Directions to Colby, Bates & Bowdoin for the Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Date: Monday, October 5th
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Location: Cotter Union
Address: 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901]
Directions & Parking
Take Interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland. Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive you will turn left onto First Rangeway, opposite Inland Hospital. Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway, to the first stop sign, and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus and see signs directing you to Cotter Union. You will be able to pull up and unload your materials and will be directed to parking.
Directions from Colby to Bates
From Cotter Union, turn right onto Mayflower Hill Drive; from the parking lot across the main street, turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. Follow Mayflower Hill Drive to the third right onto First Rangeway. Continue to the end of First Rangeway at the traffic light (Inland Hospital is directly across Kennedy Memorial Drive at this light). Turn right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive, staying in the right lane. Follow KMD through three sets of lights to overpass. Just after the overpass, turn right onto I-95 South.
Stay on I-95 South/Maine Turnpike (do not take the exit for I-295). Take Exit 80 and at the stop sign bear right onto Plourde Parkway. Continue straight on Plourde until it dead-ends at Webster Street (second stoplight). Turn left onto Webster and follow for 1 mile to the first stoplight at Farwell Street. Turn right onto Farwell Street and follow .6 miles to stoplight at Sabattus Street intersection. Continue straight and the road becomes Russell Street. Follow Russell Street through two stoplights. Turn left into the parking lot, located next to Merrill Gym.
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage)
Address: 130 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240
On the campus map, parking is behind Merrill Gymnasium. There is also street parking along Central Ave. On the day of the Fair, security will be notified that you will be parking in those areas, there will be no tickets given out if you park in student, staff, or faculty parking spaces.
The Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (also known as Gray Cage). To get there from the parking lot: head to the path with Merrill Gym on the left and Underhill Arena on your right. You’ll see a walk way. Cross the street, take a left, and head straight to the Gray Athletic Building. There will be signs directing you from the parking lot to Gray Athletic Building. It is a five-minute walk from the parking lot to the Gray Athletic Building.
Directions from Bates to Bowdoin
Take a right out of the parking lot or off of Central Ave onto Russell Street. Continue straight through the stoplight onto Farwell Street and follow .6 miles to stoplight. Take a left onto Webster Street and follow about 1 mile to the stoplight. Take a right onto Plourde Parkway and continue to the stoplight. Take a right onto Pleasant Street. Continue on Pleasant Street to the stop light. Take a right onto route 196. Take route 196 to Topsham, going past the Topsham Fair Mall to the intersection of Route 201. Take a right at the light (heading south) onto Route 201, following signs to Maine Street in Brunswick. You will cross a bridge and proceed on Maine street to the campus (less than a mile). After you cross the railroad tracks, you will head up hill and bear left at the white church onto Bath Road. At the traffic light, turn right onto Sills Drive (Route 123). There are two parking options:
- Take the second entrance on your right into the Polar Loop Parking Lot. If you park in the back left corner you will be closest to Smith Union. Signs will be pointing in the direction of the entrance. Space is this lot is limited – follow the directions below for additional parking.
- Continue down Sills Drive/Harpswell Road to the Farley Field House (85 Harpswell Road). Turn right into the parking lot. Vans will be available to escort you to and from the Graduate and Professional School Fair in Smith Union. If you pass the Maine Pines Tennis Club on the right hand side you have gone too far.
Because the Polar Loop Lot has very limited parking, it’s recommended that you park in the Farley Lot and take a shuttle to Smith Union. Two shuttle vans provide transportation between the Farley Field House lot at 85 Harpswell Road and David Saul Smith Union. The vans will be available from 2:30 until 6:00 pm. Please see one of the Career Planning Center staff members if you need to leave early. We’ll make sure to have a vehicle waiting for you.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Smith Union
Address: 6 South Campus Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011
Bowdoin College has very limited on-campus parking. We will have two shuttle vans providing transportation between the Athletic Complex (Farley Field House) at 85 Harpswell Road and David Saul Smith Union. The vans will be available from 2:30 until 5:30 pm. Please see one of the Career Planning Center staff members if you need to leave early. We’ll make sure to have a vehicle waiting for you.
To all points North: Exit parking lot onto Route 123 by turning left. At signal light, turn right on Bath Road. At Cook’s Corner signal light, turn left to get on highway – it’s the right fork to travel north.
To all points South: Exit parking lot onto Route 123 by turning left. Continue through signal light onto Federal Street. At stop sign, turn left. In 1/10 mile, turn right onto Maine Street. Cross highway overpass and take immediate left which is the entrance ramp to Route 1. Within a mile, signal light on Pleasant Street – turn right. Now you have a straight shot on Pleasant Street to marked signs for travel south.