2022 Reunion Schedule

Please note that guests will need to provide proof that they are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations in order to attend Reunion 2022.

Please note that this preliminary schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 9 (for 50th classes only)

11:30am–8pm
Welcome Center 
Your first stop—pick up your name tag, room key, and schedule.
Commons, Milt’s

11:45am–1:15pm
Lunch for the 50th Reunion Classes

Commons

2–3pm
50th Reunion Program: Bates Sustainability Roadmap for 2030
As Bates moves beyond carbon neutral, our Board of Trustees has approved a new sustainability plan, which jumpstarts green initiatives across the campus—from solar, to electric vehicle chargers, to new building standards. With the Princeton Review recently ranking Bates among the top five greenest schools in the nation, come see what’s next for this sector of the college.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

3:30–5pm
50th Reunion Program: Community in Change
Join an armchair discussion with Hamza Abdi from the Bates Harward Center, Bright Luksa from Prosperity Maine, and Fowsia Muse from Maine Community Integration. They will talk about their personal immigrant journeys and how that has led to the work they are doing in the community. Erik Bertelsen ’72 will welcome everyone and start the program. Plus, enjoy snacking on sambusas during the program.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

5–7pm
Dinner for Early Arrivals
Commons

6pm
Welcome Reception and Dinner for the 50th Reunion Classes
Commons, Catherine C. Gorayeb Dining Mezzanine

Friday, June 10

7–9:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8am–10pm
Welcome Center 
Your first stop—pick up your name tag, room key, and schedule.
Commons, Milt’s

8:30–9:45am
50th Reunion Class Breakfast with President Spencer
Join President Clayton Spencer, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill for an armchair discussion, sponsored by the Philips Society.
Clifton Daggett Athletic Building (Gray Cage)

10am–12pm
50th Reunion Program: Museum in the Streets Walking Tour
Join other 50th Reunion alumni and friends as Peter Rubins ’72 leads a walking tour of Lewiston-Auburn’s Museum in the Streets. Stroll along the Androscoggin River and through downtown as you learn about the river and the community that has grown up along its banks. The tour is a flat 2.5 miles on paved sidewalk. Bates will provide a bus between campus and the start/end points of this tour. The tour will finish at Museum L-A, where Executive Director Rachel Ferrante ’10 will provide a tour of the museum to anyone who is interested. 
Meet at Merrill Gymnasium Parking Lot

10:30am–4pm
Hike at Bates–Morse Mountain
Enjoy an out-and-back walk to Seawall Beach. Caitlin Cleaver, Director of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, will provide insights into the significance of this land and the work Bates does to conserve it. This walk is 4 miles round trip on paved and dirt roads with about 500 feet of elevation gain. The path goes through forests and salt water marshes. Lunch is provided. There are no restroom facilities on-site but the bus will have a restroom. Sponsored by the 50th Reunion Classes and Bates Outing Club.
Meet at Merrill Gymnasium Parking Lot

11:30am–2pm
Lunch
Commons

12pm
Reunion Golf Outing 
Buffet lunch begins at 11:30am with tee times beginning at 12:30pm. Hosted by Friends of Bates Athletics. Pre-registration is required.
Martindale Country Club
527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn

1pm
50th Reunion Program: “The Times, They Were a Changing”
The maelstrom of social currents (civil rights, anti-war, women’s rights, and the environmental movements) during our Bates years affected us all. Let’s reflect on what was going on then, the lifelong impact these events had on us, and how we are addressing today’s issues such as food security, housing, poverty, inequality, and other social justice issues.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

3–5pm
Lawn Games
Outside Commons; Alumni Walk

3-5:30pm
Music Jam Session
The Class of 1987 will be hosting a live jam to welcome each other back to Bates. So bring your instrument, warm up your vocal cords and gather by Olin to play, sing or just enjoy the tunes.
Behind Olin Arts

