August 3 — Forum Recording and Drop-off Information

Hello, Bates Families –

A recording of today’s parent forum is now available. Please contact us at for the link and password.

Your students received information this morning (Aug. 3) in their Bates email about pre-arrival and drop-off procedures. We urge you to read this update closely to support your student’s safe arrival on campus.

If any of these plans make you or your student uncertain or concerned about returning to campus in the fall, your student should elect to remain home and do remote learning, which will allow them to continue to make academic progress. Please have your student notify Faith Hauger,, by Friday, Aug. 7, if they wish to change from on-campus to remote learning for the fall semester.

Students were directed to complete their public health agreements via Garnet Gateway by Friday, July 31. Please be aware that the Housing team sent a reminder today (Aug. 3) to students who did not meet this deadline and informed students that if they do not complete this step by noon Eastern on Wednesday, August 5, they will be removed from their housing assignment and moved to remote study.

We remind you that the Fall 2020 site, related links, and FAQ are updated regularly. We have also updated the resources available through the Parent site and created an archive of parent email updates.

Best regards,
The Bates Parent Team