Stories about "Student Life"
Moments from the Surfing trip at Popham Beach State park on August 30, 2019. Maine has some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. Georgetown is located in on the southern Maine coast and is one of the premiere surfing spots in Maine. Enjoy 4 days of surfing on the coast of Maine all while camping in Sagadohoc Bay. This trip is meant for all levels of experience; whether you’ve been surfing for years or have never seen the ocean before. Camp by night and surf, relax, and explore Georgetown by day.
Picture story: Orientation week for the Class of 2023

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:46 am

Over nine days, Bates photographers capture the Class of 2023 getting up to speed on Bates, from Opening Day to Opening Convocation.

Video: Opening Day 2019, from welcoming greetings to parting hugs

Friday, September 6, 2019 11:10 am

Bates' newest students, the Class of 2023, experience Opening Day on Aug. 26, 2019.

Video: The importance of shower shoes and other advice to new Bates students

Friday, August 30, 2019 9:06 am

If you could go back in time, BatesNews asked eight seasoned Bobcats, what tips would you give your first-year self?

Move-In DayThe Class of 2023 arrives on campus. Students move into their new residences, attend meetings, eat lunch, pick up AESOP equipment, hear the President's Greeting on the Historic Quad, and say goodbye to their families.
Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Class of 2023 on Opening Day

Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:13 pm

Opening Day sets the tone for these new Bobcats. In the words of longtime dean James Reese, it's a day when the message is, "Everyone’s in!”

Move-In DayPresident’s Welcome AddressAll are invited to enjoy a warm welcome from Clayton Spencer, Bates’ eighth PresidentCoram Library QuadRain Site: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
Arriving Monday, the Bates Class of 2023 steps into a ‘world of new connections’

Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Learn all about the 501-member Class of 2023, selected from the largest applicant pool in Bates history, and how they'll be welcomed on Monday.

Bobcats find competition, friendship playing summer baseball

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:00 pm

For Bobcats playing in a premiere wood-bat summer league, it's time to work on their games and have some fun.

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”.— Russell BakerSummer on campus
Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Have a taste of summer at Bates: campus scenes plus off-campus portraits of students engaged in summer work all over.

Video: Behind the scenes of Bates’ third straight NCAA rowing championship

Friday, June 14, 2019 11:22 am

“As soon as we’re ahead, I know that nothing can stop us," says co-captain Sophie Claus ‘19.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:19 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions. It's our pleasure to share them with you.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

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