WELCOME BOBKITTENS: ORIENTATION ISSUE 2020
We're so excited to have you all on campus in the coming week! Although this won't be a normal semester, we know you'll love Bates as much as we do. To welcome you all, below you will find articles ranging from a move-in day walkthrough, to upperclassmen advice columns, to Commons musts. Hope you enjoy! See you in L/A, Batesies ♡
The Bates Student
Learn what you need to bring to campus from a certified Mom Friend™.
Familiarize yourself with Bates with this comprehensive overview of all the sights you need to know.
See photos and read firsthand about a day in the life of moving in to Bates from someone who’s already done it.
Despite the recent outbreaks on college campuses, we still have the ability to make this work.
For those anxious about where you will be living this year, here’s a preview all about the first-year dorms.
Flash back to 20 impactful Bates Student stories and events from the last decade at Bates.
We do, it’s true. Chances are, you will too. This year is going to be weird, but many of our favorite things transcend the limitations imposed by the pandemic.
Commons won’t be the beloved communal experience it has been in the past, but we doubt the amazing food will change too much.
Check out video introductions to more than thirty Bates clubs organized by theme.
When you find yourself in need of a break from campus, check out these Lewiston/Auburn spots for local foods and fresh air.
Instagram has become a power platform for bringing institutional racism to light at Bates and beyond.
No matter what you do, freshman year will likely be a bit cringey – and that’s OK. Our staff has some Bobkitten advice you won’t want to miss.
To help make your transition to college as seamless as possible, we’ve compiled some Bates tips and tricks for you -- from learning how to set-up and use the printers to all about the beloved Decade Dances.
Basically Bates’ Urban Dictionary.
Learn all about the best places to study on campus -- mark your territory early, tables fill up quickly!
Not to be confused with COVID-19, watch out for the Freshman Plague that (unfortunately) sneaks up on you when adjusting to college life.