Academic Resources

Bates is committed to the success of every student. The Bates academic program is challenging, and the College has many resources designed to support student learning. The links below provide information on valuable academic support resources.

Academic Research and Scholarship Resources

  • Bates AREAS is a convenient hub for accessing Bates College specific information and tools for academic research and scholarship.

Academic Year Calendar

  • 2014-2015, 2015-2016


  • The comprehensive description of the Bates curriculum, including courses, majors, minors, and academic regulations.

Curricular Research and Computing

  • CRC provides the faculty and students at Bates with academic technology support that promotes the adoption of appropriate technologies across the spectrum of teaching, learning, and research.

Dean of the Faculty

  • The Bates College Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty advances learning in the liberal arts tradition:

Graduate Fellowships

  • Prestigious fellowships for graduate study and funding for unique projects are available for ambitious Bates students and alums.

Help Desk

  • Help Desk Services offers problem solving for general computing issues, hardware, software, and network support for Bates students, faculty, and staff.


  • The purpose of the Honors Program is to promote, develop, and recognize work of higher quality than ordinarily required for the baccalaureate degree.

Imaging Center

  • The Imaging and Computing Center supports students, faculty and staff as they investigate, visualize, create, and communicate knowledge.

Learning Differences

  • Not everyone learns the same way. The deans of students work with students who have learning differences.


  • The hub for scholarship on campus: books, journals, service for thesis writers, expert information professionals, and the Help Desk. Also workstations, study spaces, and comfortable chairs for reading.


  • Bates Course Management System

Mathematics and Statistics Workshop

  • Do the math: The Math Workshop runs calculus study sessions and provides group reviews and individual tutoring for all courses requiring quantitative reasoning.

Mount David Summit

  • The Mount David Summit is Bates’ annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement, highlighting undergraduate research.


  • Through temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, programming and education programs the MoA is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the College and region.

Peer Assisted Learning Sciences

  • Peer Assisted Learning in the Sciences (PALS) provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated group sessions to help students master the material in traditionally difficult science courses.


  • The Registrar’s Office maintains the permanent academic record of all Bates students.

Science Fellows

  • The Bates Science Fellows are a select group of students who meet once every week during their first year at Bates to explore science and math in a shared-learning environment.

Technical Writing Assistants

  • Technical Writing Assistants (TWAs) in Biology and Geology are experienced student scientific writers trained to mentor others who are learning the conventions of scientific prose.

Writing at Bates

  • Writing well is a cornerstone of a Bates education. The Writing Program can help you perfect your writing throughout your Bates career.