Class of 2026 Incoming Families – Email Updates

As we welcome a new class of Bobcats – and their families! – we will have periodic information and event updates just for the Class of 2026 Families. We hope it will be useful to have all this outreach collected in a single place.

Please feel free to reach out to us at parents@bates.edu if you have any questions. To read our updates in a different language, use the translation widget at the top of this page.

Not receiving our email updates? Please let records@bates.edu know your current contact information so you don’t miss a thing!

  • 2026 Families: Supporting your student’s well-being
    This Sept. 20, 2022, webinar for new Bates families included panelists from the following campus departments: Bates Health Services Sports Medicine Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Student Support Advising Multifaith Chaplaincy Residence Life and Health Services This webinar is password protected, and the password was sent to all incoming families whether they registered for the…
  • 2026 Families: Academics at Bates
    This Sept. 15, 2022, webinar for new Bates families included panelists from the following campus departments: First-Year Experience and Dean of Faculty’s OfficeAccessible EducationAcademic Resource Commons (ARC)Mathematics and Statistics Workshop (MSW)Writing and Language CenterLibrary and Information Services This webinar is password protected, and the password was sent to all incoming families whether they registered for…
  • 2026 Families: Life Outside the Classroom
    This Sept. 13, 2022, webinar for new Bates families included panelists from the following campus departments: Student Affairs Campus Life Residence Life and Health Education Harward Center for Community Partnerships Office for Intercultural Education (OIE) International Student Services Center for Purposeful Work Athletics This webinar is password protected, and the password was sent to all…
  • 2026 Families: Drop-off day details
    Hello, new Bates families –  Drop-off day is just around the corner on Wednesday, August 31. We hope the information below will be helpful to you as you prepare for your student to head to campus. Incoming students received a comprehensive update from the First-Year Experience team earlier today about arrival. Please remind students to…
  • Incoming families: Drop-off day FAQ
    Drop off day for most Class of 2026 students is Wednesday, August 31. Below are answers to the questions we hear most about drop-off. If you have a question that isn’t covered below, please reach out to us at parents@bates.edu. Early arrivalsDrop-off scheduleHealth protocolsInsider family tipsFamily orientation sessions Early arrivals My student is part of…