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 for the class of 2026 will be on Wednesday, August 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The arrival schedule is published here if you would like to see events for parents, support teams, and students on this day.
The Garnet Gateway will open for first-year students in mid to late May.
Please stay attuned to college announcements throughout the summer for more information about First-Year Orientation.
Get prepared for your 1st semester at Bates
Things to know before you get to campus
Your student information portal
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.
Important information to complete before you arrive
The first-years forms are what you will need to fill out before you arrive on campus. Each form is linked to the site where you can fill in your information. Please make sure you’re logged on to Garnet Gateway in order to access the forms.
Get in touch with us
Orientation and First-Year Experience
Bates College Office of Residence Life and Health Education
56 Campus Avenue
Chase Hall 209
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: (207) 755-5979 email@example.com