Welcome, Class of 2027 Families!


We are delighted to welcome the newest families – and their students! – to the Bates community.

While August 2023 seems a long way off, we know you are excited about Bates, and we are just as excited to have you be part of the extended Bates community.

To help you know what to expect, please know that your student will continue to hear from the college via their Admission portal. In early spring 2023, Class of 2027 families will begin to receive their own dedicated communication directly from Bates. The Bates Parent Team will confirm we have your correct contact information, and then we will update you throughout the spring and summer with resources to help your student prepare for Bates.

In the spring, we will also reach out with details about our in-person welcome events, virtual gatherings, and other opportunities to build your own Bates connections while you support your student as they take the next steps to independence and an engaging Bates experience.

In the meantime, please explore the Parents and Families resources to get an idea of what the Bates family experience is all about. Maybe show some Bobcat pride with new gear from the college store. Save the date and make plans to join us for Back to Bates: Family Weekend On Oct. 6-7. Certainly reach out to us at parents@bates.edu if you have any questions.

Most of all, enjoy this exciting accomplishment with your student. We look forward to all that the Class of 2027 students and families will bring to the Bates community.

Welcome to Bates, Class of 2027 families!

Emily Bray Levine, Director of Parent Giving and Engagement
Penney Ward, Assistant Director of Parent Giving and Engagement