You dropped off your Bobcat. Now what?

Hello, Class of 2027 families –

We’re so glad to have all your Bobcats on campus! Whether your student arrived last week with a fall team or landed at Bates yesterday, here are some next steps for building your own connections with Bates.

1. Pre-register for our family orientation webinars. This series takes place Sept. 12-21 and is designed to help you support your students as they begin life at Bates. Topics include academic supports, life outside the classroom, and supporting student well-being. Learn more and register.

2. Remind your students to check out the Clubs, Orgs & Jobs Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 8-10 p.m. This is a great chance for first-years to try new activities (or continue with old favorites), meet fellow students, and explore all that Bates has to offer.

3. For family members of first-generation college students, please consider joining a virtual Family Forum, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Education on Sept. 27 from 5-6pm EST. Contact Tonya Bailey-Curry to learn more about this effort to increase the connections first-generation families have to one another, to the OIE, and to the wider Bates community. 

4. Register for Back to Bates: Families & Alumni Weekend (Oct. 6-7). This is a wonderful opportunity to experience life on campus and visit with your student. This year’s schedule has something for everyone while ensuring flexibility to enjoy autumn in Maine.

Best from campus,
The Bates Parent Team