First-Year Forms

You will need to fill out all of the below forms prior to matriculating to Bates in the fall. All of these forms are accessed through Garnet Gateway. A schedule of the forms open and due dates is listed below. To login and access these forms, please follow this link to Garnet Gateway.

Due Date: May 26th


Reset PIN in Garnet GatewayMay 17, 2023You must reset your PIN before doing anything else in the Garnet Gateway.  This is the first stop!

Due Date: June 1st


Health InsuranceMay 17, 2023 Waive automatic enrollment in medical insurance if you are already covered.

Due Date: June 16th


Emergency ContactsMay 17, 2023Who should we contact in an emergency?
Account AuthorizationMay 17, 2023Who can view your financial aid, grades and/or transcript?
Personal InformationJune 1, 2023Tell us how to reach you via mail, email, and cell.
E-mail and NetworkMay 17, 2023Access other Bates online services with these credentials.
Billing and PaymentsJune 1, 2023Give access to a parent, guardian, or support person to view your bill and access your bill electronically.
Gender Identity and Personal PronounsJune 1, 2023Choose the information you wish to make visible to authorized individuals.

Due Date: July 1st


AESOP ApplicationJune 7, 2023Sign-up for your AESOP trip! You will go on a trip during Orientation with 8-10 students and two upperclass student leaders organized around an activity.
Health HistoryJune 7, 2023Information regarding your personal contact information, medical history, medications, hospitalizations and various other health related questions.
ScholarshipsMay 31, 2023Report any scholarships you’ve received from outside organizations.
TB AssessmentJune 7, 2023This form is part of your Health history and can also be completed electronically. When completing this section, if you answer “No” to all three questions at the top of the form you can electronically sign and submit it. That’s all you need to do. However, if you answer “yes” to any of the first three questions you will need to have your healthcare provider fill out the TB Assessment form.
Consent for Medical TreatmentJune 7, 2023This forms pertains to consent to such routine diagnostic procedures; medical and/or surgical care; and/or hospital care as determined by my provider and/or his/her designees to be necessary and desirable based on his/her exercise of professional judgment.
ImmunizationsJune 7, 2023There are required immunizations before you can attend Bates College. Please provide information with this form.
Public InformationJune 1, 2023Decide who can see your information while you’re enrolled at Bates.
Housing and Roommate SelectionJune 1, 2023Tell us about yourself so we can better match you with roommates and housing.
ID PhotoJune 1, 2023Upload a photo for your ID card, and to share with the Bates community.

Due Date: July 10th

Disability Services ResourcesJune 1, 2023Are you interested in connecting with disability services through Accessible Education & Student Support at Bates?

Due Date: July 21st

Registration – First-Year Seminar PreferenceJuly 17, 2023Request your preferred First-Year Seminar.

Due Date: August 8th

Registration (Course Preferences)August 2, 2023Request your preferred courses.
Community EngagementJuly 5, 2023Volunteer, service learning, local internships or community partnerships.

Due Date: August 23rd


Consent/WaiverAugust 2, 2023 You must sign this form to participate in activities on or off campus at Bates. This is important!
Support | Action | AccountabilityAugust 1, 2023Prepare for orientation and learn about a core Bates value: respect.
Religious AffiliationJuly 1, 2023Find connections and spiritual sustenance.

Due Date: August 25th

Campus Contact InformationAugust 9, 2023How do we contact you while you are on campus?

Due Date: August 31st


Active Shooter ProtocolAugust 2, 2023Review a short informational video about safety procedures on campus.
Mailbox InformationAugust 2, 2023Find out your campus mailing address.

Due Date: September 30th


Direct DepositJune 1, 2023 Register for direct deposit to receive reimbursements for college sponsored events or programs you put on; or payment for college student jobs!