1:00 pm

Commencement 2022 Livestream

Commencement 2022 Livestream

Join us on Sunday morning, May 29, for live coverage, beginning at 9:30 a.m., of the 156th Bates Commencement as we celebrate the Class of 2022 and welcome Commencement speaker Dr. Nirav Shah, leader of the COVID-19 public health response in Maine, and fellow honorary degree recipients Michael Bonney ʼ80, Nikki Giovanni, and Becca Stevens.

Sunday

May 29, 2022 2:12 pm

‘Be someone who builds trust,’ Dr. Nirav Shah tells seniors at 156th Bates College Commencement

‘Be someone who builds trust,’ Dr. Nirav Shah tells seniors at 156th Bates College Commencement

“We treat those with different beliefs not just as incorrect, but as ignorant,” said Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and a luminary in the state’s COVID-19 response. “Don’t do that,” he told the seniors. Instead, “be someone who builds trust.”

Sunday

May 29, 2022 12:12 pm

Commencement 2022 honorary degree citations

Commencement 2022 honorary degree citations

Honorary degree citations for Michael W. Bonney ’80, Nikki Giovanni, Becca Stevens, and Dr. Nirav Shah, presented at Bates Commencement on May 22, 2022.

Friday

May 27, 2022 3:58 pm

It’s Commencement, time for the annual annual plantings around campus

It’s Commencement, time for the annual annual plantings around campus

Aided by seniors keen on making the campus look great for their graduation, the Bates grounds crew plants annuals here and there, including an iconic Commencement location.

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