New Student Orientation

It’s time to get excited! New Student Orientation is right around the corner. At Orientation, you will get the tools needed to start your educational career with us at Bates Technical College.

You will receive access to the online orientation via the Canvas online learning platform.

Orientation opens at 9:00 am, Wednesday September 16

  • Students will not need to register to participate – they will be automatically enrolled
  • Expect to spend between 1-2 hours to complete this course
  • The course will not be available until the opening date
  • This asynchronous course must be completed by Tuesday, September 22.


  • Please log in to
  • You will log in using your Bates student ID# for both your log in and your password
  • On the landing page of your dashboard, your New Student Orientation course will appear at the top of the screen
  • Click “Accept”
  • Click on the New Student Orientation course from your dashboard
  • Follow the prompts to complete each section

New to Canvas:

No problem, check out this Canvas tutorial.

If you have any questions about New Student Orientation please reach out to Juliette Kern at

If you have questions about accessing Canvas, please contact Online Learning at


Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.