Help us reach our goal of 1,855 donors by March 16

On Tuesday, March 16, the Bates community will come together to show our Bobcat pride and celebrate 166 years of what we love about Bates. Bring the Bates community into your home during our annual livestream celebration, which will feature familiar campus faces as well as the Bobcat!

Your participation at any level honors those who positively impacted your experience at Bates and will contribute to the joy, support, and connection that Great Day provides to Bobcats near and far.

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JOIN THE CELEBRATION!

  • Make your Great Day gift in under 2 minutes before or on March 16.
  • Set a calendar reminder for the Great Day livestream starting at noon on March 16th. More information about the livestream schedule will be posted as available.
  • Wear Bates gear and post your photos and stories on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #BatesGreatDay and tag us to get re-posted. 
  • Encourage your fellow Bobcats to participate! You can sign up to be a Great Day advocate here

Livestream Schedule

12pm EDT

Clayton Spencer, President
Sarah Pearson ‘75, Vice President for College Advancement

1:10pm 

Noelle Chaddock, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Christine Schwartz, Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events
Leigh Weisenburger, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

2pm

John Furbush ‘05, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Vanessa Williamson ‘05, Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving

2:50pm

Margaret Imber, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology
Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies

3:40pm

Rachel Forcillo ‘18, Graphic Designer and Communications Coordinator for Purposeful Work
Cary E. Gemmer ‘07, Leadership Gift Officer
Meghan B. Metzger ‘07, Leadership Gift Officer

4:30pm

Audrey Burns ‘17, Assistant Dean of Admission
Jay Burns P’17, P’19, Editorial Director and Bates Magazine Editor
Johie Seltzer ‘03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Communications and Outreach

5:20pm

Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean of Center for Purposeful Work
Hoi Ning Ngai, Associate Director of Center for Purposeful Work

6:00pm

Men’s LAX Weather

6:10pm

Aaron Morse & the Bobcast, Assistant Sports Information Director 

6:50pm

The Deansmen

7:00pm

Clayton Spencer, President
Sarah Pearson ‘75, Vice President for College Advancement

7:50pm

Dean Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs
Casey Andersen ‘12, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

8:40pm

Birthday Celebration for the Bobcat!


Social Media Shareables

Click the desired image, then right-click or tap and hold to save these images to your device. Once they are saved, share them to your social media account to show your #BatesPride for #BatesGreatDay!

Create stories using Bates themed Filters and Stickers!
If you use the filter in your story, tag @Bates.Alumni for a chance to be re-posted!

Celebrate with us by trying our or new #BatesGreatDay social media effect for Facebook and Instagram.

If you use a GIF in your story, tag @Bates.Alumni for a chance to be re-posted!

Try out our new Bates themed GIFs!

Simply search “Bates College” in the GIPHY search bar when creating stories on Instagram.



Download these printable coloring sheets!

Click the desired image, then right-click or tap and hold to save these images to your device.

Great Day to be a Bobcat 2020