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.