Welcome to ARC!

ARC will conclude regularly scheduled hours for the semester at 3:30PM on Friday, December 7th.  There will be limited support during exam week.  Please see this calendar for more information.


The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is a community of learners, designed to empower Bates students to succeed and excel in their studies. ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring and other support services in a welcoming, inclusive, environment. The ARC is a vital part of the academic experience at Bates College, complementing the classroom experience with a deeply social, collaborative, interactive learning environment that engages learners of every background in a conversation over shared challenges and student success.

To access ARC services, visit us at the ARC front desk in Ladd Library. From here, you can make an appointment to work individually with a tutor, or stop in during a drop-in lab to work on writing, language learning, or coursework in the sciences. ARC also offers a series of student-run workshops; please see the calendar to the right for details. For questions, please contact program director Daniel Sanford at dsanford@bates.edu, or give us a call at 786-6106.

The Academic Resource Commons is a grant-funded program. This grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.



Contact Us
Academic Resource Commons
Ladd Library
 Dan Sanford – Director
Bridget Fullerton – Asst. Director
Stephanie Wade – Asst Director
Eric Dyer – Adminstrative Coordinator