Graduation Celebration FAQ for Class of 2020 families

We’ve included some quick facts below, but please visit the 2020 Graduation Celebration page for complete details.

Q: Is there a charge for families to attend the Class of 2020 graduation celebration?

A: No, just as with a typical Commencement, there is no charge. We are delighted to host families for this celebration.

Q: I see the May 13 registration date has passed. Will you take walk-ins?

A: Unfortunately, we are not able to take walk-ins for this event. However, the ceremony will be livestreamed on the Bates website, and you can watch from wherever you are!

Q: What are the health policies for families for the weekend?

A: Please refer to this summary of health policies for 2020 families and guests for this event.

Q: What are the health policies for my 2020 graduate?

A: It’s important to note that due to the different event tracks for the class and for families, your 2020 graduate has a different set of health protocols. Please remind them to check those here.

Q: What is the schedule for families attending the graduation celebration?

A: Families have their own event special track for the weekend. You can see that schedule here.

Q: How do I get to campus?

A. This resource should help.

Q: We can’t make it to campus for the celebration. Will it be livestreamed?

A: Yes! The event will be livestreamed on the Bates website.