Wednesday, August 31st


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with JA

Don’t forget to vote on your class banner to hang in Commons!

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Student Support Overview

Members of the Student Support Advisor team will provide an overview of essential information all first-year students should know as they embark on fall semester at Bates

Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Student Support Advisor (SSA) Meetings

An opportunity to meet your Student Support Advisor and learn a little more about how the person in this role can be a resource to you in your time at Bates.

Meeting locations by SSA:

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Pre-Health Professional Information Session Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AESOP Equipment Check-Out AESOP Equipment Room (Chase Hall Loading Dock)
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Academic Fair

An opportunity to connect with members of all academic departments and programs at Bates to learn more about specific courses or the type of offerings that each have available.

Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Commons
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Green Dot Group 1

(Page Hall residents)

Benjamin E. Mays Center
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Green Dot Group 2

(65 Campus, Clason House, Milliken House, and Rand Hall Residents)

Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Green Dot Group 3

(Parker Hall residents)

 Benjamin E. Mays Center
 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Green Dot Group 4

(280 College, 55 Campus, Frye House, and Wentworth Adams Hall residents)

Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Orientation Week Leader (OWL) Led Events:

See all OWL events and add them to your personal calendar!


4:15 p.m. AESOP Welcome

Join the AESOP Leaders as they kick-off this exciting portion of Orientation. You’ll stay with AESOP Leaders throughout the evening for dinner and activities. 

(Trips leave tomorrow morning, so no need to bring equipment to this session)

Keigwin Amphitheater (Puddle side of Olin Arts Center)


(rain location: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building)

5:45 p.m. Dinner with AESOP Trip Leaders

This will be time with your specific trip leaders meeting and getting to know the members of your trip.

6:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Event with AESOP Trip Leaders