COVID-19/Coronavirus Archives


May 8, 2020 6:46 pm

Planning for Next Academic Year

Dear Bates Students and Families, Now that we have reached the end of a winter semester none of us could…


April 27, 2020 9:04 pm

Update on Financial Impact of Coronavirus

Dear Colleagues, As we enter another week of managing through a global crisis that has disrupted our personal and professional…


April 14, 2020 8:00 am

Faculty-Staff Working Group on Fall Planning and College Finances

Dear Colleagues: As we enter the last week of classes for the semester, I write to provide an update on…


April 6, 2020 7:50 pm

Announcement About Reunion Weekend 2020

Dear Bates Alumni, I write today to share what I know will be disappointing news: Due to the COVID-19 crisis,…


April 6, 2020 7:48 pm

Announcement About Commencement

Dear Seniors, I write today with important information about plans for this year’s Commencement. Given where we stand with the…


March 19, 2020 5:49 pm

Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Dear Members of the Bates Community: I write to inform you that a member of our community has tested positive…


March 17, 2020 4:14 pm

Important COVID-19 Update for Staff

Dear Colleagues: I write with an important update about the college’s continued response to the COVID-19 situation. Beginning immediately, Bates…


March 14, 2020 4:30 pm

Urgent Information About Timely Departure from Campus

Dear Students, I write to ask that you respond with a greater sense of urgency to the public health crisis…


March 13, 2020 7:23 am

March 13 COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write to share important news about Bates’ response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19…