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Residence & Roommate Selection


Requesting your housing

The online Residence & Roommate Selection Form will open on Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m. and close on Monday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. The information submitted through this form will help us assign compatible roommates.  You should answer all questions honestly and provide additional information that you feel could assist us with your placement in the comment box.

Your roommate and room assignment will be posted on the Garnet Gateway on August 1 at 10 a.m. as long as you have successfully completed AlcoholEdu. This includes your room assignment, the name(s) of your roommate(s) and their address(es), phone number(s) and Bates e-mail address(es) so that you can contact one another ahead of time and coordinate Things To Bring.

Not all students can be placed in their first choice residence due to space limitations. We will try to arrange the best possible matches for each student, but we ask you to keep an open mind and remember that flexibility and respect are two very important components of a successful rooming situation.


Important facts and suggestions

All first-year students will be assigned a roommate(s).  The Dean of Students Office strongly discourages first-year students from requesting specific roommates as, in our experience, first-year students fare better with roommates selected by the Housing and Residence Life Office than with those chosen by the students themselves.

You can’t access your room assignment or roommate information until you complete your Health Insurance Waiver and AlcoholEdu.

Upper-class transfer students who are new to Bates will be housed in residences with other upper-class students.  Please see the Housing Tour section for upper-class housing types and options available to you. You will need to rank your preference for all options before you submit your form.

Before you submit your Residence and Roommate Selection Form you’ll need to agree to abide by our Residence Hall and Dining Service Regulations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email housing@bates.edu or call 786-6215.


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