2024 Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2028 to campus at Arrival Day on Thursday, August 29, 2024. Students, faculty, and staff have been collaborating throughout academic year 2023-24 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. 

A preliminary on-campus New Student Orientation schedule can be viewed below. A more comprehensive schedule will be posted on or near June 15, 2024.

Be sure to engage your Lyceum Summer Resources (which open to you in June 2024) and check your Bates email so you can access necessary information and resources prior to Arrival Day.

Thursday, August 29th – Opening Day

TimeEventLocationDescription of EventLearning Goals
6:00 AM – 2:30 PMAthletics PracticeTBD
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMNew Student Check-In & Move-InTBD
10:30 AM – 3:00 PMArrival Day BBQ for Parents, Support Team, & StudentsTBD
10:00 AM – 3:00 PMTD Bank – Open a Bank AccountTBD
11:30 AM – 2:30 PMAthletics PPETBD
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMBates Parent Team: New Families Welcome TableTBD
12:00 PM – 12:50 PMTransfer Student and Family WelcomeTBD
1:00 PM – 1:50 PMInternational Student and Family Group GreetingTBD
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMPresident’s Welcome AddressTBD
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMFamilies & Support Networks Depart CampusTBD
2:45 PM – 3:35 PMCookie ReceptionTBD
3:40 PM – 4:30 PMMeet Campus Safety and the Residence Life Coordinators – JA ProgramTBD
3:40 PM – 4:30 PMTBDTBD
4:40 PM – 5:30 PMMeet Campus Safety and the Residence Life Coordinators – JA ProgramTBD
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM – TBDTBD
5:45 PM – 6:45 PMFirst-Year Center Dinner with Junior Advisor (JA)TBD
5:45 PM – 6:45 PMTransfer Student DinnerTBD
7:00 PM – 7:50 PMWell Being Event 1TBD
7:00 PM – 7:50 PMWelcome to Your New Hometown Group 1TBD
8:00 PM – 8:50 PMWell Being Event 2TBD
8:00 PM – 8:50 PMWelcome to Your New Hometown Group 2TBD
9:05 PM – 9:50 PMFirst Floor meeting with JA (Junior Advisor)TBD
10:00 PM – 1:00 AMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD

Friday, August 30th – Academics

TimeEventLocationDescription of EventLearning Goals
5:00 AM – 8:30 AMAthletics PracticeTBD
7:45 AM – 8:45 AMBreakfast w/ JAsTBD
9:00 AM – 11:00 AMFirst-Year Seminar Meeting and AdvisingTBD
9:30 AM – 11:00 AMTransfer Student Group AdvisingTBD
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMFirst-Year Gear Check Out for AESOP  (Last names A-M)TBD
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMVoter Registration TableTBD
11:10 AM – 12:25 PMAcademic & Resource FairTBD
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMLunch with JATBD
1:45 PM – 3:00 PMGreen Dot Group 1TBD
1:45 PM – 3:00 PMGreen Dot Group 2TBD
1:45 PM – 3:00 PMNavigating Community, Relationships, & Consent + Dining and SustainabilityTBD
3:15 PM – 4:30 PMGreen Dot Group 3TBD
3:15 PM – 4:30 PMGreen Dot Group 4TBD
3:15 PM – 4:30 PMNavigating Community, Relationships, & Consent + Dining and SustainabilityTBD
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMFirst-Year Gear Check Out for AESOP (Last names N-Z)TBD
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMVoter Registration TableTBD
4:45 pm – 6:00pmGo to AESOP WelcomeTBD
5:30 PM – TBDAthletics PracticeTBD
6:00 PM – 7:30 PMDinner with AESOP LeadersTBD
7:30 PM – 10:30 PMAESOP Leader EventTBD

