Bates Commencement 2013: Press Kit

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Bates expects to award bachelor's degree to approximately 450 students, representing 35 U.S. states and 28 countries, on May 26. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

On May 26, Bates awarded bachelor’s degrees to 436 students representing 34 U.S. states and 29 countries. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Bates College held its 147th Commencement on Sunday, May 26 in Merrill Gymnasium.

The college conferred honorary degrees on four leaders in the realms of sustainability and business, environmental history and preservation, education, and medicine and medical research. The ceremony concluded with the graduation of 436 seniors, each of whom received either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

The Bates Communications Office makes the following resources available for the use of journalists reporting on the event. (NOTE: Some links won’t be active until May 26 or later.) Thanks for your interest in Bates!

Bates Communications

Contact: Roland Adams, Director of Media Relations
Office 207-786-6330 | Cell 603-359-2496 | Email

About Commencement 2013


Video of Bates Commencement 2013.

Commencement 2013 in sound and image (an audio slideshow of Bates staff images to be posted after May 28, 2013)

Flickr photo galleries of the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies (to be posted after May 28, 2013)

Senior Week and Commencement tumblr posts

Download high-resolution portraits of the honorands (open image and right-click or control-click to download):

More resources