Events for Class of 2026 Families

In the summer of 2022, Bates will hold a series of in-person and virtual welcome events for Class of 2026 families.

Invitations are sent to incoming parents and guardians via email. You can expect to recieve an overview invitation for all events, as we know that families often travel during the summer and may find it convenient to attend an in-person event in a different area from where they live. We also know that families may find it easier to attend a virtual event on a night that suits their schedule rather than choosing the one for their geographic area.

Not sure if Bates has your current contact information? Please reach out to to make any updates to your record.

We look forward to being in touch with Class of 2026 families this spring. Welcome to the Bates community!

Virtual Welcome Series

Our virtual welcome events provide incoming families with a parent-to-parent perspective on the Bates experience. Hosts are current Bates families based in the areas below to help provide the best answers to questions you might have.

Registration links to these Zoom events will be shared with incoming families directly via email.

  • Midwest/Texas – Thursday, July 14 at 6:30pm Central
  • Mid-Atlantic/south – Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm Eastern
  • New England – Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm Eastern
  • New York metro area – Tuesday, August 9 at 7pm Eastern
  • Western US/California – Tuesday, August 16 at 6pm Pacific

In-Person Welcome Series

Our in-person events are hosted by current families and provide an opportunity for incoming families and their students to get to know other Bobcats from their area. Please watch for your email invitation.

If you live outside of one of these areas but will be visiting when we have an event scheduled, please contact us at as we would love to have you join us.

  • Maine – Wednesday, July 6 from 5:30-7:30pm Eastern
  • Washington DC metro area – Wednesday, July 20 from 6:30-8pm Eastern
  • San Francisco – Wednesday, August 3 from 6:30-8pm Pacific
  • Los Angeles – Thursday, August 4 from 6:30-8pm Pacific
  • Boston – Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8pm Eastern
  • New York City – Wednesday, August 17, from 5:30-7:30pm Eastern

Family Orientation Webinars

Once classes begin, we will hold a series of incoming family orientation webinars designed to help you support your students as they navigate life at Bates. These events feature panelists from across campus who will provide an overview of the many resources in place to support your students in their first year and beyond.

  • Academics at Bates – Thursday, Sept. 8 at 8pm Eastern
  • Life Outside the Classroom – Tuesday, Sept 13 at 8pm Eastern
  • Supporting Your Student’s Well-being – Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8pm Eastern