Presidential Inauguration

The Inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins as the ninth president of Bates College will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

President Jenkins

Garry W. Jenkins is a nationally respected legal authority, an accomplished scholar, and an experienced higher education leader.

Presidential History

Learn about the past Bates presidents and their work to sustain the college’s excellence.

Schedule of Events

Discover the exciting lineup of events celebrating the inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins.

Live Coverage

Join us as the Bates community comes together to celebrate the historic inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins as Bates’ ninth president. A live stream will be available on bates.edu as well as Facebook.

Visitor Information

Plan your visit to Bates College’s inauguration events with our helpful guest information guide, featuring hotel options, parking, directions, and accessibility details.

Share Your Well Wishes With Garry

Welcome Garry to the Bates Community

Read our FAQs or direct your questions to inauguration@bates.edu.