May 5, 2020, parents-only Q&A with President Spencer

We were delighted that Bates President Clayton Spencer held a virtual event with current parents on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.. The event took the form of a “question and answer” session, with President Spencer updating families on the state of the college and responding to pre-submitted as well as live questions.

The livestream is embedded above. If you prefer, you may watch the stream directly on YouTube.

We appreciate the many challenges Bates families are navigating during this period while supporting their students. We hope this parent-only Q&A with President Spencer has helped you learn more to help you through this process.

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