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

TimeEventLocationDescription of Event
6:00 AM – 2:30 PMAthletics Practice
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMNew Student Check-In & Move-InAssigned Residence HallMore info to come!
10:30 AM – 2:30 PMArrival Day BBQ for Parents, Support Team, & Students
10:00 AM – 3:00 PMTD Bank – Open a Bank AccountFor students who wish to have a bank account in the local area, swing on by to open an account.
1:00 PM – 1:50 PMTransfer Student and Family WelcomeAll new transfer students and families are welcome.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PMInternational Student Group GreetingAll new international students and families are welcome.
3:15 PMPresident’s Welcome Address and ReceptionHistoric Quad
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMFamilies/support networks depart campusAll 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 PMFirst-Year Center Dinner with Junior Advisor (JA)CommonsThis event and the remainder of Orientation are intended for new students.
5:00:00 PM – 6:00 PMTransfer Student Dinner
6:30 PM – 8:00 PMOffice of Intercultural Education Programming (OIE)
8:15 PM – 9:00 PMFirst Floor meeting with JAIn your residence hall with your JA
9:00 PM – 9:45 PMMeet Campus Safety and the Residence Life Coordinators – JA ProgramIn the same location as your first floor meeting
10:00 PM – 12:00 MidnightOWL Events

First-Year Orientation takes place from August 31st – September 6th, more details to come!

First day of class is September 7, 2022.