Welcome, New Bates Students!

The Student Affairs team, along with current Bates students, staff, and faculty, look forward to welcoming our newest students to the Bates community.

First-year arrival day for the Class of 2027 is Thursday, August 31, 2023.

The Garnet Gateway, your student information portal will open in early June. The forms you need to complete before arriving on campus are contained in the gateway. In June, your Garnet Gateway access information can be located in your secure admission portal.

Please stay attuned to college announcements throughout the summer for more information about First-Year Orientation.