Stories about "Orientation"
Video: Exploring, connecting, and a new definition of ‘outdoors’ for Bates AESOP

Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:44 pm

New-student Orientation programs are usually all about the great outdoors — mountains, rivers, and everything in between. This year, the student leaders of the Bates program brainstormed an eclectic array of new trips to broaden the program's appeal.

Video: ‘Overwhelming, but a good time’ as students welcome students on Bates’ Opening Day

Friday, September 3, 2021 11:29 am

A few Junior Advisors and Residence Coordinators talk about the work to welcome the Class of 2025 and why they do it. "Because my experience as a first-year, being welcomed with open hands, inspired me," says Oliver Barrera '22.

Slideshow: 10 images from Opening Day

Friday, August 27, 2021 1:59 pm

The arrival of the Class of 2025 on Thursday was a crescendo moment. Indeed, the beat goes on.

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.

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!”

Seven Bates professors share topics and courses they’re excited to teach

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:18 am

As Bates professors lined up for Convocation last week, they shared the courses and topics they're excited to teach.

Convocation 2018 remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 7, 2018 12:16 pm

President Spencer considers the famous phrase "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Is it false hope? Or a call to action?

Convocation 2018 remarks: Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall

Friday, September 7, 2018 10:24 am

Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall explores Bates’ complicated early history and its implications for us

Picture story: The academic year kicks off

Friday, September 7, 2018 9:03 am

See all the photography of Orientation Week, from Opening Day to Convocation to the women's soccer season opener.

Convocation 2018 remarks: Student Government President Walter Washington ’19

Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:28 pm

Make your education go hand in hand with making change, the Bates student government president tells the Class of 2022.

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