Office of the President Archives


April 6, 2020 7:50 pm

Announcement About Reunion Weekend 2020

Dear Bates Alumni, I write today to share what I know will be disappointing news: Due to the COVID-19 crisis,…


April 6, 2020 7:48 pm

Announcement About Commencement

Dear Seniors, I write today with important information about plans for this year’s Commencement. Given where we stand with the…


March 22, 2020 3:51 pm

Message to Faculty and Staff: Thank You!

Dear Bates Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow we head into our first week of teaching our students remotely and into yet…


March 22, 2020 3:51 pm

Greetings from Campus

Dear Students and Families, I hope that by now most of you are settled in at home or somewhere else…


March 19, 2020 5:49 pm

Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Dear Members of the Bates Community: I write to inform you that a member of our community has tested positive…


March 17, 2020 4:14 pm

Important COVID-19 Update for Staff

Dear Colleagues: I write with an important update about the college’s continued response to the COVID-19 situation. Beginning immediately, Bates…


March 14, 2020 4:30 pm

Urgent Information About Timely Departure from Campus

Dear Students, I write to ask that you respond with a greater sense of urgency to the public health crisis…


March 13, 2020 7:23 am

March 13 COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write to share important news about Bates’ response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19…


March 10, 2020 12:32 am

Message Regarding College Response to COVID-19

Dear Families, Many of you may have heard the news that one of our NESCAC peer institutions has announced that…


September 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2019

Dear Members of the Bates Community, Welcome to the 2019–20 academic year! I write to share news of recent progress…