First-Year Forms

You will need to fill out all of the below forms prior to matriculating to Bates next fall. All of these forms are accessed through Garnet Gateway; in order for the below links to work and go directly to the forms, you will need to log into the Garnet Gateway. After you login, all links below will go directly to the corresponding form. If you don’t login first, the first time you click the link, it will go to the Garnet Gateway main menu.

Click here to see your First-Year Forms Checklist on Garnet Gateway that shows which forms still need to be completed.

Due Date: May 27th


Reset PIN in Garnet Gateway May 17, 2022 You must reset your PIN before doing anything else in the Garnet Gateway.  This is the first stop!



Due Date: June 17th


Emergency ContactsMay 17, 2022Who should we contact in an emergency?
Account AuthorizationMay 17, 2022Who can view your financial aid, grades and/or transcript?
Personal InformationJune 1, 2022Tell us how to reach you via mail, email, and cell.
E-mail and NetworkMay 17, 2022Access other Bates online services with these credentials.
FlywireJune 1, 2022Give access to a parent, guardian, or support person to view your bill and access your bill electronically.



Due Date: July 1st


AESOP ApplicationMay 31, 2022Sign-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 HistoryMay 31, 2022Information regarding your personal contact information, medical history, medications, hospitalizations and various other health related questions.
ScholarshipsMay 31, 2022Report any scholarships you’ve received from outside organizations.
TB AssessmentMay 31, 2022This 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 TreatmentMay 31, 2022This 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.
ImmunizationsMay 31, 2022There are required immunizations before you can attend Bates College. Please provide information with this form.
Health InsuranceMay 31, 2022Waive automatic enrollment in medical insurance if you are already covered.
Public InformationMay 31, 2022Decide who can see your information while you’re enrolled at Bates.
Housing and Roommate SelectionJune 1, 2022Tell us about yourself so we can better match you with roommates and housing.
ID PhotoJune 1, 2022Upload a photo for your ID card, and to share with the Bates community.


Due Date: July 10th


Advising Questionnaire June 1, 2022 Tell your academic advisor about yourself.


Due Date: July 18th

Gender Identity and Personal Pronouns June 1, 2022 Choose the information you wish to make visible to authorized individuals.

Due Date: July 22nd

Registration – First-Year Seminar Preference July 18, 2022 Request your preferred First-Year Seminar.

Due Date: August 8th

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Community EngagementJuly 6, 2022Volunteer, service learning, local internships or community partnerships.
Religious AffiliationJuly 6, 2022Find connections and spiritual sustenance.
Health InsuranceJune 13, 2022Waive automatic enrollment in medical insurance if you are already covered.

Due Date: August 9th

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Registration (Course Preferences) August 3, 2022 Request your preferred courses.

Due Date: August 22nd


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Consent/WaiverAugust 3, 2022 You must sign this form to participate in activities on or off campus at Bates. This is important!

Due Date: August 26th

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Campus Contact Information August 10,2022 How do we contact you while you are on campus?

Due Date: August 29th


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Sexual Respect August 3, 2022 Prepare for orientation and learn about a core Bates value: respect.

Due Date: August 31st


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Active Shooter Protocol August 3, 2022 Review a short informational video about safety procedures on campus.
Mailbox Information August 3, 2022 Find out your campus mailing address.

Due Date: September 30th


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Direct DepositJune 1, 2022 Register for direct deposit to receive reimbursements for college sponsored events or programs you put on; or payment for college student jobs!