3:30–4:30pm
Alumni in Admission (AIA) Meeting
What a year! Join us for a discussion about the Alumni in Admission program. Meet some of our deans and counselors, learn more about the importance of alumni conversations, representing Bates at college fairs, and updates in the larger world of admission work. We welcome both current and new volunteers to learn more about future opportunities. 
Lindholm House

3:30–6pm
John Jenkins Memorial Footbridge Dedication
A footbridge spanning the Androscoggin River will be dedicated to John Jenkins ’74, former Mayor of both Auburn and Lewiston, as well as a Maine State Senator. Take a stroll on the Riverwalk to learn about John’s life, and celebrate with fun activities along the bridge starting at 3:30pm before the dedication ceremony at 5:30pm. Shuttle service will be provided on the hotel loop.
Meet at Simard-Payne Park (parking available in the Chestnut Street garage)
46 Beech St.
Lewiston, ME

4pm
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walk with the Harward Center
This moderately-paced walk through the heart of Lewiston features brief narrative stops at several points of interest. Attendees will gain insight on the development of downtown, as well as, Bates students’ interactions with the off-campus community. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Meet at Bates Mills No. 5
16 Lincoln Street, Lewiston

4:30–5:30pm
Annual Meeting of the College Key
Open to members of the College Key.
Benjamin Mays Center

5:30–8:30pm
Lobster Bake Dinner
Commons 

8:30pm–12am
Bobcat Beer Garden
Library Quad Tent

9:30pm
Fireworks
Florence J. Keigwin Amphitheater on Lake Andrews 

Saturday, June 11

7-10:30am
Breakfast
Commons

8–9am
12 Step Recovery Meeting
Pettengill Hall, Room G50

8am–7pm
Welcome Center 
Your first stop—pick up your name tag, room key, and schedule.
Commons, Milt’s

8:30–9:15am
Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Lace up your sneakers and complete a 5k in remembrance of beloved Bates community members.
Meet outside Commons

9:30–10:15am
Mimosas on the Quad
Enjoy mimosas and pastries before the parade lineup.
Historic Quad

10:15–10:45am
Reunion Class Parade Lineup
Don’t forget your class’ parade attire to display your alumni class pride.
Historic Quad

10am
Class of 1967 Flagpole Dedication
Historic Quad, flagpole

10:45am
Alumni Parade
Show your class spirit in the Alumni Parade! Bring your families to march and dance through a crowd of cheering Bates alumni and friends.
Historic Quad to Alumni Walk

11:30am–12:30pm
Presidential Address and Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association
Featuring remarks from President Clayton Spencer and the presentation of the annual Alumni Awards to Jeff Tulis ’72; Natalie Adler ’92; Amy Bass ’92; Ben Lowenstein ’92, P’23, P’25; and Michael “Mikey” Pasek.
Bardwell Field Tent 

12–2:30pm
Picnic Lunch

Library Quad

12-2:30pm
Lunch for the Classes of ’47, ’52, and ’57
Commons, Room 221/222

12–4pm
Bobcat Adventures for Kids: Free Swim
Tarbell Pool & Merrill Gymnasium

1–2pm
Friends of Bates Athletics Gathering
Reconnect with fellow Bates athletes at this gathering for all sports.
Library Arcade

12pm
Trying Something New with Matt Tavares ’97

Matt Tavares discusses the times in his career as an author-illustrator when he has ventured outside his comfort zone and tried something new. Whether it’s illustrating a nonfiction book for the first time, trying to illustrate a book where all the characters are cookies, or his latest challenge– creating a 224-page graphic novel, trying something new can be daunting, but always seems to push his work in unexpected directions. Sponsored by the class of 1997.
Benjamin Mays Center

1–3pm
Bobcat Adventures for Kids: Center for Wildlife Animal Experience

280 College Street Tent

1–3pm
Bonney Science Center Tours
Tour the Bonney Science Center, the newly completed and transformative home for science at Bates. The Bonney Science Center emphasizes transparency and approachability in science, and features inspirational teaching and research spaces and advanced instrumentation rooms. Tours depart every thirty minutes with a maximum of 20 guests.
Meet at Bonney Science Center, Room 180

