Returning Bates Students  – COVID-19 Information

Greetings from campus!

We wanted to share some important updates for families of returning Bates students:

  • Returning students have received an update about public health protocols for the return to campus. Many processes have changed, so please encourage students to read this information carefully.
  • Students must sign the health agreements for the academic year via Garnet Gateway by August 17. You can read an overview of the health agreements here. These agreements are required to remain enrolled in courses and to remain in college housing.
  • Remember that all Bates students must enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) each year via Garnet Gateway. Doing so by the August 27 deadline will avoid unnecessary charges. 
  • If you plan to bring your student to campus, we encourage you to check the latest version of the campus visitor policy.

Finally, we hope you are saving the dates of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 for Back to Bates: Family Weekend. We continue to add details to the schedule and look forward to opening registration later this month.

Best regards,

The Bates Parent Team