Wind Down Wednesdays

Wind Down Wednesdays

In the Fall of 2009, the Student Activities Office began a program we like to call ‘ Wind Down Wednesdays’. The overall goal of the program was to encourage the use of alternative programming spaces on campus.  Due to the success of the program last year, we will be continuing to offer this incentive to campus organizations in the Fall of 2014.

The SAO will reimburse up to $150 towards an event held in The Little Room (located on the ground floor of Chase Hall) or The Underground (the basement of the 280 College Street Residence) on a given Wednesday evening.

The Student Activities Office will be sponsoring approximately one event a month. The other dates will be financially supported by the Student Activities Office and will be run by the organization listed below:

Fall 2014 Schedule – Sponsored by The Student Activities Office

Sept. 10, 2014

        Bates Christian Fellowship - The Little Room

        Men’s Ultimate Frisbee - The Underground

Sept. 17, 2014

       Student Activities Office - Beer Tasting with Baxter Brewing Company - The Little Room (21+                bring ID)

        Sept. 24, 2014

        Bates Sailing Club - The Little Room

        Available – The Underground

Oct. 1, 2014

        Bates Hillel - The Little Room

        Bates Democrats - The Underground

       Oct. 8, 2014

         Bates Mens Rugby Club - The Little Room

        AASIA - The Underground

Oct. 22, 2014

Student Activities Office Event – Wine 101 with The Vault - The Little Room (21+ bring ID)

Oct. 29, 2014

        WRBC - The Little Room

        The Bates College Crosstones - The Underground

Nov. 5, 2014

        Dance Club - The Little Room

        Amandla!: BSU - The Underground

Nov. 12, 2014

       Bates Bollywood Team – The Little Room

Robinson Players – The Underground

       Nov. 19, 2014

        Student Activities Office Event – Trivia Night – The Little Room (21+ bring ID)

       Dec. 3, 2014

        ‘Cats Against Cancer - The Little Room

        Gospelaires - The Underground


Does your group want to host a WDW event?  Submit the following request:

WDW Event Request Form

  • Bates email only
  • What will be taking place?
  • (i.e. equipment, games, etc.)
  • Please explain how you would like to use the funds available (the Student Activities Office will reimburse UP TO $150)
    Please note - the group is responsible for completing the blueslip form and acquiring alcohol prior to event. You must meet with the Coordinator of Student Activities for approval.
    Date availability is first-come, first-serve.

For more information, please contact The Student Activities Office via email at or stop by the Student Activities Office in Chase Hall!