Welcome to Residence Life and Health Education at Bates College!

The Office of Residence Life and Health Education is dedicated to the creation of diverse, inclusive, and collaborative communities.  We foster a holistic understanding of wellness, and facilitate relationships that develop agency and perspectiveThrough dynamic and robust programming, we prepare leaders to embrace difference and pursue responsible citizenship.

First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students are encouraged to follow the link to our First-Year Housing page and explore the various housing options that Bates has to offer.

Upper-class Students

Information on Bates housing options and policies, including Lottery, important dates, summer placement, and FAQs.

Housing Tour

Check out photos and descriptions of our housing options.

We look forward to assisting you in your transition to Bates College housing. For more information, stop by the Residence Life and Health Education Office in Lane Hall room 110, call us at 207-786-6215, or email the office at housing@bates.edu.

JARC Staff at President's House

Bates Residence Life Staff, 2015-16