Welcome New Bates Students!
Congratulations on being admitted to Bates and for accepting the offer to join our academic community. The Student Affairs team as well as current students, staff, and faculty across the college look forward to welcoming you to campus as members of the Class of 2023 and transfers.
In the meantime, you can mark your calendars: Opening Day of Orientation for all students entering Bates in the fall of 2019 will be Monday, August 26th, 2019. This day will include residential move-in and offer sessions for parents and families that may be joining their students’ for arrival. Following Monday, all Orientation activities will be just for students and will extend through the first day of classes the following week.
We’re at work designing a vibrant, engaging, and informative orientation program for you, for which you can find the schedule in late Spring. Until then, feel free to explore and ask questions as they arise.
Orientation and First-Year Experience
Bates College Office of Residence Life and Health Education
56 Campus Avenue
Chase Hall 209
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Common Reading 2019
The Common Read Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, are in the process of selecting the Common Read for Orientation 2019. Last year, we selected Real American: A Memoir, by Julie Lythcott-Haims as the Common Read for 2018.