Class of 2025 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 2025 Families. We hope it will be useful to have all this outreach collected in a single place, and please feel free to reach out to us at parents@bates.edu if you have any questions.

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

  • 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 of you will be arrving on campus with your first-year students. Because we will be in close proximity with visitors travelling from across the US and around the world, all attendees at the President’s Welcome at…
  • Arrival day information for incoming families
    The big day is almost here! While we know that student-athletes and some international students will arrive prior to Thursday, Aug. 26, we look forward to seeing many first-year students on campus that day as they start their time at Bates. And, we are eager to meet many incoming families at drop-off so we can…
  • Public health policy update
    Dear Bates Families – Incoming and returning students have received an update on campus health protocols. Please encourage your students to read this information carefully as they plan for arrival. For families considering attending Back to Bates: Family Day on October 2, 2021, as of today, we are still planning to host this event on campus. Registration is not…
  • Summer timeline for incoming families
    It may be helpful to have a sense of how the summer will unfold for your new Bates student – and for you as a new Bates family. We’ve provided a general overview below. A few notes All forms and tasks are the responsibility of your student. Incoming students receive frequent updates from the First-Year…
  • Updates and upcoming invitation – June 17, 2021
    Hello, Incoming Bates Families – We hope your summer is off to a good start and that you are looking ahead with excitement to Bates in the fall. We wanted to share a few updates: Watch for an invitation next week to our Family Summer Welcome Series. These virtual events will be loosely organized by…