Wind Down Wednesdays

Wind Down Wednesdays
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

Wind Down Wednesdays are co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Life 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 in Chase Hall or the Underground in 280 College. The Office of Campus Life will provide a stipend to student groups to assist with event costs.

In addition, the Office of Campus Life 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, Chase Hall 108.

Wind Down Wednesday Policies:

  • Wind Down Wednesday  (WDW) dates and locations are determined on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All clubs hosting a WDW will be eligible for up to $100 for the event. These events will now be completely alcohol-free. We will host one WDW per week.
  • All events are free and open to all Bates students.
  • All clubs are required to fill out the Event Sponsor Evaluation after the event in order to receive reimbursements.
  • This fund is only available during the Fall and Winter semesters – NOT Short Term.

History
In the Fall of 2009, the Office of Campus Life 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.

Upcoming Spring 2016 Wind Down Wednesdays:

Feb. 17

Little Room – Campus Life Midterm Slumber Party Study Break for all students

Join Campus Life in your sleepwear/pajamas/slippers/studywear and bring your blankets and travel mugs! Enjoy music/movie clips, crafts, games (pool, foosball, board games, card games), and enjoy a few chances to win giftcards. We will have candy, ice cream, soda, drinks for 21+ and more!

Underground – Robinson Players “Murder Mystery Dinner”

Mar. 2

Little Room – Campus Life Baxter Beer Tasting for 21+ students only

Join Campus Life to try four types of Baxter Beer and learn about Baxter Brewery internship/employment opportunities and about Baxter beer from a Baxter representative. Sign up Monday and Tuesday prior to the event at the Office of Campus Life (Chase Hall 108) and claim your space for $5.00 (cash, debit/credit).

 

Mar. 23

Little Room – Strange Bedfellows Performance with awesome and wacky prizes!

Mar. 30

Little Room – Campus Life Hard Cider Tasting with Susan Hall (owner of The Vault and Marche Kitchen and Wine Bar) for 21+ students only

Join Campus Life to try different brands of Hard Cider and learn about each one from Susan Hall, owner of The Vault and Marche Kitchen and Wine Bar (both showcaseing craft beers, ciders and wines). Sign up Monday and Tuesday prior to the event at the Office of Campus Life (Chase Hall 108) and claim your space for $5.00 (cash, debit/credit).

Apr. 6

Little Room or Underground available

 

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.

WDW Event Request Form

  • Bates email only
  • What will be taking place?
  • (i.e. equipment, games, etc.)
  • Please explain what costs your event has. Clubs hosting events with alcohol are eligible for up to $100. We will do a cash advance or reimbursement for the event.
    Date availability is first-come, first-serve.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

For More Information
Please stop by the Office of Campus Life Office in Chase Hall 108 or email Qiu Fogarty, Assistant Director of Campus Life