2022 Orientation Schedule
We are excited to welcome the Class of 2026 to campus on August 31st. Students, faculty, and staff have been collaborating all summer long to put together an Orientation schedule that introduces you to Bates and provides you with opportunities to form meaningful connections in your initial days on campus.
Please find the Orientation schedule below, on which times and events may still be adjusted as the summer progresses.
Wednesday, August 31st – Opening Day
|Time||Event||Location||Description of Event|
|6:00 AM – 2:30 PM||Athletics Practice|
|8:00 AM – 12:00 PM||New Student Check-In & Move-In||Assigned Residence Hall||More info to come!|
|10:30 AM – 2:30 PM||Arrival Day BBQ for Parents, Support Team, & Students|
|10:00 AM – 3:00 PM||TD Bank – Open a Bank Account||For students who wish to have a bank account in the local area, swing on by to open an account.|
|1:00 PM – 1:50 PM||Transfer Student and Family Welcome||All new transfer students and families are welcome.|
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM||International Student Group Greeting||All new international students and families are welcome.|
|3:15 PM||President’s Welcome Address and Reception||Historic Quad|
|4:00 PM – 4:30 PM||Families/support networks depart campus||All parents and support team members depart campus, and first-year students move on to dinner with their Junior Advisor (JA)|
|5:00:00 PM – 6:00 PM||First-Year Center Dinner with Junior Advisor (JA)||Commons||This event and the remainder of Orientation are intended for new students.|
|5:00:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Transfer Student Dinner|
|6:30 PM – 8:00 PM||Office of Intercultural Education Programming (OIE)|
|8:15 PM – 9:00 PM||First Floor meeting with JA||In your residence hall with your JA|
|9:00 PM – 9:45 PM||Meet Campus Safety and the Residence Life Coordinators – JA Program||In the same location as your first floor meeting|
|10:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight||OWL Events|
First-Year Orientation takes place from August 31st – September 6th, more details to come!
First day of class is September 7, 2022.