Welcome, Parents and Families!

Due to COVID-19, Bates College will suspend classes at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, and resume classes, through remote learning, on Monday, March 23.

Read an important letter from President Spencer
: https://www.bates.edu/covid-19/

For regularly updated information about what students need to know as they prepare to leave campus
: https://www.bates.edu/covid-19/what-students-need-to-know/

The resources below will help you plan a visit to Bates, get involved with the college, and remind your student where to go for answers.

Have a question that isn’t answered here? Contact us at parents@bates.edu or 207-755-5977.

Please note: To support the college’s efforts to keep our campus healthy and safe, our team is currently working remotely. Our working hours are still 8am to 4:30pm EDT. Any emails received will be responded to within one business day. We are also happy to meet with you—whether via Zoom or over the phone —within those times. Our toll-free line (1-888-522-8371) is monitored regularly.


On-Campus Resources for Families

Looking to send a care package or show your Bobcat pride? No problem!

Get Involved

Forge your own Bates connection with these engagement opportunities.

Give to the Parents Fund
Campus Life

Is your student looking for answers? Point them in the right direction.