1–4pm
Bobcat Adventures for Kids: Face Painting & Balloon Twister
280 College Street Tent

1:30–3:30pm
Bobcat Adventures for Kids: Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine Craft Time
280 College Street Tent

2–4pm
Lawn Games
Outside Commons; Alumni Walk

2–4pm
Bobcat Bingo presented by the Class of 2012
Campus Avenue Field

2pm
Muskie Archives Historic Campus Tour
Meet on the front steps of Hathorn Hall

23:15pm
Celebrating Senator Muskie’s Clean Water Act – 50 Years of Progress for the Androscoggin
The Clean Water Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36, was the beginning of a remarkable rehabilitation of the Androscoggin River. At that time, the Androscoggin was one of the country’s most polluted waterways. This panel discussion will focus on the rebirth of the river as a source of pride and recreation for L-A, as well as the man whose vision and tenacity made it possible. Featuring Peter Rubins ’72, Chalie Micoleau, Tom Jorling, and Joel Goldstein, and Justice Donald Alexander, this program is sponsored by the 50th Reunion Social Committee.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

2–3:30pm
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
All alumni and guests are welcome to join the choir, which will provide music for the Memorial Service on Sunday. Choir director Joëlle Morris will lead the group.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

2–3pm
Celebration of the Life of John Jenkins 74
A fixture in Lewiston-Auburn, John Jenkins ’74 served as mayor for both cities, as well as a Maine State Senator. Gather to pay tribute to his life and contributions to Bates and our host community. Shuttle service is available from 65 Campus Ave to the Lewiston Armory from 1:30–2pm and 3:30–5:30pm.
Lewiston Armory
65 Central Ave, Lewiston

2:152:45pm
Children’s Story Time and Drawing Demonstration with Matt Tavares ’97

Join author-illustrator Matt Tavares ’97 for a story reading and drawing demonstration with ample time for questions! This program is aimed for children, but all are welcome to join. Sponsored by the class of 1997.
Benjamin Mays Center

3pm
MOSAIC Reception
Bates Alumni MOSAIC (BAM) seeks to build community among underrepresented racial, ethnic, LGBTQIA+, first-generation college, and international alumni. Connect with fellow alumni at this new Reunion event.
Bonney Science Center Living Room

3pm
Campus Tour with Admission
Meet outside Lindholm House 

3–4pm
Class of 1992 Ace of Bates Trivia
Showcase your knowledge of all things Bates, early ’90s happenings, and pop culture for prizes in this trivia game hosted by Mike Lieber ’92.
Pettengill Hall, Room G65

34pm
Class of 1987 Trivia
Moody House Lounge

3:30pm
Class of 1970 Gathering
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204

3:30pm
Class of 1971 Gathering
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 225

3:30pm
Class of 1972 Gathering
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

4–5pm
President’s Reception
A special gathering with President Spencer to recognize Reunion volunteers and alumni who have made Mount David Society-level gifts to the college. By invitation only. 

5:30–8:30pm
Class Receptions & Dinners
See program insert when you arrive on campus for specific times and locations.

6:30–9pm
Dinner and Movies for Teens and Kids

Grab a bite and settle in to watch Encanto and Sing 2.
280 College Street Tent

8–11pm
Reunion Gala

Dance the night away with the Larry Williams Band, a rock ‘n’ roll cover band playing hits from across the generations
Library Tent

Sunday, June 12

7am–12pm
Check out of Campus Housing
Commons, Milt’s

7am–12pm
Brunch
Commons

9:30am
Lewiston-Auburn Downtown Walk with the Harward Center
This moderately-paced walk through the heart of Lewiston features brief narrative stops at several points of interest. Attendees will gain insight on the development of downtown, as well as, Bates students’ interactions with the off-campus community. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Meet at Bates Mills No. 5
16 Lincoln Street, Lewiston

