Parents and Families Archives


December 29, 2021 11:11 am

UPDATE: Start of semester plans

Hello, Bates Families – All students have just received an important update containing a significant amount of information about the…


December 16, 2021 10:59 am

COVID-19 booster policy update

Hello, Bates Families – Students have just received important information about the college’s policy regarding the COVID-19 booster vaccine.  The…


December 13, 2021 10:25 am

Looking ahead to next semester

Hello, Bates Families – As your Bobcats prepare for a well-earned break, we share two updates to help you support…


December 13, 2021 10:23 am

Boosters, student support resources, and more

December 3, 2021 Hello, Bates Families – Greetings from a snowy Bates campus. We have some updates for you today:…


November 2, 2021 10:45 am

Fall 2021 resources for families

Upcoming breaks With both November and winter break approaching, we’ve collected these updates and resources to help you know how…


September 10, 2021 7:33 pm

UPDATE on Back to Bates: Family Day

We are delighted to share that we anticipate that Back to Bates: Family Day will proceed as planned on Saturday,…


September 10, 2021 10:56 am

Additional update on campus testing

Hello, Bates Families – Students have just received another update about the college’s COVID-19 testing protocols. Please encourage them to read this information carefully. …


September 8, 2021 9:08 am

Campus testing & Back to Bates

Hello, Bates Families – Students have just received an update about extending the COVID-19 testing schedule. Please encourage them to…


September 3, 2021 11:34 am

September 2, 2021 | New Family Orientation Webinar

September 2, 2021 | New Family Orientation Webinar

The following panelists participated in the Academics at Bates new family orientation webinar on Sept. 2, 2021: Steve Engel, Professor…


August 25, 2021 4:39 pm

Update on guest arrival protocols

Hello, Class of 2025 families – We write with an important update to guest protocols for tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 26, when many…