Lewiston, Auburn and free bus trips to a variety of locations.
The Student Activites Office provides a free shuttle each weekend while school is in session. The shuttle runs Friday and Saturday nights, and during the day on Sunday.
We also provide weekly bus trips to different locations within the state of Maine, and to Boston, MA. The buses are mostly free, with the exception being the bus trips to Boston for only $10. All you have to do is sign up in the Student Activities Office in Chase Hall to insure you have a seat. You can sign up for any trip the Monday before the trip is to happen.
Bates College now offers all members of the community the opportunity to sign up for Zipcar, a car sharing service with locations throughout the world, and two cars on campus. Membership with Zipcar is open to anyone 18 or older, and your membership allows you to sign out the cars for $6 per hour, or $55 per day – gas and insurance included. For more information on the program, or to sign up go to: www.zipcar.com/bates
The Student Activities Office also has two vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out. These vans can accomodate between four and nine people, and are available for a maximum of five hours.