FYS Classroom Locations for Friday, August 30th

FYS course #Course TitleProfessor Last NameProfessor First NameFriday, August 30, 2024 Class Meeting Room (ONLY ON THIS DATE) — 9 AM to 11 AM
135Poets as SeersHardyMyronnHathorn 303
258Law and JusticeCummiskeyDavidHedge 208
308Searching for the Good LifeSargentMichaelPettengill 116
318Through the Eyes of ChildrenRice-DefosseMaryRoger Williams G18
393Music and DiY CultureChapmanDaleOlin 128
434Remaking Movies: Art, History, and PoliticsCavalleroJonPettigrew 300
447Holocaust on StageVecseyKatiPettigrew 200
475Theorizing the Ku Klux KlanPetrellaChristopherHathorn 305
505aSTEM ScholarsHillAprilBonney 310
505bSTEM ScholarsOttKatyBonney 210
505cSTEM ScholarsSchlaxPaulaDana 219
510Creativity: Theory and PracticeSaleBronwynHedge 106
523Poetry & Resistance beyond the Gender BinaryEllasanteIan-KharaPettengill G50
532Arts and SpiritualityLongsdorfBrittanyRogeer Williams 413
533Paperfolding: A Blend of Art, Mathematics, and EngineeringAlfordAndeeDana 300
543Buddhist Pilgrimmage and Tourism in AsiaMelnick DyerAlisonPettengill G312
544The Study and Practice of Human CooperationGoffSandraPettengill 257
548Queer Gender, Race, and WritingRandEricaPettengill 151
550Tell Us Your StoryHumphreyShonnaHathorn 100
559Art of the Short StoryAnthonyJessicaHathorn 314
560The Digital EconomyHeLeshuiPettengill G52
562Sun, Sex, Sand, and SnowMedfordMarcellePettengill G54
563Violence and NonviolenceGilsonLisaPettengill 162
564Pop Culture in Premodern JapanMcGaugheyHannaRoger Williams 215
565Multimodal CompositionPageLydiaPettengill 127
566What is Leadership?SzemanEddieDana 104
567What Makes Up Your MindKimOliviaDana 206
568The Civic SelfKinneyMorganHathorn 104
569Medieval/ModernBoomerMeganOlin 250
570Wrongful ConvictionsDouglassAmyPettengill G21
571Gender Without BordersLimSeulgiePettengill G65
572Physics of Climate ChangeColeRyanCarnegie 113
573Sex in the BrainHamiltonLindseyDana 204
574Creating Medieval CommunitiesTizzoniMarkPettigrew 301
575Colón y Castro: héroe o tiranoFra-MolineroBaltasarRoger Williams 315

Saturday, August 31st – AESOP Day 1

TimeEventLocation
All DayAESOP TripsFollow the schedule set by your AESOP Leaders.
All DayFall Pre-Season Athletes Follow Coaches’ Schedules

Sunday, September 1st – AESOP Day 2

TimeEventLocation
All DayAESOP TripsFollow the schedule set by your AESOP Leaders.
All DayFall Pre-Season Athletes Follow Coaches’ Schedules

Monday, September 2nd – AESOP Day 3

TimeEventLocation
Various TimesReturn from AESOP Trips
6:00 AM – 5:30 PMAthletics Practice
4:00 PM – 5:30 PMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
5:45 PM – 6:45 PMLetter to My Future Self Dinner with JAsTBD
7:00 PM – 8:45 PMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
9:00 PM – 10:00 PMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
10:00 PM – 12:00AMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
10:00 PM – 12:00 AMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD

Tuesday, September 3rd – Convocation

TimeEventLocation
6:00 AM – 8:45 AMAthletics Practice
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMAdd / Drop Support with RegistrarTBD
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMBreakfast with JATBD
10:15 AM – 10:45 AMConvocation Line-upTBD
11:00 AMConvocationTBD
11:45 AM – 1:00 PMCampus BBQTBD
TBDAthletics PracticeTBD
TBDOWL or JA Programming TBDTBD
TBDOWL or JA Programming TBDTBD
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMJACA Reception at President’s HouseTBD
5:00 PM – 8:00 PMDinnerTBD
6:00 PM – 7:00 PMInternational Circle Student DinnerTBD
7:00 PM – 8:30 PMMultifaith Warm Welcome: S’Mores and CiderTBD
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMMoonlight aCapella ConcertTBD
9:00 PM – 10:00 PMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD
9:00 PM – 11:00 PMOrientation Week Social Event led by Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs)TBD