More about Bates Communications

Bates Communications is responsible for the college’s media relations, publications, sports information and official pages of the website.

Bates Communications is located at 141 and 145 Nichols St. and can be reached by telephone at 207-786-6330 and email at

In the area of media relations, the office generates publicity for Bates and disseminates news and information to the media and the general public through news releases and the monthly calendar.

Bates Communications helps members of the college community publicize campus events, scholarly achievements and other news of general interest, which may be targeted to appropriate local, regional or national media outlets through press releases, the monthly calendar and the semi-annual Arts | Bates calendar.

All news and information to be released to the media from the college should be coordinated through Bates Communications. When contacts are made by the media directly to faculty members, please notify us so we may assist you or the member of the press in setting up media interviews or responding to queries.

We encourage faculty to share their expertise with a wider audience through op-eds and letters to the editor of major newspapers and magazines.

The Communications office is also responsible for editing, designing and producing the college’s major enrollment and development publications, the Bates Magazine and the “official” Web pages, as well as numerous brochures, reports and mailing pieces. It also coordinates the college’s graphic identity program.