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.

The college’s Fall Planning Team has recently announced calendar adjustments for academic year 2020–21 based on the evolving understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. This calendar will be in effect whether Bates conducts remote or in-person learning this fall.

Please know that should we return to on-campus operations in the fall, we expect to implement a schedule of phased arrival on campus due to public health considerations, and we ask that your arrival plans remain flexible. Further specific arrival information will be communicated as soon as it is available.