Offices & Resources

Life at Bates mirrors the College’s commitment to a collegial and welcoming environment. There are no exclusionary organizations, facilities or resources. Students enjoy a large degree of independence and responsibility, which they use to shape their own experiences.

We encourage you to get to know each other face-to-face, to learn, to grow, to discover passionate interests, and to make lifelong friendships. The links below provide information about campus life opportunities and can help to connect you to valuable support resources.


Financial reports, cashiering, travel & expense, accounts payable, gifts, grants & contracts, student research, fiscal year end procedures.


For prospective students. Learn why you should choose Bates and how to apply.

Alumni & Parent Engagement

The Alumni and Parent Engagement Office fosters a comprehensive program of events, communications and volunteer opportunities in order to strengthen the bonds between and among alumni, parents and the College.


Varsity sports information, scores, rosters, and schedules.


Bates Communications Office

Creates official printed and electronic communication publications and is the key point of contact between the college and the news media.

Bates Dance Festival

The annual dance festival at Bates.


Textbooks & general books. Bates clothing & gear. Buy online.

Career Development Center

Collaborate and create a strategic plan to accomplish your goals.

Dean of Students

Support, guidance, and your questions answered. Available by appointment and/or on a walk-in basis.

Dean of the Faculty

Supports the academic program of Bates College, guiding the faculty and the academic departments and programs.

Dining Services

One of the finest collegiate level dining services in the nation, known for its highest quality and professional character.

Diversity & Inclusion

Supports a community in which students recognize and learn from their differences, in productive conversations across cultural boundaries.

Facility Services

Responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of college buildings and facilities.

Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Partners with more than 125 community organizations, from schools and cultural institutions to nonprofit organizations.

Health Center

Strives to enhance each student’s well being by providing comprehensive, confidential health care.

Help Desk Services

Committed to supporting planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining reliable and responsive information resources, services and programs.

Human Resources

Supports a community that respects and values all employees’ contributions towards maximizing our student’s experience at Bates.

Imaging & Computing Center

Supports scholars, artists, researchers, and professionals as they investigate, visualize, create, and communicate knowledge.

Information & Library Services

Committed to supporting planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining reliable and responsive information resources, services and programs.

Institutional Research & Assessment Support

Provides and coordinates information support for reporting, decision-making, and assessment activities to help fulfill the mission of the college.

Intercultural Education

Supports the advancement of diversity and inclusion at Bates.

Math & Statistics Workshop

Offers assistance to students in introductory level courses that have a mathematical component.

Multifaith Chaplaincy

Strives to be a safe harbor, a source of refreshment and renewal, a resource for growth and wisdom, a maker of connections, a giver of unqualified compassion, and a gathering of justice-makers.

Museum of Art

Provides an environment for broad audiences to explore and discover synergies created by the visual arts across the academic disciplines of a liberal arts education.

Muskie Archives & Special Collections Library

Supports the academic mission of Bates by acquiring, caring for, and making accessible historically significant records of the college, rare books, oral histories, and manuscript collections.

Office of the President

Senior leadership experience and deep commitments to the academic mission of the college with clear support for the work of our faculty and staff.

Office Services

Provides full-service high-quality digital color and wide format printing, stationery, business cards, mail fulfillment services, including non-profit bulk mail, UPS, Fed Ex and US Mail, Student Mail and Package Services.

Off-Campus Study Program

Enriches student academic and personal development with expanded opportunities for academic study.

Registrar & Academic Systems

Maintaining the permanent academic record of all Bates students.

Security & Campus Safety

Provides a safe and secure environment, leading by example, through education, and enforcement.

Student Activities Office

Provides services and support to students and student organizations planning programs and events.

Student Employment Office

Provides Bates students with an opportunity to enrich their education outside of the classroom.

Student Financial Services

Offers need-based financial aid to eligible students.

Student Housing

Oversees many aspects of residential life at Bates.

Sustainable Bates Program

The leader in campus sustainability and brings sustainability into decision-making at every level.

Writing at Bates

Emphasizes the importance of writing as a means of learning across the four years — from the First-Year Seminar to the Senior Thesis.

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