Class of 2021 Families – Email Updates

As we approach Commencement 2021, we want to make sure senior class families and loved ones have all the information they need about celebrating their senior, Commencement plans, and the close of the academic year.

In addition to these email updates, the Bates Commencement 2021 site offers a wealth of information. And of course, please be in touch with us at with questions.

  • Latest Commencement News – May 21, 2021
    Dear Class of 2021 Families, With less than a week to go to Commencement, we hope the information below will be helpful to you whether you are attending in person or watching the livestream: If you are a ticketed guest, please double-check the timeline for each ceremony and our guest health and vaccination/testing guidelines. This…
  • Commencement ticketing details – April 30, 2021
    Dear Class of 2021 Families, We have several updates for you today: Seniors have just been informed that guest ticketing for Commencement will open on Monday, May 3 and close on May 14. A reminder that your senior must initiate the guest ticketing process; families cannot sign up for their own guest tickets.  Anyone coming…
  • Commencement ceremony times set – April 19, 2021
    Dear Class of 2021 Families, The times for the two Commencement ceremonies have now been set. Please refer to this update for complete details. You may want to share the time of your senior’s ceremony with family and friends so they know when to tune into the livestream. Additionally, we share the following: Commencement will…
  • Latest Commencement Details – March 31, 2021
    Dear Class of 2021 Families, We are delighted that Bates continues to plan for an in-person celebration of our seniors on Thursday, May 27. Here are the updates we have for you today: Please remind your senior to order their cap and gown by April 5 using a link provided to them earlier this month….