The Office of Campus Life proudly enables students to explore the Lewiston-Auburn area, and also provides ways to travel to the cities of Portland, ME and Boston, MA.
The Office of Campus Life offers free (except for the $10 Boston trip) bus trips to areas around the beautiful state of Maine. Our bus trips enable you to visit Portland, Freeport, Ogunquit, Camden, Brunswick, and more! Check it out!
Bates College has three vehicles, two vans and one electric car, that are available for recognized student groups to sign out. Our two vans can accommodate eleven people and our electric car can accommodate five. Van 2 is available for free for a maximum of five hours and van 1 can be reserved for $30 for five hours or $60 for a 24-hour block. Our electric car is available for free for a maximum of 5 hours but is only available for use on Saturdays and Sundays.. Drivers must be van certified by Bates Security & Campus Safety or of the age of 25+ to drive college owned or rented vehicles. You can reserve these vehicles online! Check out vehicle availability and reserve a vehicle!
The Office of Campus Life provides a free shuttle to key places in the Lewiston-Auburn area each weekend while school is in session. The shuttle runs Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00-12:00, and during the day on Sunday from 12:00-6:00. The shuttle picks up right outside of Chase Hall at 56 Campus Avenue.
Are you looking to get out of town for the weekend? Or perhaps you’re trying to catch a bus, train, or flight over a break period. We’ve compiled a list of transportation options getting you to Portland, Boston, and beyond!
Before your club/organization ventures off to your event, activity, or program be sure to review this information to make sure that you are covered by the College’s insurance policy!