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. Due to the changing public health landscape, a first-year arrival date has not yet been selected.

First-year arrival for the class of 2025 will be no earlier than Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

Please stay attuned to college announcements throughout the summer for more information about First-Year Orientation and an exact arrival date. In addition, you will receive more information about the Garnet Gateway and other Orientation details in early June.