2026 Families: First-year forms, dates, and more

Hello, Class of 2026 families –

Summer is blooming on the Bates campus, and we have several resources to share today:

  • First-year students have several sets of forms opening shortly: health forms and AESOP applications this week, and housing and advising forms next week. Please encourage students to reach out to the First-Year Experience team with any questions. If your student has not yet activated their Garnet Gateway account, remind them to check their Admission portal for instructions.
  • If you would like access to Garnet Gateway to view your student’s financial aid, billing, or other information, your student must grant you access using this process. If you encounter difficulties, our Help Desk team can assist.
  • First-year student arrival is Wednesday, August 31. International students have received an update from the Global Education Team about their arrival on August 28 and additional pre-orientation activities. Fall student-athletes should consult coaches directly about team arrival dates. 

Best regards,
The Bates Parent Team