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Housing & Residence Life Office
We administer all matters related to housing for students. All first-year students will live in a First Year Center, which consists of a group of first-year students living with an upper-class student known as a Junior Advisor (JA). JAs are resident peer advisors who work in close conjunction with the Dean of Students Office to mentor and advise entering students on the academic and social dimensions of their college lives. JA assignments are published on our website under the name of each first-year residence after June 1. Upper-class students or those students transferring from another college who are new to Bates will be housed in residences with other upper-class students.