We also live in Tennessee (probably not where they pull many kids from) so maybe those boxes went to students they thought might need an extra enticement.
OK I am officially an idiot!! There was a box in my mudroom for like 2 weeks and I thought it was a food package for my mom but NOPE it was the Bates box! We are good! (Bates plz don’t rescind my offer lmao)
Just to be clear with those waitlisted, if you are in need of financial aid you are not likely to be admitted in the waitlist decision because the money has been allocated and they usually don’t have any left to admit those on the waitlist.