Virtual Reunion Programs


Reunion 2018 dance party participants.
The 2018 Reunion Parade

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Friday, June 12

5:30 pm
Class of 1975 | Cocktails and Conversation
Please contact Meredith Scaplen for class-specific Zoom details.

7 pm, EDT — Facebook Live
Bates Sips with Monica!
Join Alumni Council member Monica Rodriguez ’12 for a live demonstration on how to make three Bobcat-inspired cocktails or mocktails on the Bates Alumni Facebook page.

Saturday, June 13

Note: Virtual Programs are scheduled from 11am-2pm EDT on Saturday, June 13.


All Day
Bates Virtual Reunion 5k
Participate anytime during the day, virtually, with fellow alumni across the globe in a Bates Virtual Reunion 5k. Run, jog, or walk 3.2 miles and don’t forget to share your photos with us on the Reunion Photo Board.
Register here if you plan to participate.
All participants are encouraged to make a gift to support a local food bank near you.

11:03am, EDT
Welcome & Remarks by President Clayton Spencer
President Spencer will offer an update on the state of the college during this time.

Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf lights a candle while speaking during a 9/11 Moment of Remembrance at the Chapel Monday morning. "We light a candle in remembrance for all those who suffered and died on September 11th in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.  We light a candle to remember those who still live and who suffer because of the events of that day," said Longsdorf.11:35am, EDT
Reunion Blessings from Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf


Noon, EDT
Bobcats on the Front Lines
A special panel discussion with Kate Zimmerman ’95, Emergency Medicine Physician at Maine Medical Center, Dean “Pete” Skelley ’60, P’96, Lab Director at the Centers for Disease Detection in Texas and other alumni panelists who are currently serving on the front lines of COVID-19. The panel will be moderated by Trustee Emma Sprague ’10.

1pm, EDT
Admissions Roundtable
A roundtable conversation on the impact external forces are having on college admissions today, featuring Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger, Director of Admission C. Darryl Uy, and Director of Student Financial Services Wendy Glass; moderated by Director of Parent Giving and Engagement Emily Levine.


1:50pm, EDT
Closing Remarks by Alumni Association President Larry Handerhan ’05 and Fireworks over The Puddle


5pm, EDT
Class of 1955 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Rebecca Lazure or 207-786-6476 for class-specific Zoom details.

6pm, EDT
Class of 1985 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Lance Matthiesen ’85 for class-specific Zoom details.

6:30pm, EDT
Class of 1960 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Rebecca Lazure or 207-786-6476 for class-specific Zoom details.

7:30pm, EDT
Class of 1990 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Amy Jefferson for class-specific Zoom details.

7:30pm, EDT
Class of 1995 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Amy Jefferson for class-specific Zoom details.

8pm, EDT
Class of 2005 | Zoom Hang Out
Please contact Sarah Tiedemann for class-specific Zoom details.


Interested in hosting or participating in a casual digital get-together with your class? Please check with your class leadership or Reunion committee to learn more about class-specific programming, including Zoom happy hours. Class programs will be listed on this page as details are finalized. 

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