AESOP trips Mt. Blue 1 and Mt. Blue 2 enjoy a game of light up frisbee over the campfire and under the stars. Maine has the darkest night sky east of the Mississippi, and you don't have to go far to find it--Mt. Blue State Park is just over an hour from campus.

AESOP trips Mt. Blue 1 and Mt. Blue 2 enjoy a game of light up frisbee over the campfire and under the stars. Maine has the darkest night sky east of the Mississippi, and you don't have to go far to find it--Mt. Blue State Park is just over an hour from campus.

 Nick Barker '18 measures the location and angle of different rock formations in the Gravely Mountains, with the Madison Mountains behind him in Ennis, Montana. Barker was enrolled in the Short Term course offering "Geology of the Northern Rockies and Columbia Plateau."

Nick Barker '18 measures the location and angle of different rock formations in the Gravely Mountains, with the Madison Mountains behind him in Ennis, Montana. Barker was enrolled in the Short Term course offering "Geology of the Northern Rockies and Columbia Plateau."

 Bates Ultimate Frisbee practice is blanketed by an early spring snowstorm.

Bates Ultimate Frisbee practice is blanketed by an early spring snowstorm.

 Armando Morales Urrutia '16, of Fraijanes, Guatemala, analyzes data during the Microcontroller Laboratory Short Term course.

Armando Morales Urrutia '16, of Fraijanes, Guatemala, analyzes data during the Microcontroller Laboratory Short Term course.

 Arts & Visual Culture Professor Rebecca Corrie gives an Art History lesson

Arts & Visual Culture Professor Rebecca Corrie gives an Art History lesson

 Lisa Legowski hangs a newly purchased Bates banner for her son Justin Legowski '19 of Farmington, Connecticut, while his roommate Eli Nixon '19 of Eliot, Maine, decorates his section of the room on Move In Day.

Lisa Legowski hangs a newly purchased Bates banner for her son Justin Legowski '19 of Farmington, Connecticut, while his roommate Eli Nixon '19 of Eliot, Maine, decorates his section of the room on Move In Day.

 Civil Rights leader and Congressman John R. Lewis, D-GA, delivers the Commencement Address Sunday, May 29 2016, encouraging students to "get into good trouble."

Civil Rights leader and Congressman John R. Lewis, D-GA, delivers the Commencement Address Sunday, May 29 2016, encouraging students to "get into good trouble."

  Olin auditorium is transformed for the interdisciplinary performance of "Space Is The Place: The World of Sun Ra" on Monday, March 21 2016.  Chaeson Kim '18 is a featured dancer for one of the performance's movements.   

Olin auditorium is transformed for the interdisciplinary performance of "Space Is The Place: The World of Sun Ra" on Monday, March 21 2016. Chaeson Kim '18 is a featured dancer for one of the performance's movements.

 

 A worker prepares a fireproofing hose. Work continues through the rain at 55-65 Campus Avenue.

A worker prepares a fireproofing hose. Work continues through the rain at 55-65 Campus Avenue.

 William Sanders '19 of Arlington, Mass. explores a small island within the lake atop Tumbledown Mountain.

William Sanders '19 of Arlington, Mass. explores a small island within the lake atop Tumbledown Mountain.

 Olivia Bell '19 of Dover, Mass. (back left) takes a farewell selfie with her family: Sister Carly (bottom), Dad Robert (top right), sister Emily (bottom right) and mom Lisa, herself a 1986 Bates graduate.

Olivia Bell '19 of Dover, Mass. (back left) takes a farewell selfie with her family: Sister Carly (bottom), Dad Robert (top right), sister Emily (bottom right) and mom Lisa, herself a 1986 Bates graduate.

 AESOP trip leaders get ready to make a memorable first impression on their first year students with an unexpected water balloon ambush in the Keigwin Amphitheater.

AESOP trip leaders get ready to make a memorable first impression on their first year students with an unexpected water balloon ambush in the Keigwin Amphitheater.

 AESOP Coordinators Nat Silver '16 (L) of Bennington, Vermont and Sasha Lennon '16 (R) of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, find comfortable seating in which to distribute materials to trip leaders.   

AESOP Coordinators Nat Silver '16 (L) of Bennington, Vermont and Sasha Lennon '16 (R) of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, find comfortable seating in which to distribute materials to trip leaders.

 

 (L to R) Amanda Mele '19 of Newtown, Connecticut jokes with Ceria Kurtz '19 of Jakarta, Indonesia and Edward James '19 of Scarborough, Maine during their orientation camping trip.

(L to R) Amanda Mele '19 of Newtown, Connecticut jokes with Ceria Kurtz '19 of Jakarta, Indonesia and Edward James '19 of Scarborough, Maine during their orientation camping trip.

 A closeup of a soil sample from the "Microbes and Everyday Life" short term lab course, where students collect and analyze soil from across campus for different bacteria, fungi, and other Microbes. 

A closeup of a soil sample from the "Microbes and Everyday Life" short term lab course, where students collect and analyze soil from across campus for different bacteria, fungi, and other Microbes. 

 The more passionate hikers in the AESOP Mt. Blue 1 trip traversed to an even higher peak above the lake for some spectacular vistas.

The more passionate hikers in the AESOP Mt. Blue 1 trip traversed to an even higher peak above the lake for some spectacular vistas.

