Wind Down Wednesdays

Wind Down Wednesdays
Sponsored by the Campus Life Office

Wind Down Wednesdays are co-sponsored by the Campus Life Office and by Bates student clubs and organizations. On certain Wednesday evenings (listed each semester) student groups may host a Wind Down Wednesday event in The Little Room (located on the ground floor of Chase Hall) or The Underground (the basement of 280 College Street). The Campus Life Office will reimburse groups up to $150 to cover the majority of event costs.

In addition, the Campus Life Office independently sponsors several Wind Down Wednesday events per semester, open to all students on a first come, first serve basis with sign-ups in the Campus Life Office.

In the Fall of 2009, the Campus Life Office began the “Wind Down Wednesdays” program. The overall goal of the program was to encourage the use of alternative programming spaces on campus. Due to the success of the program, we will continue to offer this incentive to campus organizations.

Winter 2015 Dates:  

January 28, 2015
Bates College Student Government Event: “Meet the Presidents” – Little Room
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Event: “Ultimate Frisbee Wind Down Wednesday” – Underground

February 4, 2015
ClubMed Event: “CluBmed Post Bates Planning/Sharing” – Little Room
Robinson Players Event: “Murder Mystery” – Underground

February 11, 2015
Student Activities Office Event: “Hard Cider Tasting with the Vault” (21+ ID) – Little Room

February 25, 2015
Bates Christian Fellowship Event: “God’s Not Dead”– Little Room
Dance Club Event: “Dance Club Wind Down Wednesday” – Underground

March 4, 2015
AASIA and DJ Society Event: “AASIA WDW” – Little Room
Strange Bedfellows Event: “Hired Help Show” – Underground

March 11, 2015
WRBC Event: “WRBC Wind Down Wednesday” – Little Room
Discordians Event: “Magic: The Gathering Draft” – Underground

March 18, 2015
Student Activities Office Event: “Beer Tasting with Allagash” (21+ ID) – Little Room

March 25, 2015
2B.E.A.T.S. Event: “2B.E.A.T.S. Hip-Hop Dance Session” – Little Room
Bates Arts Society Event: “A Night of Live Student Bands” – Underground

April 1, 2015
Debate Team Event: “Wind Down from Public Debate” – Little Room
The Manic Optimists’ Event: “ManOps A capella concert” – Underground

April 8, 2015
Bollywood Dance Team Event: “Wind Down with Bollywood” – Little Room
Active Minds Event: “Active Minds Wind Down Wednesday” – Underground


Host a Wind Down Wednesday
Bates student clubs and organizations may host or co-host a Wind Down Wednesday event by submitting a Wind Down Wednesday request: Currently Full for Winter 2015. Please keep a look out on the Campus Life Website for upcoming information on more late night programming opportunities for student groups and clubs.


For More Information
Please stop by the Campus Life Office in Chase Hall or email Qiu Fogarty, Assistant Director of Campus Life, at!