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Students work out on equipment moved from the Davis Fitness Center onto tennis court No. 1 in the Merrill Gym on Sept. 30, 2020.Hannah West '21 pressing 135 lbs, and squatting/streteching
Bates Athletics announces four facilities improvements for summer 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:38 pm

Four projects underway this summer will include a renovated fitness center and weight room in Underhill Arena and a new multipurpose floor for historic Gray Athletic Building.

Video: Complete 2021 Commencement video

Friday, May 28, 2021 12:38 pm

Full video of the two Commencement ceremonies — morning and afternoon — on May 27, 2021.

Video: ‘Holy moly!’ Homespun congratulations from Bates folks

Friday, May 28, 2021 12:12 pm

A selection of Bates faculty, staff, and friends congratulate the members of...

Professor Emeritus of Biology Robert M. Chute, ‘scientific poet’ and environmentalist, dies at age 95

Friday, May 28, 2021 11:22 am

Chute, who served on the Bates faculty from 1962 to 1992 and as director of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, died April 28, 2021.

Five easy steps to join the Mount David Summit and meet Bates students

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:06 pm

After a one-year absence due to the pandemic, the college’s annual celebration of student academic achievement zooms back to life this year on May 15.

Video: Billy Lahart ’21 will never look at 2020–21 as a loss

Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:18 pm

For Lahart, varied college endeavors have combined to create a winning whole. Bates is where "you can embrace and live out our school motto, Amore ac Studio, 'With Ardor and Devotion.'"

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Ask the College Experts: Evaluating what your experience will be like

Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Rankings. Buildings. Those matter in the college search. But it's also important to imagine what your experience will be like. Senior Associate Dean of Students Carl Steidel explains how.

Ask the College Experts: Early decision vs. early action

Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:03 pm

Leigh Weisenburger, Bates vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid, explains the difference between two similar-sounding admission programs.

Video: Decorating a big Bates cake and eating it too

Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:09 pm

“A party without a cake is a meeting,” said Julia Child, who...

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