Welcome, and welcome back, to BatesNews for 2022–23

Welcome to the first edition of BatesNews for 2022–23, and a special welcome to parents, students, and families of the incoming Class of 2026, who are receiving BatesNews for the first time and who arrive on campus Wednesday, Aug. 31.

What it is

Produced by Bates Communications, BatesNews shares college stories and news with Bates alumni, parents, friends, and the campus community.

When it is

BatesNews is emailed every Friday except during college breaks and the month of July.

Jay Burns relaxes in the Bates Communications Office greeting area at the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He's wearing the top half of the Bates Bobcat costume.
After BatesNews is published each week during the academic year, the editor gets a chance to relax. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The Bates community also receives a Tuesday companion email, Sports Update, with the latest results, honors, and stories from Bobcat sports.

Bring a friend

All Bates alumni, parents, and students receive BatesNews. If you have a friend or other family member who wants to receive these weekly Bates emails, here’s how to subscribe.

Have questions? Feel free to email the editor.

What you’ll see

In addition to news and features about Bates people and college life, BatesNews offers these continuing series:

Let’s get social

You can also follow Bates College on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.

Aaron Morse of Athletics Communications produces the weekly sports podcast, the Bates Bobcast, featuring students and coaches. Find it on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Sports enthusiasts can follow @BatesSports on Twitter, @GoBatesBobcats on Instagram, and @BatesCollegeAthletics on Facebook. Other college programs and departments often have their own social media outlets, too.

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