Stories about "fall 2020 opening"
Timelapse: Scenes from Bates’ reopening

Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Settle in for 180 seconds to see weedwacking, the Bates Testing Center in operation, and unloading family vehicles during move-in days in August.

The rhetoric of a Bates Convocation reminds us why we’re here

Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59 am

After a summer where the endless rounds of pandemic planning and announcements seemed to define the college enterprise, Opening Convocation offered welcome reminders of what we’re all about.

Picture story: What the Bates campus looks like in a pandemic

Friday, September 4, 2020 10:51 am

The Bates campus is alife and kicking — with COVID protocols, of course that create a "different but the same" visual vibe. Take a look.

My COVID-19 test: ‘No brain scraping required’

Friday, August 28, 2020 11:56 am

Bates Communications editorial assistant Ellie Vance '21 talks about her COVID-19 test, including a stop at the eloquently named "snot station."

Day two of a three-day move in featured loads of luggage, spirited greetings, and emotional goodbyes. For a small taste of what we saw, swipe left.Walking on Campus Avenue to her Chu Hall residence, OWL (Orientation Week Leader) Katia Ryan ’23 of Amsterdam, N.Y., swings her arms to express her excitement about returning to campus.Today’s historic student move in was the first of three. Most first-years begin to arrive Wednesday and Thursday.
Slideshow: 164 days after shutdown, Bates students return to campus

Friday, August 28, 2020 10:01 am

Over three days, Bates welcomed back to campus some 1,700 students. There was much less revelry and merrymaking, but a strong sense of purpose as Bates reopens for the first time since March 13.

Bates campus on the morning of July 16, 2020.Ladd Library.
Here we go: Bates welcomes Class of 2024 in ‘a team effort’

Monday, August 24, 2020 10:57 am

Bates' effort to bring the campus back to life hits a milestone on Aug. 25, the first of three move-in days for all students, including the Class of 2024.

Numbers, facts, and insights about the Class of 2024

Friday, August 21, 2020 12:55 pm

In their applications and conversations with the Bates Admission team, members of the incoming class share eye-catching facts.

Underhill Arena, where the college will test members of the Bates community for COVID-19, in the process of being set up on Aug. 17, 2020.Posing for portraits is Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance Nick Cooke, who Is running the testing center. He and President Clayton Spencer with Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh take a tour of the facility which is almost but not entirely set up. Testing for employees begins on Aug. 18, 2020.
This is a test: How (and why) Bates will test students for COVID-19 this semester

Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:04 pm

You take a driving test to drive legally. You take the bar exam to be a lawyer. But why, exactly, will Bates test 1,700 students twice weekly for COVID-19 this fall?