High school students from across state welcomed for 25th Maine Day

On Friday, Nov. 11, high school juniors and seniors from all over Maine are invited to visit Bates College for the college’s 25th annual Maine Day.

Starting at 8 a.m., this open house draws students and their parents from as far afield as Aroostook and York counties, typically attracting as many as 150 participants. The program includes campus tours, visits to classes and workshops relating to the Bates application process.

“Maine Day is designed to help seniors and juniors with their college search,” says Jared Cash, assistant dean of admissions.

“This year we’re especially excited about it, as it’s our 25th Maine Day and it coincides with the college’s sesquicentennial,” Cash says. “Bates has always valued Maine students as an integral part of our community and our history.”

Maine Day is designed to show Maine high school students what goes on at a liberal arts college on a typical day. Activities begin with a reception at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. At this time, visiting students can meet Bates admissions staff, faculty and current students.

Informational programs during the day will include a general overview of Bates, workshops on writing college application essays and on financial aid, and student panels discussing campus life and athletics. The program also includes campus tours and opportunities to observe classes.

Such facilities as the Writing Workshop, the Office of Career Services, Olin Arts Center and the Carnegie Science Hall Greenhouse will hold visiting hours. Limited interview opportunities with admissions staff for seniors are available by reservation. Guidance counselors are also invited.

To register for Maine Day, please call the Bates Admissions Office at 207-786-6000.

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