10am
Campus Tour with Admission
Meet Outside Lindholm House 

10am
Alumni Memorial Service

Celebrate the lives of Bates community members who passed away during the past year. The Alumni Choir will perform.
Peter J. Gomes Chapel

10:30am
Muskie Archives Historic Campus Tour
Meet on the front steps of Hathorn Hall

12pm
Residence Halls Close
Please leave your room key and electronic access card at checkout. A $25 fee will be added for lost or misplaced keys and electronic access cards.
Commons, Milt’s

Class Dinner & Class Photo Schedule

Saturday evening, June 11, we’ll be hosting dinners on and off-campus where you can celebrate and connect with your class. Plus, we’ve scheduled a photographer to grab a photo of your class — so don’t be late!

Classes Dinner Locations Start Time Class Photo Time
1947Commons, Penobscot Dining & Meeting Room (201)5:30pm5:45pm
1952Commons, Penobscot Dining & Meeting Room (201)5:30pm5:45pm
1957Commons, Little Meeting Room (226)5:30pm5:45pm
1962Commons, Renyi Meeting Room (211)5:30pm5:45pm
1967Commons, Chu Dining Room6:00pm6:15pm
1970Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage)5:30pm5:45pm
1971Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage)5:30pm5:45pm
1972Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage)5:30pm5:45pm
1977Baxter Brewing*5:30pm**6:00pm
1982Chu Hall Tent6:00pm6:15pm
1987Commons, Bonney/Jarnryd Meeting Rooms (221/ 222)6:30pm6:45pm
1992Commons6:00pm6:15pm
1997Commons Tent6:30pm6:45pm
2002Vista of Maine*5:10pm**7:20pm
2007280 College Street Tent6:00pm6:15pm
2012Commons, Catherine C. Gorayeb Dining Mezzanine6:30pm6:45pm
2017Bardwell Tent7:00pm7:15pm

*Off-campus location **Bus departure time

Weekend Hours for Campus Facilities

Shuttle Service

View the schedule here.

Reunion Welcome Center
Commons, Milt’s
Thursday 11:30am-8pm
Friday 8am–10pm
Saturday 8am–7pm
Sunday 7am–12pm

Bates College Store
Kalperis Hall (65 Campus Avenue)
Thursday 8am–4pm
Friday 8am–4pm
Saturday 8am–4pm
Sunday 8am–2pm

Ladd Library
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:30am–5pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday Closed

Peter J. Gomes Chapel
Daily 7am–9pm

Edmund S. Muskie Archives Drop-Off
70 Campus Avenue
Thursday 8:30am–12pm & 1–4:30pm
Friday 8:30am–12pm & 1–4:30pm
Saturday 12–2pm
Sunday 12–1pm

Donations of photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, artifacts, or other items that speak to your personal time at Bates accepted.

Davis Fitness Center
Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–5pm
Saturday 12–4pm
Sunday Closed

Merrill Gymnasium
Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–5pm
Saturday 12–4pm
Sunday Closed

Tarbell Pool
Thursday 12–2pm
Friday 12–2pm
Saturday 12–4pm
Sunday Closed

Alumni Gymnasium
Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–5pm
Saturday 12–4pm
Sunday Closed

James G. Wallach ’64 Tennis Center
Thursday 7am–5pm
Friday 7am–5pm
Saturday 12–4pm
Sunday Closed

Museum of Art
The Museum is closed for renovations, but you can enjoy our several virtual exhibitions and related lectures. Offerings include Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts; Lesley Dill–Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me; An Adventurous Spirit: the Jane Costello Wellehan Collection; and Carl Benton Straub: His Enduring Legacy, as well as video lectures by Hartley scholar Gail R. Scott, artist Lesley Dill, poet Nikki Giovanni, and more.