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.
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 email@example.com