Welcome, New Bates Students!
The Student Affairs team, along with current Bates students, staff, and faculty, look forward to welcoming our newest students to the Bates community.
First-year arrival for the class of 2025 will be on Thursday, August 26th between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Please log on to your Garnet Gateway as soon as possible to reserve an arrival time slot. For more detailed information about arrival dates for specific groups, please visit this page.
The Garnet Gateway also opened for first-year students on May 19th, please check your admission portal for information to access the Garnet Gateway.
Please stay attuned to college announcements throughout the summer for more information about First-Year Orientation.
Get prepared for your 1st semester at Bates
Your student information portal
The Garnet Gateway, your student information portal will open in early June. The forms you need to complete before arriving on campus are contained in the gateway. In June, your Garnet Gateway access information can be located in your secure admission portal.
Important information to complete before you arrive
The first-years forms are what you will need to fill out before you arrive on campus. Each form is linked to the site where you can fill in your information. Please make sure you’re logged on to Garnet Gateway in order to access the forms.
Get in touch with us
Orientation and First-Year Experience
Bates College Office of Residence Life and Health Education
56 Campus Avenue
Chase Hall 209
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: (207) 755-5979 firstname.lastname@example.org