Class of 2026 Updates

Welcome to Bates! Below you will find a series of posts that include important information regarding our Orientation and First-Year Experience programs. The content of these posts was also emailed to all first year students on the date listed in each post.

  • Become a Bonner Leader – Apply Today!
    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Dear Class of 2026 & Transfer Students! Congratulations on your acceptance to Bates College! In addition to joining the Bates community, you are about to become a resident of Lewiston-Auburn, a wonderful place with many assets and opportunities for community engagement. Here at the Harward Center, we love helping students think about how they’d like to engage with their new home. We support a variety of opportunities, including community work-study jobs, volunteer positions, summer fellowships, paid student civic leadership programs, and more. I am writing to let you know about the Bonner Leader Program. We…
  • Summer Communication Schedule
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Hello Class of 2026! Last week on June 2, 2022 we sent you our welcome email, and we outlined the First-Year Experience or FYE at Bates. We listed out the 8 component programs as well as the 6 values that animate the First-Year Experience. In this email, we have 2 goals: First, we remind you of previous information sent to you regarding completing important forms that you can access on the Garnet Gateway. Second, we provide you with an overview of summer communications — pay attention because this email outlines when you will receive…
  • Virtual Meetups
    Monday, June 6, 2022  Greetings First-Year Students & Transfer Students,  Welcome to Bates, we are so excited to welcome you to campus in the fall! We know the summer leading up to college is an exciting time, and we would love for you to join us for some virtual meetups if you are interested. These meetups are an opportunity for you to connect with other incoming students and Bates College staff who share a similar interest or identity with you via a Zoom video call. Listed below are the dates, times, and the details of each of the…
  • Welcome Class of 2026!
    Thursday, June 2, 2022 Dear Members of the Class of 2026 and Transfer Students, Welcome to Bates! We are so excited to welcome you into our vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff. We are Blake Reilly, Assistant Dean of Students, Steve Engel, Professor of Politics and Associate Dean of the Faculty, and Anna Brown, Coordinator of Residence Life and First-Year Experience, and we will be communicating with you throughout this summer to provide information and resources to help you prepare for your arrival to campus in late August. Throughout the summer until your arrival to our campus…