 Bates students, let by Rachel Chappell '18 of Baltimore, march on campus in solidarity with nationwide protests against Police Brutality.

Bates students, let by Rachel Chappell '18 of Baltimore, march on campus in solidarity with nationwide protests against Police Brutality.

 Students and faculty enjoy an evening Acapella concert at Keigwin Amphitheater.

Students and faculty enjoy an evening Acapella concert at Keigwin Amphitheater.

 The annual Back to Bates Acapella Concert is held in the Clifton Dagger Gray Athletic Building on Friday, Oct. 7 2016.

The annual Back to Bates Acapella Concert is held in the Clifton Dagger Gray Athletic Building on Friday, Oct. 7 2016.

 Samreen Fatima '16 of Karachi, Pakistan plays her part in the Bollywood Dance to cap off Sangai Asia Night at the Schaeffer Theatre.

Samreen Fatima '16 of Karachi, Pakistan plays her part in the Bollywood Dance to cap off Sangai Asia Night at the Schaeffer Theatre.

 Students gather to watch the Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26th, 2016.

Students gather to watch the Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26th, 2016.

 Fall is in full swing.

Fall is in full swing.

 Rowan University professor Ken Lacovara is a featured speaker at the GeoLunch session in Carnegie Hall on April 14, 2016. Lacovara is a leading expert on Dinosaurs and the mass extinction event.

Rowan University professor Ken Lacovara is a featured speaker at the GeoLunch session in Carnegie Hall on April 14, 2016. Lacovara is a leading expert on Dinosaurs and the mass extinction event.

 Assistant Vice President of Dining Christine Schwartz springs out from her hiding spot as students, faculty and staff came together to play Lazertag, darting and dodging between the many volumes of Ladd Library.

Assistant Vice President of Dining Christine Schwartz springs out from her hiding spot as students, faculty and staff came together to play Lazertag, darting and dodging between the many volumes of Ladd Library.

 Elise Krims '16 of Concord, Mass., models "Phoenix Rising from the Trashes," designed by Kevin Tejada '17 of Mount Kisco, N.Y. The design features magazines, aluminum cans, cassette tape and cardboard. Tejada noted "If Barbarella and Madonna had a child, this would be her."   

Elise Krims '16 of Concord, Mass., models "Phoenix Rising from the Trashes," designed by Kevin Tejada '17 of Mount Kisco, N.Y. The design features magazines, aluminum cans, cassette tape and cardboard. Tejada noted "If Barbarella and Madonna had a child, this would be her."

 

 Students enjoy a T-Pain concert.

Students enjoy a T-Pain concert.

 An aerial view of campus and greater Androscoggin County. 

An aerial view of campus and greater Androscoggin County. 

 Sam Onion '20 cruises through the bike trails near Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine on Friday September 2 2016.

Sam Onion '20 cruises through the bike trails near Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine on Friday September 2 2016.

 A Fog Advisory was in effect for much of Maine and New Hampshire.

A Fog Advisory was in effect for much of Maine and New Hampshire.

 Rebecca Leloudis '16 of Chapel Hill, NC watches as Professor Brett Huggett hangs a tree tag. Students in Brett Huggett's class complete their semester long project of mapping and tagging all of the trees on the Historic Quad.

Rebecca Leloudis '16 of Chapel Hill, NC watches as Professor Brett Huggett hangs a tree tag. Students in Brett Huggett's class complete their semester long project of mapping and tagging all of the trees on the Historic Quad.

 Josephine Gillett '19 takes notes on the banks of  Bobbin Mill Brook in Auburn on Monday, Oct. 3rd 2016 as part of a  Water and Watersheds course, where students measure the flow of water from Lake Auburn to the Androscoggin River.

Josephine Gillett '19 takes notes on the banks of Bobbin Mill Brook in Auburn on Monday, Oct. 3rd 2016 as part of a Water and Watersheds course, where students measure the flow of water from Lake Auburn to the Androscoggin River.

 Students flock to Lake Andrews for the annual Puddle Jump. 

Students flock to Lake Andrews for the annual Puddle Jump. 

 Jason Ross '19 fulfills his production duties on Monday August 1 2016 at the Bates Dance Festival. Ross is a chemistry major but has an interest in theater, and as a rising sophomore decided to jump in to a Technical Production internship with the Dance festival to put his interest to the test.    

Jason Ross '19 fulfills his production duties on Monday August 1 2016 at the Bates Dance Festival. Ross is a chemistry major but has an interest in theater, and as a rising sophomore decided to jump in to a Technical Production internship with the Dance festival to put his interest to the test. 

 

 First year students scale Mount David to view the sunset as they enter the first night of their Bates experience on August 29th 2016.   

First year students scale Mount David to view the sunset as they enter the first night of their Bates experience on August 29th 2016.

 

 Students hold a dress rehearsal for the Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert in the Schaeffer Theater on Friday, Oct. 7 2016.

Students hold a dress rehearsal for the Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert in the Schaeffer Theater on Friday, Oct. 7 2016.

 Reunion participants gather for the annual Reunion Fireworks show over Lake Andrews on Friday night, June 10 2016.

Reunion participants gather for the annual Reunion Fireworks show over Lake Andrews on Friday night, June 10 2016.