Bates Place Names

Below are the informal and formal names of signature Bates places.

Listed first are place names acceptable for use in calendar or event listings, signage and in most written communications.

In parentheses are the formal names, to be used for invitations, official memoranda and other documents of record.

Avoid slang names for buildings, including “the Silo” for the Mays Center and “the Cage” for Gray Athletic Building.

Academic and Campus

  • Alumni House
  • Alumni Walk
  • Bates College Museum of Art
  • Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area
  • Black Box Theater see “Shaeffer Theatre”
  • Burgoyne Lakeside Walk (Marjorie Burgoyne Lakeside Walk)
  • Canham House
  • Carnegie Science Hall
  • Chapel see “the Gomes Chapel”
  • Chase Hall
  • Commons now acceptable in all references to building that houses Dining Services and the campus dining hall
  • Coram Library
  • Cutten Maintenance Center
  • Dana Chemistry Hall
  • Dunn Guest House
  • Gannett Theater see “Shaeffer Theatre”
  • Gomes Chapel (Peter J. Gomes Chapel)
  • Hathorn Hall
  • Health Center
  • Hedge Hall
  • Historic Quad bordered by Parker Hall, Hathorn Hall, Dana Chemistry Building, Coram Library, Carnegie Science Hall, Campus Avenue and the Peter Gomes Chapel
  • Keigwin Amphitheater (Florence J. Keigwin Amphitheater)
  • Ladd Library (the George and Helen Ladd Library)
  • Lane Hall
  • Libbey Forum
  • Library Quad bordered by Alumni Gym, Ladd Library, Chase, Roger Williams
  • Lindholm House
  • Mays Center (Benjamin E. Mays Center) avoid “the Silo”
  • Intercultural Center
  • Museum of Art (Bates College Museum of Art)
  • Muskie Archives (Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
  • Memorial Commons refers to the multipurpose space in Chase Hall once used for dining
  • Olin Arts Center includes Olin Concert Hall
  • Pettengill Hall (Frederick B. and Ursula P. Pettengill Hall) includes Perry Atrium
  • Pettigrew Hall
  • Plavin Studio
  • President’s House
  • Quad see “Historic Quad” or “Library Quad”
  • Roger Williams Hall
  • Schaeffer Theatre (Miriam Lavinia Schaeffer Theatre) note “tre” ending while all other theaters are “ter”
  • Shortridge (Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge)

Athletic

  • Alumni Gymnasium
  • Bates Squash Center located off campus at 156 Plourde Parkway
  • Campus Avenue Field avoid “AstroTurf Field”
  • Gray Athletic Building (Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building) avoid “the Cage”
  • Garcelon Field
  • Greene Boathouse
  • Lafayette Street Field (Lafayette Street Softball Diamond)
  • Leahey Field (William Leahey Baseball Diamond)
  • Merrill Gymnasium (Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium and Field House) includes Waldo Frimon Reis ’24 Wing, Bert Andrews Room, Plavin Studio
  • Slovenski Indoor Track (Walter Slovenski Indoor Track)
  • Tarbell Pool (Carolyn E. Tarbell Pool)
  • Russell Street Track and Field
  • Underhill Arena (Joseph A. Underhill Arena) includes Davis Fitness Center
  • Wallach Tennis Center (James G. Wallach Tennis Center)

Residential

    • 280 College Street
    • Clason House
    • Davis House
    • Frye House
    • Frye Street Union
    • Hacker House
    • Hayes House
    • Herrick House
    • Holmes House
    • Howard House
    • Leadbetter House
    • Milliken House
    • Mitchell House
    • Moulton House
    • Nash House
    • Parsons House
    • Pierce House
    • Small House
    • Stillman House
    • Turner House
    • Webb House
    • Whittier House
    • Wilson House
    • Wood Street House
    • John Bertram Hall
    • Page Hall
    • Parker Hall
    • Rand Hall
    • Residential Village includes Moody House, Rzasa House, Arthur P. Hopkins House
  • Smith Hall
  • Wentworth Adams Hall