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.

Weekend Bus Trips

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!

Getting Around Locally

Bates College Vehicles

Bates College has two vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  Our two vans can accommodate eleven people.  Van 1 is available for free for a maximum of five hours and van 2 can be reserved for $30 for five hours or $60 for a 24-hour block.  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!

Lewiston-Auburn Shuttle

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.

Getting to Portland, Boston, and Beyond

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!

Information Regarding Travel Off-Campus

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!