Frequently Asked Questions


How was the decision made about not having an in-person reunion?

After much consideration, Bates will launch Reunion 2021 as a virtual experience in June 2021.  While there is much progress being made at both the state and national level on vaccination, it remains likely that restrictions on large gatherings will persist into the summer. 

How much will it cost to participate in Reunion?

There is no charge to participate in the virtual Reunion 2021 program.

When can I register for Reunion?

Registration will open later this spring.

What are the dates for this year’s Reunion?

The original Reunion weekend dates are June 11-13, 2021. We anticipate scheduling our virtual programming over a longer period of time in early June to allow for greater participation. Programming information and schedules will be released in the coming months.

Will there be a Reunion weekend celebration in the future for our classes? 

We do not anticipate bringing this year’s Reunion classes back to campus to celebrate before 2026. We hope to make an exception for the classes of 1970 and 1971, who have missed out on their 50th Reunion.

I’m tired of Zoom! What will make this event different from all the “virtual” events I’ve been attending all year?

This year’s event will be a highly comprehensive and interactive experience. We have contracted with a virtual events platform that will allow us to offer a wider range of programming, social connection, and activities. 

We also want input from you! We’ll be sending out a survey to all Reunion classes shortly for your ideas.

I am new to virtual events. Will there be training for Reunion attendees?

We will work to ensure you have plenty of information and how-tos ahead of time so that you feel comfortable attending this event. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

How else can I stay connected with Bates?

We are working on additional ways for alumni to virtually engage with Bates in the coming weeks and months. Please check your email regularly to learn about our upcoming virtual alumni programs. Join your class Facebook group and let your classmates know how you are doing, and follow Bates and Bates Alumni on our social media platforms. You can also network with students and alumni of all generations through Bates Bridge. Additionally, you may get involved with our annual day of giving celebration, It’s a Great Day to be a Bobcat on March 16.

Not receiving emails about Reunion? Make sure to update your contact information.

Contact Us

Bates Reunion
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: 888-522-8371 reunion@bates.edu