Stories about "Orientation"
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.

Video: Following the Class of 2022 from move-in to first class

Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Video moments from the poignant first hours as the newest students begin to find their own place in the Bates College community.

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day for the Bates Class of 2022

Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:09 am

Dropping a child off at college, said a new Bates parent, is a unique feeling: "so happy and so sad at the same time — and so proud."

Now on our doorstep, the Class of 2022 ‘represents Bates College history’

Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00 am

Selected from the largest applicant pool in college history, the 550 members of the Class of 2022 arrives on Monday.

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