Stories about "Class of 2027"
Cool, comfortable, and connected to Bates: AESOP delivers its promise to the Class of 2027

Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:42 am

Outdoor orientation trips are not unique to Bates, nor are they new. But in recent years, more has been done make the beloved Bates program, AESOP, more welcoming to all students.

Holding open the Bates door, one rock, paver, or person at a time

Friday, September 8, 2023 11:13 am

Students are the front-line welcomers and baggage handlers on Opening Day, and they figure out creative ways to keep the Bates doors open for a steady flow of new students.

At Convocation, an embrace and promise for the Class of 2027: ‘You get to be who you want to be’

Friday, September 8, 2023 10:08 am

From the Bobcat cheers coming from the women’s soccer team to President Garry W. Jenkins’ promise to the Class of 2027 that Bates is a place where “you get to be who you want to be,” the resounding message at Convocation on Sept. 5 was that Bates is a community centered on caring and kindness. 

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day with the Class of 2027

Friday, September 8, 2023 9:01 am

Friendly and efficient, the Bates community turned out on Opening Day, Aug. 31, to help the members of the Class of 2027 get settled in their campus residences.

The brand new Bates Food Truck arrives at the Commons lock midday on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. It will take about two weeks before it is up and running. Exterior design by Olivia Orr of the Bates Communications Office. Todd McCollough and John Lajoie left Wednesday from South Bend, Ind., where they picked up the truck and drove 11,160 miles to Lewiston, Maine. Lajoie drove and McCollough was the co-pilot and navigator. They were met at Commons by colleagues, including and Chrstine Schwartz, Cheryl Lacy. Other students and staff who passed by stepped into the truck’s interior at Schwartz’s invitation to check it out. Three students inside the truck, from left to right are sophomores Lucas Jordan, Adrian Allannic, and Ethan Rayburn. Allannic said: “It’s beautiful. I am very excited to see what’s coming out of here.” Student alone in truck is Owen Chang.
From A to Z, here’s what’s new at Bates for 2023–24

Friday, September 1, 2023 1:40 pm

Some things are new, some old things have been updated, and others have been moved, renamed, or remixed — but it’s all still Bates!

‘They’re problem solvers’: Facts, figures, talents, and tidbits about the Class of 2027

Friday, September 1, 2023 12:37 pm

The newest Bates class, 509 students strong, is filled with examples of engagement and action. "They’re problem solvers,” says Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger. Sometimes quite literally.

Keeping it real as Bates’ record-setting admission season hits the home stretch

Thursday, April 13, 2023 1:34 pm

A record 8,937 prospective students applied to Bates this year. And on April 3, a dozen of those newly admitted students made their way to a Pettengill Hall classroom to get a real taste of Bates academics.