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.

  • Additional Required Summer Resources on Lyceum
    August 25, 2022 Hello Class of 2026! As of today, August 25, 2022, we are just a few days from Arrival Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 and the start of on-campus New Student Orientation. We are so excited to welcome you to the Bates campus, and we thank you for your consistent engagement with the resources that we’ve put together on your Lyceum Summer Resources and Orientation page. We would like to draw your attention to two more videos that are accessible at your Summer Resources as of today: 1) A welcome video featuring Dean of Students…
  • Fall Course Schedules Update
    August 23, 2022 Hello Class of 2026, We know you are eagerly awaiting your Fall 2022 schedules. Thank you for submitting your course preferences and alternate choices. Course schedules will be available and accessible at your Garnet Gateway at 5 PM on August 24. Please remember that you will have an opportunity to review your schedules with your First-Year Seminar instructor (who is also your Pre-Major Academic Advisor) at the first meeting for your FYS, which is from 9 AM to Noon on Thursday, September 1. And, you will have the opportunity to make any adjustments to your schedule…
  • First-Year Arrival Day Information
    August 19, 2022 Hello Class of 2026! With Arrival Day just around the corner — Wednesday, August 31  — there are a few final details that we would like to share as you prepare to join us on campus to begin your time at Bates.  We thank you for your consistent engagement with the resources that we’ve put together on your Lyceum Summer Resources and Orientation page. Thank you for taking the time to review these resources, for participating in the Zoom webinars in July, and for speaking with your August Registration Consultants earlier this month. We have…
  • Required Summer Resources and Orientation on Lyceum
    August 17, 2022 Hello Class of 2026, Community Exploration, Expectations, and Supports at Bates Today another section of your Summer Resources and Orientation Lyceum page opens to you. This section contains information and videos about “Community Exploration, Expectations, and Supports at Bates” As our college’s mission statement makes clear, Bates is “a collaborative residential community.” Therefore, we have certain responsibilities toward ourselves and others to promote health, wellness, communication, respect, and love. Only then can we realize our aim of “cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action.” This section of your Summer Resources explores how each student can…
  • Required Summer Resources and Orientation on Lyceum
    August 10, 2022 Hello Class of 2026, The Bates mission statement speaks of how the college aims to foster learning and create community where “we engage the transformative power of our differences.” The college is committed to building a community grounded in equity, inclusion, access, anti-racism, and educational justice. We strive to create space for respectful and responsible engagement with ideas and values. We encourage all community members to consider how they come to Bates with a range of distinct experiences and to evaluate how those experiences influence their perspectives. Bates’s History, Mission, and Ongoing Commitment to Equity,…
  • Register for your Remaining Fall 2022 Courses
    August 3, 2022 Hello Class of 2026, Today is the day when you can start registering for your Fall 2022 classes other than your FYS.  You should already be registered for your FYS, and you received notification of your FYS course on or near July 28.  Registration opens for your other Fall 2022 courses at 10 AM Eastern Time on August 3. The registration period will remain open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 9. You can register at ANY time during this window. Course registration is not first-come, first-serve. For full instructions on how to register…
  • First-Year Seminar Registration is Complete!
    July 29, 2022 Dear Class of 2026, We’ve finished processing last week’s registration information and your First-Year Seminar assignment is now available to view in Garnet Gateway.  You can find out if you were placed in your preferred FYS or one of your alternate choices by navigating to the Home button on the upper left-hand side of Garnet Gateway, then clicking on the Registration link in the teal box.  If you were not placed into your preferred FYS, it was because the demand for that FYS exceeded the capacity.  In these cases, we placed you into another seminar…
  • Register for Your Required First-Year Seminar
    Monday, July 18, 2022  Hello Class of 2026, Today is the day when you can start registering for your First-Year Seminar or FYS! Registration for FYS will open at 10 AM Eastern Time today, July 18, 2022, and it will close at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 22, 2022. Registration is not first-come-first-serve so you have that entire window of time to indicate your FYS preferences on Garnet Gateway.  The FYS is a core academic component of the First-Year Experience program. Each first-year student is required to take an FYS, which fulfills the W1 requirement of your…
  • Academic Exploration and Course Registration Materials Open on Lyceum
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Hello Class of 2026! This email contains important information about course registration for your Fall 2022 courses. Please review the resources that are available today on your Lyceum “Summer Resources and Orientation” page. The new tile, “Exploring the Liberal Arts and Academic Opportunities at Bates,” includes information on course registration, much of which is summarized in this email. The Bates mission statement includes the sentence, “Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts.” To meet this goal, Bates faculty, staff, and your fellow students foster opportunities that encourage development…
  • Required Summer Resources and Orientation on Lyceum
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Hello Class of 2026! We hope that you are having a great summer and that you are starting to get excited about coming to campus in late August! This email reviews how you access the Summer Resources that are hosted on Lyceum and that open today!! Summer Resources and Orientation on Lyceum Here at Bates, we are excited to provide you with access to “First-Year Summer Resources and Orientation Class of 2026” that will help you prepare for the Fall 2022 semester. We will release a couple of these resources in early July and…