Important Bates dates and resources for the fall

Greetings from campus, returning Bates families!

We hope you’ve had a restful summer. Here are some important dates to know as the academic year begins.

  • While fall student-athletes are already back on campus, all other upper-class students can move into their residences any time between 10am-6pm on Sunday, Sept. 3-Tuesday, Sept. 5. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 6.
  • Dinner on Monday, Sept. 4 is the first meal included in the board plan. If your student will be arriving on campus before then, please remind them to make other plans.
  • Registration is now open for Back to Bates: Family & Alumni Weekend. Immerse yourself in the Bates campus experience with a full slate of activities Oct. 6-7.
  • It’s never too early to plan ahead: Fall Recess will be Wednesday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 22. Residences and Commons will remain open over the break.

This is a good time to remind your students of on-campus academic support resources, as well as support for personal well-being. These resources are widely promoted, but a word of encouragement from home to explore them can go a long way.

Best from campus,
The Bates Parent Team

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